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    Born: 1948; 1st Grade: 1955; US Army: 1966; Saved 1977; Missionary S E A: 1988.

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  1. The 7th Shemita is here

    One final post: Both the discoverer of the astronomical sign of tetrads falling on the Biblical feast days, Mark Biltz, and the one who popularized it, John Hagee, are in grave doctrinal error. Biltz, because of his vile heresy of Kabbalah which greatly dishonors the Lord Jesus Christ, and Hagee because of his dual salvation heresy, one for the Jews and another for others. However, the errors of these two false teachers do not change the fact that the tetrads falling on the feasts are a valid Biblical end time sign. The tetrads and other prophetic truths not known to true Baptists is exactly the reason they need to be made known. The tetrads falling on the feasts of the Lord were not started by heretics; but were only made know by them. As I said, both Mark Biltz, and John Hagee are heretics. However, I follow the evidence, and the Biblical, scientific and historical evidence for tetrads as signs is irrefutable. The tetrads are additional evidence proving the validity of God's word. And no, I have not read any of Biltz or Hagee books and do not know if they predicted any thing or not. All signs point to the return of Jesus Christ and no one knows the day or hour of his return, and many also have to do with Israel. I realize that most of us IFB brethren are anti-signs, especially the signs in heaven, and love to quote Matthew 12 where the Lord dressed down the unbelieving Jewish leaders down, and ignore other Scriptures that tell us that they are end time signs. Some IFB brethren have ignorantly condemned these signs. They need to repent. About 1/3 of the Bible is prophecy and to ignore any part of that 1/3 is sin. I don't thing there is anyone more dedicated to Baptist principals than I am. KJV only, salvation by grace through faith in the Seed of the woman only, soul winning, local church only, pre-millennial, pre-tribulation rapture of all church Age saved. etc. "And the very God of peace sanctify you wholly; and I pray God your whole spirit and soul and body be preserved blameless unto the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. Faithful is he that calleth you, who also will do it. Brethren, pray for us." (1 Thessalonians 5:23-25) John Henry
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    Well, well, well, HappyChristian: I have moderated groups for many, many years. Warm greetings when new members come in are appropriate and I am fair when giving warnings. Brother Alan tells me that Jim is a good man, and that is what I thought when he appoligized, but him liking the above Nicolaitan reprimand makes me wonder about his sincerity. Is this the way you treat new members of your churches?! Please remove me from Online Baptist. When applying somehow I came in both as JohnHenry and JohnBaptistHenry@yahoo.com. I asked a moderator to remove JohnBaptistHenry@yahoo.com, but no action was ever taken. Please make sure all my personal info is removed. Sincerely, John Henry Retired Army/USAF Missionary in S.E.A., 28 years
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    Brother Jim, I accept your apology my brother, but it most certainly sounded like a dress down to me. About 1/3 of the Bible is prophetic, and it is a very wonderful subject. I love it! We need to study the whole Bible, but it seems that most preachers neglect this important subject. Thanks again for the apology. Your friend, John Henry
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    But it's ok for others to do it to a newbie!? You guys are either not reading the thread before you pop off, or you're just piling on. The moderator spoke inappropriately, but he apologized and I accept his apology. Are you a Moderator? There are things I don't tolerate also, my friend.
