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So we are all anxiously awaiting the Lord return for His Church.  I know I am, but what are we to do with all this anxiousness and anxiety while we wait faithfully and patiently (besides cracking our knuckles, tapping our pencil, or clicking our pen cap, my wife hates that).  The Lord was very specific and Peter gave some very interesting words about what we should be doing while we wait.  And wait really isn’t the right word, we are supposed to be busy doing the Lord’s will.

In 2 Peter 3:12, Peter drops a subtle hint that we can impact the timing of God’s plan and that should be our goal.

2 Peter 3:11-12

New American Standard Bible (NASB)

11 Since all these things are to be destroyed in this way, what sort of people ought you to be in holy conduct and godliness, 12 looking for and hastening the coming of the day of God, because of which the heavens will be destroyed by burning, and the elements will melt with intense heat! (emphasis added)

We are not just to be looking for His return.  That is important, but we are to be hastening the coming!

Can we really do that?

Yes, we know that God has a specific number of gentiles that must be brought to Christ before Christ’s return.  We can certainly help by spreading the Gospel.  Not only should we live it but we need to get aggressive about spreading God’s wonderful promise.  Especially now as things are looking bleaker and bleaker, what better time for Good News!

Pastor JD and Ryan both have good discussions of this topic below, JD in this weeks Aloha prophecy update and Ryan from an article posted on RaptureReady.com.

Maranatha – Lord come quickly!

-myblessedhope

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I Am Calling You Out, Church

By Ryan Vanderstelt


Where are you Church? Are you reading this? Are you as ready as I to go home? If you are anything like me, you have been waiting a LONG time for Christ to return. We have been standing in the train terminal with our bags packed, peering down the tracks for the faintest glimmer of light, testing the ground for that particular tremor and waiting for the sound of that Glorious Call. We watch for Feasts. We watch for the planets and stars to be in the right positions and the right color. We watch for those things while we hold our breath: “Is this it? Is it going to be tonight? Maybe while I sleep tonight? Will I wake up to Glory…or just wake up?”.

And yet, here…we…are – still standing in the train station checking our watches. Is the train late? We don’t know. He gave us some indications of when to expect him and we see those indications all around us, but still no train Home.

Truth is, there is something lacking that we, and I include myself here, seem to be overlooking. The one thing He said would hasten His arrival. We are waiting on some passengers to arrive at the station. We cannot expect to go until there are enough of us to fill the train to capacity. So instead of looking at all the things that are swirling around us, things we can all see are pointing to His return. I make the following proposal.

I want to form an “army” of sorts. A kind of Army of God. Please hear me out – I can hear the rustlings in your mind thinking this smacks of the Crusades of the Middle Ages, but I don’t mean exactly that. I am tired of waiting. It is time we start DOING!

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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!

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Why Sept 29 Will Not Fulfill Rev. 12

 by Jack Kelly

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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David does a great job at laying out the feasts and how each one relates to Christ.

Our next one up is Rosh Hashanah (the Feast of Trumpets) – September 29th-30th this year.

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A great article laying out what is coming this September from a prophecy stand point.  The signs are in the heavens, I believe this is why Jesus said that when we see these things, look up because my return is near…

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Restarting Daniel’s 70th Week

By Carl Worline


 A spectacular series of events are coming together in the heavens and in the news that are either an incredible series of coincidences, or else they are the prophetic fulfillment of Revelation chapter 12.  I believe these signs are prophetic fulfillment, and they are telling us that Daniel’s 70th week is about to begin. 

Let me begin by saying that I have no idea when the rapture of the Church is going to take place.  James, the brother of Jesus, told us that God is busy taking a people for Himself from among the Gentiles (Acts15:13-18).  The only thing that is holding up the rapture is the arrival of the full number of Gentiles which God has determined in advance (Romans11:25and Acts15:13-18).  We have no way of knowing what this number is, so we have no way of knowing when the rapture is going to take place.  To make things even more impossible, we do not know how many people are already in heaven or at what rate they are arriving.  

This article is not about when the rapture of the Church will happen.  Instead, it deals with the beginning of Daniel’s 70th week and the 7 year period of tribulation that begins at the same time, complete with 3 sets of 7 judgments upon mankind.  If you should happen to believe in a pre-tribulation rapture, as I do, then you will know that the rapture can (and most probably will) happen sooner that most believers expect. 

