Jesus answered them and GAVE THEM THE SIGN: “When ye therefore shall see the ABOMINATION OF DESOLATION, spoken of by Daniel the prophet, stand in the holy place, (whoso readeth, let him understand:)...” Mark reported: “But when ye shall see the ABOMINATION OF DESOLATION, spoken of by Daniel the prophet, standing where it ought not, (let him that readeth understand)” Luke's Report TELLS US PLAINLY what we're supposed to "UNDERSTAND": “And WHEN YE SHALL SEE JERUSALEM COMPASSED WITH ARMIES, THEN KNOW that the DESOLATION THEREOF is nigh.” The END-TIME ANNIHILATION of JERUSALEM IS THE ABOMINATION OF DESOLATION!! (Mat 24:15, Luk 21:20, Mar 13:14) ..... Let's TURN ON THE NEWS and see if armies are CURRENTLY surrounding Jerusalem?? --clark

The Lord Turns Away for 3½ Days

http://www.feelingoutstanding.com/Abr_Ex.html
“…We are told in 1 Kings 6:1 that "It was in mid-spring, during the fourth year of Solomon's reign, that he began the construction of the Temple of the LORD. This was 480 years after the people of Israel were delivered from their slavery in the land of Egypt" (NIV). This would place the exodus at 1480 B.C.…”

Abraham's birth
1985 B.C.
Abraham crosses the Euphrates River into
Egyptian controlled land
1910 B.C.
Isaac's birth
1885 B.C.
Jacob and Esau's birth
1825 B.C
Jacob started working for Laban
1748 B.C.
Joseph's birth
1734 B.C.
Jacob made second-in-charge, years of plenty start
1704 B.C.
Famine in Egypt started
1697 B.C.
The Exodus
1480 B.C

http://www.jewishencyclopedia.com/articles/5939-exodus
“…This would likewise suggest, especially if the Ḥabiri are identical with the Shasu (W. M. Müller, "Asien und Europa nach Altägyptischen Denkmälern," p. 131), for the Exodus the decade 1480-1470 B.C. (see Steindorff in Herzog-Hauck, l.c. i. 211; Beer in Guthe, "Kurzes Bibelwörterb." 1903, p. 58).”

“…our Bible-based calculations will show, the exodus from Egypt happened between 1480 and 1567-BC…)”

“The date of the Exodus should therefore be about B.C. 1480”

So if we estimate the Exodus of Israel at 1480 BC and we add it to our current date of 2012 AD and we add the 7 year Tribulation we arrive at:
 1480 + 2012 + 7 = 3,499 years
The Bible shows us that 3500 years can be counted as 3½ days unto the Lord:
“But, beloved, be not ignorant of this one thing, that one day is with the Lord as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day. (2Pe 3:8)”

It’s interesting that the Lord turned His face away from Jesus for 3½ days and (in the Lord’s timing) He also has turned His face away from Israel for 3½ days: 

“And at the ninth hour Jesus cried with a loud voice, saying, Eloi, Eloi, lama sabachthani? which is, being interpreted, My God, My God, why hast thou forsaken Me? (Mark 15:34)”
 
“For the LORD hath called thee [Israel] as a woman forsaken and grieved in spirit, and a wife of youth, when thou wast refused, saith thy God. For a small moment have I forsaken thee; but with great mercies will I gather thee. In a little wrath I hid My face from thee for a moment; but with everlasting kindness will I have mercy on thee, saith the LORD thy Redeemer. (Isa 54:6-8)”  
 
“I [God] lifted up Mine hand unto them [Israel] also in the wilderness, that I would scatter them among the heathen, and disperse them through the countries… (Eze 20:23, read 1-24 and also see Exodus Chapters 3-13).
 
“For a small moment” the Lord has forsaken, hid His face from and scattered Israel (His elect).  Above we have shown that this “moment” appears to be a 3½ day period in the Lord’s way of reckoning. 
 
For a discussion of how the gathering takes place, click this link to see the article:
 

 
All comments are appreciated
--clark


 

Jesus Gave Instructions TO US Who Are Living in the Last Days!

Jesus Gave Instructions To Us Who Are Living in the Last Days!
(In “quotes” is Luke Chapter 21 KJV)


“And as some spake of the temple [Matthew 24:1 states: “buildings of the temple”], how it was adorned with goodly stones and gifts, he said,  As for these things which ye behold, the days will come, in the which there shall not be left one stone upon another, that shall not be thrown down.