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    No, these tetrads and the other signs from heaven that occurred on set Feasts days were not revealed until modern times. You are, therefore, right about hindsight. However, during the period of the 795 / 796, 842 / 843 & 860 / 861 tetrads God raised up kings to keep the Moslems at bay, and out of Europe. If not we would all be speaking Arabic now. You are also likely right about the tetrads being on a cycle, but that does not change anything. God knows all and He knew when Israel would return to their Homeland, when they would regain the Capital, and when the UN would be established which would oppose them at every turn, etc,. etc. These phenomena could not have been signs till our day because tetrads and other astronomical phenomena could not have been known to fall on the Biblical feast days until our end time increase of knowledge. Of necessity this prophesied increase of knowledge was required in order for this wonder to become known. Daniel 12:4: "But thou, O Daniel, shut up the words, and seal the book, even to the time of the end: many shall run to and fro, and knowledge shall be increased." Not only the tetrads falling on the Biblical feast days, but historical hind sight is also needed, especially on the first 5 tetrads: THE 162 / 163 TETRAD: Foxe's Book of Martyrs places the beginning of the 4th of ten great early Christian persecutions in 162 AD under the Roman Emperor Marcus Antoninus (161 - 180 AD). Foxe writes: "The fourth persecution, under Marcus Aurelius Antoninus, ... a man of nature more stern and severe; and, ... toward the Christians sharp and fierce; by whom was moved the fourth persecution. The cruelties used in this persecution were such that many of the spectators shuddered with horror at the sight, and were astonished at the intrepidity of the sufferers. Some of the martyrs were ... scourged until their sinews and veins lay bare, and after suffering the most excruciating tortures that could be devised, they were destroyed by the most terrible deaths." In the Spring of 162 AD the Tiber flooded over its banks destroying much of Rome, drowning many animals and leaving the city in famine. Antoninus was co-emperor with Lucius Verus from 161 to 169 AD. In 161 AD the Parthians ousted the king of Armenia, a Roman ally and launched an attack on Syria. That winter the Roman Senate gave it's assent to send Verus to direct the Parthian war in person. Verus arrived in Antioch, Syria in 162 AD. His generals captured Seleucia and Ctesiphon in 165 AD bringing the campaign to an end. Verus returned to Rome in triumph, but the returning army carried with them a plague which spread through the Roman Empire between 165 and 180 AD. The epidemic was named, The Antonine Plague. It ultimately killed an estimated five million people including both co-emperors. It devastated the Roman Empire from Asia Minor to as far as the Rhine. THE 795 / 796, 842 / 843, 860 / 861 TETRADS: From this historical map we see that Charlemagne stop Islam from coming any further into Europe than Spain, and that the Byzantines kept them out of Eastern Europe until the 1500's. During the 66 years of these 3 tetrads the expansion of Islam into Europe was stopped by Charlemagne (b. 748 - 814; r. 768 - 814), King of Franks, in the west; and slowed by the Byzantine Emperor Theophilos (b. 813 - 842 AD, r. 829 - 842) in the east. In 795 AD Charlemagne established a defensive barrier between France and Spain to wall-out Islamic invaders. Theophilos lost Sicily to the Muslims in 842 AD and died the same year. al-Mu'tasim bi-'llah (795 - 842 AD) was the eighth Abbasid caliph, ruling from 833 to his death in 842. Mu'tasim was notable as a warrior caliph, waging almost continuous war against the Byzantine Empire, where he personally led the celebrated Sack of Amorium in mid-August 838 AD. The Sack of Amorium was one of the major events in the long history of the Arab-Byzantine Wars. Anatolia was the birthplace of the ruling Byzantine dynasty. By the year 860 AD the Greek Byzantine Empire had already been confined by the Muslims to parts of Italy, the southern coasts of the Balkans and Asia Minor. A major wake up call for the Byzantium to the continued threat posed by Islam came that year. There were three emirates, namely, 1) the emirate of Melitene under Umar al-Aqta, 2) the emirate of Tarsus under Ali ibn Yahya and 3) the emirate of Qaliqala (Theodosiopolis). Umar, in particular, was a major threat to Byzantium when he raided and plundered deep into Asia Minor in 860 AD. Shortly thereafter another raid followed by the forces of Tarsus under Ali, and also a naval attack from Syria sacked the major Byzantine naval base at Attaleia. It was a year of great disaster for Byzantium. In the summer of 863 AD, Umar struck