“from the presence of the serpent to her place in the wilderness” – Revelations 12:14

 

Scriptures

  1. But the woman was given two wings of a great eagle to fly from the presence of the serpent to her place in the wilderness, where she was nourished for a time, and times, and half a time.
    ( Revelations 12:14 ) [ Link ]

 

In Depth

 

Commentary

Link

Ellicott’s Commentary

  1. Prosecution
    • The woman is persecuted and driven into the wilderness: yet it is with the eagle wings given her by her Lord that she flies; the serpent drives her into the wilderness: yet it is in the wilderness that her place is prepared by God.
    • The way that seems hard is the way that is most blest.
    • The opposition of the dragon brings her blessings that she never would have received except in persecution; neither the eagle power nor the heavenly sustenance had been hers without the serpent’s hate.
    • Thus is the trial of faith precious in bringing us to know the priceless blessings of heavenly help and heavenly food.
  2. Eagle’s Wings
    • She is given eagle’s wings. God had spoken of the deliverance of Israel under a similar emblem, “Ye have seen . . . how I bare you on eagles’ wings and brought you unto myself”
    • There is a difference as well as a resemblance in the emblem here. In Exodus God is said to have borne Israel on eagles’ wings: here the wings are given to the woman. The strength of the earlier dispensation is a strength often used for, rather than in, the people of God; the strength of the latter is a strength in them: “They mount up with wings as eagles” ( Isaiah 40:31 ).
  3. Wilderness
    • The place is not a chance spot: it is prepared of God; it is in the wilderness, but still it is the place God prepared for her. It is always a delight to faith to mark how the ordering of God works in and through the wilfulness and wickedness of the enemy: the Son of man goeth, as it was written, though there is a “woe” against the man by whom He is betrayed. The wicked one can never drive us from God’s place, but only to it, unless we are enemies to ourselves. She is nourished in the wilderness.

Jacob Prasch – Rapture

 

Scriptures

Shattering The Power of The Holy People – The Intra-Seal Rapture – Jacob Prasch

  1. And the man dressed in linen, who was above the waters of the river, raised his right hand and his left hand toward heaven, and I heard him swear by Him who lives forever, saying, “It will be for a time, times, and half a time. When the power of the holy people has been shattered, all these things will be completed.”
    I heard, but I did not understand. So I asked, “My lord, what will be the outcome of these things?”…
    ( Daniel 12:7-8 ) [ Link ]

 

Videos

  1. Shattering The Power of The Holy People – The Intra-Seal Rapture – Jacob Prasch
    • Videos
      • Video #1
        Channel :- Dean Gibson – Grainstore
        Published On :- 2019-Jan-29th
        Link

John MacArthur, a pre-tribulationist

Background

John MacArthur, a pre-tribulationist, supports his position in a series of short messages.

 

Videos

  1. John MacArthur explains the Rapture
    • Videos

 

In depth

John MacArthur explains the Rapture

  1. Scriptural Basis
    • 1st thessalonians 4
      • Believers who have died
        • NIV ( Link )
          • 13 Brothers and sisters, we do not want you to be uninformed about those who sleep in death, so that you do not grieve like the rest of mankind, who have no hope.
            14 For we believe that Jesus died and rose again, and so we believe that God will bring with Jesus those who have fallen asleep in him.  ( 1st thessalonians 4 :13-14 )
          • 15 According to the Lord’s word, we tell you that we who are still alive, who are left until the coming of the Lord, will certainly not precede those who have fallen asleep.
            16 For the Lord himself will come down from heaven, with a loud command, with the voice of the archangel and with the trumpet call of God, and the dead in Christ will rise first.
            17 After that, we who are still alive and are left will be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. And so we will be with the Lord forever.
            18 Therefore encourage one another with these words.
            ( 1st thessalonians 4 :15-18 )
    • 1st Corinthians 15
      • The Resurrection of the Dead
        • NIV ( Link )
          • 51 Listen, I tell you a mystery: We will not all sleep, but we will all be changed—
            52 in a flash, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet. For the trumpet will sound, the dead will be raised imperishable, and we will be changed.
    • John 14
  2. Beginning
    • It has no judgement
    • It has to happen in the beginning, because it has no judgement in it
    • That is why our hope is called the blessed hope
  3. Elect
    • When the last elect is saved, it triggers the rapture
  4. Book of Revelations
    • Chronology Order
      • Chapter 1
        • Church appears in Chapter 1 on earth
      • Chapter 2
        • Seven churches in Asia
      • Chapter 4
        • Never appears again
      • Chapter 19
        • Return of Christ
      • Chapter 20
        • Kingdom
  5. Absence of instruction or warning to the Church
  6. Always a blessed hope
    1. Looking for Christ
    2. Not looking for AntiChrist
  7. Roller Coaster ?
    • Why go up, to come down
    • Married Supper of the the Lamp

