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    • #1235
      ReadyOrNot
      Participant

      Hello,

      I’ve resurrected my old username (except it was Readyornot), I was a long time reader, but very seldom poster on the original site. I preferred to just absorb what those with much more knowledge than me were saying.

      I’m just kind of curious, what is the general consensus of our closeness to the rapture? I’m not sure about others, but something feels different this time. I’ve been watching exhaustively for the rapture since about 2005 but I really do think this might finally be the year. Of course I could be completely wrong, but I feel very hopeful this time around. What are others feeling? This year? Still a few years away?

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    • #1238
      No Fruit for Eve
      Participant

      oooo Im interested to hear what people think …great post ReadyorNot B-)   I was talking to someone the other day about the solar eclipse thats supposed to cross our nation in 2024 making a big X over our country…I surely hope we are out before then ..but does anyone have any more info. on that?

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    • #1244
      Yohanan
      Moderator

      Hi ReadyOrNot,

       

      I’ve been a watcher since the 70’s and while there have been some pretty promising scenarios and hopeful moments, I have to say that there is something different this year. Part of it is the openness and onslaught of the enemy, which indicates that he knows his time is very short. Do I think it will happen this year? Well, I’ll just say that if it doesn’t I cannot imagine it won’t be far behind. The acceleration of worldly events and volume of depravity would indicate that His return is very near at hand. It used to be that we could digest the changes that occurred as they seemed far less in number but things are coming at us so fast that it’s difficult to keep up with it. I think the election of Donald Trump adds an interesting wrinkle to the mix, partly because his presidency has been what seems like a stay of execution. I cannot say if he is a godly man, only our Lord knows his heart,  but I fervently believe he is God’s man in this hour. I do not necessarily believe it is for the benefit of America as much as I believe it is for the benefit of setting the stage and for Israel. I invite others to chime in on how they feel about this, agreed or disagreed.

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    • #1245
      Yohanan
      Moderator

      btw, ReadyOrNot, I encourage you to share your thoughts! Everyone has something to contribute. On the old Ritan there was a lady who felt as you did, yet I always came away with something when she contributed.

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    • #1253
      Geri7
      Participant

      :good:  I got high hopes too 2019 is the BIG year for home going.

      US troops are moving out of Syria and the G/M armies are staying put and at the ready.

      Next month the Peace deal is finally going to be revealed

      The Jews want their temple built … just waiting for the a-ok

       

      :mail:

      High watch dates for me are:

      Passover

      Resurrection Day

      May 13th (last day of Israel’s 70th birthday)

      Pentecost June 9th

       

       

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    • #1262
      ReadyOrNot
      Participant

      Thanks Yohanan!

      I read something quite interesting the other day, how Jewish rabbi Berger and others are building a special golden crown for their messiah to give to him when he arrives and uniting the 70 nations around this project. Other rabbis have said he will arrive next month before the Israeli elections.

      BIN Exclusive: Campaign to Construct Messianic Golden Royal Crown

      But in Rev 6:2 it says “I looked, and there before me was a white horse! Its rider held a bow, and he was GIVEN a crown, and he rode out as a conqueror bent on conquest.” I had always just assumed it was talking about a transfer of authority, but perhaps it could be a very literal thing as well?

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    • #1277
      MyWhiteStone
      Moderator

      Glad you asked, ReadyOrNot.  This is what I think.  Jesus must start His reign on 10 Nisan in some Jubilee year. 10 Nisan was the day He rode into Jerusalem in the so-called Triumphal Entry — Palm Sunday. Heather R, a Bible researcher of former RITA Now fame, has developed a compelling multi-scriptural argument about the second Triumphal Entry, a.k.a. the Second Coming, on a future Nisan 10. She has also produced a very thorough analysis demonstrating that the celebration of the 70th Jubilee, the period we are currently in, begins in the month of Nisan 2026. Seven years hence.

      The Torah calendar, one of many Jewish calendars by the way, shows the 10th of Nisan in 2026 as 30 March — again, slightly over seven years from now. (Other calendars might shift 10 Nisan that year over a few days one way or the other. I’ll not quibble over a few days.)

      So the date for the Tribulation to start, i.e., per Daniel 9:27, and counting 2,520 days to 10 Nisan 2026, yields this year’s May 7 as the start of the Tribulation.  And of course we’ll have to be outta here before that. :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo:

      So…. will we really depart within the next sixty days or less?  Could it be?  I’m a little afraid to hope, but not deterred from hoping again even after all my previous “trapture” pain of missed dates in the past.

      Can anyone else relax and hope with me?  Will someone please shout “Maranatha?”

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      • #2243
        Glorybound
        Participant

        Maranatha!!!!  Hoping with you for sure, Dan!  We KNOW it’s going to happen, so not afraid to say I’m hoping for this spring!!!!  God bless…Elaine        :flyup:     :flyup:     :flyup:

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      • #2261
        So Ready
        Participant

        Maranatha!

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    • #1282
      ReadyOrNot
      Participant

      Yes, I follow Heathers studies too! I think it’s quite compelling what she has laid out which makes me even more hopeful and excited for a very soon rapture. But like you, I’m apprehensive to hope too much as I’ve been so bitterly disappointed in the past. I still have a lot of hope though, as even if it isn’t this year, surely it must be soon. :yes:

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      • #1308
        Jane Walters
        Participant

        MARINATHA!  I agree with what I’m reading here.  I keep thinking April of this year.  How many times have we heard “peace and security” actually said.  The enemy has come out full force, in your face insults to Israel and turning away from Israel while the prophesied enemies of Israel are right on her border.  I can’t see things moving on much further in this situation.  The rapture is at the door. :yahoo:

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    • #1284
      Yohanan
      Moderator

      The bitter disappointments seem to be in keeping with this watching. I have gone through some myself but have learned over time not to get too caught up (pun intended) in it. I know that I know that I know that Jesus is watching over me, and He is watching over you and all the rest of His followers, so even though those times I was so certain we would be out of here have come and gone, I hang on ever so tightly to Him. He knows how much we all want to be with Him and when those bitterly disappointing times come the very best thing we can do is NOT give up and to cling even tighter to Him. He is there to cry out to and He will give us comfort. That is one of the reasons He sent us the Holy Spirit. Not just to guide us, but to comfort us as well. One thing that always helps ease the disappointment is knowing there are many others who are coming to Him. Those people are our fellow brothers and sisters and one of them may turn out to be a very dear friend once we are in His Kingdom. :)

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    • #1292
      Benjamin
      Moderator

      I haven’t been watching for the Lord’s return for as long as some others here – I spent many years in the Presbyterian Church of Australia, which is largely amillennial and post-trib, so these things were never even discussed.  I had a knowledge of the Lord’s return in respect to the Second Coming, but it wasn’t until 2008 that I began to put time and energy and effort into studying the Scriptures in respect to the rapture itself.