again, joining forces with the Abbasid general Ja'far ibn Dinar al-Khayyat for a successful raid into Cappadocia. The Arabs crossed the Cilician Gates into Byzantine territory, plundering as they went. Umar's forces represented the bulk of his emirate's strength. On the Byzantine side, Emperor Michael III had assembled his army to counter the Arab raid, and met them at a battle in an area called Marj al-Usquf (Bishop's Meadow) near Malakopeia, north of Nazianzus. The battle was bloody with many casualties on both sides; according to the Persian historian al-Tabari, only a thousand of Umar's army survived. The Byzantines moved quickly to take advantage of their victory: a Byzantine army invaded Arab-held Armenia, and sometime in October or November, defeated and killed the emir Ali ibn Yahya. Thus, within a single campaigning season, the Byzantines had eliminated the three most dangerous opponents on their eastern border. These successes proved decisive, as the battle permanently destroyed the power of Melitene. The Byzantine victory altered the strategic balance in the region and halted the advance of Islam. THE 1493 / 1494 TETRAD: During the Catholic Inquisitions on March 31, 1492 King Ferdinand and Isabella of Spain sign the Alhambra decree, expelling all Jews from Spain unless they convert to Roman Catholicism. On the last day of 1492 about 100,000 Jews were expelled from Sicily by Ferdinand II the Catholic. On August 3, 1492 Christopher Columbus began his first voyage across the Atlantic Ocean, intending to reach Asia. Columbus returned to Spain from his first voyage of discovery on March 15, 1493 (2 days after Purim). He departed on his second voyage on September 24, 1493 (2 days after Trumpets) and returned to Spain on August 20, 1494. William Tyndale was born in 1494 (date unknown). In 1536 Tyndale was convicted of heresy for his Bible translation work. He was executed by strangulation and then burned at the stake. Tyndale's dying prayer that the King of England's eyes be opened was fulfilled in two kings. Just two years later with Henry VIII's authorization of The Great Bible for the Church of England, and 75 years later in godly King James. The King James Bible is about 80% William Tyndale's work. Tyndales Bible was the first printed Bible in English. Tyndale's work continues to play a key role in getting God's word to the English-speaking world. The Tyndale Bible was the first of seven translations that culminated in the "pure words" of The King James Bible (Ps. 12:6-7). I really don't see what is so difficult about believing that all this is by the design of the Almighty. It is wonderful!!!
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    Jim, Thank you for the not so warm welcome and the unwarranted dress down, Jim! We are in a Bible prophecy forum, are we not? The tetrads and other astronomical phenomenon falling on the feast days are Biblical prophecy and Biblical signs. You put me in a class with unbelievers and suggest that I am not interested in preaching the Gospel. You need to get off of your high horse, my friend. What wrong with you? And you are a Moderator?! And yes, this is a simple subject. John Henry
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    Greetings, The Gregorian Calendar is the most widely used and easily understood calendar today. Hebrew calendars can be found at these links: Biblical Date Calendar, HebCal Conversion, Hebrew Date Converter . The Bible did not say that there would be eclipses when Israel was reestablished as a nation. It did, however, say there would be signs in heaven and they did coincide with Israel's founding. Luke 21:10-11, 25, 29-32: "Then said he unto them, Nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: 11 And great earthquakes shall be in divers places, and famines, and pestilences; and fearful sights and great signs shall there be from heaven. ... 25 And there shall be signs in the sun, and in the moon, and in the stars; and upon the earth distress of nations, with perplexity; the sea and the waves roaring; ... 29 And he spake to them a parable; Behold the fig tree [cf. Hos. 9:10; Joel 1:2-7, 2:22-23], and all the trees [cf. Jud. 9:8-15]; 30 When they now shoot forth, ye see and know of your own selves that summer is now nigh at hand. 31 So likewise ye, when ye see these things come to pass, know ye that the kingdom of God is nigh at hand. 32 Verily I say unto you, This generation [cf. Ps. 90:10; Gen. 6:3] shall not pass away, till all be fulfilled." The darkness when the Lord Jesus was on the cross was not an eclipse, because Passover always occurs on the full moon so it could not have been between the Earth and the Sun. It was a special miracle from God! Neither was there a lunar eclipse in 30 AD when the Lord took Passover on the night before the crucifixion.
