Welcome to the forum, tiffanybw! I see this is your first post! We're so glad you've joined us!
So happy to be here and to have discovered this place! I was reading here last night and still reading, what a wealth of information. And so incredible to be amongst my brothers and sisters in Christ here on this forum who do have eyes to see and ears to hear, as lately it seems as the world is so upside down and inside out. Even my family members who believe in Jesus either don't want to talk about or don't believe in what is happening before our very eyes, prophesy being fulfilled right in front of us and so exciting and amazing! But they are more worried about playing on the iPhone, watching the next hyped movie soon to be released, small things, their own day to day life (not that we shouldn't live our lives but just seems that they are not interested in watching for His imminent return). His return, which I believe will be so soon, not necessarily on September 23 (however it is possible). September 23, this coming eclipse, along with so many other things happening in our world right now... just that God is screaming at us to pay attention... to watch... and I can't understand why most are not.
Thank you for the welcome! If I'm not posting it is because I am reading. lol
tiffanybw, Yes I am USCG_Vet at the RR forum. If that means anything now...?
I think they got really ticked off from my finding of the (Hebrews 8 - Jeremiah 31 - 1 Samuel 2) link. It goes against their doctrine of keeping the status quo I guess.
Guess what... I backed up both threads they deleted. I have full copies of everyone's posts. Thank you Google Cache!
I used to go there all the time and even yesterday I read a thread from you there. But it is all of it gone now. It makes me so sad for them. Why would they not even allow discussion on this? Whence, the reason I don't post there since they locked that thread (something in my spirit does not sit right with that and it's not the first time things like that have happened over there). I'm praying for them though as there are many good people there. Many who I bet would love to join here (as it is only because of the leadership there that any type of conversation they don't like or agree with is not only locked... but now deleted I guess).
Good for you for saving it! I went to read it today before joining here and couldn't find it anywhere, would love to have a copy. (Not sure how this forum works yet though, if there is pm so I can send you my email?) Also, sorry for derailing the thread.
Last Edit: Jul 26, 2017 12:02:06 GMT -6 by tiffanybw
I just found this awesome forum yesterday, saw your post here last night, and so back now to join the forum! This is off topic, but are you the same uscg vet from RR forum? Where seems like all of us just got completely SHUT DOWN (was over there and can't even find the thread there; they had locked it and now it's gone).
Anyways, I'm pretty sure you are the same guy, read this thread yesterday and then went to watch the video. Just so happened I'm already subscribed to that you tube channel! Watched, and my mind was thoroughly blown (again... that has been happening a lot lately) at just how AWESOME our God is!!! I'm getting ready to read Ezra and Nehemiah myself, but wanted to thank you for sharing what The Holy Spirit shared with you! Just... wow... it seems never ending, what God has been revealing both to me and to all of us, that for me anyways, started with watching Scotty Clarke's videos on the Revelation 12 sign.
In addition to all you you have shared here, what I thought of immediately as I was watching the youtube video late last night, was how Cyrus "drained the swamp" to take Babylon. Right away I felt such conviction in my spirit, as all we hear about nowadays is "draining the swamp" (in the past 10 minutes I've heard the phrase 4 times on FOX news which is on in the background). History is repeating itself right now, and God told us about it way back in Ezra and Nehemiah! The fact that our President is Trump and VP is Pence and those two words put together sound like "trumpets". Just so much, and the more I delve into His Word the more that is revealed. So much that Daniel foretold that has indeed been "sealed up until the time of the end" and that is now being unsealed. It's such an exciting time to be alive and on this Earth, for those of us whom belong to Jesus, and have eyes to see and ears to hear.
I truly believe that Babylon is The United States. We fit everything said to a T, and now with this new parallel... how Cyrus literally drained the swamp and Trump talks about doing the same all of the time. Add that to the complete debauchery that the USA has become, how we indeed have committed adultery with all the kings of the earth, we have intoxicated the world with the wine of our adulteries (music industry, hollywood, and the list goes on). We indeed are a nation of people, multitudes, languages, and nations. And we have made those across the seas rich, exporting all of our "luxury", and how they will mourn when they see the smoke coming up from what is left of us. The seven heads being 7 nations, the leaders of 7 nations, the 7 continents??? (I don't know.) What I do know, NOW is the time to turn to Jesus for anyone whom hasn't. I truly believe last chance. I'm excited, but also terrified, because there are so many in my family, even my own children, whom I fear will be left behind and I fear they may not even have a chance to turn to Him afterwards, to refuse the mark of the beast, because I fear that America is soon to be destroyed.
