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Days of Teshuva 2017

The Days of Teshuva begin at sunset today, Elul 1st, Tuesday, August 22, 2017 and end at sunset Saturday, September 30th.  (NOTE: August 22nd on the secular, or pagan calendar, is the first of Elul on Yahweh’s calendar in the Hebrew Year 5778.)

2 Peter 3:9 – “The Lord is not slow about His promise, as some count slowness, but is patient toward you, not wishing for any to perish but for all to come to repentance.”

Teshuvah 2017
Joel 2:13 – “Tear your heart . . . and turn to Yahweh, your God; for he is gracious and merciful.”
Ezekiel 14:6 – “Thus says Yahweh, ‘Repent, turn away from your idols and turn away from all your abominations’.”

The words translated “turn” and “turn away” are the Hebrew word, shüv [שׁוּב H7725]. Teshuvah comes from the word shüvah, [שׁוּבָה H7729], which in itself comes from the root word, shüv. It means: to turn back, to return. Teshuvah means going back to one’s roots in Yahweh/Yeshua, returning to the true Adam before sin came into the world. It consists of several steps in the Jewish tradition including recognition and admission of the wrong doing and past shortcomings, followed by a renunciation of the action and a firm resolution to change in the future. Teshuvah requires restitution to the wronged party and a promise not to repeat the offense. It also expresses a sincere desire to return to an un-fallen or sinless state.

The forty days of Teshuvah represent the second forty days that Moses spent on Mount Sinai after the Golden Calf incident. This year the days of Teshuvah began at sunset on Sunday, August 20th, 2017 and end at sunset on Saturday, September 30th, 2017. The first thirty days ending on Yom Teruah is generally known as the Time of Repentance.

Ten Days of Repentance
Aseres Yemei Teshuvah, or the Ten Days of Repentance are the last ten days starting on Yom Teruah (beginning at sunset on Thursday, September 20th, 2017) and leading up to the day of Yom Kippurim. The first two days of Aseres Yemei Teshuvah are the two days of Yom Teruah, and the third day is the Fast of Gedalia. Beginning on the second day, the shofar is blown every day as a warning to return to Yahweh in repentance. The tenth day is the last day of Teshuvah, the day of Yom Kippurim. Those who are neither totally righteous nor totally wicked will have until Yom Kippurim to repent.

The last ten days are also known as the Days of Awe, a term that is more commonly known as the Days of Jacob’s Trouble and represent the tribulation period that will purge the Earth of evil. If you only count the days between Yom Teruah and Yom Kippur the number of days is seven, the same as the number of years in the tribulation period!

Yom Teruah
Joel 2:1 – “Blow you the shofar in Zion, And sound an alarm in my holy mountain!

On Yom Teruah, also known as Yom Ha’Din the trumpets declared the solemn warning that the gates of heaven are open and that the Court in Heaven is in session. It is the day when all must pass before Yahweh to be judged for their actions of the last year, when the books are opened and he determines their fate for the next year. At that time, all people will be put into one of three classifications:
• The totally righteous are sealed and separated for life with Yahweh, Yeshua, and the Ruach Ha’Kodesh.
• The totally wicked are sealed to face the wrath of Yahweh during the tribulation period and then will be separated from him throughout all eternity.
• The fate of the people that are neither totally righteous nor totally wicked is not yet sealed at this point.

Yom Teruah, the Dress Rehearsal for the Rapture has come and gone, and Yahweh has given the unbelieving more time to repent and call on his name before he raptures his bride and the Tribulation Period begins. Yom Kippurim quickly approaches.

Yom Kippurim
Joel 2:1 – “Let all the inhabitants of the land tremble, for the day of Yahweh comes, it is close at hand.”

The tenth day is the last day of Teshuvah, the day of Yom Kippurim. The Feast of Yom Kippurim symbolizes the final writing of the verdict that each person listed in the Book of Life is a righteous one, a tzaddik (צַדִּיק), or is forever separated from Yahweh. There are but a few days left to repent and return, to teshuvah. May full use of this time lest you be separated forever and consigned to the Lake of Fire for all eternity.