      What I’ve noted since 2008, as much as anything else, is the placement of pieces upon the chessboard.  Things long since forgotten, or now marginal in our news cycles (e.g. the rise of ISIS in the Middle East) have produced the fruit God intended.  I stated when ISIS first came to prominence that I believed God was drawing the nations into an alignment ripe for judgment – and that’s even more true now than it was then.  This was before Syria, Iran and Russia were solidly entrenched into that war; before Lebanon and Hezbollah began rattling their sabres again, and certainly before the exponential increase in technologies such as AI and cloud computing that we’ve seen since 2008 – all of which I believe play a meaningful role in end-time events.

       

      So when you ask me if I believe the time is close…  I’m not going to point you to astral alignments or the theories put forward by man, but rather, to the Scriptures, and ask you instead to tell me – could you, even ten years ago, have conceived of everything written in the Scriptures coming to pass?  I should think not…  because not only are we now on the cusp of Rapture, but of Tribulation.  All of the things spoken of in the Scriptures now make sense to us in a way that they didn’t to our grandparents.  You can imagine what they’d say:

      Christ will return to Israel?  What Israel?  A mark in the hand or forehead that you can’t buy without?  Oh, so they’ll get tattoos?  Russia will be turned around from Syria?  What are they even doing there?  All the world will stand against Israel?  Didn’t the whole world just make them a nation again?  And on and on it goes…

      Yes, we are on the verge of the return of Jesus Christ.

      How soon?
      I cannot imagine that God will continue to tolerate the glee over abortion.  I cannot see that He will abandon Israel to the baying of her enemies at the door.  Nor can I see that He will fail to keep His promise – that this very generation will be the one that sees Him coming in the clouds.  Whether that timing would be today, or tomorrow, or this year, or next…  I do not know.  But this I do know:  that the Lord Himself will descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel and the trumpet call of God.  And the dead in Christ will rise first; and after that, we who are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them to meet with the Lord in the air.  And so we will be with the Lord forever.

      Forever.

      In the light of eternity…  I can wait another day.
      Until He comes.

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    • #1302
      Geri7
      Participant

      You brought up some good points Benjamin.  I couldn’t help but think back in the timeline of events that made my saved parents/grandparents pause and take notice that the rapture was close during their lifespan.

      In the mid 1970’s we took day trips to the Jersey Shore and instead of a small plastic pin that you attached to your swim suit to show proof you paid for the day on the beach, they started to stamp your hand and it was only visible under the lamp at the booth.  They required “your right hand” and I recall my grandmother’s eyes getting big and she whispered “oooh we are so close to the mark of the beast system”.  She asked the attendant “what if a person didn’t have any hands?” The attendant replied “then we stamp the forehead”.

      Then when the stores switched over all their goods to bar codes and scanners were used by the cashiers, my parents said “‘oh we are getting closer to the beast system”.

      Then in the early 1990’s the gulf war happened and Saddam Hussein vowed he was rebuilding Babylon, my church got excited and thought the rapture was right at the door.

      Then in Sunday School class in the mid 1990’s we were studying the book of Ezekiel and our teacher who is a Bible scholar had to apologize many times because he couldn’t understand certain prophetic things and would often say “lets just read this verse and believe somehow this is going to come to pass”.

      Then it was Dec 1999 and everyone was fearful of Y2K and the computers crashing and thinking perhaps the rapture was near.

      Then it was becoming popular for every household to have a home computer and the various commercials on tv had stores advertising their website to make purchases (overstock.com, etc.). We thought that is crazy to buy from the web without touching or trying on the product first let alone have it delivered right to your doorstep.

      Then the cell phone became a must have.

      My grandparents, parents, aunt, etc. including that Bible teacher are all in heaven right now …  if they only saw what we are seeing unfolding right now at breakneck speed including the A.I. robots … they would be so amazed.  The fact that China now has an A.I. news anchor … tells us the technology is now ready for the AC to put his facial image on.  I can now see these robots placed in every city worldwide and the left behind will be clueless if this is a robot or really him as they worship this talking robot.

      The A.I. Technology is the icing on the cake that we know we are in the final days before the church age ends! :yahoo:

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    • #1305
      Yohanan
      Moderator

      Hi Geri7, I read an article recently that claims “digisexuals” in four countries, Britain, Japan, Russia and the US are clamoring for human rights under the UN. What?!?! Another article stated that by 2025 more woman would be intimately involved with robots than men and that by 2050 more people will be having “intimate relations” with robots than with other humans. The fact that people are already engaged in this is shocking to me but it also tells me how close we are to being out of here and how readily they will accept what the AC will tell them.

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      • #1312
        Geri7
        Participant

        Hi Yohanan, :bye:

        Oh boy … this world is one sick place … reminds me of the warning in the last days …  the unsaved will have a  “reprobate mind” and be “inventors of evil things” another BIG sign to look up for the Trumpet call :yes:

         

        Romans 1

        28 And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a reprobate mind, to do those things which are not convenient;

        29 Being filled with all unrighteousness, fornication, wickedness, covetousness, maliciousness; full of envy, murder, debate, deceit, malignity; whisperers,

        30 Backbiters, haters of God, despiteful, proud, boasters, inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents,

         

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      • #1314
        Yohanan
        Moderator

        You bring up a good point with “inventors of evil things”. I always took that to mean derivatives of the same old evil but this truly is inventing new ways of evil! As Jack Kelley of Grace Thru Faith use to say when he was still with us say, “If you listen closely you can almost hear the footsteps of the Messiah”

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    • #1326
      Geri7
      Participant

      Woohoo … yes … pretty soon Jesus will be stepping out on the clouds to call us home to glory!   What a fabulous day that will be … Face to Face we shall behold Him!

      Beautiful pictures, Kolleen :good:

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    • #1526
      Taureauchien
      Participant

      One of the biggest things I see is Hollywood.

      They aren’t even watering down things anymore. the violence is real and graphic. children are more and more possessed and the monster in the movies. and a huge one I really notice is the monster phase. Vampires were huge during the time of interview with a vampire and twilight, then onward to the zombie craze….. which is dying out, now is the rise of witches and warlocks. Magic this, super powers and spells that. Every kid wants to be a witch or be like Harry Potter.

      I’ve also noticed how all the larger than life type monsters are all called “Titans” and how they are returning out of the pits of the earth to save the world.

      And then there’s the weather…….. That’s a whole ‘nother story

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      • #1529
        Yohanan
        Moderator

        Then there is the reality side of it which is stranger than the movies, if that were possible. There is scheduled to be a “christain” witches convention in Salem, Massachusetts, this April

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    • #1530
      Heidi
      Participant

      No Fruit for Eve,

      Here are my thoughts on the solar eclipse.

