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“The Day of the LORD is at Hand!”

March 25, 2017

Summary: Five When-Then Events in 2015 Signaled the End-Times, which couldn’t begin until after the sabbatical year of 2016. The destruction of Jerusalem (Zech 14:2) at Passover will be a sign of judgment for the US a month later when, “as the days of Noah,” the Flood came with Passover timing, but in the 2nd spring month, Genesis 7:11. The reasons are biblical and easy to see.

Passover is the historic time for judgment, Exod 12:12. Jerusalem’s destruction was the first sign that Christ gave in Matthew 24 as Passover was impending then. Passover was also when Titus began his siege of Jerusalem in 70 AD. This spring Passover is April 12, counting from the new moon crescent, chodesh in Exod 12:2.

Here are five ‘when-then’ events that signaled ‘the day of the LORD’ in 2015:

  1. A rare solar eclipse on the equinox had the same timing as the beginning of the biblical year in Exod 12:2.
  2. A blood moon two weeks later on Passover had the same timing as Exod 12 when they put blood on doorposts. ‘The sun shall be darkened and the moon turned to blood before (paniym, facing) the day of the Lord,’ Joel 2:31.
  3. “The day of the Lord comes as a thief in the night when they shall say, ‘Peace and safety,’ sudden destruction.” 1Thess 5:2,3 was fulfilled when seven nations signs the Iran Nuclear Treaty in 2015.
  4. Christ said, “When you see an abomination…standing where it ought not,” Mark 13:14. The Bible calls lying with mankind as with womankind an abomination, Lev 18:22. It had ‘standing where it ought not’ in the US Supreme Court in 2015.
  5. The US Constitution calls for separation of church and state. The pope calls for union of church and state and he was ‘standing where [he] ought not’ in the US Congress in 2015.

All of the above signal the day of the LORD as impending, but the end-times are a unit of seven years that couldn’t begin until after the sabbatical year of 2016 so that when the temple is filled with smoke in Rev 15:7,8 and the seven vials are poured out, Christ will cease his mediation in a sabbatical year. 2017 begs the beginning of end-times.

Judgment on the US is expected. Egypt murdered hundreds of babies in Exodus 1; the US has murdered 60 million in the womb. Egypt enslaved God’s people. Alcohol, tobacco, drugs—a false system of ‘healthcare’ and education is enslaving most people today, even while they think they are free!

God afflicted Egypt with judgment and took Israel to a covenant, later saying, “I am married to you,” Jer 3:14. That’s how Christ comes as Bridegroom, or as a thief to those who aren’t watching.

It should fit the timing of 2nd Passover “as the days of Noah” when the Flood came with Passover timing, but in the 2nd spring month, Gen 7:4,11. Noah entered the ark on the 10th day—the same day the sacrifice was selected in Exod 12:3. When people didn’t enter the ark with Noah, they selected themselves for sacrifice.

When five women missed the wedding in Matthew 25, Christ said to watch (clue for Passover as the only night that Israel was to be awake). “You don’t eido—understand, for the kingdom of heaven is like a man traveling to a far country.” Israelites didn’t travel in winter. If they took a long journey in spring and couldn’t get back in time for Passover, they were to keep it the 2nd spring month as the law in Num 9:10,11 shows.

Christ is the Master who took the long journey, Matt 25:14. His return in judgment will conform to the law that He said is in effect till heaven and earth pass, Matt 5:18. Doing so will be a sign, even to unbelievers, that He is keeping the law that He gave and He must be the Master foretold in that passage 2000 years ago.

Dr. Richard Ruhling is author of 5-star ebooks on related topics at http://TheBridegroomComes.com and http://MayJudgmentDay.com

A Fresh Look at “the Foundation and the Central Pillar of the Advent Faith…Daniel 8:14”

March 2, 2017

Summary: “The day of the LORD” brings destruction to Jerusalem[1] as the first sign Christ gave of His return.[2] A decree to rebuild Jerusalem will fit a double meaning of Daniel 8:14 as suggested by Palmoni, (Wonderful Numberer) in the original Hebrew of Daniel 8:13. 2300 years pointed to “the time of the dead that they should be judged.”[3] 2300 days will span the judgment of the living with life and death issues as Daniel encountered. The 2300-year understanding resulted in great disappointment typified by the bitter belly of John who was told to “prophesy again.” To be the “movement of destiny” endorsed in Revelation 10, we must give the same messages of judgment and Bridegroom’s coming, but with better understanding, because it’s not a rapture. God afflicted Egypt with judgment and took Israel to a covenant, later saying, “I am married to you.”[4] The context of the Judgment in Daniel 7:10 is the ‘great words’ of the horn,  not seen in 1844, but seen on the Day of Atonement at the United Nations in 2015. The destruction of Jerusalem at Passover should signal a ‘midnight cry’ of impending judgment for us and the world.
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Pioneers saw Daniel 8:14 as the “central pillar” of advent faith. Central could mean something on both sides, and so it is with Daniel 8. For starters, Advent pioneers in 1844 overlooked the context of the judgment in Daniel 7:10 where “the judgment was set and the books were opened.” The next sentence implies judgment “because of the voice of the great words which the horn spake.”