Jan Markell :- Prophecy – “Damage has been done”

Background

Lately the Headlines has been anything but good.

Whether it be Br-exit, Federal Government Shutdown in the US, Los Angeles School Teachers on Strike, and on and on.

The Church

The Church which is supposed to provide a strong and stable voice has not done much better.

Jan Markell

Jan Markell offers her a quick summary on the divergent voices as it relates to interpreting the end time scenarios mentioned in the Book of Revelations.

Be forewarned, she names names; not for the sake of doing so but as textural proof that these are not just hypothetical, nuanced arguments, but ones that are researched, publicly documented, and argued.

Videos

  1. Jan Markell on the Mockery of Bible Prophecy
    • Videos
      • Jan Markell on the Mockery of Bible Prophecy
        Profile :- Why do people mock Bible prophecy? Find out with speaker Jan Markell on the show Christ in Prophecy.
        Video :- Christ In Prophecy
        Published on :- 2018-Oct-10
        Link

In depth

Jan Markell on the Mockery of Bible Prophecy

  1. Burden
  2. Name Names
    • I am going to have name some names
    • May not be fully happy with some of the names that I have to name
  3. Last day madness
    • These are Christians talking
    • They call it last Day Madness
  4. Pastor Tom Hughes
    • Church
      • 412 Church
      • Location
        • San Jacinto, California
      • Branch Of
        • Calvary Chapel
      • Where does 412 come from
        • Acts 4:12
          • Salvation is found in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given to mankind by which we must be saved.
        • Ephesians 4:12
          • To equip his people for works of service, so that the body of Christ may be built up
        • Hebrews 4:12
          • For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any twoedged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.
    • Why the Church rejects prophecy
      • Points
        • 1 — They don’t understand it.
        • 2 — They fear offending members of the congregation.
        • 3 — People will be scared.
        • 4 — People might not tithe if they think we’re close to the end.
        • 5 — Fear of looking like the loony-tune fringe.
  5. Dispensationalism
    • Decline in Dispensationalism
    • Literal Tribulation
    • Pre-tribulations
      • She advocates the pre-trib position
    • Israel end time role
    • Timing
  6. Destructive Theology
    • Amilleanialism
      • Everything is Literal
    • Kingdom Now Theology
      • If we work hard enough, we can make the world better
      • If we bring about Social Justice, things will be good
      • How is that working out?
    • Preterism
      • All bible prophecy happened in 70 AD
      • Everything done
    • Replacement Theology
      • Church is the new Israel
    • Palestinian Zionism
      • Jesus was a Palestinian, and not Jewish
  7. Attacks on what we believe
    • Zombie Attacks
      • Christian Today
        • Quotes
          • Why a zombie attack is more probable than the apocalypse
          • Last day madness
          • Jan Markell – End times hysteria conference
      • Scriptural Basis
        • Pastor Paul Begley
          • Standing
            • “Do not be amazed at this, for a time is coming when all who are in their graves will hear his voice and come out – those who have done what is good will rise to live, and those who have done what is evil will rise to be condemned.” ( John 5:28-29 )
    • Jan Markell
      • Last Day madness
    • Rapture?
      • Friends of Israel
        • What ever happened to the rapture
      • Frequent Email
        • Olive Tree Ministries
          • Where can I find a church that does not marginalize Eschatology
          • 1/3 of the Bible is prophetic
      • Date Setters
        • Edgar Whisenant
          • Books
            • 88 Reasons Why the Rapture Will Be in 1988
            • On Borrowed Time
    • Pre-tribulationist
      • Left Behind or Led Astray
      • Pastor
        • Joe Schimmel
        • Joe Richardson
        • Jacob Prasch
      • What if the Church has been left ill-prepared
      • If you a Pastor and not preparing your people to face the AntiChrist, then you have failed in your role as a shepherd