Conclusions
1 John 1:9 – “If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.”

The Days of Teshuva, followed by The Days of Awe, also known as the Aseres Yemei Teshuvah, or the Ten Days of Repentance, are in full swing. There are but a few days left to repent and return, to teshuvah. My prayer for you is that you will make full use of this time lest you be separated forever and consigned to the Lake of Fire for all eternity.

Favorite 33 Rapture People

Reprint of February 25, 2016…… The Rapture People

Scripture has a lot to say about the Rapture, and about the people who have been raptured. There are two types of rapture: 1) Bodily Rapture, and 2) Spiritual Rapture.

People Taken In The Body
In every case those who have been raptured In the Body have several things in common:

  • The person being raptured knows he will be. Enoch had a full year of advance notice (Enoch 81:5-6). Elijah and two schools of prophets knew the day of his departure (2 Kings 2:3-5). Moses and Elijah spoke to Yeshua about his departure prior to his going to Jerusalem to be crucified (Luke 9:30-31).
  • Horses (and often Chariots of Fire) are always present. Enoch was raptured into heaven with both horses and chariots of fire (Jasher 3:36). Elijah was also raptured into heaven with both horses and chariots of fire (2 Kings 2:11). Yeshua rose riding upon his white horse (Acts 1:10-11 and Revelation 19:11).
  • Other people are present who see them being raptured. Enoch was in the presence of his children and the King’s men when he was raptured (Enoch 81:5-6 and Jasher 3:34). Elijah was in the presence of Elisha and fifty of the sons of the prophets when he was raptured (2 Kings 2:7). Yeshua was in the presence of the apostles, and perhaps others when he was raptured (Acts 1:10-11).
  • Whirlwinds are often present. Both Enoch and Elijah went up to heaven in a whirlwind. Scripture, however, gives no indication if a whirlwind was present at Yeshua’s rapture.

In other words, Enoch, Elijah, and Yeshua were all raptured In the Body to Heaven and into Yahweh’s presence.

People Taken In The Spirit
Many Older Covenant Examples
Many of the Older Covenant prophets saw visions of Yahweh and the Heavenly Throne Room. Micaiah the son of Imlah saw Yahweh “sitting on his throne, and all the host of heaven standing by him” (1 Kings 22:19 and 2 Chronicles 18:18). Isaiah saw Yahweh “sitting upon a throne, high and lifted up, and his train filled the temple” (Isaiah 6:1). Ezekiel saw visions of Yahweh in his throne room (Ezekiel 1:1, 1:26, and 10:1-4). Daniel also saw Yahweh upon his throne (Daniel 7:9-10).

Two Newer Covenant Examples
Revelation 4:2 – “Immediately I was in the Spirit. Behold, there was a throne set in heaven, and one sitting on the throne.”
There are two people of the Newer Covenant who also saw visions of Yahweh and the Heavenly Throne Room. Most know that the Apostle John was taken to heaven, and scripture clearly tells us that he was raptured In the Spirit. Most also know that the disciple Stephen saw heaven open and Yeshua standing at the right hand of Yahweh (Acts 7:55-56). Again, no bodily rapture, just a rapture In the Spirit.

A Third Newer Covenant Example
2 Corinthians 12:2 – “I know a man in Christ who fourteen years ago—whether in the body I do not know, or out of the body I do not know, God knows—such a man was caught up to the third heaven.”
But what about Paul? Was he raptured In the Body or In the Spirit? Scripture indicates no advance notice. Scripture indicates no presence of horses or chariots of fire. Scripture indicates no presence of witnesses. Therefore, it is safe to declare that Paul, like many, was only raptured In the Spirit, not In the Body.

In other words, both the many Older Covenant prophets and the three Newer Covenant disciples or apostles were raptured In the Spirit to Heaven and into Yahweh’s presence.

