Monthly Archives: June 2013

What he said

Jesus never said

The Supreme Court’s ruling on same-sex marriage was the topic on Sunday’s Meet the Press.

At the table discussing the issue, MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow suggested that social conservatives have sought for a generation to demean gay Americans.

“Gay people, there’s nothing that we can do that make more or less of us exist,” Maddow said. “And you’ve been arguing for a generation that public policy ought to essentially demean gay people as a way of expressing disapproval. But you don’t make any less of us exist.”

Shooting back against this assertion, founder and chairman of the Faith and Freedom Coalition Ralph E. Reed, pointed to the hypocrisy just a decade ago among Democrats who voted in favor of the Defense of Marriage Act.

“This suggestion that because somebody wants to affirm the institution of marriage that they’re ipso-facto intolerant, by that argument, Barack Obama was intolerant 14 months ago,” Reed said.

“By that argument, 342 members of the House, 85 members of the Senate… Bill Clinton, who signed it into law, were intolerant and motivated by an animus and a hatred for gays.”

“Were they bigots?” he asks.

Source:

http://rare.us/story/rachel-maddow-spars-with-christian-leader-over-gay-marriage-ruling/

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Two Witnesses Addendum

In which I share very interesting stuff you didn’t need to know to follow my argument about when the Two Witnesses will appear.

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ABOVE: End Times Timeline Part One appeared in my blog “The Last Seven Years of Time” @ https://polination.wordpress.com/2013/05/18/the-last-seven-years-of-time/

When a prophet prophesies, he utters prophecies.

N.b., This is just a grammar lesson. Bible prophets did not always predict stuff so much as teach, preach and annoy people.

  • Prophesy (PROF-a-sigh) verb To predict something.
    • Mnemonic: A prophet sighs when he prophesies.
  • Prophecy (PROF-a-see) noun A prediction.
    • Mnemonic: Prophecy is spelled like it sounds, with a c.

The Mount of Olives is named for the olive groves that once covered its slopes. The Garden of Gethsemane was at the foot of the Mount of Olives. A gethsemane is an oil press, a very logical thing to have at the foot of a mountain covered with olive trees.

Woe One is part of TRUMPET FIVE (Revelation 9) when Satan is released from the abyss and those who do not have the seal of God on their foreheads are tormented with a plague of painful “scorpion stings.”

Woe Two (Revelation 11) appears to be part of TRUMPET SIX (plagues of “fire, smoke, and sulfur”). It ends with the great earthquake in Jerusalem.

Woe Three is never specified. Based on the timeline, it looks like it covers all the bad stuff that happens during the 3.5 years that Satan rules, including the Mark of the Beast and the final war at Armageddon.

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When will the Two Witnesses appear?

Two Witnesses

Revelation 11 prophesies that God will send Two Witnesses to Jerusalem to preach, teach and generally annoy sinners for twelve hundred and sixty days. They will wear sackcloth and have the power to stop the rain, to turn water into blood and to afflict the earth with any plague as often as they wish. Anyone who tries to harm them will die.

Revelation 11 continues to say that, at the end of the 1,260 days, Satan will kill the Two Witnesses and leave their corpses lying in the street. After three and a half days, God will restore them to life and, as He carries them away in a cloud, a great earthquake will kill 7,000 people and destroy a tenth of Jerusalem.

Revelation 12 prophesies that, when Satan tries to destroy God’s faithful in Jerusalem, they will flee into the desert. Satan will try to stop them by spewing “a torrent of water out of his mouth” but the earth itself will open and swallow the flood. They will go to a place God will have prepared for them, a place Satan cannot go, where they will be safe “for a year, two years, and a half-year.”

Zechariah 14 prophesies that in the End Times, a great earthquake will split the Mount of Olives in two. Half the mountain will move north, half south and God’s faithfull will flee the city via the east-west rift that is formed.

Jerusalem Mt of Olives map

The Mount of Olives is just to the east of Old Jerusalem. It is the central peak of three forming a north-south ridge that acts as a watershed. The western side (Jerusalem) gets the rain; the eastern side is the beginning of the Judean Desert. Clearly, an earthquake big enough to split the Mount of Olives will seriously damage Old Jerusalem.

Jerusalem Mt of Olives Dome aerial and photo

It’s more than possible for Jerusalem to suffer an earthquake of this magnitude; it’s near a fault line.

Middle East tectonic plates

If these three prophecies describe a single catastrophic geological event, then the cumulative evidence is that it will occur at the MID-POINT of the last seven years. If I’ve got this right, the Two Witnesses will appear about a month after the 7-year treaty is signed.

