It is interesting up here in Canada right now. Sometime is this past year, Bugles stopped being stocked on Canadian shelves and are no longer available in Canada. They are primarily used at Christmastime to make nuts and bolts snack mixes.
Could this be a sign of the upcoming rapture? The bugle is a small trumpet. When those who are ready and waiting get called up at the sound of the trumpet, some of those who remain will be scrambling to assure their salvation, much like those who are currently scrambling to try and procure Bugles in time for Christmas.
Some are managing to get their hands on the elusive Bugles by finding the last bag or travelling to a far away land that is home to Bugles. Unfortunately, the seasonal demand is causing a shortage of Bugles and Canadians are now purchasing Bugles from as far away as Arkansas.
Others are sadly looking for substitutes for the real thing to replace what they are missing in their snack mix. Unfortunately, there is nothing to replace a Bugle.
This is how it will be at the time of the rapture. Some will manage to still assure their salvation in Christ. Some will seek substitutes in the way of Worshipping the Beast.
It is sad knowing I won't be eating Bugles again anytime soon. They join a list of items like Dad's Goodie cookies and strawberry shortcake ice cream bars that I try and find on the rare occasion that I am traveling to the USA.
Michael2: The Babylonians sacked Jerusalem only a few years after Ezekiel wrote this prophecy. The video author states that he uses the 701BC date because it was a failed siege. He uses 70AD as the next event because that occurred 40 years after the crucifixion.
Jan 30, 2023 14:57:22 GMT -6
Michael2: I take issue with his theory that we should multiply these counts by 7. 1) He doesn't apply his method consistently, and 2) I'm not convinced the multiplication is justified.
Jan 30, 2023 15:01:06 GMT -6
Michael2: In the case of Israel, he uses 701BC as the termination point for 390 years of iniquity apparently at the start of Jeroboem's reign, though I don't think he became king as far back as 1091BC.
Jan 30, 2023 15:03:33 GMT -6
Michael2: He then adds 390*7=2730 years to that termination point in order to arrive at 2030AD.
Jan 30, 2023 15:04:10 GMT -6
Michael2: In the case of Judah, he use 70AD as the termination point of a 40-year span. He then takes 70 + 40*7*7 to arrive at 2030AD. Multiplying by 7 twice is because they didn't accept Jesus by 350AD (70 + 40*7).
Jan 30, 2023 15:06:42 GMT -6
Michael2: To be consistent with Israel's calculation, it seems to me he should calculate this as 70 + 40*7 + 40*7*7 = 2310AD . In other words, the 7-fold extensions shouldn't both begin at 70AD, but they should chain.
Jan 30, 2023 15:09:22 GMT -6
Michael2: But regardless of that, I don't see how a 7-fold extension is warranted at all for Israel. Israel was punished for their 390 years of iniquity, but nowhere in Ezekiel's prophecy were they told the punishment would be 2730 years of exile and unbelief.
Jan 30, 2023 15:11:38 GMT -6
Michael2: In the case of Judah, it is an interesting conjecture. I don't have a firm opinion on that, but time will tell.
Jan 30, 2023 15:13:13 GMT -6
yardstick: can you please post the video in the threads for discussion?
Jan 30, 2023 18:03:57 GMT -6
Dave: Michael2:The video author states that he uses the 701BC date because it was a failed siege. Ezekiel 4:"take an iron griddle, and place it as an iron wall between you and the city" The Sennacherib siege, (701), was doomed to fail. God put an iron wall there
Jan 31, 2023 5:06:17 GMT -6
Dave: I think he might be, or probably is, on to something. But we, the church, can't use it to make a calculation for a rapture or second coming date of some kind. Just another indicator that we are in the zone.
Jan 31, 2023 5:10:45 GMT -6
Dave: This shall be a SIGNJ
Jan 31, 2023 5:17:57 GMT -6
Dave: woops. This shall be a SIGN to the house of Israel. i.imgur.com/mLEmHGd.png And if they still won't repent, 7 more times.
Jan 31, 2023 5:19:27 GMT -6
Dave: yardstick: can you please post the video in the threads for discussion? I was. But had snowblower trouble. Now car trouble. I'm grounded. Waiting for garage to fix. No start. Fuel pump? Crank sensor? Cares of this life?
Jan 31, 2023 5:23:49 GMT -6
EnochWalked: www.jpost.com/breaking-news/article-730195 "US says Russia has violated nuclear arms treaty by blocking inspections" "Talks ... on resuming inspections under New START were due to take place in November in Egypt, but Russia postponed them"
Jan 31, 2023 15:05:53 GMT -6
Michael2: 701BC doesn’t fit because Ezekiel’s prophecy was given over 100 years later and because Israel’s sin didn’t start 390 years befor. In thinking about this for a few days, I suspect the video author is being deceptive.
Feb 1, 2023 0:27:53 GMT -6