      It says in the book of Genesis that God uses the sun and the moon for “signs and seasons” I think seasons in the original language means “appointed times”

      My feeling is that on August 17, 2017 (when the eclipse was seen on the east coast), God gave the US a final 7-year window to repent. If it doesn’t happen, he will mark the US with a giant “X”.  I think it means judgment.

      I have been doing research on mystery Babylon and I am convinced it is the US. Terry James from Rapture Ready wrote in his last book “Essays on the Apocalypse” his reasons for believing that mystery Babylon might be the US ( I haven’t read the book, I just heard about it)

      Revelation 17/18 talks about the judgment of mystery Babylon. I emailed Terry asking him when Rev. 17/18 takes place and he emailed me back saying that is shortly after the middle of the tribulation.

      so if putting an “X” over the country on Aug. 17, 2024 means judgment. That could mean August 2024 is going to be roughly the middle of the tribulation.

      These are just my thoughts.

       

       

       

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      • #1557
        Geri7
        Participant

        I agree with you Heidi.  I believe America is Mystery Babylon.

        The buildings in Washington DC were modeled after Roman architecture.

        I believe Rev. 18 describes NYC … with its fashion, jewlrey, perfume, advertising.

        NYC is a seaport known for its trade and there is a town off the coast of Long Island called Babylon, NY

        NYC is known as the city that never sleeps.

        Action during the day and at night with broadway shows

        Frank Sinatra made the NY song famous

        New York, New York
        I want to wake up in a city that never sleeps
        And find I’m a number one, top of the list
        King of the hill, a number one

        If I can make it there I can make it anywhere its up to you NY, NY

        Mystery Babylon is known for its horses – the US has the triple crown thoroughbred horse racing – Kentucky Derby, Preakness Stakes and Belmont Stakes

        Mystery Babylon is known for its chariots – auto industry

        Mystery Babylon is known for reaching the stars – NASA space program

        Mystery Babylon is known for its music

        Mystery Babylon is an exporter of wheat, corn and grain- America is still the main supplier to the world.

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    • #2239
      tenderreed
      Participant

      Great input from one and all.  Certainly the Lord is pleased that we search the scriptures daily, and that we are longing for His return.

      I don’t want to cry wolf, or have anyone else do so as well.  This is why I have rested the fullness of my emotional excitement waiting for the Lord’s disclosure.  For when He says it’s time, there will be no need for second guessing!

      Waiting for that High Sign from God!

      TR

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    • #2275
      Heidi
      Participant

      I’m missing something. I think there is a second page to this post but I can’t get to it.

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    • #2290
      scott
      Participant

      Heidi and Nofruitforeve and  ReadyOrNot— You folks  are really getting the right vibe about  what I am about to share soon on the  next sign in Revelation—chapter 15!  This has much to do about the next major total eclipse in 2024 and it happens on passover of that year and it completes a sign in the heavens that is based in detail on the vision John had in Revelation 1–which to my surprise is posted on the new Ritan website as I came back again from having been for years on the old website but not on facebook!

      It all hindges on the signing of the Peace deal either after the jewish election on April 8, 2019  or   by Passover or fall of this year–you see the Peace agreement will launch the final judgments against those nation who divide the land of Israel–Trump is not the author of this plan- but Jared Kushner is the man to watch and also  French President  EMMANUEL Macron   who now has the 10 nation  military army  and  when he host the G7 summit in June of this year– the beast out of the sea will have its seven heads and ten horns all assembled at one exact time!!  By the way the antichrist has a name of blasphemy-and isn’t it odd that the name Emmanuel-God Is with us-  should be given to a mortal man to is the leader of the European army of ten nations and seven heads of the G7 countries!!

      That is a blasphemous name for a human to be given the name Emmanuel unless it is given to a family member who has no world authority- I have a friend whose grandfather is named Emmanuel— which is harmless–but for the anti-christ–it is a sign!!!

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      • #2301
        Geri7
        Participant

        Scott –

        So when the next eclipse occurs over  America in 2024 and makes the X mark …. do you think that is when Rev. Chapter 18 will be fulfilled for judgement against Mystery Babylon?

        We got to be very close to going home ….

        Last night I was watching a Billy Crone youtube with Gary Stearman.  He said the Jews are so ready to get the 3rd temple built and are really counting on Trump to help them since he is a builder of casinos.  He also said they have everything ready (all the prep work is completed – priest garments, etc. ) and the Jews know where the ark of the covenant is.  They claim its hidden in a secret chamber under the Temple Mount and they will unveil it only when its the right time.

        He also said they might not have to take down the  Al-Aqua Mosque because the pope is merging all religions- OWR …. and there is enough room for both buildings side by side …. and it will fulfill this passage.

        Rev 11:1-2

        And there was given me a reed like unto a rod: and the angel stood, saying, Rise, and measure the temple of God, and the altar, and them that worship therein.

        But the court which is without the temple leave out, and measure it not; for it is given unto the Gentiles: and the holy city shall they tread under foot forty and two months.

         

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    • #2293
      Heidi
      Participant

      Thank you Scott. Very interesting bu what if the peace deal gets rejected again?

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    • #2309
      2ndcoming
      Blocked

      Back in 2011 I thought that could be the year for rapture and tribulation to take place. Then it came 2012, 2013, my hype was gone until last year in March when I finally understood what Isaiah 23:15 meant. This verse speaks of Anti Christ’ age when he first appears on world scene. His age is 70 years old. Now, I have been following a person since 2009. Rapture didn’t come in 2011, 2012, because he was only 63 years  and 64 years old respectively. He hasn’t reached 70 years old yet.

      Now this year I got very excited because he has reached 70 years old last fall. And I think Isaiah 23:15 shall be fulfilled this year, that is, his appearance. And if it couples with three shepherds being cut off by God in one month, I’ll be screaming and jumping for joy because rapture is about to come!!! I also have a window of one month to forewarn my loved ones and friends that Jesus is about to come to get his church!!!

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    • #2311
      NoFearJustFaith
      Participant

      2ndcoming – is it ok to ask who it is that you’ve been following? Not trying to pin the tail on the anti-christ but would like to know your SPECULATION :whistle: :yes:

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    • #2316
      scott
      Participant

      Heidi—  You know how they say when the levy breaks  praying won’t do you know good!   Well the dam is about to break  with everything set up just in time for  this last piece to fall into the  palm of the anti-christ–The Peace and Security deal!  I’m going by the other signs that have come and gone and  how close we are to the mark of the beast which is a midtrib  event!