Astrology is a sin and is strictly forbidden by God.  However, God does use the position of the sun, moon, and stars to indicate certain holy days, feast dates, seasons, and even how to calculate the length of months and years.  God used a sign in the heaven to guide the wise men to the infant Jesus.  I have always believed that the moon, the stars, the planets, and all of the other lights in the heavens, such as galaxies, nebulas, asteroids, and even comets, are God’s jewelry which He has put on display for our enjoyment and for us to wonder at as we ponder His immense greatness.  God wants us to admire his magnificence in the heavens, but he does not want us to worship anything that is there, other than Himself. 

At the moment the comet Elenin is passing through our solar system.  In ancient times, comets were seen as being messengers that brought warnings of natural disasters and times of tribulation on the earth.  Could Elenin be a sign of the beginning of the 7 year period of tribulation before the 2nd Coming of our Lord, which we more accurately refer to as Daniel’s 70th Week?  Or is Elenin’s appearance at this time and place in the sky just a series of coincidences that only appears to be a fulfillment of Revelation 12? 

And a great sign appeared in heaven: a woman clothed with the sun, and the moon under her feet, and on her head a crown of twelve stars; and she was with child; and she cried out, being in labor and in pain to give birth.  And another sign appeared in heaven: and behold, a great red dragon having seven heads and ten horns, and on his head were seven diadems.  And his tail swept away a third of the stars of heaven, and threw them to the earth.  And the dragon stood before the woman who was about to give birth, so that when she gave birth he might devour her child. (Revelation 12: 1-4 NAS). 

And when the dragon saw that he was thrown down to the earth, he persecuted the woman who gave birth to the male child (Revelation 12:13 NAS). 

And the dragon was enraged with the woman, and went off to make war with the rest of her offspring, who keep the commandments of God and hold to the testimony of Jesus (Revelation 12:17 NAS). 

During the second half of September, the comet Elenin will be in the constellation of Virgo, the virgin.  The sun will also be in Virgo, so the woman (Virgo) will be clothed with the sun.  At the same time, the moon will be at the feet of Virgo.  During the latter part of September, Elenin moves up the face of Virgo to a place where it would almost appear to be the tears coming from Virgo’s eye as she cries out in pain as she is about to give birth.  Then Elenin moves further up Virgo’s face to rest on the top of her head, like a crown.  Actually, it will look like a tiara among twelve stars above Virgo’s head.  All of this will fall into place onSeptember 29, 2011. 

Comets are rare, and for one to appear in this scenario with Virgo, the sun,  moon, Saturn, and Venus would be incredibly rare, indeed. But there is more. . . 

The planet Venus is in the mid-section of Virgo as if it were a child in its mother’s womb.  Saturn is also present and in the right position, as if it were a dragon waiting for the child to be born, so that it could devour the child.   

Perhaps it is just coincidence, but in the world of legend and the occult the Roman deity, Saturn, has always been regarded as a dragon and was identified with the deity Cronus.  According to legend of Cronus, he was to be killed by one of his children, so Cronus would wait nearby each time one of his children was to be born and then he would devour the child as soon as it was delivered.  

In Revelation 12 the woman represents the nation of Israel.  When the dragon persecutes the woman and makes war with the rest of her offspring we will be experiencing the 7 year tribulation period of Daniel’s 70th week. 

I am not attempting to predict the exact date that Daniel’s 70th Week will begin.  What I am saying is that a remarkable series of signs are coming together on the last couple of days of September that certainly seem to warn of the imminent resumption of Daniel’s 70th Week and the 7 year period of tribulation on the earth which is a part of Daniel’s 70th Week.  

There is an excellent presentation of these events on You Tube by Anton Fiori of Crimson Pill TV entitled, Elenin & Prophecy: “Fulfills” Revelation Ch 12 on 9-29-11.