Conclusions
Enoch was the first to be raptured In the Body, and that event set the pattern for all future bodily raptures in scripture – all involve advance notice, horses, and witnesses. Several involve whirlwinds, but not all. Many have been raptured In the Spirit. It is safe to declare that when there is no presence of horses, chariots of fire, whirlwinds, or witnesses who see a bodily rapture then it is only a rapture In the Spirit.

Special Report – Connections

We interrupt the posting of Favorites for a special report on some interesting connections being made by many who are watching the signs.

The Length of a Generation
Genesis 6:3 – “And Yahweh said, “My Spirit shall not strive with man forever, for he is indeed flesh; yet his days shall be one hundred and twenty years.”
Genesis 15:16 – “Know for certain that for four hundred years your descendants will be strangers in a country not their own and that they will be enslaved and mistreated there… In the fourth generation your descendants will come back here…” (100*4=400)
Psalm 90:10 – “The days of our lives are seventy years; And if by reason of strength they are eighty years.”
Leviticus 23 to 25 – Fifty symbolizes deliverance or freedom from a burden. Yahweh commanded ancient Israel that every 50th year, on the Day of Atonement, that a Jubilee was to be declared with the sound of a trumpet During the Jubilee year all debts were settled in favor of the debtor and inheritances were returned to their rightful owners. Fifty days are counted between Passover and Shavuot.

Biblical Coincidences — or Warnings
120 Years from the First Zionist Congress
Joel 2:1 – “Blow the shofar in Zion, and sound an alarm in my holy mountain! Let all the inhabitants of the land tremble, for the Day of Yahweh comes, for it is close at hand:”
Genesis 6:3 – “Yahweh said, ‘My Spirit will not strive with man forever, because he also is flesh; yet will his days be one hundred twenty years’.”
The first Zionist Congress was held in the concert hall of the Basel Municipal Casino on August 29, 1897. This date, August 29, 1897, is 120 years from Elul 1, 2017. Just coincidence, I’m sure!

100 Years from the Balfour Declaration
Genesis 7:11 – “In the six hundredth year of Noah’s life, in the second month, on the seventeenth day of the month, on the same day all the fountains of the great deep were burst open, and the sky’s windows were opened.”
Noah’s flood began on the 17th of Chesvan. The Balfour Declaration was written by Lord Balfour to Lord Rothschild, and represented the first political recognition of Zionist aims by a Great Power. It was written on November 2, 1917 – on Chesvan 17!, 100 years ago. Just another coincidence, I’m sure!

70 Years from the United Nations Resolution 181
Matthew 24:31-34 – “He will send out his angels with a great sound of a shofar, and they will gather together his chosen ones from the four winds, from one end of the sky to the other. “Now from the fig tree learn this parable. When its branch has now become tender, and puts forth its leaves, you know that the summer is near. Even so you also, when you see all these things, know that it is near, even at the doors. Most certainly I tell you, this generation will not pass away, until all these things are accomplished.”
The United Nations General Assembly passed Resolution 181 on September 3, 1947 outlining the partition plans for the land of Israel and called for two independent states to be formed after the end of the British Mandate, one Jewish and one Arab. We are now 70 years past that date. Yet another coincidence, I’m sure!

50 Years from the Capture of Jerusalem
Zechariah 12:6 – “In that day I will make the governors of Judah like a fire pan in the woodpile, and like a fiery torch in the sheaves; they shall devour all the surrounding peoples on the right hand and on the left, but Jerusalem shall be inhabited again in her own place—Jerusalem.”
In 1967 control of Jerusalem was once again taken back into Israeli hands. We are now 50 years past that date. Just one more coincidence, I’m sure!

3 Years from the Blood Moon Tetrad
Hosea 6:2 – “After two days will he revive us: in the third day he will raise us up, and we shall live in his sight.”
It has been said that a solar eclipse denotes the judgment of Yahweh upon the nations, blood moons denote the judgment of Yahweh upon the nation of Israel, and that a solar eclipse occurring in the midst of four blood moons denotes the judgment of Yahweh upon the world. It has been two “days” since the last Blood Moons tetrad. We are approaching the third day. Just a final coincidence, I’m sure!