      I can’t wait to show everybody the new research on the Revelation 15 sign—it will nail the end of the tribulation period down to at least within a year or ywo at the most-I mean it-it is that  exact!!

      Geri7– You just gave me another eye opener that I didn’t see before— The Revelation 18 Babylon downfall   coming near the end of the tribulation period–The great total eclipse takes place  the same time as the Revelation 15 sign— and the Great City  is Babylon—or Megalopolis! Have you heard of this term!

      The whole eastern seaboard from Boston to Washington, D. C.  is just one massive GREAT CITY  that is called MEGA— Lopolis!  Babylon is that Great City!   Yes  this Babylon could be falling at the time of the Great Eclipse!!

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    • #2318
      tenderreed
      Participant

      Certainly there remain numerous signposts heralding His nearness.  I am also reminded that back in the 60’s and 70’s numerous angelic visitations occurred which proclaimed that Jesus was coming! And yet here we are.

      As I’ve said in the past, I don’t know what time it is but it’s later than before!

      Again, yet another reason for my awaiting a direct declaration from Heaven itself!

      Be of good cheer. His promise to return shall not remain unfulfilled for too much longer.

      TR

       

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    • #2319
      2ndcoming
      Blocked

      NoFearJustFaith,  before I disclose his name, there are few sources from bible which gives us the identity of Anti Christ.

      Daniel 9:26  And after threescore and two weeks shall Messiah be cut off, but not for himself: and the people of the prince that shall come shall destroy the city and the sanctuary; and the end thereof shall be with a flood, and unto the end of the war desolations are determined.

      It was the Roman soldiers who destroyed Jerusalem in 70 AD. “The prince who shall come” points to AC coming from Rome.

      Isaiah 47:5 Sit thou silent, and get thee into darkness, O daughter of the Chaldeans: for thou shalt no more be called, The lady of kingdoms.

      6 I was wroth with my people, I have polluted mine inheritance, and given them into thine hand: thou didst shew them no mercy; upon the ancient hast thou very heavily laid thy yoke.

      Through the prophet Isaiah, God has foretold one day He shall give His people Israel into the hand of this lady of kingdoms.  She shall lay a very heavy yoke on Israel, and pollutes God’s inheritance which is Jerusalem. This event shall be fulfilled in the second half of tribulation. Concerning this lady of kingdoms, we know that RCC worships mother Mary. They have her image on every Catholic church all over the world. RCC is the lady of kingdoms God has spoken of in these verses. Together with “The prince who shall come”, Anti Christ shall come from Vatican.

      Concerning his age, we have Isaiah 23:15 to tell us that he shall be 70 years old on his first appearance in world wide stage.

      Isaiah 23:15 And it shall come to pass in that day, that Tyre shall be forgotten seventy years, according to the days of one king: after the end of seventy years shall Tyre sing as an harlot.

      God shall forget Tyre for 70 years speaks of his birth to him turning 70 years old. During these period, he seems alright before God. But at the end of 70 years, he shall sing as an harlot.

      Now, going back to your question, I have been following Cardinal Peter Turkson since 2009. He was born on October 11 1948. He just turned 70 years old last fall. I am not saying 100% he is the Anti Christ. There are few more Cardinals who are either 70 years old or turning 70 years old this year. They are all good contenders for Anti Christ. If you see someone at the age of 70 years old and seizes power in Vatican in near future, watch out, this could be one of the signs God is giving us.

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      • #2338
        Geri7
        Participant

        2nd Coming,

        Psst … is it Prince Charles?  He had the big 70 birthday last Nov ….

        Oops … I just notice you’re looking at someone who was born in Oct ….

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    • #2324
      Humbly Irrelevant
      Participant

      Greetings one and all!

      It’s a pleasure to see this forum resurrected again (I joined the original cast in 2007) with some familiar names that brought me so much joy and fellowship throughout the years.

      I will begin my membership now like I did back then …with my humbly irrelevant opinion, which is not worth much, and if you paid two-cents for it you will probably demand some change. Everybody has an opinion, but that doesn’t mean that they are right.

      I have been waiting, and watching, and anticipating, and yearning, and guesstimating when the Rapture would be since 1992. I thought that our Blessed Hope might actually, and truly, occur with the following:

      • The Gulf War in 1992
      • The start of the millennium on 1/01/2000
      • The 50th anniversary of Israel’s creation on May 14th, 1998
      • The 60th anniversary of Israel’s creation on May 14th, 2008
      • The 70th anniversary of Israel’s creation on May 14th, 2018
      • The Mayan Doomsday Calendar ending in 2012
      • Earthquakes spanning exact numerical time-frames in places with biblical names somewhere around 2010ish (I can’t remember now)
      • 2008-2016 with Barak Obama having so many numerical 666 calculations tied into his name, places of visitation, etc.
      • Blah, blah, blah — I could continue, but I’m now boring even myself

      The whole point of this is that I have been wrong, wrong, wrong with everything that I have thought, contemplated, calculated, cogitated, and extracted from daily information, strategic occurrences, and the alignments of the stars (not astrology).

      As Tender Reed so profoundly stated, “I don’t know what time it is but it’s later than before!”    

      We long, and we hope, and we pray for the Rapture, but we are not God and we don’t know when it will finally happen.  What we DO know is that it WILL happen and all signs lead to the postulation that it will happen SOON!!

      Take solace in the fact that we can’t be dissuaded from our belief that just because it hasn’t happened yet doesn’t mean that it won’t happen tomorrow — or even tonight!

      MARANATHA — PLEASE COME SOON JESUS!!!!!

      God bless you all — hang in, hang tight, hang tough, and hang ten if you are surfing.

      Your pal,

      Humbly

       

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      Geri7
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      Here is Part 2 … more compelling info from Vanessa P with the theory of Mystery Babylon being America.   I thought I would post it in this thread since we were discussing the Great American eclipse 2024 and some of us do believe America is Mystery Babylon. B-)

       

      I Sit as A Queen & Feel No Sorrow: Babylon USA

      By Vanessa P., RaptureReady, October 6, 2019

      As much as I love President Trump, He is too late to ever truly bring America back to its full greatness. It’s full greatness once included patriotism across America. Party lines were blurred. Its greatness included God as the center of the family. That is no more.

      The vision that our Founding Fathers had of America has slipped away. It is gone and it’s not coming back; I see that now. Why is it gone? Because the greatest nation ever created in the history of man forgot God. God is what made this country great, and yet we kicked him out of our schools, homes and government buildings.

      President Trump can save this nation economically, for a time, but he can’t save it from God’s coming wrath.

      The sleeping giant slumbered too long. We sat back and allowed the enemy to teach our children from kindergarten through high school to hate this country. A decade ago, Obama promised us “citizen soldiers,” and he delivered. For eight years we had a far leftist leader in the White House who fundamentally changed the course of America. And now his citizen soldiers have become the American version of Hitler’s Brown Shirts. Antifa is a terrorist organization and needs to be labeled as such.