I am sure this is just a coincidence as well, but during the second week in September the Palestinians are going to seek full membership in the United Nations based on the borders prior to the war in 1967, withEast Jerusalemas their capital.  God has made it very clear that He will not tolerate anyone taking land from His chosen people and He is particularly sensitive about His holy city,Jerusalem.  I believe that if anyone wants to look for prophetic signposts they need to watchIsrael, and particularlyJerusalem.  God considersIsrael, and particularlyJerusalem, to be the center of the world.  I am not predicting that worldwide tribulation might break out because of these actions by the Palestinians.  After all, things have been real peaceful and lovingly quiet over there for years – right?  I am just glad that I will be on the opposite side of the planet on that day and if you find me hiding in a deep cave, that will just be a coincidence as well. 

The Bible tells us that in the last daysIsraelwill be all alone in the world with few, if any, friends.  The Lord warnedIsraelthat they would be hated and persecuted by all nations because of Him (Revelation 12:9).  TheUnited Statesis one of only five nations that have veto power in the United Nations.  If theUnited Statesshould fail to veto statehood for the Palestinians, this final piece of prophecy would come to pass.  

Speaking of coincidences, the first day of Rosh Hashanah occurs on September 29, 2011(Tishrei 1).  This is the Jewish New Year and it also the day that some believe is the actual birthday of Jesus.  This could certainly be as good of a time as any for Daniel’s 70th Week to randomly begin ticking away again.  

When the prophet Daniel was about 80 years old the angel Gabriel gave him a prophecy about the future.  This prophecy is recorded in the chapter 9 of the Book of Daniel, and is often referred to as God’s Prophetic Time Clock.Israelwas given 70 weeks of years (490 years) to accomplish 6 goals.  It further says that after 69 of those 70 weeks (483 years) the Messiah would come but would be rejected and killed, theTemplewould be destroyed, the prophetic time clock would stop, and the people would be dispersed.  We know that during a gap in time of unspecified length God would take a people for Himself from among the Gentiles.  When the full number of those Gentiles has “come in” God will turn His attention back toIsrael, and the clock will start running again for the last week (7 years). This is where, I believe, we are now – just seconds away from the clock beginning to tick again. 

Rosh Hashanah is also known as the Feast of Trumpets.  In the New Testament there are two very special occasions for the blowing of trumpets.  They are the rapture and the 2nd Coming.  

Rosh Hashanah takes place at the time of the new moon, rather than a full moon, when only a tiny sliver of its surface is visible.  The timing of the new moon is difficult to predict, and a minimum of two visual sightings are required to confirm it.  For this reason, Rosh Hashanah has come to be known as the feast where “no one knows the day or the hour”.  It is also interesting to note that Jesus told us in 4 places in the Bible that “no one knows the day or hour” of His return.  This is pure speculation on my part, but wouldn’t it be a remarkable coincidence if He was actually giving us a hint as to what day to look for His return? 

Actually, I believe there are incredibly few things which occur in our universe that are truly random.  Our God is an incredibly precise God and everything we see in our universe, from the motion of the planets and stars, to the microscopic world of the building blocks of life, to the infinitesimally small world of atomic particles, are incredibly precise.  I believe that God rarely ever uses the word “approximately.”  This is why I find it so hard to believe that either the rapture or the 2nd Coming of our Lord will occur on a day which has no special significance other than being the day when the counter on the gates of heaven just happen to click on the pre-determined number set in advance by God.  Several thousand years from now when we are all sitting around in the New Jerusalem reminiscing about how it was “back in the day” on the “Big E” (earth), I am certain that there will be armchair quarterbacks with their 20/20 hindsight who will be proclaiming how they cannot possibly understand why the people on earth could have missed all of the signs and not possibly known the exact day of both the rapture and the 2nd Coming.  What they will fail to realize is that looking backward is easy.  Trying to interpret the signs of the times in advance is almost impossible because there are so many of them.  There are so many signs out there it is becoming increasingly difficult to see the road. 

There are many other events happening in the world at this moment that suggest the start of Daniel’s 70th Week is at hand.  Daniel’s 70th Week will begin with a series of 3 sets of 7 judgments that will start off bad and get progressively worse until, the Bible tells us, all life will be destroyed if God does not intervene to stop them.  The beginning of these judgments involves the four horsemen of the apocalypse which we find in chapter 6 of Revelation. 

The first horseman rides a white horse and represents the anti-Christ, who goes forth conquering and to conquer (Revelation 6:2).  The entire Islamic world is in turmoil at the moment and is without a leader.  This huge power vacuum is going to be filled with somebody very soon because nature does not like a vacuum.  I shudder to think who this person will be, but if he is the leader of all of the angry Muslims out there, he is not going to be a very nice guy. 