Really – Are You Kidding Me?
1Thessalonians 5:1-4 – “But concerning the times and the seasons, brothers, you have no need that anything be written to you. For you yourselves know well that the day of Yahweh comes like a thief in the night. For when they are saying, “Peace and Safety,” then sudden destruction will come on them, like birth pains on a pregnant woman; and they will in no way escape. But you, brothers, aren’t in darkness, that the day should overtake you like a thief.”
Every year on September 21st the International Day of Peace is celebrated. The theme for 2017 is: “Together for Peace: Respect, Safety and Dignity for all. September 21st this year is Yom Teruah, the celebration of the blowing of the shofar and the resurrection of the dead! How many coincidences can one dismiss before one gets a hint?

American Coincidences – or Warnings
There are numerous Biblical connections to the numbers 12, 33, 40, and 70. Do any of these numbers pop up in relation to the coming total Solar eclipse over the United States on August 21, 2017? Are there other connections?

Twelve
According to the Bible there are 12 disciples, and 12 months in a year. 12 is considered a perfect number in that it symbolizes Yahweh’s power and authority, as well as serving as a perfect governmental foundation.
On August 21, 2017, parts of the United States will experience a total Solar Eclipse. The eclipse will pass directly over twelve states – Oregon, Idaho, Montana, Wyoming, Nebraska, Kansas, Iowa, Missouri, Illinois, Kentucky, Tennessee, Georgia, North Carolina, and South Carolina. Just fluke, I’m sure!

Thirty Three
• The first contact in the USA is in Oregon, the 33rd State of the Union.
• The last contact in the USA is in South Carolina, which is on the 33rd parallel.
• It happens on the 233rd day of the year, and it comes 33 days before the sign of the Virgin depicted in Revelation 12, which happens on September 23rd.
• It is 99 years since the last total solar eclipse that went shore to shore in the US, and September 23rd is 99 days from the end of the year. (33*3=99). Just another stroke of luck, I’m sure!

Forty
• Yeshua was tempted for 40 days in the wilderness, and there were 40 days between His resurrection and His ascension.
• The prophet Jonah gave the people of Nineveh 40 days to repent before judgment would strike. There is a town known as “Nineveh” in the United States as well. On Monday, 93 percent of the sun will be blotted out by the moon in that little town, and 7 years later the eclipse of 2024 will blot out 100 percent of the sun in that same town.
• Moses spent 40 days on Mt. Sinai. The first of Elul was when Moses began a period of 40 days of fasting and prayer on behalf of the people of Israel after they worshipped the golden calf, and descended on the 10th of Tishri, at the end of Yom Kippur, when repentance was complete.
• The eclipse, which starts on Av 29th is also exactly 40 days from Yom Kippur. Yom Kippur begins at sunset, and it concludes on September 30th, which will be the end of a 40 day period that began back on the day of the Total American Solar Eclipse on August 21st. Just another happenstance, I’m sure!

Seventy
70 has a sacred meaning in the Bible that has two perfect numbers – 7 represents perfection and 10 represents completeness and Yahweh’s law. 70 symbolizes perfect spiritual order and a period of judgment. 70 is especially connected with Jerusalem. (7*10=70)
• The Solar Eclipse will begin on the Oregon coast as a partial eclipse at 9:06 a.m. PDT on August 21, and will end later that day as a partial eclipse along the South Carolina coast at about 4:06 p.m. EDT.
• The path of the eclipse is 70 miles wide. Just another coincidence, I’m sure!

Really – Are You Kidding Me?
The first big city in the Solar Eclipse hits is Salem, OR. Salem is named after Jerusalem. The eclipse also begins in Oregon exactly at sunset time in Jerusalem. So as the sun darkens in America it will be darkening in Jerusalem at the same time. How many coincidences can one dismiss before one gets a hint?

