I received several responses to my question, raised last week,
that asked, Are We In The Great Tribulation?
Perhaps the strongest objections raised along biblical
grounds were raised by my good friend Art Cormier of
Gainesville, FL. Art referenced Revelation 11:1 where
"the angel stood, saying Rise, and measure the temple of God,
and the altar, and them that worship therein." Art's
point is that it is difficult to accept that this could
be fulfilled in any other way than by the construction
and measuring of a new temple. Since we see no evidence
of construction of a temple on the temple mount as of
today, Art argues that we cannot be in the Great Tribulation.
This is what I wrote last week concerning the covenant among many
and the Great Tribulation:
Briefly, we are in the seventh year of a seven year covenant
with many. Daniel 9:27 has very possibly been fulfilled.
Since the covenant was confirmed with Rabin, and his name,
in the Hebrew means "many", the covenant was confirmed
with many. This covenant was confirmed on the White
House lawn on September 13, 1993 in front of 3000
witnesses (obvious 3rd day symbolism-a day to the Lord
is as a thousand years, etc.).
Jim Searcy went to the absolute mid point of this seven
year treaty, which is set to expire on September 13, 2000.
He researched the events of that day, that mid point
day of March 13, 1997. What Jim knew was that if this
treaty is THE DANIEL TREATY, then the great tribulation
started on that day, March 13, 1997. What did Jim find?
Two Jews (of the temple mount faithful) had been going to the top of the temple mount
to pray every morning and evening. On that day, they
were stopped by (order of) Yassar Arafat. They have not been allowed
to do this since that date. Now I note in my trusted
KJV that what is stopped is a "daily". The word sacrifice
is in italics, which means it is not present in the
underlying Hebrew. Could this seemingly insignificant
act of the stopping of two temple mount faithful in
their customary morning and evening prayers be the fulfillment of
Daniel 12:11, 8:12 and 9:27?
If this is true, we are in THE GREAT TRIBULATION.
Daniel 12:11 says that the antichrist sets up the image
1290 days after the "daily" is taken away. That would
be September 23, 2000, if this is true.
And now, for this week's comments.
Other dates mentioned in scripture are the 1,260 days
that the Gentiles tread on the holy city in Revelation 11:2. 1,260 days from
March 13, 1997 is August 24, 2000. The two witnesses prophesy for 1,260 days,
clothed in sackcloth. The woman who has fled to the wilderness
where God feeds her is cared for there for 1,260 day.
One other date is mentioned by Daniel: 1,335 days. 1,335 days
from March 13, 1997 is November 7, 2000.
Will these dates prove to be biblical fulfillments? Regarding
the sending of Elijah, scripture sets a precedent that
these words may be fulfilled in spirit, not in the temporal.
Note that John himself denied that he was Elijah in John 1:21.
Since most prophecy students identify the two witnesses
as being Moses and Elijah, there is biblical precedence
that the prophesying of the two witnesses could be
fulfilled in spirit. It is difficult to accept, however, that
the prophecies of their murder in Jerusalem and subsequent
resurrection 3 1/2 days later could be fulfilled in spirit.
There is also biblical precedence regarding prophecies
of the future of the temple. Jesus spoke in John 2:19
"Destroy this temple, and in three days I will raise it up."
The scripture reveals that Jesus was talking about the
temple of his body, not the Jerusalem temple, but the
Pharisees who heard him were tricked: they thought he
was referring to the Jerusalem temple. Their eyes were
on the physical and the natural---Jesus' focus was on the
I have no word from the Lord on this. I am still seeking
him for light and guidance. My purpose is to promote
awareness and awakeness. Today, I noted that God seems
to be using the Gregorian, rather than the Hebrew, calendar.
The Greek word "Gregorio", means "to watch". It is
certainly a time to be very watchful.
Today, China released threats against Taiwan which included
a threat to attack Taiwan with Neutron Bombs and that
America would risk losing 200 million lives if she
intervened. These are serious, credible threats. China
apparently already possesses 24 nuclear missiles, each
with metropolis busting capability. The thought of America's
24 largest metropolitan centers lying in rubble is almost
unthinkable, yet that is what we have been threatened
I am further alerted by the fact that the 1260th day
from the treaty mid point of March 13, 1997 is August 24.
August 24 marks the date of Hurricane Andrew. I published
a prophecy concerning Andrew on 7/13/92. In that prophecy,
I warned that "God is using the name of Andrew to mark
judgement in this generation". I also gave a warning
for the date August 24, in the same prophecy. I was not
given a limiting year of 1992, so that August 24 warning
continues in effect for America. Andrew will continue
to mark judgement in this generation.
was not made aware that Andrew would be a hurricane. Therefore,
my prophesying was in part.
Will August 24, September 23 and November 7 prove to
be prophetically important dates? I don't know. They
do not appear to line up with any fall festival Jewish
holidays. We don't see two witnesses calling fire down
from heaven. We don't see a rebuilt temple. Everything
we have always been told by the prophecy teachers is still
being looked for.
One thing I am sure that I do see is the Apostasy, or the
falling away. I proclaim as a prophet that what we see
today is the fulfillment of 2 Thessalonians 2:3. We
now wait for the man of sin to be revealed. Will he
be revealed this fall?
Let's keep watching and praying "that we may be accounted
worthy to escape all these things that shall come to
pass, and to stand before the Son of man." (Luke 21:36)
"And what I say unto you I say unto all, Watch." (Mark 13:37)
I note that word "watch" is capitalized in the Greek. Since
the scripture is without error, this cannot be a grammatical
error, since it falls at the end of a sentence. I have
always taken it as a personal exhortation to me to fulfill
my ministry, because
that capitalized Greek letter is a "Gamma". God is the
one who called me to be a Gammadim. (Ezekiel 27:11) I'm
just trying to do my job.
I welcome inputs and comments from those who read these
words. I do not write from a perspective of having figured
everything out. That is prideful and self righteous.
The more I learn, the more questions I have. Praise the Lord!