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Lots of reasons for and against the Rapture happening, see comments below.
If the Rapture doesn't happen, the entire Compass team is heading overseas for our Holyland trip, 160 of us in total covering Egypt, Israel, Ephesus, Corinth, Athens, Rome, Venice and a few knock-your-socks-off islands like Santorini.
It's a privilege to do these trips and a privilege for those who God allows to go. We'll learn a lot, see a lot, make a lot of friends and visually connect a lot of verses. We have another trip laid out for fall of 2024 if this is something you want to do next year...assuming we're still here. Just saying...
The article this week covers several latter-day subjects of interest—enjoy and we hope you learn something or find it interesting!
And the peace of God, which surpasses all comprehension, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. Phil. 4:7
According to Leviticus 23, one of the holiest days of the year, next to Yom Kippur, is Yom Teruah—also referred to as the Feast of Trumpets. It's one of the seven Jewish feasts God commanded the Jews to celebrate each year.
Again the LORD [Yahweh] spoke to Moses, saying, “Speak to the sons of Israel, saying, ‘In the seventh month on the first of the month you shall have a rest, a reminder by blowing of trumpets, a holy convocation. You shall not do any laborious work, but you shall present an offering by fire to the LORD.’” Lev. 23:23-25
So the Feast of Trumpets is a day of blowing trumpets. This feast is also referred to as Rosh Hashanah. In the Hebrew, Rosh means “Head” and Hashanah means “the year.”
The Israelis call it this because they believe it was at this time that the Lord began creating the world and all that is in it. So they celebrate this feast as the beginning of the Jewish New Year.
But God says to celebrate this feast in the seventh month as the 5th of 7 feasts. So the Jews celebrate the new year twice… once on the first day of the first month of Aviv, and again on the first day of the seventh month of Tishri.
The Jews also celebrate Rosh Hashanah as being the beginning of the “10 Days of Awe.”
This declaration is quite interesting and tells us that as a whole, they take their Old Testament scriptures literally. Here’s why…
Between Yom Teruah and Yom Kippur there are 10 days. They refer to them as “Days of Awe” because Jewish people know the Holiest day of the year— Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement— is now only 10 days away.
The High Priest was the only one who could go into the Holy of Holies, and he would pour the animals' blood onto the Mercy Seat which contained the two stone tablets with the 10 commandments written by the finger of God.
So on Yom Kippur the blood from innocent animals would be shed to cleanse the nation’s transgressions against those 10 commandments.
For the life of the flesh is in the blood, and I have given it to you on the altar to make atonement for your souls; for it is the blood by reason of the life that makes atonement. Lev. 17:11
…all things are cleansed with blood, and without shedding of blood there is no forgiveness. Heb. 9:22b
So these 10 Days of Awe were the time for Israel to be aware of the solemn time that was just ahead. It was time to repent of any known sin as the Day of Atonement approached.
This was the time for the Jews to humbly admit they were sinners who needed atonement for their sins. God was providing atonement, and humility was what was expected in the Days of Awe:
If there is any person who will not humble himself on this same day, he shall be cut off from his people. Lev. 23:29
The Days of Awe were also a reminder of Israel's need for a Savior. When the Savior finally came, the Day of Atonement would no longer be necessary.
Speak to the sons of Israel, saying, "In the seventh month on the first of the month you shall have a rest, a reminder by blowing of trumpets, a holy convocation." Lev. 23:24
Therefore the Feast of Trumpets was a reminder that the day was approaching when God would cover all their sin. Having their sins taken away was incredible and only bestowed on those Jews participating in Yom Kippur. They were in awe of that fact.
Jewish scribes have long associated the Feast of Trumpets with the arrival of their Messiah. So this "reminder" is both for the Jews to prepare for Yom Kippur AND the future arrival of their Messiah.
(Well, OK, they missed Him the first time, and now most will miss Him again at the Rapture! But they will welcome Him at the 2nd Coming. All part of God's plan for the ages. Also, you can see why they want to rebuild their Temple as currently they have no sacrifice. This WILL happen in the Tribulation—Dan. 9:27.)
Believers should also associate this feast with the arrival of Jesus. We can easily see the Rapture in Exodus 20 when the Lord came down from the top of Mt. Sinai on the third day. Israelites were at the bottom of the mountain and were greeted with a very loud trumpet sound.
So it came about on the third day, when it was morning, that there were thunder and lightning flashes and a thick cloud upon the mountain and a very loud trumpet sound, so that all the people who were in the camp trembled. Ex. 19:16
And Moses brought the people out of the camp to meet God, and they stood at the foot of the mountain. Ex. 19:17
Here we see a fascinating foreshadowing of the Rapture. Paul describes the Rapture this way in his very first letter he ever wrote to the churches he planted.