Glossary

  1. es·cha·tol·o·gy (/ˌeskəˈtäləjē/ )
    • The part of theology concerned with death, judgment, and the final destiny of the soul and of humankind.

References

  1. Christian Theology
    • Supersessionism
      • Wikipedia
        • Supersessionism ( Wikipedia )
          Link
  2. Christian Escathology
    • Eschatology
      • Eschatology ( Wikipedia )
        Link
    • Amillennialism
      • Wikipedia
        • Amillennialism ( Wikipedia )
          Link
    • Preterism
      • Wikipedia
        • Preterism ( Wikipedia )
          Link
  3. Christian Today
    • Harry Farley
      • Zombie Apocalypse and the end times: Did the Bible foretell modern life?
        Link
  4. Tom Hughes
    • Eric Barger
      • Five reasons pastors don’t teach bible prophecy
        Link
    • Videos
  5. The Inquisitr
    • Is This The End Of Days? Pastor Claims Bible Predicts Zombie Apocalypse
      Link
  6. End of Days
    • joanna AT JFPenn.com
      • End of Days predictions
        Link
  7. Edgar Whisenant

 

Do not exceed what is written ( 1st Corinthians 4:6 )

1st Corinthians 4:6

Now, brothers and sisters, I have applied these things to myself and Apollos for your benefit, so that you may learn from us the meaning of the saying, “Do not go beyond what is written.” Then you will not be puffed up in being a follower of one of us over against the other.

Pretext

Here is the pretext :-

1 Corinthians 10:16
Link ( KJV )

  • Now I beseech you, brethren, by the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that ye all speak the same thing, and that there be no divisions among you; but that ye be perfectly joined together in the same mind and in the same judgment.
  • For it hath been declared unto me of you, my brethren, by them which are of the house of Chloe, that there are contentions among you.
  • Now this I say, that every one of you saith, I am of Paul; and I of Apollos; and I of Cephas; and I of Christ.
  • Is Christ divided? was Paul crucified for you? or were ye baptized in the name of Paul?
  • I thank God that I baptized none of you, but Crispus and Gaius;
  • Lest any should say that I had baptized in mine own name.
  • And I baptized also the household of Stephanas: besides, I know not whether I baptized any other.

Reading

Let us read into the pretext a bit.

Paul is making a point of saying the following :-

  1. Uniformity in teaching is paramount
  2. What we hear and how we judge those words should reflect the rigor and essentials of the read and preached word
  3. Baptism is unto Jesus and not unto the preacher/teacher
  4. Trying to play the number game via baptismal should likely not be a motivation