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    Wow! You come up with some wild off the wall ideas! Where did I set a date? I have never set dates. Not a Rosenthal fan. Never studied anything of his. Briefly my end time beliefs are Pre-Tribulation Rapture, and no one knows the day or hour (Matt. 24:36), but we do know the generation (Matt 24:32-34). We are now in the last days. I've been trying to show you simple truth, but you come up with nutty false accusations.
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    SEASONS & SIGNS SEASONS: What I am doing is comparing Scripture with Scripture to define the meaning of "SEASONS" in Genesis 1:14 and Leviticus 23:4 and to show that the "lights in the firmament of the heaven" are for the purpose of giving the "time appointed" for "the feasts of the LORD ... in their seasons." It can also be deduced from this that "moade" does not merely mean "time," but rather means "a time appointed" (Dan. 11:35, cf. 8:19, 11:27, 29) or "appointed times" (Jer. 8:7). Leviticus 23:4: "These are the feasts [Hebrew: moade] of the LORD, even holy convocations, which ye shall proclaim in their seasons [moade]." (cf. Lev. 23: 2, 37. 44; Ex. 13:10; Num. 9:2-3, 7, 13, 28:2; Deut. 16:6) Exodus 23:15: "Thou shalt keep the feast of unleavened bread: thou shalt eat unleavened bread seven days, as I commanded thee, in the time appointed [moade] of the month Abib; for in it thou camest out from Egypt ..." Psalms 102:13: "Thou shalt arise, and have mercy upon Zion: for the time to favour her, yea, the set time [moade], is come." (cf. Gen. 17:21, 21:2; Ex. 9:5; 1 Sam. 9:24, 13:8; 2 Sam. 20:5) Psalms 104:19: "He appointed the moon for seasons [moade]: the sun knoweth his going down." (cf. 1 Chron. 23:31; 2 Chron. 2:4, 8:13, 31:3; Ezra 3:5; Neh. 10:33; Isa. 1:14; Ezek. 45:17; Hos. 2:11, 10:33) Genesis 1:14: "And God said, Let there be lights in the firmament of the heaven to divide the day from the night; and let them be for signs, and for seasons [moade], and for days, and years:" SIGNS: The Hebrew word translated "signs" in Genesis 1:14 is found in 77 verses of the Old Testament. It is also translated "mark" (Gen. 4:15), "token" (Gen 9:12-13, 17:11; Num. 17:10, et. al.), "ensign" (Num. 2:2; Ps. 74:4), and "miracle" (Num. 14:22; Deut. 11:3). These words help define the Hebrew word, owth. But It is most often translated, sign or signs. It can mean a man made banner or ensign, natural phenomenon such as a rainbow or eclipse, or it can mean miraculous signs (Ex. 4:8, 8:23; Isa. 7:14, et. al.). It is a signal, a distinguishing mark (i.e. circumcision), a warning, or proof of something (i.e. the virgin birth). It is one thing that points to or signifies something else. Genesis 9:13: "I do set my bow in the cloud, and it shall be for a token of a covenant between me and the earth." Genesis 17:11: "And ye shall circumcise the flesh of your foreskin; and it shall be a token of the covenant betwixt me and you." Exodus 7:3: "And I will harden Pharaoh’s heart, and multiply my signs and my wonders in the land of Egypt." Exodus 12:13: "And the blood shall be to you for a token upon the houses where ye are: and when I see the blood, I will pass over you, and the plague shall not be upon you to destroy you, when I smite the land of Egypt." Isaiah 7:14: "Therefore the Lord himself shall give you a sign; Behold, a virgin shall conceive, and bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel." Jeremiah 10:2: "Thus saith the LORD, Learn not the way of the heathen, and be not dismayed at the signs of heaven; for the heathen are dismayed at them." (cf. Ps. 65:8) SIGNS IN THE FIRMAMENT OF THE HEAVEN: God foretold that there would be signs and wonders in the sun moon and stars "before" the day of the Lord. Luke 21:10-11, 25, 28: "Then said he unto them, Nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: And great earthquakes shall be in divers places, and famines, and