Mark 13:2 says: “Seest thou these great buildings? there shall not be left one stone upon another, that shall not be thrown down.”  Since Jesus spoke these words the utter desolation of these temple buildings has not yet occurred.  Many of the original stones are currently still “left one stone upon another.”  Take a look:


“And they [“the disciples”] asked him, saying, Master, but when shall these things be? and what sign will there be when these things shall come to pass?  And he said, Take heed that ye be not deceived: for many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ; and the time draweth near: go ye not therefore after them.  But when ye shall hear of wars and commotions, be not terrified: for these things must first come to pass; but the end is not by and by.  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.  But before all these, they shall lay their hands on you, and persecute you, delivering you up to the synagogues, and into prisons, being brought before kings and rulers for my name's sake.  And it shall turn to you for a testimony”

Mark 13:11 says: “take no thought beforehand what ye shall speak, neither do ye premeditate: but whatsoever shall be given you in that hour, that speak ye: for it is not ye that speak, but the Holy Ghost”. 

“Settle it therefore in your hearts, not to meditate before what ye shall answer:  For I will give you a mouth and wisdom, which all your adversaries shall not be able to gainsay nor resist.  And ye shall be betrayed both by parents, and brethren, and kinsfolks, and friends; and some of you shall they cause to be put to death.  And ye shall be hated of all men for my name's sake.  But there shall not an hair of your head perish.  In your patience possess ye your souls [Matt 24:13 says “he that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved”].  And when ye shall see Jerusalem compassed with armies, then know that the desolation thereof is nigh.”

Matthew and Mark reveal to us what Jesus was referring to when He prophesied this UTTER DESOLATION OF JERUSALEM (not one stone will be left upon another).  It is called:

“THE ABOMINATION OF DESOLATION spoken of by Daniel the prophet”  (“whoso readeth, let him understand:”  Matt 24:15, Mark 13:14, & Dan 11:31 & Dan 12:11)

Jesus was asked: “what sign will there be when these things shall come to pass? He answered:

...THE ABOMINATION OF DESOLATION spoken of by Daniel the prophet.” 

Jesus then continued with His instructions to us latter day Christians/Israelites.  What should we do when we see this “sign” ?:

“Then let them which are in Judaea [translates: “the kingdom of Judah” see * below for more explanation] flee to the mountains; and let them which are in the midst of it [the kingdom of Judah] depart out; and let not them that are in the countries enter thereinto.  For these be the days of vengeance, that all things which are written may be fulfilled.  But woe unto them that are with child, and to them that give suck, in those days! for there shall be great distress in the land, and wrath upon this people.” 

Jesus is not telling us to prepare for a pre-tribulation rapture.  He is telling us to:

FLEE TO THE MOUNTAINS!  Jesus continues with His prophecy of these last days:

“And they shall fall by the edge of the sword, and shall be led away captive into all nations: and Jerusalem shall be trodden down of the Gentiles, until the times of the Gentiles be fulfilled. 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;  Men's hearts failing them for fear, and for looking after those things which are coming on the earth: for the powers of heaven shall be shaken.  And then shall they see the Son of man coming in a cloud with power and great glory.

There will be a “rapture” of God’s people at the sounding of “THE LAST TRUMP”.   Read about it in 1 Thes 4: 14-18 & 1 Cor 15: 51-58.   

“And when these things begin to come to pass, then look up, and lift up your heads; for your redemption draweth nigh [the rapture]. 

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.  Heaven and earth shall pass away: but my words shall not pass away. 

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.  For as a snare shall it come on all them that dwell on the face of the whole earth.  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.” 
                                                                                                                        (Luke 21:5-36)


*What is the Kingdom of Judah? Judah (the Jews) are in authority with the world banks/world power. When Jacob blessed the 12 Tribes this was part of Judah's blessing/prophecy: 

“The sceptre shall not depart from Judah, nor a lawgiver from between his feet, until Shiloh [Jesus, the Lion of Judah!] come; and unto him shall the gathering of the people be. (Gen:49-10)" 

Put simply:
Judah was given authority to hold the scepter over the world’s nations until Jesus returns.  The Lord authorized Judah’s descendants (the Jewish race) to be the influence over the nations in leading them into God’s laws (see the 10 Commandments on our courthouse steps).
I believe the Federal Reserve (the Fed) Chairman is the most powerful person in the political world.  All of the World’s money-systems are controlled and manipulated by him and his small group of governors (aka The Federal Reserve Board).  According to my research at the time, when Obama took office, the entire Fed was Jewish.  Currently (Nov. 22, 2012) four of these Jewish Governors have “resigned” (Donald L. Kohn, Kevin M. Warsh, Randall S. Kroszner, and Frederic S. Mishkin).  I am finding out that researching the ethnicity of Obama’s replacements is getting more-and-more difficult.  But, even with Obama’s apparent disdain for Israel, the Fed remains under Jewish control.  Ben S. Bernanke is still Chairman of the Fed and Janet L. Yellen is Vice Chairman. Both Bernanke and Yellen are Jewish.  

Sometimes “Judea” simply means “the Kingdom of Judah.” We “which are in Judea” are citizens of countries which are founded upon Judaea/Christian principles.  According to Genesis 49:10 the Jews will hold the scepter and be our lawgivers until Jesus returns and gathers Israel.  As described in Revelation 7:5, this “gathering” begins with Judah.