End Times timeline 2 - Witnesses Earthquake

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Shame on you indeed!

Duckworth

Above: Rep. Tammy Duckworth, D-Ill, lost both her legs and the use of her right arm as a helicopter pilot in Iraq in 2004. She has chronic pain and may still lose her right arm altogether.

In video: Braulio Castillo broke his foot at the U.S. Military Preparatory School, between high school and college. Then he went on to play football in college. Thirty years later, he claimed special “military disability” benefits for his company based on chronic pain in says he has in his foot.

Castillo told Duckworth that the pain is “due to my service to our great country and I would do it again to protect this great country.”

Duckworth replied, “I’m so glad that you would be willing to play football in prep school again to protect this great country.”

She went on.

“Shame on you, Mr. Castillo. Shame on you. You may not have broken any laws … but you certainly broke the trust of this great nation. You broke the trust of veterans.”

Source:

http://blogs.militarytimes.com/outside-the-wire/2013/06/26/shame-on-you-disabled-vet-duckworth-grills-irs-contractor/

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How’s your prayer time?

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Dating the End of the World

God gave us SEVEN prophecies to help us know when the end is near. (SEVEN. What a shock. Not.) These key passages are:

  1. Daniel 7:25-26
  2. Daniel 9:27
  3. Daniel 12:5-13
  4. Revelation 11:1-14
  5. Revelation 12:1-15
  6. Revelation 13:1-8
  7. Revelation 20:1-10

N.b., I already blogged about 1 and 2 @ https://polination.wordpress.com/2013/05/18/the-last-seven-years-of-time/. And I will be working on 4-7 in future blogs.

Sometime after the Lord set me to do this extended study of the Book of Revelation, I had a dream about the numbers in the third of the seven passages – Daniel 12:5-13.

5 I, Daniel, looked and saw two others, one standing on either bank of the river. 6 One of them said to the man clothed in linen, who was upstream, “How long shall it be to the end of these appalling things?”

7 The man clothed in linen, who was upstream, lifted his hands to heaven; and I heard him swear by him who lives forever that it should be for a time, two times, and half a time; and that, when the power of the destroyer of the holy people was brought to an end, all these things should end.

8 I heard, but I did not understand; so I asked, “My lord, what follows this?”

9 “Go, Daniel,” he said, “because the words are to be kept secret and sealed until the end time. 10 Many shall be refined, purified, and tested, but the wicked shall prove wicked; the wicked shall have no understanding, but those with insight shall. 11 From the time that the daily sacrifice is abolished and the desolating abomination is set up, there shall be one thousand two hundred and ninety days. 12 Blessed are they who have patience and persevere for the one thousand three hundred and thirty-five days.

13 Go, take your rest, you shall rise for your reward at the end of days.”

The message of the dream was, “What if it’s a word problem?” I woke up feeling excited, because word problems were my favorite thing in math class, probably because they were long on WORDS (which I love) and short on NUMBERS (which I do not love).

It’s been months since that dream, during which time I have been playing with the possibilities and pondering their meanings. Today, during my Bible study, I felt the Lord saying it was time for me to share my best guesses with all y’all.

The beginning point for the count is “the time that the daily sacrifice is abolished.” This happened when Jesus died once for all. I.e., 3793 in the Jewish calendar or 33 AD as we now count back on the common calendar.

One equation using 1,290 and the factors “a time” and “half a time” gets us to 1968.

You may recall from my blog “Jubilee” posted @ https://polination.wordpress.com/2013/06/09/jubilee/ that 1968 was the year I pegged as Jubilee Two.

This first equation leaves out 1,335 and the factor “two times.” The 1,335 passage can be interpreted to mean the time between the 1,290 date and the 1,335 date, which is a subtraction problem that uses “two” of the “times” given to us, thus completing the word problem and getting us to 2013.

Daniel 12 = 1968 and 2013

Jesus died in April of 33 and the major capitulation by the Jews in 1968 was in May. Since we’re in June of 2013, we may have already passed the critical time when this equation set should have borne fruit and I’m just spitting in the wind here.

Or … maybe the months aren’t that important.

