He has an older brother and a younger sister. He was raised from the age of two in Mitzpe Hila in the Western Galilee.
Looking up at the stars has gotten a lot easier due to the newest Astronomy software called Stellarium. This amazing program actually calculates and then maps out the locations in the sky of all the stars past, present, and future over thousands of years. For example, researcher Frederick Larson utilized this fantastic tool in building his interpretation of the identity of the Star of Bethlehem.
Speculations run wild that maybe the Great Sign pinpoints when the Church gets raptured away, or the Tribulation begins, or maybe the War of Gog-Magog wages, or even Damascus explodes, or a combination thereof. All theories lie on the table, though the most prominently held view theorizes the event will be the soon Rapture of the Church.
When looking up at the sky, what do these modern day magi think they are witnessing? They see Revelation Now a great sign appeared in heaven: Then being with child, she cried out in labor and in pain to give birth… And the dragon stood before the woman who was ready to give birth, to devour her Child as soon as it was born.
She bore a male Child who was to rule all nations with a rod of iron. And her Child was caught up to God and His throne.
Then the woman fled into the wilderness, where she has a place prepared by God, that they should feed her there 1, days. Those who study Bible prophecy know that Revelation 12 stands out as a crucial prophetic chapter because it portrays a major theme of the Bible — the spiritual war between God and Satan.
The Woman is Israel, who birthed the male Child — the Messiah. Adherents of the Great Sign share that traditional interpretation of the symbols up to a point, but for the Child. They swap Jesus with the Church. It is the Church, and not Christ, who will be caught up to God and His throne.
It is the very day when the constellation Virgo a virgin woman clothed with the sun will have at her feet the moon. The nine stars of the constellation Leo plus the three planets Mercury, Venus, and Mars will align atop her head on her head a garland of twelve stars.
I did not encounter one researcher of the Great Sign whose heart was not earnestly seeking the truth. But, they all struggled with a biblical paradox: To unravel this paradox, adherents decry the Astrology accusation and defend the Great Sign as purely Astronomy.
Supporters point out how God uses Astronomy to convey important messages. Not just the sun, moon and stars, but God paraded the constellations to Job Job Job learned of Orion, Pleiades and Arcturus, which are all names of clusters of stars found in the Zodiac.
God asks Job if he can bring out the Mazzaroth in its season, which is the Hebrew word for the constellations of the Zodiac. In other words, God wrote His Gospel in the stars of the Zodiac. With Astrology properly denounced, the Great Sign is defended as the return to what God originally intended when Christ pointed Christians to the sky to be watchful for a heavenly sign.
The Problems Three primary problems immediately come to mind with the Great Sign functioning as a true indicator for pinpointing the Rapture of the Church happening on September 23, First, adherents correctly interpret the Woman as Israel and the Dragon as Satan, but ignore the plain sense interpretation of the Revelation 12 Child being Jesus Christ, and instead misidentify the Child as the Church.
Israel gave birth to the Church? The Church ascends to Heaven on her own? The Church rules the Millennial Kingdom with a rod of iron? Many defenses have been given as to why the Child is believed to be the Church, but the interpretation struggles mightily to switch the two.
The historical understanding of the Child being Jesus Christ resounds as the plain sense meaning, while the Church strains logic.You have urged me, Dexter, to follow the example of Tranquillus in giving a systematic account of ecclesiastical writers, and to do for our writers what he did for the illustrious men of letters among the Gentiles, namely, to briefly set before you all those who have published any memorable writing on the Holy Scriptures, from the time of our Lord's passion until the fourteenth year of the.
The legendary time-span in which the Hebrews were slaves in Egypt is variously given. Genesis states that it was years, presented in the guise of prophecy from Yahweh's own mouth.
While in Exodus the narrator states that it was years. Moses. This godly man towers above all other persons in the Old Testament period because he was God's instrument for the introduction of covenant law in Israel.
Some Bible teachers believe Stellarium's projections can be utilized in the study of Eschatology, unlocking the unsolved mysteries of Bible prophecy.
THE BOOK OF PSALMS. A study of the future House of David. By Neville V. Stevens: New International Version used throughout unless otherwise specified.
Some were speculating that Saddam Hussein might be this power. However, after his trouncing in the Persian Gulf war by the allied forces in , the subsequent invasion of Iraq by the U.S.
military in followed by Saddam's capture, imprisonment and death this interpretation becomes rather ludicrous.