For those who have been following the signs in the heavens detailed in Rev 12 (via our resources, and many others on the internet), you knew that the general consensus seems to indicate that the sign is the midpoint of the tribulation, and that (therefore) there must be 1,260 days prior to this event. With a quick date calculator, we know that 1,260 prior to Sept 23, 2017 would have been April 12th or 13th (depending if you count the 23rd in the count). Sooo, the question at this post-date time is: what are we missing?
Here’s some of my musings from reviewing the data, and looking at different possibilities:
- I have seen nothing that would even slightly negate the validity of the Rev 12 signs in the heaven, and that they happen on Sept 23, 2017.
- The sign seems to mark when Satan makes his move against Israel in the midst of the Tribulation (Dan 9:27, Rev 12:6).
- It appears strongly that the two witnesses’ time of 1,260 days is in the first half of the Tribulation (Rev 11).
- The Rev 12 sign (in context) is witnessed before Satan makes war in heaven, is kicked out of heaven, and makes his move against Israel.
- The two witnesses seem to be killed around the same time when Satan makes his moves against Israel, and sets up the abomination.
- Rev 11:8 tells us: that the Antichrist "shall make war against them, and shall overcome them, and kill them." The strong language indicates that the struggle will be more than just walking up and killing them. It is implied that this is quite an effort involved, and it would be assumed that this might not be over in a day. (I am doing some additional research that may bolster this further).
So, what we don’t know 100%, and is educated guess and speculation at this point, is: Does the 1,260 days for the witnesses overlaps the Rev 12 sign by a few days, and place the final days (including battle, and laying dead in the streets for three and a half days) of the witnesses in Satan’s attacks on Israel - post-Rev12 sign. If so, then an unknown offset of days (but small) seems to enters the equation. In short, Satan makes his move against Israel (and the two witnesses) in "the midst" of the tribulation, but it starts to take place over a few days before the 1,260 days of Israel’s protection (Rev 12:6). The Rev 12 signs seems to be the flag announcing the shift, not necessarily the exact midpoint, but very, very close; a few quick events take place just prior to Israel’s 1,260 days in the latter half.
With all of the signs pointing to this time in history, along with the other current signs in the moon, sun, etc. I feel it is safe to say that the Rev 12 sign is still valid, and that there seems to be reasonable evidence to indicate the possibility of several days offset from April 12th. (Again, I would recommend you print out these thoughts, and place it with your resources. Continue to keep me in prayer as I study this more. And, with all of this in mind, occupy till He comes, and keep on watching and living in light of His return. Maranatha!
Pro-Russian separatists from Donetsk in eastern Ukraine denied any involvement in the circulation of fliers calling on Jews to register with separatists and pay special taxes.
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The Kiev government, which has accused Moscow of stirring up trouble in the largely Russian-speaking east, said it would target checks on "men of an active age" due to "possible provocations". ...between the ages of 16 and 60 would be denied entry unless they had proof of a reason to visit, such as family ties or an invitation from a business or individual, or were travelling with their families.
He then reminded viewers that the Russian parliament has given him approval to send troops into Ukraine. “I really hope that I’m won’t be forced to use that right,” he says. But Russia has been warning for months that it would take eastern Ukraine “under its protection” if the local population came under threat of military force.
The recent earthquake swarm, beginning on March 24 and climaxed by a 4.9 magnitude tremor on Saturday, has produced no reports of injuries or severe damage but has rattled nerves in a region where Idaho's most powerful known quake, measured at 6.9, killed two children in 1983.
Deputy Mayor of Jerusalem demands that Temple Mount be closed to Arabs - not just Jews - following Wednesday's riots. ..."We need to make order out of the chaos which erupts at the site every holiday," he stressed. "I already expect Arabs to throw stones tomorrow at the Western Wall. We should teach the Arabs a lesson for once and close it for them [too]."
Editor: These are very provocative words, with loaded meaning. There are still a few days in the Passover holiday time for this to fester. This will escalate, and (given the lateness of the hour) I suspect we will see things escalate rather quickly...
...Gene Robinson said in a tweet, accompanied by a photo of Mr. Obama behind a podium at the event: “POTUS ‘preaches’ at the Easter prayer breakfast. Then, out of the blue, asks ME to close with prayer. [PORTION CENSORED BY INFORMEDCHRISTIANS.COM]!”
Editor: An open mockery and blasphemy!
A warning issued today by the Ministry of the Russian Federal for Civil Defense, Emergencies and Elimination of Consequences of Natural Disasters (EMERCOM) has advised the World Organization of Volcano Observatories (WOVO) that a "Red Alert" status level for the Borah Peak Mountain in Idaho (North America/United States) may be warranted in the coming weeks due to increased volcanic-seismic activity detected by both ground and satellite observations.
Editor: Food for thought... Related USGS data.
...banning abortion after the foetus' heartbeat can be detected, as early as six weeks in some cases. District Judge Daniel Hovland found the law "invalid and unconstitutional" on Wednesday.