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. 1Th. 4:16
Just as God descended on Mt. Sinai with the sound of the trumpet, Jesus will also have his angels call us with the heavenly trumpet to meet our Lord Jesus in the air.
And just like when the Holy Spirit came to the earth in Acts 2, the Holy Spirit departing at the Rapture will also be quite loud.
And suddenly there came from heaven a noise like a violent rushing wind, Acts 2:2
The Holy Spirit was loud coming at Pentecost to just a few men. Imagine how loud it will be when He leaves the earth with millions in tow. The entire earth will know something just happened and that this mind-blowing noise was supernatural in origin.
So the yearly Jewish celebration of the Feast of Trumpets points to the Rapture…but few Jews understand this…at least they don’t understand today.
But a lot of Jews WILL understand after the Rapture because Jesus Himself will train 144,000 Rabbinical Jews to evangelize and teach the truth about Jesus the Messiah, Yeshua HaMashiach.(1)
With that background, this next verse makes a lot more sense:
Behold, I tell you a mystery; we will not all sleep, but we will all be changed, in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet; for the trumpet will sound, and the dead will be raised imperishable, and we will be changed. 1Cor. 15:51-52
The word “mystery” in the Greek is "mysterion," and it means "truth undiscoverable except by divine revelation.”
This "mystery" parallels the prophetic book of Daniel that deemed what was being recorded would not to be understood until the latter days.
“But as for you, Daniel, conceal these words and seal up the book until the end of time;" Dan. 12:4
Today any grounded Bible Believer understands Daniel 2 and 7 are about events that are occurring today. God is revealing this mystery in the last days in which we live.
He [God] has made known to King Nebuchadnezzar what will take place in the latter days. Dan.2:28
But even more interesting is that Rosh Hashanah is celebrated by blowing trumpets for two days. There’s that two day period again!
And at the end of the two days, technically the third day, the Jews end the Feast of Trumpets celebration with a special blowing of the trumpet seven times. And the 7th blow is one very long and loud blast.
So when Paul said the Rapture will happen “at the last trumpet,” he’s referring to the last trumpet blowing at the Feast of Trumpets. I believe God has revealed this truth to us!
But in Israel, the day ends and begins at sunset. So Rosh Hashanah begins on Friday night at sunset, and ends two days/48 hours later at sunset.
Sunset in Israel Sunday, September 17, is at 6:42 PM. So here in the United States the time the Israelis will be blowing the long last trump on Sunday morning is:
8:42 AM Pacific Time
9:42 AM Mountain Time
10:42 AM Central Time
11:42 AM Eastern Time
If the Rapture happens this year, I personally believe it will have been disclosed in scripture that it will happen at the end of the Feast of Trumpets, which in the USA is this Sunday morning.
Obviously I could be wrong. Or the calendar could be wrong. Or I've got the wrong year. Or maybe the mid-trib Rapture position could be right...nah, not a snowball’s chance for that one!
Anyway, there are other reasons to think it could be this year. We all can see what looks like “the writing on the wall” going on all over the world. The list is ridiculously long! I'll bet everyone reading this could easily name 10 reasons the Rapture's close off the top of their head.
But there are three major reasons to think Rapture won’t happen this year.
But I could be wrong about that warning too.
All things considered, no doubt it sure SEEMS like it could be this year. Hey, we think it’s so doggone possible that we sent out 100,000 Millions Missing? booklets all over the world last month—made possible by our donors.
And we sent another 10,000 Millions Missing? booklets to people who speak and read Spanish. Hey, we’re not taking any chances this late in the game. It's possible!
However, if I take out my emotion, I honestly have to say “not likely.” But it’s the closest we’ve come so far! 🙂
Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for He who promised is faithful; Heb. 10:23
This is just more proof they are using the va((ines to reduce the world's population. Consider this quote from Dr. Robert Malone regarding the NEGATIVE effectiveness of the new COVID Booster:
Tucker Carlson explains why Gretchen Whitmer and Greg Abbot are two peas in a pod ...only Tucker could get away with this...
RFK is driving the Democrats crazy. Fun to watch!
These guys are upset, and you should be too. This is a cold-water-in-the-face video of solid facts that, once again, proves the bad guys are trying to reduce the world's population.
Interestingly, after the Rapture, most of these Globalists/Satanists who are currently carrying water for this global takeover will be tossed out and left starving like the rest of the world.
A new study finds that boosted people more likely than unvaccinated to be infected with COVID.
