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."
sesquipedalian: There's a difference between a non-Christian company, and a company that is putatively Christian but keeps making compromises. This is not the first compromise they have made.
Dec 1, 2019 18:31:25 GMT -6
fitz: I would just say (as a business owner myself), there is no such thing as a "Christian business". A business cannot be a Christian, only a person can be a Christian. The CEO may run his company by a set of "Christian values", but that doesn't restrict him
Dec 1, 2019 18:37:29 GMT -6
fitz: from making a business decision...bottom line. Stockholders, all that ...business.
Dec 1, 2019 18:37:57 GMT -6
fitz: In my experience and humble opinion, all my customers money is green. I am in business to make money, grow the business. As a Christian, I want to be Jesus to all of my customers too. I know about this because I had a business where this was daily life.
Dec 1, 2019 18:41:06 GMT -6
fitz: It's a tough thing to do. Balancing act, and difficult at a personal level for the Christian making the decisions, without compromising.
Dec 1, 2019 18:42:13 GMT -6
fitz: This is the the world's system...but praise God, Jesus is coming soon! Then we will be operating in His perfect system...forever!
Dec 1, 2019 18:48:47 GMT -6
mike: Fitz & D4L you guy are right. If it werent in the news I wouldnt even know about it. Just very disappointed that they caved
Dec 2, 2019 7:10:17 GMT -6
sesquipedalian: fitz "A business cannot be Christian, only a person can" is a distinction without a difference. Rephrase that as "there's a difference between a company run by people who don't adhere to Christian values, and a company run by people who supposedly do,
Dec 2, 2019 14:04:52 GMT -6
sesquipedalian: but who keep making compromises". The point is the same.
Dec 2, 2019 14:04:55 GMT -6
EnochWalked: fitz: Thank you for sharing your experience and perspective. A CEO of a large company typically doesn't own all the shares, and so is entrusted to act as a faithful steward of the company's resources. There are limits to how generous a company can be.
Dec 2, 2019 16:04:58 GMT -6
fitz: Correct EW. No [Christian] CEO of a company of this size calls the shots in isolation and shareholders always demand profits. Nothing wrong with that. It's called "doing business".
Dec 3, 2019 5:30:56 GMT -6
EnochWalked: Of course, there's more to life than business and profits, but yes, I think that serving customers and dealing honestly can be done for Christ even if we don't always highlight that He is our ultimate motivation. (I also remember His words in Luke 14:28).
Dec 3, 2019 22:18:12 GMT -6
mike: Lev 11:44, Lev 19:2, Lev 20:7, Lev 20:26, Lev 22:32, 1Pet 1:16 - BE HOLY FOR HE IS HOLY
Dec 4, 2019 9:17:20 GMT -6
Bora: Generally speaking, I do not care if a business has "Christian values" but that they are honest and fair. This company was silly in it's approach to being honest and fair.
Dec 4, 2019 13:32:30 GMT -6
EnochWalked: www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/272666 "Gil says he believes with complete faith that a Messiah will still come and prevent a third election, even though it currently looks detached from reality, and that the Jewish people never lose hope"
Dec 4, 2019 15:17:56 GMT -6
sesquipedalian: fitz @enochwalked Perhaps you weren't aware that Chick-Fil-A is a privately owned company.
Dec 4, 2019 20:38:27 GMT -6
EnochWalked: sesquip: That's a good point, but I still think that the owner of a privately owned company doesn't necessarily have a moral duty to damage the value of their company by publicly supporting unpopular causes. Brave to do so, but maybe donate anonymously.
Dec 5, 2019 3:56:02 GMT -6