Dozens of Palestinian protesters and an Israeli policeman were wounded Wednesday morning on the Temple Mount after the site was opened to Jewish visitors.
...personnel carriers driven into the eastern Ukrainian city of Slaviansk under the control of Ukrainian armed forces are now believed to be in the control of pro-Russian separatists after Ukrainian soldiers surrendered their vehicles. ...Meanwhile, NATO said it had decided on a series of immediate steps to reinforce its forces in eastern Europe because of the Ukraine crisis.
U.S. officials say privately there remain clear limits to American backing for the insurgency, given the widely dominant role played by Islamist militants. A proposal to supply MANPAD surface-to-air missiles was considered but rejected.
Despite strong public opposition to the idea, the bill also allows same-sex civil partners to adopt children.
Kiev authorities have started a military operation against anti-government protesters in eastern Ukraine. Conflicting reports of casualties emerged after troops, with air and armored vehicle support, stormed areas occupied by the activists.
Editor: Note the source, so take everything with a proper amount of salt; but, this is about the rare coverage we will get at the moment....
A powerful and shallow earthquake struck the Atlantic Ocean far south of Africa on early Tuesday morning, but no tsunami was generated and the tremor was centered too far from land to have caused any damage, seismologists said.
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McNutt describes his product as "a live version of Google Earth, only with TiVo capabilities,"
Editor: This is controlled information release - they have had this (and more) capabilities for over a decade.
...said Ukraine was on the verge of civil war as Kiev authorities launched a military operation against pro-Kremlin militants in the separatist east. ...also took issue with the Ukrainian authorities’ appeal to bring United Nations troops to help calm tensions. “As a rule, the arrival of peacekeeping contingents does not solve anything, unfortunately, it just puts the problem on ice,”
Speaking at an event in Berlin alongside new French Prime Minister Manuel Valls to commemorate World War One...
While reports remained sketchy, Interfax Ukraine says Ukrainian armored personnel carriers stormed the airfield, which lies between the cities of Slovyansk and Kramatorsk. Interfax reports that Ukrainian troops fired on pro-Russian terrorists who had occupied the airfield. ...Russia strongly warned Kiev against using force against the pro-Russian protesters, saying Moscow could walk out of an international conference devoted to the Ukrainian crisis scheduled for Thursday. ...In a sign the economic situation is becoming ever more difficult, Ukraine's central bank increased its benchmark interest rate by a whopping 7 percent to 14.5 percent.
"The number of new cases have fallen rapidly," said Rafi Diallo, a spokesman for Guinea's health ministry, who gave the latest toll of 106 dead in Guinea from 159 confirmed and suspected cases of Ebola since the outbreak began in February.
He directed local governmental bureaucracies to identify transgender people as a neutral third gender, adding that they will now have the same access to social welfare programs as other minority groups in India, the world’s largest democracy...
Moscow has described the uprising in Kiev as an illegitimate fascist coup and a military seizure of power, which resulted in it taking steps to protect ethnic Russians in Ukraine.
Busloads of Ukrainian troops and a handful of tanks set up Tuesday outside an eastern city controlled by armed pro-Russian militiamen as the country's acting president announced an "anti-terrorist operation" to root out the separatists.
Editor: Related: Military storm airfield, town in eastern Ukraine, wounded reported - protesters - “We were forced out of the airfield, but the city itself is under our control, we won’t allow [the Ukrainian troops] to enter,” one of the activists told Interfax.
...from a launch site in northwest Russia, the Defense Ministry said. ...can carry multiple independently-targetable nuclear warheads designed to evade missile defense systems to a range of 12,000 kilometers (7,500 miles).
...near an American warship in the Black Sea for more than 90 minutes Saturday ...the Russian Fencer made 12 passes, and flew within 1,000 yards of the USS Donald Cook, a Navy destroyer, at about 500 feet above sea level. The U.S. warship issued several radio queries and warnings using international emergency circuits, but the Russian aircraft did not respond. ...a Russian Navy ship, a frigate, has been shadowing the U.S. warship, remaining within visual distance
All of the Guard’s AH-64 Apache helicopters are scheduled to go to the active Army, and there’s nothing its top brass can do about it. ...When the logistics are worked out, the Army’s fleet of OH-58 Kiowa helicopters will be divested, its newly acquired Apaches will fill its reconnaissance and scouting needs, and the National Guard will be given UH-60 Black Hawks.
The biannual Max Thunder exercise will be largest ever, according to AFP, involving 103 aircraft and 1,400 troops. ...“The combined air forces will strengthen their battle readiness under the current situation when tension rises over the Korean peninsula,” said a statement released by the South Korean Air Force.
In a telephone conversation with Secretary-General Ban Ki Moon, Turchynov suggested that an "anti-terrorist operation" could be conducted jointly by Ukrainian security forces and U.N. peacekeepers, according to the presidential web site. Peacekeepers would have to be authorized by the U.N. Security Council, in which Russia holds a veto.