Conclusions
Joel 3:14 – “Multitudes, multitudes in the valley of decision: for the day of Yahweh is near in the valley of decision.”
Zephaniah 1:14 – “The great day of Yahweh is near, it is near, and hastens greatly.”
We do NOT set dates. The four Blood Moons of 2014–2015 warned us that Yahweh was getting ready to change the course of human history once again. Yahweh was clearly giving us signs but had not yet revealed the exact timing.  However, we are now at the third “day” since their arrival.

Are we watching and listening? Are we about to see the rapture of the Bride of Christ, the Psalm 83 war, the War of Gog of Magog, and the beginning of the seven year Tribulation period? Will this Yom Teruah see the raising of the dead? Has the United States been singled out for a special warning?

Matthew 24:33 – “So, you too, when you see all these things, recognize that He is near, right at the door.”
Mark 13:29 – “Even so, you too, when you see these things happening, recognize that He is near, right at the door.”
Are these many events just mere coincidences, or are they perhaps dire warnings that time is up and the judgments described in scripture are about to unfold? Again, we do NOT set dates – Time will tell if these are just coincidences or dire warnings. Stay alert. The season of Yeshua’s return is near.

Favorite 32 Rapture Horses

Synopsis of January 28, 2016….. The Rapture Horses

Scripture, as well as other books mentioned in the scriptures, are filled with narratives about horses and chariots, but few have ever realized that horses may play an integral part in the Rapture. Other books also speak of horses and their part in a person’s rapture. Both scripture and the other books clearly show that each of the raptures were witnessed by others. Let’s take a look at these raptures accompanied by horses:

Enoch and The Flying Horse
Enoch 81:5-6 – “Testify to all thy children; and in the 2nd year they [seven holy ones] shall take you from their midst.”
Jasher 3:36 – “Enoch ascended into Heaven in a whirlwind with horses and chariots of fire.”
We know from Genesis 5:24 that Enoch was raptured (taken) by Yahweh. We also know from the Book of Enoch 81:5-6 that Enoch was taken from amongst his children. Jasher 3:34 tells us that some of the king’s men remained with Enoch, Jasher 3:27 tells us that the horse paced in the air, and Jasher 3:36 tells us that Enoch was raptured in a whirlwind in the accompaniment of horses and chariots of fire! Enoch’s children and the king’s men were witnesses to his rapture accompanied by horses of fire.

Elijah and The Fiery Horses
2 Kings 2:11 – “As they were walking and talking, a chariot and horses of fire appeared and separated Elijah from Elisha. Then Elijah went up to heaven in a whirlwind.
When Elijah was raptured in a whirlwind he ascended into heaven in the accompaniment of horses of fire! After visiting two schools of prophets, Elisha followed Elijah across the Jordan and then watched him enter the chariot and ascend into Heaven while fifty of the prophets watched from afar (2 Kings 2:7). Elisha and fifty others were witness to this rapture accompanied by horses of fire.

Yeshua and His White Horse (see more: The Ascension)
Acts 1:11b – “Yeshua will return in exactly the same way as you have watched him ascend into heaven.
Revelation 19:11 – “I saw the heaven opened, and behold, a white horse, and Yeshua sitting on it.”
When Yeshua was raptured, he rode a white horse. Revelation 19:11 tells us that Yeshua returns on a white horse to judge and wage war, and Acts 1:11b tells us he ascended the same way. Therefore, there can be absolutely no doubt that Yeshua was raptured on the back of a horse – most likely the same white horse which will carry him back at his second coming. The apostles were witnesses to his rapture accompanied by his white horse.