The second horseman rides a red horse and is going to take peace from the earth (Revelation 6:3-4).  I can certainly see how theMiddle Eastis ready to explode into war and pull the rest of the world into the conflict.  In fact, I am truly amazed that we have had peace for this long. 

The third horseman rides a black horse and is going to bring famine and economic collapse (Revelation 6:5-6).  As I sit here and type, there are 12 million people inAfricawho are starving in the severest drought in 60 years.  In fact, this drought has been declared the worst humanitarian crisis in all of history. North Koreais also experiencing severe famine, as well as parts ofChina,India,Pakistan, and many other parts of the world.  As for economic collapse, most of the world’s countries are in serious economic trouble withGreece,Ireland,Spain,Italy, andPortugalon the verge of default.  TheUnited Statesis not doing real well at the moment, either. 

The fourth horseman rides a pale horse and brings death, followed by hell (Revelation 6:7-8).  One-fourth of the world’s population will die in the seal judgments (Revelation 6:8), and a third of those who survive will die in the trumpet judgments (Revelation9:15).  I can certainly see how deaths could easily number into the hundreds of millions as a result of the first three horsemen riding forth.  I can also see how hell could follow closely behind.  There will be incredibly few believers around when the four horsemen start their ride, especially if the rapture of the Church has already occurred.  Unbelievers who die go to hell, yet I seriously doubt that there are any unbelievers in hell once they get there. 

When I look at conditions in the world at this moment, I cannot help but wonder how things could have become this bad without Daniel’s 70th Week actually starting, but we still have to see someone confirm a covenant, or series of covenants, with Israel (Daniel 9:27).  

I am sure that it is also a coincidence, but September is when the “don’t ask, don’t tell” restrictions will be officially lifted in our military and homosexuals will obtain the special, privileged status they have sought after for so long.  September is also when Egyptis scheduled to have its elections in which the Muslim Brotherhood is expected to win.  September 11, 2011, will also be the 10th anniversary of when our nation was attacked. 

God has given each of us gifts in this life and we are expected to be good stewards of both our lives and these gifts.  If we think that we know the date when our Lord will return, it is important that we continue to be good stewards of our lives and our gifts until the Lord actually arrives.  It is also very important that we do not cause any of our brothers or sisters to be harmed by our guessing.  The most important thing for us to do is to be ready when the Lord does arrive.

 

If anybody should happen to read this article and wants to either agree or disagree with me, my e-mail address is oaktree3168@aol.com.

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One of the big items that looks to be aligning with other prophecy events this September is ELENIN showing up and crossing between Earth and our Sun.  There has been much mystery about how big this object is and what exactly it is but we do know it will be showing up with its closest approach to earth on 9/29/11.  Does that date ring any bells?  It is this years Feast of Trumpets!  Wow!

This is something you should look into as it has impacts across multiple prophecies.  There is still a lot of varying information out there on the name and size of the object but the most recent sizing is much larger than Frank has in his post below.  Current estimates show that it exceeds 200,000 km in size.  Just for comparison sakes, the Earth is a  little under 18,000 km in diameter with the Sun weighing in a little over 1,300,000 km.  So it is 16 X the size of Earth.  Something to pay attention to?  Government experts are saying it will have no impact on earth.  Does that seem logical?  Possible?

The gravitational impact of something like that on our planet could be significant.  Could it produce some of the events the bible speaks of?  I would say yes.  I will post more as I uncover it and verify it.

Very exciting, time is drawing short!  His return draws nigh!

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Prophecy Sign: Jesus in Luke 21:11, 25 warn us of the signs that will come from the sun, the moon, and the stars. Finally in the main stream news today CNN has reported on this object coming toward Earth.  This is the object that will arrive during the Feast of Trumpets.  Will this huge mass cause the “great earthquakes and the roaring of the seas and waves Jesus warned us about?  Stay tuned, September is just around the corner.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kwkRV7wq4tY&feature=BFa&list=FL5C0QKR2QB2U&index=2

Comet ELENIN, Earthquakes, And YOU.