... in the city of Horlivka not far from the border with Russia, and flew the Russian flag from the building. ...Later in the day, armed men in masks also seized control of a military airport outside the city Slovyansk, also in the Donetsk region. ... Acting deputy interior minister Mykola Velichkovych acknowledged on Monday that some police officers in eastern regions were switching sides. "In the east we have seen numerous facts of sabotage from the side of police,"
...blamed Boko Haram, an Islamic extremist group which operates in the northeast of Nigeria. The group had threatened to attack Nigeria's capital.
...this year the practice drill and re-enactment of the Passover sacrifice will be carried out by the students of the school for priests, Nezer Ha-kodesh, which started operating this year. The priest school intends to train the hundreds of priests that would be needed to work at the third temple; many Jews endeavor for its establishment in Israel today. ...about 12 official groups are working in Israel today to establish the temple. Some of them receive funding amounting to hundreds of thousands of shekels from the State of Israel.
Russia's Foreign Ministry said earlier it would put an urgent discussion of the situation in Ukraine on the Security Council agenda, calling Kyiv's plans to mobilize the army to put down a rebellion by pro-Russian militants in eastern Ukraine "criminal".
Editor: Related: UN Security Council to Meet Late Sunday on Ukraine
...no reported damage or injuries in the sparsely populated mountain area. USGS geophysicist Dale Grant says the earthquake was "kind of an unusual occurrence" being the first one of its strength in the area since 2005.
A magnitude 7.5 earthquake has struck off the Solomon Islands - less than a day after a similar strength tremor.
...Donetsk is the heart of eastern Ukraine's coalmining country ...if the 100,000-plus employees of coalmining enterprises were to rise en masse, that would change the political picture drastically, in a similar fashion to the Donbass miners' strikes that helped bring about the breakup of the Soviet Union.
The officials cited the departure of U.S. mediator Martin Indyk, who met with the sides on Thursday but left the region and is not due back until after the Passover holiday. On Thursday it was also widely speculated that the peace talks were salvaged in the form of a deal freeing Jonathan Pollard in exchange for Israeli-held Arab terrorist convicts and an extension of talks.
...there were no immediate reports of damage or injuries. The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center on Sunday canceled a tsunami warning after earlier issuing an alert for some Pacific islands. The center reported that sea level readings indicate a small tsunami was generated that may have caused some destruction near the epicenter.
The Bureau of Land Management pulled back from a confrontation with a southern Nevada rancher Saturday due to concerns about the safety of its employees as well as members of the public. ..."After 20 years and multiple court orders to remove the trespass cattle, Mr. Bundy owes the American taxpayers in excess of $1 million. The BLM will continue to work to resolve the matter administratively and judicially."
04/12/2014, naturalnews.com, by Mike Adams
A tense standoff had taken place for several hours, where armed citizens of the United States of America -- many on horseback -- drew a literal line in the sand and refused to back down until BLM released the cattle.
...took over the police and security services headquarters in the eastern city of Slaviansk, about 150 km (90 miles) from the border with Russia, seizing hundreds of handguns. Police said gunmen later took over the local headquarters of Ukraine's SBU security service.
...the Brotherhood. It is the most influential mainstream Islamist organization in the world and its confrontation with the army-backed authorities in Cairo has created a country more divided than at any time since the group was founded in Egypt in 1928. ...Officials privately agree that Egypt needs not just the iron fist but a whole new outlook from its rulers, including an overhaul of the nation's religious and political institutions.
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State-run Syrian television on Saturday blamed members of the Al Qaeda-linked Nusra Front for using chlorine gas at Kfar Zeita, killing two people and injuring more than 100.
The militants closed all eight of the dam's 10 gates one week ago, flooding land upstream and reducing water levels in Iraq's southern provinces, through which the Euphrates flows before emptying into the Gulf.
...in California last week also proposed legislation that called for the potential confiscation of the state’s 166,000 legally purchased semi-automatic rifles.
Both the United Nations and the Swiss government have accepted the Palestinian Authority's requests to join 14 international treaties and conventions. Israel had opposed the move, arguing that there is no universally recognized Palestinian state and that it would complicate peace talks.
04/11/2014, alt-market.com, By Brandon Smith
Discussions within the movement are far from apathetic. Hundreds of thousands if not millions of eyes are watching every move of the BLM right now, and they should be taking this fact very seriously.
Editor: Food for thought...
...sanctioned the former vice speaker of the Ukrainian parliament, six Crimean separatist leaders and a Crimea-based gas company over Russia's takeover of the Crimean Peninsula.
The Palestinian refusal to recognize Israel as a Jewish state is at the core of why a negotiated settlement between the two sides is all but dead, say experts on both sides of the divide. ...The refusal means Israel has no confidence that a Palestinian state on its border will end the decades-long attempt by Arab nations to destroy it, so there is no reason to agree to a two-state solution, he says.
...magnitude-6.6 earthquake has shaken Nicaragua, a day after a magnitude-6.1 quake rattled the country.
... no immediate reports of damage. ...tsunami was not expected
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