Even I myself, I KICK myself on a daily basis for allowing myself to get caught up in the things of this world, to not have spent more time in His Word (how could I have not seen just how awesome and exciting it all is, especially the OT as I always focused on the NT), to have wasted so much time on petty things. And now I feel that even if I study nonstop from now until Jesus takes us home it still won't be enough. I want to know more of Him, be closer to Him, I feel like He is all that matters, just so much has changed for me these past few months. It's like my spirit is crying out to Him and I am so ready to go home! But fearful too, of the unknown a little bit, but mainly for my family... my husband, my children.
Do you know the rest of the story of Ezra/Nehemiah ? After the Jews started to build the Temple and WALL's around their cities, the surrounding governors that were not Jewish asked if they could help build the walls and temple. The Jews said no. That made the governors mad so they wrote a letter to King Darius (Cyrus was gone at this point) telling Darius that the Jews were building their walls and were intending on not paying any taxes to Babylon. This upset Darius so he had the Jews stop construction of everything.
Then the Jews sent King Darius a letter saying something like "... Hey Darius, Cyrus the Great said we could build our Temple and Walls... what gives? You need to lookup your historical records and find the decree that Cyrus wrote and sent out throughout the kingdom years ago." Darius searched the records and found the decree from Cyrus the Great.
Then Darius wrote a letter back to the governors of the gentile nations surrounding Israel.... that not only are the Jews allowed to rebuild their Temple and WALLS..... The governors were going to pay! (through their taxes of course) LOLOLOL King Darius had an Epic Troll moment there!
Trump: "Who's gunna pay?" crowd: "MEXICO !!!!!"
Last Edit: Jul 26, 2017 12:49:53 GMT -6 by uscgvet
Well, I can zip the backups or I can show you how to see the cache on Google...? that way you can save the backups yourself. I don't know if or when google will delete the cached files so you might want to do that soon.
Use Google Chrome for best results.
Open that link using the Google Chrome browser (for best compatibility for saving and viewing) On your keyboard press CTRL+S This will bring up the "save" dialog box Set your location to your PC somewhere and give it a good filename Make sure the [Save as type] = ["Webpage, Complete"] under the filename. Click OK... now you have backed up the Google cached page with all images, style sheets, and stuff.
When you save it, it creates a "whatever.html" file and "whatever" folder (which has all the images and style sheets) on your PC. Both the file and folder are linked so if you move them, you need to move both of them together.
To view the saved backup make sure you use Google Chrome: Just open the saved whateveryounamedit.html file with Google chrome to view it.
And thank you, both for the messaging info (computers are difficult for me so trying to figure out this forum lol) and also for linking all that for me (have to go right now but will be back tonight to read).
"So Ezra the priest brought the Law before the assembly of men and women and all who [could] hear with understanding on the first day of the seventh month." (Neh 6:2) Ezra in Hebrew means helper which is the type of the Holy Spirit (John 14:16). If in OT Ezra brought the Law, then in NT the Helper or the Holy Spirit is going to bring Grace and Salvation to the Jews. Could this mean that some kind of revival is gonna to happen in Israel on Rosh Hashana? Or this could be the beginning of the ministry of 2 Witnesses...
I would say for us... Jeremiah 31:33 applies. The Lord will write his law on our hearts and minds when we are Raptured, get glorified bodies, and attend the wedding feast (or dedication ceremony like in 1 Kings 8)
Now down here on the ground... the earthly 3rd Temple?
Post by socalexile on Jul 26, 2017 19:59:48 GMT -6
I'll read your posts when I have time uscgvet, and I've had issues myself with the cult-like mentality at RR forums (in fact you can Google "Rapture Ready Cult Forums" and get relevant results).
One thing, if I can add, there's a connection between Rev 11:4, Zechariah 3-4, and Ezra 4:
Revelation 11:4 (regarding the Two Witnesses)
"These are the two olive trees and the two lampstands that stand before the Lord of the earth."
4 Now the angel who talked with me came back and wakened me, as a man who is wakened out of his sleep. 2 And he said to me, “What do you see?”
So I said, “I am looking, and there is a lampstand of solid gold with a bowl on top of it, and on the stand seven lamps with seven pipes to the seven lamps. 3 Two olive trees are by it, one at the right of the bowl and the other at its left.” 4 So I answered and spoke to the angel who talked with me, saying, “What are these, my lord?”
5 Then the angel who talked with me answered and said to me, “Do you not know what these are?”
And I said, “No, my lord.”
6 So he answered and said to me:
“This is the word of the Lord to Zerubbabel:
‘Not by might nor by power, but by My Spirit,’
Says the Lord of hosts.
7 ‘Who are you, O great mountain?
Before Zerubbabel you shall become a plain!
And he shall bring forth the capstone
With shouts of “Grace, grace to it!”’”