  • 5773 will end September 4, 2013, so there are only about ten more weeks there. But we’ve still got six more months in 2013. And the United Nations General Assembly meets in September, which this year will overlap with the Jewish Feast of Booths (Sukkot, Tabernacles) in Tishri 5774. See http://www.cgsf.org/dbeattie/calendar/?roman=2013.
  • Things are heating up in the Middle East, but this time, Israel does not have a strong ally in the United States. Instead, our government has been actively arming Muslims while simultaneously down-sizing and demoralizing the American military.
  • I’m thinking there’s a distinct possibility that the Middle East could get so bad this summer that everybody feels compelled to hammer out yet another peace treat … one which just happens to be for 7 years and that just happens to allow for the Jews to rebuild the Temple.

The next six months should be interesting!

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February 2014 UPDATE:

I kept a close eye on the United Nations General Assembly last September, but saw no sign of any seven year agreement. Since then, I’ve learned of the SEVEN highly unusual lunar events in the FIRST THREE months of 2014, which are closely followed (first one April 2014) by an even more unusual TETRAD of total lunar eclipses divided in half by a full solar eclipse, all of which hit major Jewish holidays.

It occurred to me that Jesus didn’t tell us what relationship the Rapture would have with the last seven years that begin with the firm covenant. The SEVEN lunar events in January, February and March of 2014 are all New Moons and Full Moons, which are symbols of BEGINNING and ENDING. And the first LUNAR ECLIPSE occurs the very next month, ON the very Passover I had highlighted as a potential Rapture time because of how the Roman and Orthodox Easters overlap with each other and with the Jewish Feast of Firstfruits.

I’ve been rethinking my End Times calendar in light of this new information and it seems like a good bet that the Rapture will come in April 2014 and that the global chaos that will inevitably follow will set the stage for that seven year agreement (possibly next fall when the second Blood Moon happens) and the Anti-Christ’s abrupt rise to global dictatorship.

My idea that the seven years will track with the Jewish calendar fits this scenario beautifully, because the Jewish year that begins next fall (5775) is a Shemitah year when all debts are forgiven. These happen every seven years. If year one of the last seven years is 5775, the next Shemitah year will begin right after Armageddon with Tishri 5782 – Yom Kippur (Atonement) and Sukkot (In-gathering).  Final Judgment!

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THE ALL-GOOD FRIDAY GRUDGE

Posted by Pistol Pete

Let’s forget about the GOP committing mass suicide last night,the Barry Does Africa Show and all the other crap that’s going on.This is the day I set aside to bring you something different.I have some things too short to link to,so I’ll just C&P them.If you think finding interesting,non-political,non-brutality of man toward his fellows is easy,try it.

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WHILE ON SAFARI,THE FIRST LADY TAKES A NOON SNACK

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Who you calling a lump of cells?

If GOP did it, they'd call it genocide

Abortion tree shredder

war on blacks

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THE THURSDAY GRUDGE

Posted by Pistol Pete

FRIDAY’S ALMOST HERE!

I’ve been following the Zimmerman case with a little interest so far,mainly because of prosecution’s star witmess,Rachel Jenteal.

She allegedly wrote and signed a letter to Trayvon mama,which she couldn’t read in court,because at 19 she can’t read cursive.She also thinks the term ‘creepy-ass cracker’ is not racial nor is it hurtful.An eyewitness account from Legal Insurrection I’ll link to said that when she was examined by prosecuters she spoke so softly she had to be told to speak up.On cross-examination she suddenly turned into (sic) an angry,illiterate field ni**er.The lawyer let her twist herself in her own words without ever interfering.It was funny/painful to watch.I just imagine whose vote she cancelled out when she cast her ballots for Barry last year.

THIS IS BARRY AT THE DOOR OF NO RETURN,WHERE AFRICANS WERE SOLD INTO SLAVERY BY OTHER AFRICANS AND LOADED ONTO SHIPS HERE.WHY DIDN’T THOSE FARMERS JUST LEARN TO PICK THE COTTON THEMSELVES?

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PLEASE MAKE THE MUSLIMS IN YOUR TOWN FEEL WELCOME WHEN THEY MARCH IN YOUR 4TH OF JULY PARADE

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THE WEDNESDAY GRUDGE

Posted by Pistol Pete

Hang in there,Friday’s comin’.

YHIS IS WENDY DAVIS.SHE IS A NEW ICON OF THE LEFT.SHE FILIBUSTERED A BILL THAT WOULD HAVE BANNED ABORTIONS AFTER 20 WEEKS IN TEXAS.SHE AND THE SCREAMING MEE MEES THAT SWARMED THE GALLERY,WAVING COAT HANGERS, FORCED THE VOTE ON THE BILL PAST THE DEADLINE.NOW MANY MORE INNOCENTS WILL DIE.

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