The Bride of Yeshua and Her White Horses
1 Thessalonians 4:17 – “Then we who are alive, will be caught up together with them in the clouds.”
Revelation 19:14 – “The armies which are in heaven followed Yeshua on white horses . . .”
Scripture tells us that there is an army of people that follows Yeshua, all of whom are riding on white horses, clothed in fine linen, white and clean, at his return. Amongst these people are the previously raptured Bride of Yeshua. Since the Bride meets Yeshua in the air, and returns in the air on white horses, it is safe to envision that when they are raptured they will be accompanied by horses, just as were Enoch, Elijah, and Yeshua. No doubt the people who are the Bride of Yeshua will be watched, too, as they ascend on their white horses.

Conclusions
Enoch was the first to be raptured, and that event set the pattern for all future raptures in scripture – all involve horses. Enoch was raptured in a whirlwind in the accompaniment of chariots and horses of fire. Elijah was the second to be raptured in a whirlwind in the accompaniment of chariots and horses of fire. Yeshua was raptured by a white horse. No doubt the Bride of Yeshua will be raptured by white horses as well. Enoch, Elijah, and Yeshua were witnessed as they were raptured. No doubt so will be the Bride. How exciting!

Favorite 31 Pre-Tribulation Rapture

Synopsis of August 27, 2015…… The Pre-Tribulation Rapture

In numerous scriptures a period of seven years of tribulation, trial, and judgment is described. This period is called by various terms and titles throughout both Older and Newer Covenants: The Tribulation, Daniel’s 70th Week, Day Of Yahweh (The LORD), Day Of Mashiach (Christ), Day Of Wrath, Day Of Indignation, Days Of Vengeance, Time Of Jacob’s Trouble, Time Of The End, The Lamb’s Wrath, The Great And Terrible Day Of Yahweh (The LORD).

It is during this period that the antichrist is revealed and the saints are overcome. It is also during this period that large numbers of people will accept Yeshua as their Messiah. These tribulation period saints, however, are not the saints that currently make up the Church / Bride of Yeshua. Paul informs tells us that this seven year period will not come unless the departure comes first (2 Thessalonians 2:3-4), the temple is rebuilt, and the antichrist is revealed.

Matthew 24 tells us that no one will know the day and hour of Yeshua’s next coming – the coming in the clouds to resurrect the dead and translate the living to immortality (1 Thessalonians 4:16-17 and 1 Corinthians 15:52). This coming in the clouds by Yeshua can only refer to the Resurrection/Rapture, as once the antichrist has been revealed to the world (2 Thessalonians 2:6-8) when the covenant is confirmed at the start of the seven year period, the timing of Yeshua’s second coming can be mathematically determined. – “everyone will then know precisely the day of His return, if not the exact hour!

Jacob’s Time of Trouble
Jeremiah 30:7 – “Alas! for that day is great, there is none like it; and it is the time of Jacob’s distress, but he will be saved from it.”
Older Covenant scriptures clearly state that the Tribulation is a time that affects Yahweh’s chosen ones – Israel (or Jacob), his enemies, and sinners. Newer Covenant scriptures also clearly state that the Tribulation is a time that affects “Israel”. This verse states that the tribulation is a time of Jacob’s trouble, not a time of judging the church. It is a time to bring forth a remnant from within Israel. Daniel 3:13-ff tells of those who will place their faith in Yahweh/Yeshua during Jacob’s time of trouble, and Revelation 12:17 states that the tribulation is a time when Satan makes war with a remnant from within Israel (not from within the Church/Bride of Yeshua).

The Punishment of Enemies, the Unrighteous, and Sinners
It is only those who do not accept Yeshua as their Lord and Savior that suppress the truth, who are judged unrighteous, and it is the unrighteous that Yahweh keeps for the day of judgment (2 Peter 2:9). Isaiah 13:9 states that the tribulation is a time to destroy sinners from the Earth. Nahum 1:2-3 and states that Yahweh reserves His wrath for His enemies. Romans 1:18 states that Yahweh only shows his anger against those who suppress the truth.

Revelation 11:18 states that the tribulation is a time to judge the nations for their sins against Yahweh’s chosen people. It is not a time to judge the saints, nor the church, which is judged at the Bema Seat of Yeshua.