pestilences; and fearful sights and GREAT SIGNS SHALL THERE BE FROM HEAVEN. ... And THERE SHALL BE SIGNS IN THE SUN, AND IN THE MOON, AND IN THE STARS; and upon the earth distress of nations, with perplexity; the sea and the waves roaring. ... And WHEN THESE THINGS BEGIN TO COME TO PASS, THEN LOOK UP, and lift up your heads; for your redemption draweth nigh." Acts 2:19-21: "And I WILL SHEW WONDERS IN HEAVEN ABOVE, and SIGNS in the earth beneath; blood, and fire, and vapour of smoke: THE SUN SHALL BE TURNED INTO DARKNESS, AND THE MOON INTO BLOOD, BEFORE that great and notable day of the lord come: And it shall come to pass, that whosoever shall call on the name of the Lord shall be saved." (cf. Joel 2:30-31) The word of God makes it clear that there will be "signs in the sun, and in the moon, and in the stars" "BEFORE that great and notable day of the lord come," and the Almighty has most certainly given these signs their "appointed times," and they fell upon "the feasts of the LORD ... in their seasons." during 3 significant periods for end time Israel (6 lunar eclipses when she became a nation that fell on the feasts of the LORD; a tetrad when she regained Jerusalem that fell on the feasts of the LORD; a comet making its closes point to the sun on Hanukkah [concerns the Temple] and a tetrad on the feasts of the LORD, with 2 solar eclipses on the Biblical new year [1 Nisan], and on the Feast of Trumpets.) Hope this helps.
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    My work on the subject of astronomical phenomena falling on the Biblical feast days come from my own research from 1) the word of God, 2) Hebrew calendars, 3) NASA's web site, and 4) historical research. There is no need to be dismayed at the signs of heaven. God foretold of them and it cannot be denied that tetrads have occurred on Biblical feasts days, and that significant things have occurred during those periods. Again, this is a Scripturally valid issue for serious study. 1. Knowledge has increased, both Biblical and scientific, in these last days: Daniel 12:4: "But thou, O Daniel, shut up the words, and seal the book, even to the time of the end: many shall run to and fro, and knowledge shall be increased." The 1993 American Heritage Dictionary defines "SCIENCE" as: "Knowledge, especially that gained through experience." And Webster's 1828 Dictionary says this: "SCIENCE, n. [L. scientia, from scio, to know.] ... In a general sense, knowledge, or certain knowledge; the comprehension or understanding of truth or facts by the mind. …" (The NASA web site verifies that the tetrads did, in fact, fall on the feasts of the LORD, just as the USGS site verifies that earthquakes are increasing.) 2. The Almighty's purposes for the lights of the heaven is that they are for signs and seasons: Genesis 1:14, 16: "And God said, Let there be lights in the firmament of the heaven to divide the day from the night; and let them be for signs, and for seasons, and for days, and years: ... And God made two great lights; the greater light to rule the day, and the lesser light to rule the night: he made the stars also." (During the 1949/50 Tetrad the sign indicated the return of the fig tree. The 1967/8 tetrad indicated Israel's regaining of their ancient Capitol, Jerusalem. About the time if the last eclipse of the 2014/15 Tetrad the UN was voting and approving the Agenda 2030 world government plan, and further cursing Israel. For the first time, on January 24, 2014, an Israeli government minister, Uri Ariel, "expressed his wish to see the construction of a Third Temple." This was between the Hanukkah [Dan. 8, Hag. 2:10-22, Jn. 10:22] Comet [ISON] and the 1st eclipse of this latest Tetrad. The Israeli Sanhedrin has been making plans for it ever since.) 3. The Hebrew word for "seasons" in Genesis 1:14 above is also translated "set time," "feasts," etc. Leviticus 23:4: "These are the feasts [Hebrew: moade] of the LORD, even holy convocations, which ye shall proclaim in their seasons [moade]." (cf. Lev. 23: 2, 37. 