      “For when they say, ‘Peace and safety!’ then sudden destruction comes upon them, as labor pains upon a pregnant woman” (1 Thes. 5:3).

      The peace deal, or covenant, with Israel and surrounding nations will be backed up by the United States and her military strength. If the United States suffered catastrophic destruction, like what the New Madrid fault line could bring, or worse yet, what nuclear destruction brings, this completely removes her from the picture as any sort of enforcer or protector. https://www.raptureready.com/2019/09/11/america-e-u-tribulations-come-vanessa-p/

      Tens of thousands of Palestinians would celebrate in the streets, just as they did after 9/11, which would set off a chain reaction across the Middle East. The Palestinians will claim the peace deal is null and void with America gone. In fact, they will think to themselves “America, the great Satan is gone, why are we allowing Jews on our land?” We already know how the rest of the world feels about Israel. The United States is Israel’s only protector.

      If the Middle Eastern countries knew the U.S. could not come to the aid of Israel, there would be a barrage of rockets and an invasion. The first thing Muslims do when they conquer land is to turn places of worship into mosques. I feel they will do this to the newly built Third Temple and believe this will be the abomination of desolation that Daniel Warned us of.

      Jesus said there has never been a time like this before, nor will there be a time like this again. Why? Because His Spirit will be gone from the world. The hearts of men will be cold, and the world will be dark. Angry, uninformed children like Greta, the “Climate Girl” will decide what’s best for you. She issued her dire warning that things are about to change whether you’re on board or not.

      There are no concerns over America’s strength. “We’ve got this” is our unofficial motto. But we have allowed our leaders to do things we objected to. Patriot Act anyone?

      Our soldiers put their lives on the line for this nation. Western leaders don’t mind bombing those we disagree with because we’ve never had to worry about bombs reaching us here. The lives of a few soldiers or a few hundred Iraqi’s is worth it in the long run, is how they feel. We are in a New World Order, just as George Bush the first promised. The West, including Britain, has not made the Middle East any safer or more prosperous by their two-decade long war.

      Our Founding Fathers were the same type of men as our soldiers are today. They fought for freedom, liberty and the pursuit of happiness for all. This is what our young boys and men were told they were fighting for after 9/11. What they’re still told they’re fighting for. What was actually happening is America started a war in Iraq over Saudi Arabians attacking us on 9/11. Saudi Arabia remains untouched, while Syria and Iraq are nearly unrecognizable. In fact, Saudi Arabia, home of demonic Mecca, is one of our greatest allies.

      In the process of liberating Iraq, we decided to become the morality police of the world. After two decades, we are still in the Middle East. We are still losing soldiers from the Bush and Obama wars. But under Trump’s leadership, the enemy is actually on the run; there are no “mistaken” drops of weapons and food to ISIS.

      Don’t get me wrong; I support our military one hundred percent. I never thought I’d feel this way about our government, but President Trump’s election truly exposed the darkness within Washington. If President Trump was one of them, they wouldn’t hate him as they do.

      After 9/11, I cheered “shock and awe.” Today, I question why we were there. That makes me feel dirty considering 18 years ago it was leftists like Cindy Sheehan calling for the war to end.

      Many ISIS members were former Iraqi soldiers. How did ISIS end up with brand-new tanks, missiles and guns? Obama simply left them there for the enemy.

      Christians are facing persecution right now across the world. Eleven Christians a day are killed for their faith. The media never mentions them. The United States, under Obama, is to blame for ISIS. ISIS has slaughtered thousands of Christians since 2015. They have burned them alive, drowned them in cages, and many are still enslaved. Who set the Middle East on Fire again? The West reawakened that Ottoman spirit.

      “And in her was found the blood of prophets and saints, and of all who were slain on the earth” (Revelation 18:24).

      Today, the current world order is separate and sovereign nations, with 198 nations belonging to the UN. Each nation has its own financial system, different religions, laws and military. The world under the Antichrist is going to change that. Many of these nations will follow this one man.

      Over the last two decades, we have imposed our will on many different countries in the Middle East. We have destabilized Iraq and Syria, and we have inadvertently killed hundreds of thousands of civilians since the Gulf War. We even overthrew other governments and put whom we wanted in power. President Obama, along with Hillary Clinton, let the Benghazi murders happen. Reports say Obama WATCHED it unfold by drone. Chris Stevens begged for help. Our CIA operatives in the area requested to go in and help the four men but they were told to stand down. Hillary Clinton repeatedly denied Steven’s requests for more security detail. Why? Because he had firsthand knowledge of another Obama scandal, “Fast and Furious.” “Fast and Furious” resulted in American lives being lost.

      U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis) said the State Department “not only failed to honor repeated requests for additional security, but instead actually reduced security in Libya.”

      We’ve lost thousands of U.S. soldiers. Young boys just starting life who had no business being in Afghanistan or Iraq.

      Obama’s sudden withdrawal from Iraq left a vacuum, and ISIS filled it. Obama did nothing to help Christians facing execution. In fact, we took in even more Muslim “refugees” and turned away Christians.

      Obama had one last parting shot before he left office. He betrayed Israel. He chose to abstain from a United Nations Security Council resolution that condemned Israel. We had always vetoed this ridiculous resolution. It declared that all settlements built outside of the 1967 borders to be illegal. Israel was sacrificed by her strongest ally, the United States. God does not forget.

      “The beast that was, and is not, is himself also the eighth, and is of the seven, and is going to perdition” (Revelation 17:11).

      Each world Empire, starting with Egypt, progressively became more powerful. The same spirit that was over Babylon, beginning at the Tower of Babel, was over all six world empires we’ve seen so far, including Rome. In fact, Rome has been called the “Western Babylon.”

      That same spirit has now found its new home in what I believe is America, the seventh “mountain” or Kingdom. When John wrote Revelation, he was living under the sixth Kingdom which was Rome (five have fallen, one is). There are to be two more world empires after Rome, and in the last days – America and the Empire of the Antichrist. Seven and eight.

      “Here is the mind which has wisdom: The seven heads are seven mountains on which the woman sits” (Revelation 17:9).

      Seven mountains represent seven Kingdoms. The seven Kingdoms are Egypt, Babylon, Assyria, Medo-Persia, Greece, Rome and America.

      “Five have fallen, one is, and the other has not yet come. And when he comes, he must continue a short time. The beast that was, and is not, is himself also the eighth, and is of the seven, and is going to perdition” (Revelation 17:10).

      The eighth Kingdom, which is the Antichrist Kingdom, is the same as those seven before him by spirit. In fact, all of these empires are connected by spirit, which is where we get the eighth being of the seven, and so on.

