The article below caught my attention this morning, partly because of its topic but also because of its author. I respect Jack Kelly, he is linked to all over my site and has written some of my favorite articles. His most recent article goes contrary to a lot of the articles I have posted here in the last few weeks. I think it is a great read and something we should all ponder.
I agree with him that the key to these end times is to take everything to God in prayer, ask for discernment to know what is truth and what is deception.
That is what I try to do with this site, is bring topics and my perspective on what I have discerned for you to ponder as you study the Bible, the Lord’s Word.
His main point is that Revelations 12 can not be fulfilled until the previous chapters are since Revelations is mainly chronological. I believe both his point and the previous posts can be correct. Let me explain.
Throughout the Bible, many scriptures have dual meanings and fulfillment. Revelations 12 speaks of things to come but also depicts a sign in the heavens.
Question? Do you think God knew we would be able to predict where the stars would be in the future as well as the past? Do you think the thought that those that are “watchful” would be checking for future times around his “feasts” or “holy appointments”? I do but ponder that. I also do not believe what these watchful souls are doing is astrology. They are only looking for how Bible prophecy (“signs in the heavens”) could be fulfilled. God told us to watch the heavens for signs. He created the heavens and all of the signs within it. Are we ignore them, not look at them or for them? I am not sure that is what Jack is saying but I think it is dangerous to label what these believers are doing as Astrology or a sin.
Leviticus 19:26 (KJV) – “You shall not eat anything with the blood, nor shall you practice divination or soothsaying.”
I do not think I would place the acts of those watchmen as “divination or soothsaying”. Maybe a bit harsh there.
God never said that the signs we would see in the heavens would occur this day and then the next day events would happen. He only said that once we see these “signs” his return is near, that we are in the season or nearing midnight.
Will Elenin fulfill prophecy? I don’t know, but it is an interesting exercise in looking at what effects it could have on our little planet. How those align with events described in the Bible and how much deception there is on earth to cover them up. Would Satan try to cover up and hide God’s signs of the times? You bet. Are these them? I don’t know but that is why we must pray for discernment.
I don’t know when the Lord will return to rapture His bride (the church), but I do feel it is drawing near. There are signs all around us. I believe one set of those signs are His holy feasts or appointments that he laid out for us. The first four Christ fulfilled through his coming, dying for our sins, and over coming death to take His place in heaven next to His Father. I believe He will fulfill the rest of them as well.
So in summary, please read through Jack’s article below, I believe it gives us some good thoughts to ponder. Take everything back to the Lord in prayer; praying for discernment of the truth, God’s word.
You can hear the Messiah’s footsteps, the signs are overwhelming!
Why Sept 29 Will Not Fulfill Rev. 12
Judging by the questions I’ve received, a youTube video and an online article have apparently convinced a lot of people that the fulfillment of Rev. 12 and the rapture of the Church will both occur on Sept 29th of this year, which is the annual celebration of Rosh Hashanah, also known as the Feast of Trumpets. Can this be true?
While Sept. 28-29 are the scheduled dates for Rosh Hashanah this year, and while the rapture could happen on any given day, Rev. 12 definitely can not be fulfilled on Sept. 29, nor on any other day this year or the next or the one after and here’s why.
Rev. 12 speaks primarily of three things. The first is an overview, given in signs, beginning with the time of the Lord’s birth. John used symbolism from Joseph’s 2nd dream (Genesis 37:9-11) to identify the pregnant woman in Rev. 12:1-2 as Israel (represented by Mary) about to give birth to the Messiah. An enormous dragon, identified as Satan in Rev. 12:9, was there waiting to devour the child the moment He was born. This means that from the beginning the Messiah was born to die, and when He did He was taken up to God’s throne. We know this as His crucifixion, resurrection, and ascension. (Rev. 12:1-6)
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