44; Ex. 13:10; Num. 9:2-3, 7, 13, 28:2; Deut. 16:6) Exodus 23:15: "Thou shalt keep the feast of unleavened bread: thou shalt eat unleavened bread seven days, as I commanded thee, in the time appointed [moade] of the month Abib; for in it thou camest out from Egypt ..." Psalms 102:13: "Thou shalt arise, and have mercy upon Zion: for the time to favour her, yea, the set time [moade], is come." (cf. Gen. 17:21, 21:2; Ex. 9:5; 1 Sam. 9:24, 13:8; 2 Sam. 20:5) Psalms 104:19: "He appointed the moon for seasons [moade]: the sun knoweth his going down." (cf. 1 Chron. 23:31; 2 Chron. 2:4, 8:13, 31:3; Ezra 3:5; Neh. 10:33; Isa. 1:14; Ezek. 45:17; Hos. 2:11, 10:33) 4. God foretold that there would be signs and wonders in the sun moon and stars "before" the day of the Lord. Luke 21:10-11, 25, 28: "Then said he unto them, Nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: And great earthquakes shall be in divers places, and famines, and pestilences; and fearful sights and GREAT SIGNS SHALL THERE BE FROM HEAVEN. ... And THERE SHALL BE SIGNS IN THE SUN, AND IN THE MOON, AND IN THE STARS; and upon the earth distress of nations, with perplexity; the sea and the waves roaring. ... And WHEN THESE THINGS BEGIN TO COME TO PASS, THEN LOOK UP, and lift up your heads; for your redemption draweth nigh." Acts 2:19-21: "And I WILL SHEW WONDERS IN HEAVEN ABOVE, and signs in the earth beneath; blood, and fire, and vapour of smoke: THE SUN SHALL BE TURNED INTO DARKNESS, AND THE MOON INTO BLOOD, BEFORE that great and notable day of the lord come: And it shall come to pass, that whosoever shall call on the name of the Lord shall be saved." (cf. Joel 2:30-31) Conclusion: Matthew 24:32-42: "Now learn a parable of the fig tree; When his branch is yet tender, and putteth forth leaves, ye know that summer is nigh: 33 So likewise ye, when ye shall see all these things, know that it is near, even at the doors. 34 Verily I say unto you, This generation shall not pass, till all these things be fulfilled. 35 Heaven and earth shall pass away, but my words shall not pass away. 36 But of that day and hour knoweth no man, no, not the angels of heaven, but my Father only. 37 But as the days of Noe were, so shall also the coming of the Son of man be. 38 For as in the days that were before the flood they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noe entered into the ark, 39 And knew not until the flood came, and took them all away; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be. 40 Then shall two be in the field; the one shall be taken, and the other left. 41 Two women shall be grinding at the mill; the one shall be taken, and the other left. 42 Watch therefore: for ye know not what hour your Lord doth come." (cf. Matthew 24:43, 25:13) Mark 13:28-37: "Now learn a parable of the fig tree; When her branch is yet tender, and putteth forth leaves, ye know that summer is near: 29 So ye in like manner, when ye shall see these things come to pass, know that it is nigh, even at the doors. 30 Verily I say unto you, that this generation shall not pass, till all these things be done. 31 Heaven and earth shall pass away: but my words shall not pass away. 32 But of that day and that hour knoweth no man, no, not the angels which are in heaven, neither the Son, but the Father. 33 Take ye heed, watch and pray: for ye know not when the time is. 34 For the Son of man is as 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. 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: 36 Lest coming suddenly he find you sleeping. 37 And what I say unto you I say unto all, Watch." Luke 21:28-36: "And when these things begin to come to pass, then look up, and lift up your heads; for your redemption draweth nigh. 29 And he spake to them a parable; Behold the fig tree, and all the trees; 30 When they now shoot forth, ye see and know of your own selves that summer is now nigh at hand. 31 So likewise ye, when ye see these things come to pass, know ye that the kingdom of God is nigh at hand. 32 Verily I say unto you, This generation shall not pass away, till all be fulfilled. 