The first blood moon on Passover 2014 was April 14, 2014. The Sept 23 sign marked the last day of one half of a seven year cycle beginning with the first blood moon. Could it be that Trump will lose the election in 2020, and 40 days and one week after the new president is inaugurated (March 7, 2021, the end of the 7 years), all hell will break loose? Were the celestial signs markers of a symbolic "tribulation period", the first half of which was marked by signs from God in nature, and the second half of which has been marked by the specter and chaos of Godless leaders threatening to take control? Has God been trying to show us something that we've all missed?
If I make the 23rd inclusive it gets you to 1259 days...as close as you can get...and some say the sign was more "perfect" on the 24th. It is quite interesting, and I also have been thinking the sign was a marker to count from, but have been clueless as what to count and for how long. You may be on to something.
fitz - same here, just haven't been very vocal because I can't see what it points to (specifically). What I am confident of is it was a marker. Just like the Bethlehem Star indicated the King was born, this too has significance. I rewind in my mind and see those waiting for that sign to occur. What did they study? What did they read, pick apart and try to understand? Did they know Daniel 9 and understand this (King) was coming? We know He's coming and it is soon
Jude (ESV) - 21 keep yourselves in the love of God, waiting for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ that leads to eternal life. 22 And have mercy on those who doubt; 23 save others by snatching them out of the fire; to others show mercy with fear, hating even the garment stained by the flesh.
Interesting thought Bleever. Some have toyed with the idea of seven "good years" before the seven bad years of the Tribulation, to echo the 7 years of plenty / 7 years of famine in Joseph's day. I know Matt P. at The Daily Crow had similar thoughts.
Like you all, I also haven't been able to find how 9/23/17 points to something specific in terms of timing, but I do think the sign itself very clearly portrays 1. the nearness of Jacob's Trouble, and 2. the nearness of the rapture. I think that's what the sign was for.
"For I delivered to you as of first importance what I also received: that Christ died for our sins in accordance with the Scriptures, that he was buried, that he was raised on the third day in accordance with the Scriptures."
fitz: even though he was just doing his job...which is not to be a shining example of a Christian CEO in the business world, though that's a noble pursuit, his main focus should be making money for his bosses.
Dec 5, 2019 14:59:10 GMT -6
fitz: Else he's a bad employee...which isn't very Christlike either.
Dec 5, 2019 15:00:12 GMT -6
EnochWalked: fitz: I think if a CEO owns a corporation, he can pay himself whatever salary he wants from the company's money, and then anonymously donate that. I suppose that move wouldn't be very popular with the employees, or make the company very competitive.
Dec 5, 2019 15:41:33 GMT -6
sesquipedalian: It really is disappointing to see two Christians trying to justify abandoning moral principles for the sake of profits and worldly favor. Never mind the fact that Chick-Fil-A already had sizeable profits and tremendous loyalty from their customers.
Dec 5, 2019 17:17:51 GMT -6
mike: Weighing in again, I'm disappointed. In this world there aren't too many righteous stories to be "proud" of. This was but is no more. That's the part that caused my reaction. If I boycott them I have to boycott everything
Dec 5, 2019 21:41:56 GMT -6
Bora: They had it and then they were brow-beat and lost it. To bad they caved as they had my admiration but now no. They are simply the strong that backed down in the heat of battle.
Dec 6, 2019 8:12:51 GMT -6
Joecool: Since God was always all-knowing, that means He not only knew us but He was thinking about us before the foundations of the world
Dec 6, 2019 10:17:13 GMT -6
Joecool: No sense in worrying about the battles since God is Always with us.
Dec 6, 2019 10:17:59 GMT -6
EnochWalked: sesquip: I don't think I was trying to justify "abandoning moral principles" and I'm sorry if it came across that way. I was just trying to show empathy for Christian company owners who choose to avoid controversy in order to keep their business operating.
Dec 6, 2019 16:15:01 GMT -6
EnochWalked: If the owner of Chick-fil-A had been motivated only by personal greed, or avoiding personal embarrassment in the eyes of the secular world (as your first link suggests, without evidence) then I would not justify that, but I don't know his heart (God does).
Dec 6, 2019 16:18:28 GMT -6
EnochWalked: The company is still giving to charities concerned with "education, hunger, and homelessness.", which still seems moral to me, and I wouldn't feel comfortable condemning them for that. ("He that is without sin among you, let him first cast a stone" Jn 8:7)
Dec 6, 2019 16:23:37 GMT -6
reepicheep: Who cares about the HoR? What matters is the promise of God. Sad anyway, that the US is putting themselves under the curse.
Dec 7, 2019 11:44:34 GMT -6
EnochWalked: bernie: Thanks for the link. This is an interesting time of year. On December 6, 2017, Trump announced US recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital, and December 9, 1949 was when the UN passed resolution 303 stating Jerusalem doesn't belong to Israel.
Dec 7, 2019 18:15:46 GMT -6