 


Is the Rapture at the Beginning of the Tribulation?

The Bible tells us the rapture comes with the sound of a trumpet:
  • "But I would not have you to be ignorant, brethren, concerning them which are asleep, that ye sorrow not, even as others which have no hope.  For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so them also which sleep in Jesus will God bring with him.  For this we say unto you by the word of the Lord, that we which are alive and remain unto the coming of the Lord shall not prevent them which are asleep. For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first:  Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord.  Wherefore comfort one another with these words.  (1Thes 4: 13-18)"
"With the trump of God"... which trump? Paul tells us in 1Cor 15: 51-52:
  • "Behold, I shew you a mystery; We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed, In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed"
The book of Revelation explains step-by-step the events of the 7 seals and 6 trumps leading up to the rapture/first resurrection of the dead ("at the last trump").

How can anyone know these scriptures and believe anything other than: the rapture/first resurrection of the dead happens at the end tribulation*, not at the beginning.
  • *Jesus said: "Immediately after the tribulation of those days shall the sun be darkened, and the moon shall not give her light, and the stars shall fall from heaven, and the powers of the heavens shall be shaken: And then shall appear the sign of the Son of man in heaven: and then shall all the tribes of the earth mourn, and they shall see the Son of man coming in the clouds of heaven with power and great glory. (Mat 24:29-30)"
This important doctrine is discussed further at:
                         Last Day Wrath of Satan vs. Last Day Wrath of God


--clark

Last Day Bible Prophecy - Our Original Header

Daniel the Prophet saw our day...The Bible says his visions would NOT be understood until the LAST DAYS: "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”...Jesus also spoke of this day, As He pointed to the stones of the temple, He said: “Seest thou these great buildings? There SHALL NOT be left ONE STONE upon another, that shall not be thrown down”.. Today some of these stones are STILL STACKED:

        [our Wailing Wall photo inserted]

Above is a photo of “The Wailing Wall,” aka: "The Western Wall” of the temple. WHEN WILL ALL OF THESE STONES BE ANNIHILATED as Jesus described? That’s exactly what the THE DECIPLES ASKED: "But when shall these things be? and WHAT SIGN WILL THERE BE when these things shall come to pass?" Jesus answered them and GAVE THEM THE SIGN:... Matthew, Mark, and Luke are each first-hand witnesses of JESUS’ PROPHECY: Matthew reported: “When ye therefore shall see the ABOMINATION OF DESOLATION, spoken of by Daniel the prophet, stand in the holy place, (whoso readeth, let him understand:)” …. Mark reported:… “But when ye shall see the ABOMINATION OF DESOLATION, spoken of by Daniel the prophet, standing where it ought not, (let him that readeth understand)”….LUKE SPELLED IT OUT: “And when ye shall see JERUSALEM compassed with armies, then know that the DESOLATION THEREOF is nigh. (Luk 21:20)”...Well... has anybody been watching the news lately?? --clark

What is the Kingdom of Judah?


Judah (the Jews) are in authority with the world banks/world power. When Jacob blessed the 12 Tribes this was part of Judah's blessing/prophecy: 

“The sceptre shall not depart from Judah, nor a lawgiver from between his feet, until Shiloh [Jesus, the Lion of Judah!] come; and unto him shall the gathering of the people be. (Gen:49-10)"  

Put simply:
Judah was given authority to hold the scepter over the world’s nations until Jesus returns.  The Lord authorized Judah’s descendants (the Jewish race) to be the influence over the nations in leading them into God’s laws (see the 10 Commandments on our courthouse steps).
I believe the Federal Reserve (the Fed) Chairman is the most powerful person in the political world.  All of the World’s money-systems are controlled and manipulated by him and his small group of governors (aka The Federal Reserve Board).  According to my research at the time, when Obama took office, the entire Fed was Jewish.  Currently (Nov. 22, 2012) four of these Jewish Governors have “resigned” (Donald L. Kohn, Kevin M. Warsh, Randall S. Kroszner, and Frederic S. Mishkin).  I am finding out that researching the ethnicity of Obama’s replacements is getting more-and-more difficult.  But, even with Obama’s apparent disdain for Israel, the Fed remains under Jewish control.  Ben S. Bernanke is still Chairman of the Fed and Janet L. Yellen is Vice Chairman. Both Bernanke and Yellen are Jewish.
 
Sometimes “Judea” simply meansthe Kingdom of Judah.” We “which are in Judea” are citizens of countries which are founded upon Judaea/Christian principles.  According to Genesis 49:10 the Jews will hold the scepter and be our lawgivers until Jesus returns and gathers Israel.  As described in Revelation 7:5, this “gathering” begins with Judah.

--clark