Imagine trying to argue or present your defense to a computer who can close your account at its discretion.
No one is surprised, but they offered cash to write what they needed to push their false science narratives.
The Bible says a wise man has many counselors (Prov.15:22; 11:14; 24:6). It also says, "As iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another." Prov. 27:17. Great advice but don't miss the fact that this helps you understand who is right and who is wrong.
The first to plead his case seems right, until another comes and examines him. Prov. 18:17
You have to look at both sides, or multiple sides, of a question to guide you to the best answer.
So it's a big deal when Facebook, Twitter, Google, LinkedIn, etc., keep alternative information from being considered. It means we're living in a communist country and are being controlled. If you don't "do what they say," you'll pay the price.
So we offer all this additional information each week to give Believers more information as alternative reading.
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Well this is a sign of the times for sure... today you can be a millionaire and not be considered wealthy!
Dr. Joseph Ladapo, the Surgeon General of Florida, and Governor Ron Desantis on Thursday held a press conference on COVID at Culhane’s Irish Pub and Restaurant in Jacksonville, Florida. Dr. Ladapo warned Americans not to take the new Covid booster shots.
Bank Shuts Down ‘Silver Stackers and Gold Stackers’ Shop’s Business and Personal Accounts
An Ohio-based coin shop owner recently took to YouTube to share alarming news: His regional bank, with whom he has been a customer for years, has suddenly decided to sever ties by closing all six of his business and personal accounts.
The coin shop owner, who operates a coin shop dealing in silver and gold, received certified letters from his bank stating, “After a recent review, we have decided to end our relationship with you and close your accounts… As stated in your account agreement, we can close your account at any time, for any reason, with or without notice. We will begin our closing process on September 6, 2023.”
These evil people know that the more people take the clot shot, the more people will die or be disabled. So never forget what's actually going on.
U.S. drug regulators on Sept. 11 cleared new COVID-19 vaccines to try to counter the poor effectiveness the current options provide.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) cleared shots from Moderna and Pfizer that will be available to Americans as young as 6 months old later this month.
"Vaccination remains critical to public health and continued protection against serious consequences of COVID-19, including hospitalization and death," Dr. Peter Marks, a top FDA official, said in a statement. "We very much encourage those who are eligible to consider getting vaccinated."
(Don't buy the lie!)
In a March 28, 2023, article titled "A Guide to Understanding the Hoax of the Century,"1,2 Jacob Siegel, senior editor of Tablet magazine’s afternoon news digest, News and The Scroll, discusses the emergence of the "disinformation industrial complex," which is the topic of his forthcoming book.
Siegel traces the early days of the information war to Sen. Joseph McCarthy, who in 1950 claimed to have proof of a communist spy ring within the U.S. State Department. Initially, he claimed to have the names of 205 communist spies. A day later, he revised it to 57. However, the inconsistency is not the point.
"The point was the power of the accusation," Siegel says. "For more than half a century, McCarthyism stood as a defining chapter in the worldview of American liberals: a warning about the dangerous allure of blacklists, witch hunts, and demagogues."
Researchers who want to be published in scientific journals often adjust science to fit the publishers’ preferred narratives, admitted a climate scientist Tuesday.
In an article for The Free Press, Breakthrough Institute Climate and Energy Co-Director Patrick Brown revealed that he recently submitted a paper along with seven other researchers which he knew was not “the full truth.”
While COVID-19 vaccination is not required for young children attending public school anywhere in the U.S., it appears that concerns over that shot may be fueling broader vaccine skepticism among a relatively small but growing number of parents — though that trend certainly existed before the pandemic.
Germany’s government funded a study published last month on how to persuade people to eat insects.
UK researchers were awarded several grants for the study, one of them from the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation which is funded by the German government.
The researchers conducted two experiments involving 665 participants to test whether they could increase the participants’ willingness to eat bugs through utility-value intervention (UVI). UVI is an interactive exercise which is geared to make the subject think about how a particular concept is relevant to their life. The technique has been used successfully in education, where UVI has students contemplate their personal relevance to a variety of concepts, thereby promoting value and triggering their interest in closing the knowledge gap.
(This reminds me of the first time I heard they wanted to do away with gasoline engines...I laughed and thought it was a joke.)
Three separate coin shop owners have found their bank accounts suddenly shut down without any prior notice or explanation from their financial institutions. Obviously this could be a precursor to making gold (not silver) illegal like they did in 1933. Or, they're just trying to stir up the conservatives to keep our eyes off all the people dying around the world. Time will tell.
This is the official list from the impeachment inquiry.
END, Compass eNews, September 14, 2023