It has taken me awhile to post this (lost my password), but it’s necessary.
I was wrong in my analysis of the Bible clues and other factors. The Rapture did not occur on the 11th of April, as I had anticipated and published. (My apologies to any and all that got their hopes up based upon my writings.)
Does that mean that somehow God’s Word is wrong? No!
And, as I wrote back then, another author has a slightly different formula. His is based upon the idea that God’s harvest of saints from this world will occur at the Feast of the First Harvest, otherwise known as Pentecost. That makes sense.
But, it does not stop there. As I wrote before, there are three different numbers of days that are shown in the Bible as transpiring just prior to the great event that we call The Rapture. The final number (1,335 days) is exactly the number of days between the Feast of Trumpets (29 Sep 2008) and the upcoming Pentecost. (And, I think that it is no mere coincidence that, this year, Pentecost on the Hebrew calendar comes on the same date as it does on the Orthodox Christian calendar.)
Several writers have recently published comments that the “Mark of the Beast” economic system is already in operation on Earth. That is associated with “the patience of the saints”. (see Revelation 14:9:12)
The Bible makes clear that, in the End Times, many people (even those that call themselves Christians) will scoff because the predicted events have not occurred by this date or that date. By the grace of God, I have not received much scoffing so far.
And, so far, no one has called for me to be publicly stoned to death. That is the punishment for one that calls himself a prophet, and makes a prediction by saying, “Thus says the Lord,” and then that prediction does not come true.
I would simply remind people that: a) I have never claimed to be a prophet, and b) I did not say that “God told me” any part of my prediction. I plainly laid out the clues from both the Bible and from history, and said that this is where the evidence points. Apparently, I misread the clues, and/or my math was wrong regarding the number of days. Regardless of my error, God’s Word is still true. Only my interpretation of it faltered.
Considering that two different authors, using different methods, missed each other’s predicted dates by only 45 days across the six-thousand-year span of human history, I dare say that we should continue to “Look up, for your redemption draws near.”
Again, for those that have not read my previous writings on this topic, the Rapture and the Return are two separate events. No man knows the hour nor the day when Jesus will return. But, when He returns, then His feet will land upon the Mount of Olives. And, if he is standing upon the Mount of Olives, then there is no need to “meet him in the air”, as predicted in 1st Thessalonians 4. Therefore, the Rapture occurs before the Return, and we can know its date.
And, regardless of exactly when that date is, I’m sure that it will be soon.
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