      There’s one thing that always bothered me on the Vatican or Mecca being the Babylon of Revelation. Scripture clearly says that this Babylon (Great harlot, or whore) will continue a short time before the eighth and final Kingdom. Mecca, before and after the Ottomans, has not continued for a short time, as Mecca has been standing for over one thousand years. The Vatican has not continued for a short time either, as it has been around for over fifteen hundred years. These are not examples of a “short time.”

      There’s only one world leader or Empire that has been around for a short time during this final generation, and that’s America. I believe we fit the description given in Revelations 17 and 18, and Trump withdrawing us from the globalist agenda also explains our absence from the world Antichrist beast, and the anger and hatred that’s directed towards us by that beast.

      The Bible says the Antichrist beast will hate the whore (Babylon) and destroy her with Fire.

      America is 243 years old, and yet the Glory once held here has already started to fade. Her history is being erased or rewritten by the left. By fascists. Our Founding Fathers’ names are being dragged through the mud with vicious lies and wild accusations. Abolitionists are now called slave owners. Slavery was a Democrat institution, still thriving in the South at the onset of the Civil War. The same cannot be said of the Republican North.

      “Then he said to me, “The waters which you saw, where the harlot sits, are peoples, multitudes, nations, and tongues. And the ten horns which you saw on the beast, these will hate the harlot, make her desolate and naked, eat her flesh and burn her with fire” (Revelation 17:16).

      The waters, I believe, represent the many different people in the U.S.

      America is known as the “melting pot” of the world. The ten horns are the Antichrist nations in the EU, still separate nations, but will give their power to one man in the future.

      Clearly this world beast hates the great Harlot, or Babylon, just as the world hates the United States. The European Union and The United States are far from good friends under President Trump. It’s the Antichrist that arises out of Europe who will destroy America.

      “In the measure that she glorified herself and lived luxuriously, in the same measure give her torment and sorrow; for she says in her heart, ‘I sit as queen, and am no widow, and will not see sorrow.’ Therefore her plagues will come in one day—death and mourning and famine. And she will be utterly burned with fire, for strong is the Lord God who judges her” (Revelation 18:7-8).

      America, like Babylon, “sits as a queen and feels no sorrow.” The U.S. sits as the superpower of the world, and we’ve never truly suffered defeat or tragedy. September 11 was the closest we’ve come to truly suffering as a nation. This nation came together as one after the attacks. Today, this nation cannot come together because we are not only divided politically but spiritually. I believe if we were to be attacked today, many in the left would cheer. Jesus said a house divided can never stand.

      The United States is internationally known by the Eagle. I feel the Bible describes America’s Founding very precisely.

      “The first was like a lion, and had eagle’s wings. I watched till its wings were plucked off; and it was lifted up from the earth and made to stand on two feet like a man, and a man’s heart was given to it” (Daniel 7:4).

      The Lion is Britain, the Eagle’s wings were plucked from the lion. A man’s heart given to it refers to Uncle Sam.

      Ancient Babylon was also described as a lion with eagle’s wings. Babylon was compared to a lion in Jeremiah 4:7, and then compared to an eagle in Ezekiel 17:3. Nebuchadnezzar was called a lion in Jeremiah 50:17.

      “Babylon the great is fallen, is fallen, and has become a dwelling place of demons, a prison for every foul spirit, and a cage for every unclean and hated bird!” (Revelation 18:2).

      The U.S. is saturated with pornography, divorce, same-sex marriage, alcoholism, drug addiction, abortion, murder, rape, child abuse and just plain lawlessness. America has become morally corrupt. A dwelling place for every corrupted thing you can think of. Hollywood continues to push the envelope, and we’ve allowed it.

      We were warned that our fight is not with each other; it’s our government and leaders that we need to watch. It’s the powers of this world.

      “For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places” (Ephesians 6:12).

      America became the world’s greatest super power in 1945, just as Hollywood was truly beginning to mesmerize people. By the 1960’s nearly every household had a television. There was a constant barrage of commercials selling endless amounts of junk to bored housewives. Television soon became the centerpiece of the home, replacing the Bible. The entertainment industry has been Satan’s greatest weapon against us.

      “A great civilization is not conquered from without until it has destroyed itself from within.” –W. Durant

      “The kings of the earth have committed fornication with her, and the merchants of the earth have become rich through the abundance of her luxury.”

      America is the greatest consumer nation in the world. Merchants everywhere have become rich by our abundance, by our need for the best or biggest. We buy more junk than we know what to do with. We make other nations rich by the products we buy.

      Kids as young as eight years old have cell phones, the best clothing, shoes and endless amounts of luxury items, while kids in Venezuela and Iraq don’t have enough food to eat. Do the kids living in Santa Barbara give the kids in Venezuela a single thought? Highly unlikely.

      Rev 18:11-13 “And the merchants of the earth will weep and mourn over her, for no one buys their merchandise anymore: merchandise of gold and silver, precious stones and pearls, fine linen and purple, silk and scarlet, every kind of citron wood, every kind of object of ivory, every kind of object of most precious wood, bronze, iron, and marble; and cinnamon and incense, fragrant oil and frankincense, wine and oil, fine flour and wheat, cattle and sheep, horses and chariots, and bodies and souls of men.”

      Notice all of these items are luxuries, not necessities. No other nation lives as “luxuriously” as the United States. Revelations 18:11-13 goes into great detail of the merchandise bought, and it’s all luxury. Beautiful silks, ivory and delightful fragrances with fine wines. These items are meant for a rich nation. A nation that can afford these things abundantly. The merchants weep over Babylon’s destruction. They make a lot of money off of her. The U.S. imports far more than it exports.

      Mystery Babylon cannot be in Iraq. Scripture clearly says it would be destroyed and never again inhabited. Ancient Babylon is desolate, and now even the statues and arch of Palmyra are gone. ISIS destroyed what was left in 2015.

      It will never be inhabited, nor will it be settled from generation to generation” (Isaiah 13:20).

      There are no ports in Iraq that could take in all of these luxuries. In fact, there are no deep sea ports in all of Iraq. The CIA said that there is a “significant problem with sea transport and the lack of deepwater shipping facilities.”

      The main port is in Basra. It is a small sea port with shallow water. Not somewhere the merchants of the earth are docking.

      Modern-day Babylon is described as “great.” Iraq cannot be described as great today. Ancient Babylon never recovered; it is desolate. America can be described as great, though. Mecca is not a port city; the Vatican is not a port city. Which merchants would wail over them?

      The Bible says the merchants are in the distance watching, but afraid to go any closer. They stand at a distance for fear of nuclear radiation. In the distance the merchants can see mushroom clouds forming.