CNN producer note

iReport —

Nov 9, 2011 the earth will supposedly cross the threshold of the debris tail of ELENIN on the same plain (assuming ELENIN is a real object that would be catastrophic).

This is a cool interactive NASA chart displaying the comets trajectory through the solar system:

http://ssd.jpl.nasa.gov/sbdb.cgi?sstr=c%2F2010+X1&orb=1

ELENIN, according to some researchers stands for Extinction Level Event Notable Impact November — also encoded into the name is Elevin Nine (Nov. 9), and LEONID (a meteor shower that peaks in November).

So is NASA worried? Not on the surface. They did release this internal video for their employees concerning emergency preparedness, though:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=zyKopmPV0PQ#at=69

This also ties in with the massive gearing up of underground bases recently built, specifically under the new Denver International Airport.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0gxlZCdyed4&feature=related

This incoming object appears to be massive. The strange thing is that only a select few sources worldwide have seen the object a few of which we traced back to DARPA directly.

Big seems to be the appropriate word for we now have the first actual astronomical calculations that puts the coma (the part they can see is 50,000 miles in diameter) Yes a big rock!

“On April 8th at our Russian observatory we carried out planned observations of Comet C/2010 X1 (Elenin). An analysis of the results of the observations shows a rapid growth of the coma. Besides the internal compact gas envelope, the forming rarified external coma is also visible in the image.

Its diameter exceeds 1 minute of arc, or 80,000 km! It is possible that such a rapid growth of the coma is associated with the apparent superposition over it of the comet’s dust tail, which after opposition, still remains invisible to the earthly observer.”

The coma is what astronomers actually see and is actually much bigger than the core. It’s the green in the second above picture that they are saying is 80,000 km or 50,000 miles across. We could estimate that the core might be half the diameter of the coma or approximately 25,000 miles. Big enough—it seems to be already stirring up the Earth under our feet.

We have news out of Cornell University that sustains the view that Elenin is playing a direct part in causing large earthquakes.

Past Elenin Alignments and Earthquakes:
Past Alignments Date Location Magnitude
Elenin – Earth – Sun Feb 20 2008 Indonesia 7.4
Elenin – Earth – Sun Feb 25 2008 Indonesia 7.2
Elenin – Earth – Neptune May 12 2008 China 7.9
Elenin – Earth – Sun Feb 18 2009 Kermadec Islands 7.0
Elenin – Earth -Jupiter May 18 2009 Los Angeles, US 4.7
Elenin – Mercury- Earth July 15 2009 New Zealand 7.8
Elenin – Mercury – Earth Aug 09 2009 Japan 7.1
Elenin – Sun – Earth Sept 09 2009 Sunola islands 8.1
Elenin – Earth – Venus Feb 18 2010 China/RU/N.Korea 6.9
Elenin – Earth-Sun Feb 25 2010 China 5.2
Elenin – Earth-Sun Feb 26 2010 Japan 7.0
Elenin – Earth- Sun Feb 27 2010 Chile 8.8 [Earth knocked off axis]
Elenin – Earth- Sun Feb 27 2010 Argentina 6.3
Elenin – Earth – Mercury Mar 04 2010 Taiwan 6.3
Elenin – Earth – Mercury Mar 04 2010 Vanuatu 6.5
Elenin – Earth – Mercury Mar 05 2010 Chile 6.6
Elenin – Earth – Mercury Mar 05 2010 Indonesia 6.3
Elenin – Earth – Mercury Mar 08 2010 Turkey 6.1
Elenin – Earth – Neptune May 05 2010 Indonesia 6.6
Elenin – Earth – Neptune May 06 2010 Chile 6.2
Elenin – Earth – Neptune May 09 2010 Indonesia 7.2
Elenin – Earth – Neptune May 14 2010 Algeria 5.2
Elenin – Earth – Jupiter Jan 03 2011 Chile 7.0
Elenin – Earth – Sun March 11 2011 Japan 9.0

http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-640370

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Excellent series on the coming Rapture and why it must occur before the seven year tribulation.

It is so exciting to see all of the prophecies coming together and intertwining to fulfill God’s word.

It warms the heart.  Time is short though, we must stay vigilent and continue to expose people to bible prophecy!

I will post the additional pieces of this sermon series once they become available.

Enjoy!

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