33 Heaven and earth shall pass away: but my words shall not pass away. 34 And take heed to yourselves, lest at any time your hearts be overcharged with surfeiting, and drunkenness, and cares of this life, and so that day come upon you unawares. 35 For as a snare shall it come on all them that dwell on the face of the whole earth. 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." (cf. Genesis 6:3; Psalm 90:10)
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    LET US CUT THEM OFF FROM BEING A NATION Psalm 83:1-8, 13-18: "Keep not thou silence, O God: hold not thy peace, and be not still, O God. 2 For, lo, THINE ENEMIES make a tumult: and they that hate thee have lifted up the head. 3 They have taken crafty counsel against thy people, and consulted against thy hidden ones. 4 THEY HAVE SAID, COME, AND LET US CUT THEM OFF FROM BEING A NATION; THAT THE NAME OF ISRAEL MAY BE NO MORE IN REMEMBRANCE. 5 For they have consulted together with one consent: they are confederate against thee: 6 The tabernacles of Edom, and the Ishmaelites; of Moab, and the Hagarenes; 7 Gebal, and Ammon, and Amalek; the Philistines with the inhabitants of Tyre; 8 Assur also is joined with them: they have holpen the children of Lot. Selah. ... 13 O my God, make them like a wheel; as the stubble before the wind. 14 As the fire burneth a wood, and as the flame setteth the mountains on fire; 15 So persecute them with thy tempest, and make them afraid with thy storm. 16 FILL THEIR FACES WITH SHAME; THAT THEY MAY SEEK THY NAME, O LORD. 17 Let them be confounded and troubled for ever; yea, let them be put to shame, and perish: 18 That men may know that thou, whose name alone is JEHOVAH, art the most high over all the earth." In reality this Islamic war against Israel has been on going since 1948, but it can be generally broken down as follows: 1) The War for Independence (1948-1949). 2) The Suez War (1956). 3) The Six Day War (June 1967). 4) The Egyptian, Soviet, Jordanian War (September 1967 - August 1970). 5) The Yom Kippur War (1973). 6) The 1st Lebanon War (1982). 7) The 2nd Lebanon War (2006). 8) The 1st Gaza War (2008–2009). 9) The 2nd Gaza War (2014). All of these, without exception, have been instigated by the Islamic nations around Israel. In addition to all of these there have been numerous terrorist assaults against Israel. The nations involved in the nine wars listed above include all the peoples indicated in Psalm 83:6-8. Namely, Gaza (Philistines); Syria and Iraq (Assur; i.e. the present area of ISIS); Lebanon (Gebal, Tyre); Jordan (Ammon, the children of Lot [Deut. 2:19]; Edom; Moab); The "Hagarenes" and the "Ishmaelites" indicate Egypt (Hagar, Ishmael's mother, was Egyptian [Gen. 16:3, 17:23] and she married Ishmael to an Egyptian [Gen. 21:21]). Amalek was Esaus grandson from Edom (Gen. 36:8-9, 12, 15-16). The Amalekites were an extremely wicked (Deut. 25:17-19) nomadic people of the area from Mount Seir in modern Jordan (1 Chron. 4:42-43; Num. 24:18-20) to Mount Sinai (or Horeb) in modern Saudi Arabia (Ex. 17:6-16). These are the belligerents of Psalm 83 and correspond to Israel's enemies since 1948. There will likely be a final, Pre-Tribulation assault by these on Israel and a final answer to Asaph's prayer (Ps. 83:1, 13-18).
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    Oh, so Invicta is talking about John Nelson Darby of the original Plymouth Brethren? OK I get it now. I thought he was talking about Baptist brethren. No, Invicta, I have never read behind Darby, but am aware he was a Dispensationalist. He also taught on astronomical signs in heaven? If not what does a Protestant offshoot denomination have to do with the subject at hand?