      “The kings of the earth who committed fornication and lived luxuriously with her will weep and lament for her, when they see the smoke of her burning, standing at a distance for fear of her torment, saying, Alas, alas, that great city Babylon, that mighty city! For in one hour your judgment has come” (Revelations 18:9).

      “And the merchants of the earth will weep and mourn over her, for no one buys their merchandise anymore” (Revelations 18:11).

      If Mecca were destroyed, would the merchants of the world be so upset as to weep because Mecca can no longer buy their junk? Life would go on as normal. Saudi Arabia would repair Mecca, and the merchants of the earth wouldn’t bat an eyelash.

      Jeremiah 50:23 uses a Hebrew idiom “hammer of the whole earth.”

      The hammer of the whole earth could be said of each world Empire we’ve had.

      What nation can beat us? America alone wields the hammer of the whole earth, and yet God is going to cut us down just as He did ancient Babylon.

      “How the hammer of the whole earth has been cut apart and broken! How Babylon has become a desolation among the nations! I have laid a snare for you; You have indeed been trapped, O Babylon, And you were not aware.”

      Babylon destroyed all nations around it like a hammer.  Jeremiah was astounded that the nation that broke all others was now itself being broken into pieces.

      King Josiah restored Judah and temple worship. He removed the idols that the people were worshiping, and he turned to God in everything he did. The Bible says there was no King like him, before or after. BUT then, right after, God says:

      “Nevertheless the Lord did not turn from the fierceness of His great wrath, with which His anger was aroused against Judah, because of all the provocations with which Manasseh had provoked Him.”

      He does not forget iniquity!

      “And I heard another voice from heaven saying, ‘Come out of her, my people, lest you share in her sins, and lest you receive of her plagues. For her sins have reached to heaven, and God has remembered her iniquities’” (Revelation 18:4).

      I now believe this to be the rapture! How can God tell us to come out of a Nation? Where would we go? How can He call us out of somewhere so as to avoid His coming wrath? He calls us out of a nation by calling us to Him! Shortly after He calls His people to Him, there is a great multitude in heaven.

      “After these things I heard a loud voice of a great multitude in heaven, saying, ‘Alleluia! Salvation and glory and honor and power belong to the Lord our God!’” (Revelations 19:1).

      “And I heard, as it were, the voice of a great multitude, as the sound of many waters and as the sound of mighty thunderings, saying, ‘Alleluia! For the Lord God Omnipotent reigns! Let us be glad and rejoice and give Him glory, for the marriage of the Lamb has come, and His wife has made herself ready’” (Revelation 19:6).

      Jesus called us his bride, and we are to have no other god (Allah, nature), yet Christians in the West have made little gods out of many things, especially money. Therefore, they are “cheating” on Him as a spouse would in an affair. Spiritually, Christians are married to Christ, but our eyes are constantly roaming about, ready to be unfaithful.

      When Jesus calls us out of here, His spirit goes with us. We are the light of the world. Scripture says the Holy Spirit will no longer be found after Babylon is destroyed.

      “The light of a lamp shall not shine in you anymore, and the voice of bridegroom and bride shall not be heard in you anymore. For your merchants were the great men of the earth, for by your sorcery all the nations were deceived” (Revelation 18:23).

      He’s calling all Christians home just before Babylon, or the USA, is destroyed. Christians are not to receive His wrath.

      Thes. 4:16-17 “For the Lord Himself will descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel and with the trumpet of God, and the dead in Christ will rise first. Then we who are alive and remain will be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air.”

      I believe this shout from the Lord is Him calling us up to Him. COME OUT OF HER MY PEOPLE.

      “Come, I will show you the judgment of the great harlot who sits on many waters, with whom the kings of the earth committed fornication, and the inhabitants of the earth were made drunk with the wine of her fornication” (Revelation 17:1-3).

      “Therefore her plagues will come in one day—death and mourning and famine. And she will be utterly burned with fire, for strong is the Lord God who judges her” (Revelations 18:8).

      Again, this sounds like nuclear war. How else can we be destroyed in one hour?

      “The woman was arrayed in purple and scarlet, and adorned with gold and precious stones and pearls, having in her hand a golden cup full of abominations and the filthiness of her fornication.”

      This is always associated with the Vatican and the Vatican only, but these two colors, along with the jewels, represented wealth and power. The cup full of abominations in this country can clearly be seen around you.

      Later, in Revelation 18:16, scripture once again describes the purple and scarlet, but this time it’s clear John is talking about a “city.”

      “Alas, alas, that great city that was clothed in fine linen, purple, and scarlet, and adorned with gold and precious stones and pearls!”

      The Bible also says that this city reigns over all of the Kings on earth, just as America reigns over the Kings of this earth. There isn’t a nation that can match us in strength. Not many world leaders go against the U.S., whether they agree or not. This was especially true under the Obama regime.

      “And the woman whom you saw is that great city which reigns over the kings of the earth” (Rev 17:18).

      E Pluribus Unum can be found on American money, it means OUT OF MANY, ONE. Think about it. Who else wants ONE PEOPLE? Satan. The United States has pushed for open borders around the world for more than two decades. We were instrumental in creating the socialist beast. With the election of Trump, it threw everyone off. He’s not one of them; he doesn’t crave the same things they do. He wants to fix America. He withdrew us from the beast. Too bad we didn’t wake up sooner.

      Let’s not forget what they did in Babel. They attempted world government and failed. God broke their attempts up, confusing the language, which gives us the name “Babel.”

      The Pope was forcefully removed from the Vatican and imprisoned in 1798. Although the United States was officially founded in 1776, the fight for our independence didn’t end there. In fact, it went on for years. The war of 1812 is considered America’s second war of independence. The papacy has never regained the power it once held. Instead, America rose in its place.

      Babylon, at the height of its power, was one of the greatest Kingdoms known to man, but the King became overly confident. The same could be said of the United States. “We got this.”

      America reigns over the world and has since we dropped the atomic bomb on Japan. Until President Trump, other countries followed our lead. But, let’s face it. The people we give billions of dollars to across the world hate us. They hate us enough to destroy us if given the chance. Just as the beast hates End-time Babylon and destroys it.

      Jesus told us to be ready in season and out. We may be entering a time of peace and prosperity soon, but remember, when they say peace, sudden destruction comes.

      Christians will be raptured before the coming nuclear destruction. Jesus’s spirit is removed from the world when He comes for His bride. It will be a cold dark world, and it’s easy to see how people will be forced to choose, or die. It’s also easy to see why this period of time will be so bad.

      “For then there will be great tribulation, such as has not been since the beginning of the world until this time, no, nor ever shall be. And unless those days were shortened, no flesh would be saved; but for the elect’s sake those days will be shortened” (Matthew 24:21-22).