The Sinless Bride
Newer Covenant scriptures state that the Church (or Bride of Yeshua) has already been declared without sin, so cannot be included in those who will be subject to the Tribulation and its judgments. The Church/Bride of Yeshua is not an enemy of Yahweh, but are in fact called “friends” (John 15:15). The Church/Bride of Yeshua is judged righteous by the shed blood of the Lamb, Yeshua Ha’Mashiach. 1 Thessalonians 5:9, Luke 21:36, John 5:24, Romans 5:9, and Revelation 3:10 all agree that Yahweh has not appointed those who have placed their trust in Yeshua to wrath. The Church/Bride of Yeshua is kept from enduring the tribulation. Therefore, one must conclude that Yeshua’s bride will be raptured prior to the tribulation.

The Sequence
Zephaniah 2:1-2 – “Gather yourselves together, yes, gather, O nation without shame, before the decree takes effect, . . . before the burning anger of Yahweh comes upon you, before the day of Yahweh’s anger comes upon you.”
The sequence of when the rapture takes place is clearly documented in both Older and Newer Covenants. The Church/Bride of Yeshua is gathered first, taken to heaven to be where Yeshua is, and receives a time of rest. After these things the antichrist is revealed, the seven year begins to be enforced, and the tribulation period starts. Do not be deceived! The sequence is very clear: First is the departure (the Rapture) in conjunction with the removal of the one who restrains evil, and then the Son Of Perdition is revealed, then the seven year period of tribulation.

Absolute Proof Of A Pre-Tribulation Rapture
Matthew 16:18 – “I will build my church, and all the powers of hell will not conquer it.”
Proof that the timing of the Resurrection/Rapture is before the Tribulation period is stated in several scriptures, including Revelation 3:10 – “the church will be kept from the hour of trial,” and 1 Thessalonians 5:9 – “the church is not appointed to wrath,” even though “tribulation saints” will experience either part or all of the period. Isaiah also knew that he would be resurrected and would be hidden during the time of the indignation (Isaiah 26:19-20).

Absolute proof, however, that the Church is removed prior to the Tribulation period, is contained in Matthew 16:18. In this verse, Yeshua clearly states that neither Lucifer, Satan, The Devil, the antichrist, the fallen angels, nor all the powers of hell can overcome, prevail against, or conquer His Church, His Bride, His Redeemed.

Since we know through scripture that Satan is given power to overcome “saints” during the seven year period (Revelation 13:7), the Church/Bride of Yeshua, therefore cannot, I repeat, CANNOT, be present in the world – it has to be some other group of saints whom Satan is able to overcome. If the Church, the Bride of Yeshua, were still in the world when Satan is allowed to overcome, Yeshua would be a liar, and He cannot lie! Numerous scriptures attest to this fact.

Conclusions
The Resurrection/Rapture is definitely Pre-Tribulation, and the above scriptures give us every reason to be, joyous, happy, cheerful, festive, and singing our hearts out!

Tish’a B’Av 2017

The date for Tish’a B’Av 2017 is Tuesday, August 1st, 2017, in the Hebrew Year 5777.

Tish’a B’Av begins at sunset today, Monday, July 31st and ends at sunset Tuesday, August 1st.

According to history, many disastrous events have occurred on Tish’a B’Av, also called the Ninth of Av, the saddest day in Jewish history. Some of those events are:

  • The bad report brought by the spies from the promised land.
  • The destruction of the first and second Temples.
  • Numerous wars have started on this date.
  • Numerous bombings and killing of Jews have happened on this date.

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Favorite 30 Apostasy or Rapture

Synopsis of July 30, 2015. The Apostasia or Rapture of the Bride

Has the word apostasia been correctly translated, or has it been irresponsibly mistranslated?  Let’s examine the scriptures and see which is the correct understanding of the Second Thessalonians verses:

The Word Apostasia
2 Thessalonians 2:3 – “The tribulation will not come until The Departure comes first . . .”