Bible Verses

  1. Deuteronomy
    • he said to them, “Take to heart all these words I testify among you today, so that you may command your children to carefully follow all the words of this law. For they are not idle words to you, because they are your life, and by them you will live long in the land you are crossing the Jordan to possess.”
      ( Deuteronomy 32:47 ) [ Link ]
  2.  Proverbs
    • The Words of Agur …Every word of God is flawless; He is a shield to those who take refuge in Him. Do not add to His words, lest He rebuke you and prove you a liar. ( Proverbs 30:6 ) [ Link ]
  3.  Matthew
    • But in vain they do worship me, teaching for doctrines the commandments of men. ( Matthew 15:9 )  [ Link ]
    • Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world. Amen.
      ( Matthew 28:20 )  [ Link ]
  4. Luke
    • The Walk to Emmaus
      • Then Jesus took them through the writings of Moses and all the prophets, explaining from all the Scriptures ( Luke 24:27 ) [ Link ]
  5. Acts
    • They devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and to the fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer. ( Acts 2:42 )  [ Link ]
  6.  Hebrews
    • They serve at a sanctuary that is a copy and shadow of what is in heaven. This is why Moses was warned when he was about to build the tabernacle: “See to it that you make everything according to the pattern shown you on the mountain.” ( Hebrew 8:5 )  [ Link ]
  7. 1st Peter
    • If any man speak, let him speak as the oracles of God; if any man minister, let him do it as of the ability which God giveth ( 1 Peter 4:11 )
      [ Link ]
  8. 2 John
    • Anyone who runs ahead and does not continue in the teaching of Christ does not have God; whoever continues in the teaching has both the Father and the Son. If anyone comes to you and does not bring this teaching, do not take them into your house or welcome them. Anyone who welcomes them shares in their wicked work. ( 2 John 9:11 )  [ Link ]
  9. Titus
    • Teaching Sound Doctrine
      • But as for you, speak the things that are consistent with sound doctrine. Older men are to be temperate, dignified, self-controlled, and sound in faith, love, and perseverance.
        Older women, likewise, are to be reverent in their behavior, not slanderers or addicted to much wine, but teachers of good.…( Titus 2:2 )  [ Link ]
      • …In the same way, urge the younger men to be self-controlled.
        In everything, show yourself to be an example by doing good works. In your teaching show integrity, dignity, and wholesome speech that is above reproach, so that anyone who opposes us will be ashamed to have nothing bad to say about us.… ( Titus 2:7 )  [ Link ]
  10. 2 Corinthians
    • But have renounced the hidden things of dishonesty, not walking in craftiness, nor handling the word of God deceitfully; but by manifestation of the truth commending ourselves to every man’s conscience in the sight of God.
      ( 2 Corinthians 4:2 ) [ Link ]
  11.  Revelations
    • Your righteous acts have been revealed
      After this I looked, and the temple— the Tabernacle of the Testimony— was opened in heaven. 
      ( Revelation 15:5 )  [ Link ]
    • For I testify unto every man that heareth the words of the prophecy of this book, If any man shall add unto these things, God shall add unto him the plagues that are written in this book:
      And if any man shall take away from the words of the book of this prophecy, God shall take away his part out of the book of life, and out of the holy city, and from the things which are written in this book.
      ( Revelation 22:18-19 ) [ Link ]

Videos

  1. Jacob Prasch
    • Jacob Prasch Do we pray to the Holy Spirit April 14 2016 – Andrew R
      • Profile
        • Jacob Prasch Do we pray to the Holy Spirit April 14 2016 – Andrew R
      • Videos
        • Video #1
          Channel :- Teaching by Jacob Prasch: Do we pray to the Holy Spirit.
          Link

In depth

Jacob Prasch

Jacob Prasch Do we pray to the Holy Spirit April 14 2016 – Andrew R

  1. Gifts
    • When gifts become the main say it
      • Leads to spiritual pride

Referenced Work

  1. bible.ca
    • The Expository Files
      • Do Not Exceed That Which Is Written
        Link
  2. Andy Sochor
    • planbibleteaching.com
      • Do Not Exceed What Is Written
        Link

 

In Closing

I really like Matthew Henry’s commentary on Acts 2:42-47 …
Link

2:42-47 In these verses we have the history of the truly primitive church, of the first days of it; its state of infancy indeed, but, like that, the state of its greatest innocence. They kept close to holy ordinances, and abounded in piety and devotion; for Christianity, when admitted in the power of it, will dispose the soul to communion with God in all those ways wherein he has appointed us to meet him, and has promised to meet us. The greatness of the event raised them above the world, and the Holy Ghost filled them with such love, as made every one to be to another as to himself, and so made all things common, not by destroying property, but doing away selfishness, and causing charity. And God who moved them to it, knew that they were quickly to be driven from their possessions in Judea. The Lord, from day to day, inclined the hearts of more to embrace the gospel; not merely professors, but such as were actually brought into a state of acceptance with God, being made partakers of regenerating grace. Those whom God has designed for eternal salvation, shall be effectually brought to Christ, till the earth is filled with the knowledge of his glory.