      Is it possible that the last four years of President Trump’s presidency could be the first three and a half years of the tribulation? After Jesus describes the signs of the last days and the persecution Christians face, He then goes directly into the tribulation, but it’s all directed at Israel and the Jews.

      Where is the United States? With us gone, this explains how another holocaust could happen. The peace deal will be broken because the United States is no longer here to enforce it.

      Everyone blames America and Christians for the woes of the world. With both gone, this is a time for celebration for the left. But soon, those left here are going to remember each time they scoffed at Jesus or laughed at Christians.

      Perhaps they were just indifferent, or maybe they were easily led astray. They will now be forced to choose between good and evil. They are going to witness evil we’ve only seen in the movies. The Spirit of Christ will be gone.

      “Therefore, when you see the ‘abomination of desolation,’ spoken of by Daniel the prophet, standing in the holy place (whoever reads, let him understand), then let those who are in Judea flee to the mountains” (Matthew 24:15).

      The Jews are still seeking their Messiah, and will be fooled by the false Messiah when he comes. Jesus warns the Jews not to believe that He is in the desert. Who is in the desert? Allah. He then said do not believe that He is in the inner rooms. Who owns those rooms where it’s said the last supper took place? The Vatican.

      “Then if anyone says to you, ‘Look, here is the Christ!’ or ‘There!’ do not believe it. For false christs and false prophets will rise and show great signs and wonders to deceive, if possible, even the elect. See, I have told you beforehand.”

      Judgment is coming sooner than you think; but by His mercy, Christians will be called to meet Him in the air. When His Spirit leaves this world, I don’t want to be here. Look at the lawlessness today, and that’s with His Spirit still here.

      I now understand why Jesus said the tribulation period would be so bad. I see how, with America out of the way, that one man can bring peace, unity and food to all those who accept the new way of life with Babylon out of the way. The New World Order. No, I don’t want to be here.

      The left has ushered in the new world order under Satan. The world has changed so much in the last decade. Obama was here for a specific purpose, and he fulfilled that purpose – destroy America; make her like everyone else; it’s only fair. President Trump is turning it around; but as a nation, God does not forget iniquity, and America is a nation laden down with sin.

      “O you who dwell by many waters, Abundant in treasures, Your end has come, The measure of your covetousness. The Lord of hosts has sworn by Himself: ‘Surely I will fill you with men, as with locusts, And they shall lift up a shout against you’” (Jeremiah 51:13-14).

      Our southern border is broken and our nation is being filled with military-aged men from all over the world; they are swarming into the U.S like locusts. They are coming here with their hands out, taking as much as they can, as quickly as they can. They are loudly “shouting” against this nation.

      “And lest your heart faint, And you fear for the rumor that will be heard in the land (A rumor will come one year, And after that, in another year A rumor will come, And violence in the land, Ruler against ruler)” (Jer 51:46).

      There have been rumors and threats of civil war in the U.S. since the moment President Trump won the election. Not only has this rumor gained in momentum over the last three years, but ruler is indeed against ruler. Democrat versus Republican. The United States of America versus the deep state that Obama created.

      “Thus saith the LORD; Behold, I will raise up against Babylon, and against them that dwell in the midst of them that rise up against me, a destroying wind” (Jer 51:1).

      A nuclear blast has a “destroying wind.”

      Sixty million people were killed during World War Two, and yet this generation doesn’t think it can happen again. They are more worried about the fake news of climate change which, by the way, will be a major part of the Antichrist kingdom and his reign.

      “Now I saw heaven opened, and behold, a white horse. And He who sat on him was called Faithful and True, and in righteousness He judges and makes war. His eyes were like a flame of fire, and on His head were many crowns. He had a name written that no one knew except Himself” (Revelation 19:11-12).

      His wrath is coming, but His people are saved from His coming wrath. This doesn’t mean we as Christians will not face persecution, because we will, and some of us are already. Satan knows his time is short. He doesn’t want the Gospel to be spread. He doesn’t want you to have life. With Jesus you have eternal life. He’s not coming back with kisses and hugs. He’s coming back to call His people home and to take back what’s His.

      “Render to her just as she rendered to you, and repay her double according to her works; in the cup which she has mixed, mix double for her” (Revelation 18:6).

      May He call us to meet Him in the clouds soon! I will see you there.

      Continue to pray for President Trump. I truly believe he loves this country and is doing only what he thinks best. He has not followed in the war-mongering footsteps of those before him. Firing John Bolton was a huge indication that he does not want war. The Bible told us a time of false peace was coming, and it’s at the doorstep.

      America, the land that I love. That beautiful flag blowing in the wind means FREEDOM. It was a beautiful site on the shores of New York for newly arrived legal immigrants. This nation was a beacon of hope and courage. There has never been a nation like it. The wolf was at the door, and we did nothing to safeguard against him. In fact, we invited the wolf to dinner and are now surprised to realize we were the dinner.

      Christians haven’t truly sat at “the table” making decisions in decades. If you’re not at the table, you’re on the menu.

      “Behold, I am coming quickly! Blessed is he who keeps the words of the prophecy of this book.”

       

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      tenderreed
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      Well written and thought provoking.  Indeed I agree with most everything stated.  Alarmist and frightening, but none the less true.  And becomes more true with each passing day!

      Indeed the word being spoken to the Church is that our time is short as well.  Which day or hour, none can say with certainty,  but all our eyes should be upwardly focused, for our redemption draweth nigh!

      Praying indeed that the Lord help me and us all, to not look back!  If we can but break the hold the world has on each of us, so that our spirits can soar above the clouds and forever be with Him who created us!

      If it is true that Heaven will be populated by sinners, then I pray this sinner find his refuge and his home there, with Christ!

      TR

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      Geri7
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      Yep, I thought the writer did a fine job piecing things together.  I noticed many watchers are looking for the old Babylon to get rebuilt and say the rapture can’t happen soon until that happens so they let their guard down. The only thing I question is her view about  Rev 18:4 and linking this to the rapture … I think the rapture is in Rev 4:1 and the “come out of her, my people” in Rev. 18:4 is in reference for the Jews to flee Babylon (America) and to head back to Israel.  However, I also see some of the chapters in Revelation overlap one another.

       

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      “And I heard another voice from heaven saying, ‘Come out of her, my people, lest you share in her sins, and lest you receive of her plagues. For her sins have reached to heaven, and God has remembered her iniquities’” (Revelation 18:4).

      I now believe this to be the rapture! How can God tell us to come out of a Nation? Where would we go? How can He call us out of somewhere so as to avoid His coming wrath? He calls us out of a nation by calling us to Him! Shortly after He calls His people to Him, there is a great multitude in heaven.

       

       

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