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    No, Christ's prophecies of Matthew 24, Mark 13 and Luke 21, all spoken by the Lord during His last week before His crucifixion, were end time prophesies, with the exception of the destruction of the Temple (Matt 24:1-2; Mk. 13:1-2; Lk 21:4-5) which was fulfilled by the Roman General Titus in 70 AD. In Matthew 24 the Lord answered similarly to the apostles question, "... Tell us, when shall these things be? and what shall be the sign of thy coming, and of the end of the world?" (Matt. 24:3) That is, 1) when will the Temple be destroyed and 2) what would be the sign of His return. The Temple was destroyed just 40 years later, but the signs of His return were far in the future. One of the future signs was the sign of the "fig tree" which symbolized the return of Israel (Hosea 9:10; Joel 1:2-7). Matthew 24:32-34: "Now learn a parable of THE FIG TREE; When his branch is yet tender, and putteth forth leaves, ye know that summer is nigh: So likewise ye, when ye shall see all these things, know that it is near, even at the doors. Verily I say unto you, THIS GENERATION SHALL NOT PASS, TILL ALL THESE THINGS BE FULFILLED." Luke adds "... and all the trees" to his narrative. Luke 21:29-32: "And he spake to them a parable; Behold THE FIG TREE, and ALL THE TREES; When they now shoot forth, ye see and know of your own selves that summer is now nigh at hand. So likewise ye, when ye see these things come to pass, know ye that the kingdom of God is nigh at hand. Verily I say unto you, THIS GENERATION SHALL NOT PASS AWAY, TILL ALL BE FULFILLED." This brings us back to the tetrads. The 1949 / 1950 Tetrad heralded the return of Israel back to her homeland. But what about Luke's account of "all the trees" (Lk. 21:29)? 1. On New Years day of 1948 BENELUX [BElgium, NEtherlands & LUXembourg] was born. The treaty forming the "BENELUX Customs Union" came into effect on 1 January. BENELUX was the embryo of the modern European Union (EU) and the EU is the model for the other 9 trade areas (AL, AU, EAU, GCC, PIF, ASEAN, NAFTA, SAARC, UNASUR) that have been or are now being formed (Dan 2:41-42, 7:7, 20, 24; Rev 13:1, 17:3, 7, 12, 16). "[Then on March 18th of] 1948, Britain, France and the Benelux countries signed the Pact of Brussels, a vague commitment to set up a joint defensive system. No surrender of independence or sovereignty was involved, ... albeit ... the wording did speak of the purpose of encouraging the progressive integration of Europe. ... They decided to widen the Brussels Treaty of 1948 so that Italy and Germany could join in an enlarged Western European Union which was created in 1955." (Watts, Duncan; The European Union; Edinburgh University Press; 2008; pp. 29, 36) 2. On January 4th 1948, Britain granted independence to Burma (now Myanmar). 3. On April 3rd 1948, President Harry Truman signed the Marshall Plan, which authorized $5 billion in aid to rebuild 16 nations of Europe (Austria, Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, United Kingdom). 4. On April 30th 1948, the charter of the Organization of American States (OAS) was signed in Bogota, Colombia. Now there are 35 member nations. At it's beginning the OAS had these 21 members: Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, United States, Uruguay, Venezuela. 5. On May 27th 1948, the Provisional Central Government of Vietnam, partially autonomous of the French, was established during the end of French rule. It has been called Pre-Vietnam. 6. On June 7th 1948, the Communists completed the takeover of Czechoslovakia with the resignation of President Eduard Benes. They began the takeover on February 25th with a coup d’etat. 7. On June 21st 1948, Lord Mountbatten resigned as Viceroy of India signaling the total withdrawal of the British Empire from India. 8. On August 15th 1948, the Republic of Korea (South Korea) declared independence. 9. On September 9th the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (North Korea) emerged from Soviet occupation, with Kim Il-sung as prime minister. 10. In 1948 Chiang Kai Shek evacuated the Republic of China from the mainland to the Island of Formosa renaming it, Taiwan, and declaring itself the legitimate government of China. 11. On September 1st 1948 the Chinese Communists formed the North China People's Republic.
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    If you don't believe the Protestant doctrines of Preterism, why did you say, "Luke 21:25, 28 refers to the time before the Roman conquest?" That is Preterism, my friend.
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