8 Moreover the word of the Lord came to me, saying:
3:1 Then he showed me Joshua the high priest standing before the Angel of the Lord, and Satan standing at his right hand to oppose him. 2 And the Lord said to Satan, “The Lord rebuke you, Satan! The Lord who has chosen Jerusalem rebuke you! Is this not a brand plucked from the fire?”
3 Now Joshua was clothed with filthy garments, and was standing before the Angel.
4 Then He answered and spoke to those who stood before Him, saying, “Take away the filthy garments from him.” And to him He said, “See, I have removed your iniquity from you, and I will clothe you with rich robes.”
5 And I said, “Let them put a clean turban on his head.”
So they put a clean turban on his head, and they put the clothes on him. And the Angel of the Lord stood by.
6 Then the Angel of the Lord admonished Joshua, saying, 7 “Thus says the Lord of hosts:
‘If you will walk in My ways,
And if you will keep My command,
Then you shall also judge My house,
And likewise have charge of My courts;
I will give you places to walk
Among these who stand here.
8 ‘Hear, O Joshua, the high priest,
You and your companions who sit before you,
For they are a wondrous sign;
For behold, I am bringing forth My Servant the BRANCH.
9 For behold, the stone
That I have laid before Joshua:
Upon the stone are seven eyes.
Behold, I will engrave its inscription,’
Says the Lord of hosts,
‘And I will remove the iniquity of that land in one day.
10 In that day,’ says the Lord of hosts,
‘Everyone will invite his neighbor
Under his vine and under his fig tree.’”
Now, Both Joshua and Zerubbabel are mentioned in Ezra 4 as being the two people that stool in way of the Samaritan's attempt to profane the Temple (a picture of Christ and His Salvation) with their own Assyrian paganism (which is a picture of resisting the mixing of grace and personal works into Christ's work).
1 Now when the adversaries of Judah and Benjamin heard that the descendants of the captivity were building the temple of the Lord God of Israel, 2 they came to Zerubbabel and the heads of the fathers’ houses, and said to them, “Let us build with you, for we seek your God as you do; and we have sacrificed to Him since the days of Esarhaddon king of Assyria, who brought us here.” 3 But Zerubbabel and Jeshua and the rest of the heads of the fathers’ houses of Israel said to them, “You may do nothing with us to build a house for our God; but we alone will build to the Lord God of Israel, as King Cyrus the king of Persia has commanded us.” 4 Then the people of the land tried to discourage the people of Judah. They troubled them in building, 5 and hired counselors against them to frustrate their purpose all the days of Cyrus king of Persia, even until the reign of Darius king of Persia.
So what we have is a connection between the Two Witnesses and the opposition of false religion in the Temple. In Zechariah 5:5-11 the 'woman in the basket' is a picture of false religion being snuck into the gospel. These days there is a LOT of works-salvation being taught from the pulpit, from Rome to Lordship Salvation to the cults - I have literally the same discussion, getting the same proof-texts thrown at me from these groups, about grace vs. works, whether I'm talking to a Catholic, a Reformed Protestant, Charismatic Protestant, Mormon, Jehovah's Witness, etc.; it's truly bizarre.
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I see the link of the 2 witnesses throughout the 3 books you walked me through. That's interesting. Not only "works" but all faiths that rely on works; Buddhists, atheists...etc.
What troubles me is how it has crept into evangelical churches, where the majority preach some kind of "faith-plus-somethingyouhavetodo" gospel. It's basically denying imputed righteousness and/or the sufficiency of Christ's atonement.
Hey tiffany! We have a lot of people here from Rapture Ready: me, uscgvet, Natalie (she's Wishing4), you, and I'm pretty sure WarriorX. We are NOT afraid to venture into new doctrine; thus, you'll see all sorts of stuff around here! We are all just trying to figure it out together. Welcome!
We are NOT afraid to venture into new doctrine; thus, you'll see all sorts of stuff around here! We are all just trying to figure it out together. Welcome!
That is correct, Beloved, we'll discuss any doctrine here for the most part, but this is a great time to remind anybody who hasn't done so to read our Board Rules thread and to remember that key Christian doctrines are always going to be assumed, and not debated. (IE, the truth of the Scriptures, the existence of God, etc.) That does not mean we can't bring those topics up, but not to debate or assault them.
We want this forum to be a blessing to believers in Christ, and a clear Gospel witness to those who do not know Him yet. This is why we don't want anyone to present false doctrine as if it is fact, or to disparage or harass people for believing the true doctrines of the Bible. If we can follow that rule, and the small number of other rules we have here, we can have a friendly, loving, fruitful environment in which to learn about our Lord and His plans for the future.
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