Charles Cooper & Apocalyptic Literature

 

Videos

  1. Charles Cooper Interview – Prewrath Rapture
    • Videos
      • Video
        Channel :- Chris White
        Published on Mar 17, 2011
        Link
  2. Prewrath Conference – Charles Cooper – Justice
    • Profile
      • From a pre-wrath Conference in Crestview FL in 2011
    • Videos
      • Video
        Channel :- Chris White
        Published on :- April 6th, 2011
        Link

 

In-depth

Charles Cooper Interview – Prewrath Rapture

  1. Timing of the Rapture
    • Categorization
      • Pre-Tribulation
      • Mid-Tribulation
      • Post-Tribulation
    • Stayed that way until about 20 years ago
      • Introduced
        • Prewrath
  2. What is prewrath
    • Elect of God with not experience the wrath of God
    • But, will experience the prosecution of Satan and the his Antichrist
    • Removal after the midpoint, but before the end of the 70th week
    • Distinction between the wrath of Satan and the wrath of God
  3. Day of the Lord
    • Scriptures
      • Old Testament
        • People
          • Enoch
            • God took off without having to die
            • God will come and live among his people
          • Joel
            • Remove the wicked
        • Happiness
          • Jews were happy that God is going to get rid of all their enemies
      • Responsibilities
        • Position-ally right with God so as not to face retribution
  4.  Parousia
    • Meeting up with a King as he comes to town
  5. Eminence
    • Doctrine
      • Pre-tribulation
        • Christ can come at any moment
      • Prewrath
        • Once Anti-Christ sits himself
  6. Pre-Tribulation
    • Danger
      • Believers caught unaware
      • Not develop faith muscle that will allow them to withstand prosecution that will occur in the latter portion of Anti-Christ
      • Most problematic in the western world as American Church is so weak and effeminate when it comes to prosecution
      • Not able to stand quietly and confidently
      • Personal Experience
        • 911
          • Since it happen during 911
  7. Matthew 24
    • For the Church or Just the Jews
      • Pre-Tribulation view of Church
        • March 24 is not directly applicable to the Church
        • Jewish Waste Paper Basket
      • Parallel Scriptures ( Written to Gentiles specifically )
        • Mark
          • Mark 13
        • Luke
          • Luke 17
          • Luke 21
    • Early Church fathers
      • Didache
        • The Didache (/ˈdɪdəkeɪ, -ki/; Greek: Διδαχή,, translit. translit. Didakhé, lit., lit. ‘Teaching’), also known as The Teaching of the Twelve Apostles, is a brief anonymous early Christian treatise, dated by most modern scholars to the first century.
          The first line of this treatise is “The teaching of the Lord to the Gentiles (or Nations) by the twelve apostles”. [ Link ]
    • 2nd Thessalonians Chapter 2 ( Link )
      • Pre-Tribulation
        • Argues for quote on quote imminence
        • They say there is no prophetic conditions that has to occur before Christ Return
      • Prewrath
        • Flows Naturally
        • Pre-Wrath
          • Twist and Shake-it
          • 2nd Thessalonians will remain a thorn in the side of those who want to argue for Pre-wrath

