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Originally posted by triune
Another point of interest is the bible states Jesus will return on a sabbath or a jubilee year. Most popular biblical calander shows the nearest sabbath year to be 2009/2010. Clearly as Jesus has not returned to rule as yet, the next possible date will be the sabbath year of 2016. Once again the geopolitical scene is not yet advanced enough for the final seven year period of revelation to have commenced yet.
That leaves us with the 2022/2023 year as a best possible timeframe for the return of Jesus and the Day of the Lord. I feel that a ten to twelve year period would be the minimum necessary for the political and strategic changes required on the world scene to bring in the tribulation. As stated earlier, some of the major actors are already on the scene. The time is very near.
The passage below is the only biblical reference to Armageddon.
The sixth angel poured out his bowl on the great river Euphrates, and its water was dried up to prepare the way for the kings from the East. Then I saw three evil spirits that looked like frogs; they came out of the mouth of the dragon, out of the mouth of the beast and out of the mouth of the false prophet. They are spirits of demons performing miraculous signs, and they go out to the kings of the whole world, to gather them for the battle on the great day of God Almighty. "Behold, I come like a thief! Blessed is he who stays awake and keeps his clothes with him, so that he may not go naked and be shamefully exposed." Then they gathered the kings together to the place that in Hebrew is called Armageddon. The seventh angel poured out his bowl into the air, and out of the temple came a loud voice from the throne, saying, "It is done!" (Revelation 16:12-17)
Scripture states that Armageddon will be a gathering place for a battle which will take place on “the great day of God Almighty.” The great day of God Almighty is the same as “the day of the Lord.”
The elect with palm branches in their hands, and clothed in white robes, behold the
Lamb standing on a rainbow in a glory. The glorified host of saints, with the palm
The upper cross, the shaft or pilaster and the base. The upper cross has three symbolic components, the pilaster is a symbol by itself and the base has four symbols making up a total of eight images. The three symbolic components of the upper cross are the inscription INRI, two X, positioned one above the other, and a mysterious inscription in Latin.
First, the “INRI” inscription. The reader will well know that “INRI” is an acronym of the Latin phrase SVS·NAZARENVS·REX·IVDÆORVM, which translates to English as: “Jesus the Nazarene, King of the Jews.” However, we must remember that Fulcanelli was examining this Cross through the eyes of an alchemist. With this in mind we are placed firmly within the Rosicrucian Alchemical tradition; remember, the Rosicrucians are thought to have had a hand in the creation and establishment of the Cross at Hendaye. As Fulcanelli tells us, within the Rosicrucian Alchemical Tradition, the “INRI” inscription is more likely interpreted as one of the key maxims of alchemy: Igne Natura Renovatur Integra or “By fire nature is renewed whole.” Not only is this phrase important to alchemists, but do not forget dear reader that the Christian world in large part believes that “the end of the world” will be heralded in with the triumphant return of Jesus Christ and the wicked will burn in fire, and then the Earth will be renewed and made whole. Could it be that the inscription INRI that hung above the crucified Christ’s head was a tacit acknowledgement that He would return to destroy the world as we know it with fire, and make all things new? Many believe so.
One notable feature of Taurus is the fact that it's star pattern does resemble the figure it is supposed to represent! If you seek out the bright red star Aldebaran, which the belt of Orion points to 20 degrees or so to its north-west, then the 'V' shaped grouping of stars pointing to the south-west, the Hyades star cluster, represents the head of a charging bull. Aldebaran marks his eye and the two bright stars, beta and zeta, represents its horns. Aldebaran is by far the brightest star in Taurus, coming in at mag. +0.85 and is the 14th brightest star in the sky. It also has the honour of being the brightest star that can be occulted by the Moon; the next series of occultations begin in 2015.
Aldebaran is close enough to the ecliptic to be occulted by the Moon. Such occultations occur when the Moon's ascending node is near the autumnal equinox. This event will next occur around 2015.
Aldebaran is the red Eye of the Bull in the constellation Taurus. It is also known as Buddha’s Star, the Star of Illumination, and God’s Eye.
Aldebaran is called the Eye of Revelation.
Plagues on Egypt foreshadow the destruction attending the Second Coming
Pharaoh might go down in history as the most stubborn, and even stupid, leader of all time. How many plagues do your people have to suffer before you get the picture that the Israelites should be set free? I have always been interested in the mindset of Pharaoh as these plagues destroy his people and land. Was it part of the Lord’s plan for Pharaoh to be so difficult? Would the Lord actually harden Pharaoh’s heart as the scripture says?
We know that the Joseph Smith Translation changes the text every time it reads that the Lord hardened Pharaoh’s heart. Certainly God does not harden the hearts of men; it is men that harden their hearts toward God. But what if the Lord had a greater purpose in this instance? What if God was writing the script with a particular intent to foreshadow the life and mission of His Son? What if Pharaoh’s stubbornness allowed for God to show his power over men? What if the entire story foreshadows a greater event of the last days?
The student of the book of Revelation will find similarities between the plagues on Egypt and the destruction of spiritual Babylon at the end of the world.
However, the importance of the second Passover does not begin or end with a makeup date for taking the Passover sacraments, for it is on this date when the lives of men will again be given as ransom for the liberation of now spiritually circumcised Israel in a manner foreshadowed by ancient Israel’s liberation from bondage to Pharaoh. It is on this date when Israel will be again tested by Sabbath observance (Ex 16:1–4). It will be on or about this date when a time as it was in the days of Noah, who in the six hundredth year of his life, on the 17th day of the second month (Gen 11:17), saw the flood come and sweep all away will begin that catches humanity unaware, this time being the Tribulation.
They will not believe that the Son of Man will be revealed suddenly—as
suddenly as the flood came upon world in the days of Noah, who entered the Ark
on the 10th day of the second month, the day when the Passover lambs are
selected and penned for the second Passover. Noah and his sons and their wives
and seven pairs of every clean animal and a single pair of every common species
were sealed in the Ark on the 17th day of the second month, the day when,
centuries in the future, Israel rose in the morning to gather manna for the first time.