The horn was understood by Protestant reformers as the papacy that grew out of the 4th beast, the Roman Empire, as it fell. But in 1844, the papacy didn’t have many great words. Napoleon imprisoned the pope and he died in exile. The Vatican land didn’t come until 1929. Not many great words in 1844.

But in 2015, the pope had “great words” when he came to US Congress and it was the Day of Atonement when he also had “great words” for the United Nations. With missing ingredients from 1844 satisfied, we should consider the Angel’s words to “prophesy again” after John’s bitter-belly experience that typified the pioneers.[5]

A second overlooked context from 1844 is the translation of the three Hebrew words “at the time of the end shall be the vision,” in Daniel 8:17. Pioneers believed the 2300 [years, 1844] was “the time of the end,” and maybe they used a Strong’s Concordance, but three other concordances, Englishman’s, BibleWorks and Young’s, all show the vision at the time of the end is not the mareh vision of 2300 days, but the chazown of the ram and goat conflict!

Daniel was sealed until the time of the end[6] and Gabriel’s statement in Daniel 8:17 defines the time of the end as the ram and goat conflict. This means that God gave a lesson in history with a militant ram having two horns, the Medes and Persians, that are now the geographical areas of Iraq and Iran.

Contextual clues fit the end-time application better than Alexander’s Battle of Arbela victory in 331 BC.

  1. Daniel was in the palace at Shushan, but in vision, he was by the River Ulai—700+ miles from Arbela—he couldn’t see Arbela from the Ulai River that reference librarians say is now the Karun River by Kuwait, where US troops deployed against Iraq.
  2. The “goat came from the west on the face of the whole earth.”[7] The US coalition included troops from S. America, Canada, Bosnia, Cyprus, Korea, Australia—the whole earth; not so with Alexander from Grecia.
  3. The goat “touched not the ground.”[8] Alexander didn’t have planes. The victory over Iraq was done in the air before ground troops finished it.
  4. Grecia might also include our focus on an intellectual education while ignoring the trades and manual labor. Our universities have fraternities and sororities named by Greek letters of the alphabet, etc.

All of the above support Ecclesiastes 3:15, NEB—“What is, has been already; what is to come has been already, and God summons each event back in its turn” and we should consider it’s for a wise purpose…

Our amazing God “declares the end from the beginning.”[9] In the book of beginnings, Abraham was tested of his willingness to sacrifice his son, Isaac. Muslims say the son that was spared was Ishmael. They celebrate this in their ram sacrifice, Al-Adha. So which is the true holy book?

What is about to happen, supported by President Trump’s ‘State of the Union’ Speech, should convince all Muslims with an open mind that there’s no God like ours, showing that a militant ram (caught by its horns in a Bush) will be sacrificed to spare Isaac’s son, Israel, even as militant Islam wants to wipe out Israel.

This is not a categorical condemnation of Muslims who, in many respects, live well without alcohol, drugs, tobacco, or Hollywood’s crime, sex, violence and perversions that came from the US. They hate us as the “Great Satan” for what they think is Christian western culture. But an Adventist lifestyle would be a natural choice for Muslims who don’t eat pork and who want to honor the Creator who rested on the 7th day.

We said the “central pillar” of Daniel 8:14 implies something on both sides. We looked back at Daniel 7. We’ve seen how Daniel 8 has a deeper meaning that fits our time. We now need to see its relationship to Daniel 9.

Adventists have understood that the 70 weeks of Daniel 9:24 are “cut off” of the previous 2300 days/years by the Hebrew word chathak. Historically, the 69 weeks of Daniel 9:25 pointed to Messiah, anointing as when Christ was baptized and anointed by the Holy Spirit.[10] And those 70 weeks of years began with a decree to restore and build Jerusalem.

F.C. Gilbert, a converted Jew who knew Hebrew offers an explanation that fits a double application for Daniel 8 (and 9). The margin of the KJV in Daniel 8:13 shows the saint who said, “Unto 2300 days…” is Palmoni—Wonderful Numberer.[11] To be full of wonder, we should consider a double meaning–2300 years from the decree to “restore and to build Jerusalem” to 1844 for “the time of the dead that they should be judged”[12] but also 2300 days for a time to judge the living (who face life and death issues as Daniel did), also reckoned from a decree to rebuild Jerusalem after an impending calamity…”prophesy again!”