Scripture

2nd Thessalonians Chapter 2

Link

  • 2 Now we beseech you, brethren, by the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, and by our gathering together unto him [ Parousia ],
  • 2 That ye be not soon shaken in mind, or be troubled, neither by spirit, nor by word, nor by letter as from us, as that the day of Christ is at hand.3 Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition;
  • 4 Who opposeth and exalteth himself above all that is called God, or that is worshipped; so that he as God sitteth in the temple of God, shewing himself that he is God.
  • 5 Remember ye not, that, when I was yet with you, I told you these things?
  • 6 And now ye know what withholdeth that he might be revealed in his time.
  • 7 For the mystery of iniquity doth already work: only he who now letteth will let, until he be taken out of the way.
  • 8 And then shall that Wicked be revealed, whom the Lord shall consume with the spirit of his mouth, and shall destroy with the brightness of his coming:
  • 9 Even him, whose coming is after the working of Satan with all power and signs and lying wonders,
  • 10 And with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that perish; because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved.
  • 11 And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie:
  • 12 That they all might be damned who believed not the truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness.
  • 13 But we are bound to give thanks alway to God for you, brethren beloved of the Lord, because God hath from the beginning chosen you to salvation through sanctification of the Spirit and belief of the truth:

 

Chris White – Apocalyptic Literature

Background

Based on tally of what posts is getting the most hits this morning, it is likely time to post something on Apocalyptic literature.

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Videos

  1. The 7 year Covenant is Not a Peace Agreement
    • Videos
      • Video #1
        Channel :- Chris White
        Published On :- 2014-July-25th
        Link
  2. Top 10 Reasons Obama is NOT the Antichrist
    • Videos
      • Video #1
        Channel :- Chris White
        Published On :- 2013-Nov-11th
        Link
  3. Four Blood Moons DEBUNKED (2014-2015)
    • Videos
      • Video #1
        Channel :- Chris White
        Published On :- 2014-Jan-1st
        Link
  4.  The Wars of Antichrist and the Messiah Ben Joseph Connection Chris White 2017
    • Videos
      • Video #1
        Channel :- Tisa Heppner
        Published On :- 2018-Jan-22nd
        Link
      • Video #2
        Channel :- Kidpadle Gabriel
        Published On :- 2017-Dec-23rd
        Link
      • Video #3
        Channel :- Matthew Rahn
        Published On :- 2017-April-15th
        Link
  5. Comparing Matthew 24 and Revelation 6
    • Videos
      • Video #1
        Channel :- Chris White
        Published On :- 2012-Jan-13th
        Link
  6. False Christ: Will the Antichrist Claim to Be the Jewish Messiah? – The Psalm 83 “War” Problem
    • Videos
  7. Pre-wrath Rapture Teaching Series – Part 1 – Bible Study Methods
    • Profile
      • Resolving the Rapture Riddle Part 1: Bible Study Methods This is part 1 of a series on the Lord’s return from a pre-wrath perspective.
    • Videos
      • Video #1
        Channel :- Chris White
        Published On :- 2012-Dec-6th
        Link
  8. A Video mirrored by Christian Researcher and Evangelist Chris White for more:
    • Profile
    • Videos
      • Video #1
        Channel :- 0RepentNBelieve0
        Published On :- 2013-May-7th
        Link
  9. Daniel 7 – A Blueprint To Identify The Antichrist: Chris White
    •  Profile
      • Daniel 7 is considered by some to be the most important chapter in the book of Daniel, others even consider it the most important chapter in the entire Old Testament for reasons which we will get into later, but certainly one of those reasons is because of its prophetic significance.In Daniel Chapter 7 Daniel has a vision of 4 beasts: a lion, bear, leopard and a “diverse beast”. These beasts are identified as kings and/or kingdoms by the angel who interprets Daniel’s dream starting in verse 17.
        The question is which kingdoms are being referred to with these beasts.
    • Videos
      • Video #1
        Channel :- The Unfeigned Witness 2.0
        Published On :- 2016-Feb-22nd
        Link
  10. False Christ with Chris White – Canary Cry Radio 074
    •  Profile
      • With Dr. Kent Hovind
        Originally Aired on August 15, 2014
    • Videos
      • Video #1
        Channel :- Canary Cry Radio
        Published On :- 2015-August-13th
        Link