The word translated “the departure” is the Greek word apostasia [•πoστασα apostasia G646], meaning departure. Apostasia is made up of two words, apo and stasia.
• Apo [ἀπό G575] means: a motion away from a place or person, not from an ideology.
• Stasia means: a standing away, to draw out, or to separate. It comes from the root word: Stasis [στσις G4714].
Together they mean: a physical standing away from, or separation away from, or a going out from among. This fits exactly with the images of the “great escape” and the “gathering together” of scripture.

Luke 2:37 – “Anna never departed the temple, serving night and day with fasting and prayer.”
Luke 13:27 – “And Yeshua will say, ‘Depart from me, all you evildoers’.”
Acts 12:10 – After the angel had released Peter from the prison, “immediately the angel departed from him.”
2 Corinthians 12:8 – “I implored Yeshua three times that the messenger of Satan might depart from me.”

Historical Translations
Several translations of the Greek New Covenant scriptures into English prior to the King James Authorized version of 1611 translate apostasia as either the departure or the departing. Those translations are:
• The Tyndale Bible (1526 / 1534) a departynge fyrst
• The Coverdale Bible (1539) a departynge come firft
• The Cranmer Bible (1539) a departynge fyrst
• and The Geneva Bible (1557) a departing first
One newer translation that also translates apostasia as departure is the Hebrew Names Version (1997). The mistranslation of apostasia as apostasy, falling away, or rebellion only became used when the King James translators tried to use the English word apostasy for apostasia – a completely irresponsible mistranslation that has been duplicated by way too many modern versions.

The Sequence
2 Thessalonians 2:3 – “Do not let anyone in any way deceive you, for the tribulation will not come until The Departure comes first, and then the revealing of the Man of Lawlessness, the Son of Perdition, comes second.”

Paul’s second letter to the Thessalonians describes the sequence of events regarding the gathering together of those in Mashiach (Christ). Paul admonishes the Thessalonians not to be deceived, and then goes on to describe the future sequence of events. First – departure, second – revealing. In no way does Paul indicate an apostasy, a falling way, or rebellion of faith.

The apostasia is referring to the harpazō (The gathering together or The departure) as evidenced by earlier translations. The Bride of Yeshua is gathered first, then secondly the antichrist is revealed. This agrees fully with Matthew 16:18 which states that the Church cannot be overcome by Satan or the all powers of Hell. That the apostasia is the harpazō also agrees with 1 Thessalonians 1:10: the Bride of Yeshua is to wait for Yeshua who “who rescues us from the coming wrath” and also with 1 Thessalonians 5:9Yahweh did not appoint us to suffer wrath, but to receive salvation through our Lord Yeshua Ha’Mashiach”.

The Apostasy
Acts 21:21 – “They have been told about you, that you are teaching all the Jews who are among the Gentiles to forsake Moses, telling them not to circumcise their children nor to walk according to the customs.

Neither First nor Second Thessalonians deals with a falling away from scriptural or doctrinal principles. In this passage in Acts 21:21, however, the word apostasia could be interpreted either to walk away from or to turn your back on Moses, himself, or to turn away from his teachings. Today we are seeing just such an apostasia from scripture and sound doctrine, as well as a falling away from (or turning of the back on) the church as the time of Yeshua’s return draws near.

Conclusions
Understanding the precise context of the scriptures in which the word apostasia is used clearly determines which meaning is being expressed. Paul’s first and second letters to the Thessalonians are both expressly dealing with the harpazō (or departure) of the Bride of Yeshua prior to the revealing of the antichrist and the tribulation period. Neither letter addressed the topic of a falling away from scriptural or doctrinal principles. The mistranslation of apostasia as apostasy, falling away, or rebellion only became used when a translator tried to use the English word apostasy for apostasia – a completely irresponsible mistranslation that has been duplicated by way too many modern versions, all of whom fail to understand the overall context of the passage.