Behold, the day of the Lord comes…For I will gather all nations against Jerusalem to battle; and the city shall be taken, and the houses rifled, and the women ravished; and half of the city shall go forth into captivity…Then shall the Lord go forth, and fight against those nations.”[13] This is not about 70 AD.

  1. The day of the Lord” was signaled in 2015. “The sun shall be darkened…” A rare solar eclipse on the spring equinox, March 20 as the biblical year began had the same timing as Exodus 12:2…
  2. Then “the moon turned to blood.” The blood moon two weeks later on Passover was a memorial of when Israel put blood on their doorpost, These signs in the heavens are “before the day of the Lord,” Joel 2:31. The word for “before” is paniym, It means “facing,” and the events of 2015 are facing end-times.
  3. The day of the Lord comes as a thief…When they say ‘Peace and safety,’ sudden destruction comes…” 1Thess 5:2,3. Seven nations (like Revelation’s sevens?) signed the Iran Nuclear Treaty and Iran has already violated it by testing a rocket, etc.
  4. The day of the Lord” comes without “slack” when 1000 years are as a day,[14] but how would we know when that is? Peter said not to ignore it! This article could be subtitled…

How Papal Visits Signal End-Times to Begin in 2017 popeun

Leviticus 25 describes jubilee as coming every 49 years because the 50th year was the 1st year of the next sabbatical cycle—the years were formatted in sevens like our weeks of days.

A man could not permanently impoverish his family by selling his land. It came back to family ownership at the jubilee, every 49 years.[15] Jubilee was involved in the time prophecy in Daniel 9:24,25. 490 years (10 jubilees) pointed to the Messiah. It began with a decree by Artaxerxes, a Persian king, who gave liberty to Israelites to return to their land in the spring of 456 BC. It was a jubilee event and the 70 weeks of years came to 34-35 AD.

The Jews missed the prophecy of the Messiah (anointing) in the 69th week of years. They felt threatened by a young prophet. If He were coming as a king to give them victory over the Romans, it would have been great, but victory over sin and selfishness wasn’t what they were looking for. They missed the prophetic role echoed first by Abraham that “God will provide Himself a lamb.” Genesis 22:8.

Isaiah 53 also showed this role as a suffering servant and a video by Dr. Hasel shows that Christ fulfilled 300 prophecies https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9hMuNGHKsjM

Continuing the jubilee concept, 40 more jubilees, (40 x49 = 1960) from 35 AD bring us to 1995, the 50th jubilee—the Jubilee of Jubilees when Pope John Paul spoke to the UN on the Day of Atonement—the same day that Jubilee was to be proclaimed in Leviticus 25. Huge coincidence?

And another huge coincidence 20 years later when Pope Francis also went to the UN on the Day of Atonement in 2015. WHY a 20-year gap?

Peter tells us not to ignore when “1000 years are as a day.” In that context, “God is not slack…the day of the Lord will come.”[16]

If we integrate the jubilees into the 1000 years, 490 years is 10 jubilees + 490 more = 980. There are 20 years left over–signaled by the pope’s visits at the end!

But that was in 2015, as were the other “day of the Lord” signs. Why 2017? If we divide 1000 by 7, there’s a remainder of 6. 2015 when the pope came was the 6th year in the sabbatical cycle. 2016 was the 7th (sabbatical year). 2017 is the 1st year of a week of years enabling the end-time tribulation period to begin as a unit so that when Christ ceases His mediation in the 7th year, it will coincide with the sabbatical cycles, established in Daniel 9.

The conquest of Jericho supports this. Israel went around the city six times in six days and blew a trumpet each time, but on the 7th day, they went around 7 times. The six days for the six trumpets of Revelation 8 and 9, and the 7th day with 7 trips are like 7 last plagues when the temple is filled with smoke and there’s no mediation.[17] 2017 is a window for end-times to begin. “God is not slack” in the context of 1000 years.

Additional reasons for a 7-year ending include:

#1. 7 years for Joseph’s famine. Pharaoh’s dream “doubled” (cows and corn) fits history and again for the end-times.

#2. Babylon was humbled for 7 years in Daniel 4. Weeks before Trump was elected, a seminar showed Trump as a proud man like Nebuchadnezzar who may be humbled like the great tree was cut down in Daniel 4.

#3. Jericho’s fall was like Babylon in end-times, 7 days/years.

#4. God’s people are scattered, but with power for 3 1/2 years followed by 1290 days of false worship under New World Order.[18]

  • Speaking of our time, Christ said to flee “when you see the abomination…standing where it ought not.”[19] Lying mankind with mankind is an abomination[20] and with Supreme Court approval, it was “standing where it ought not.
  • Early believers understood Christ’s reference to the abomination as military and when the Roman army came to Jerusalem, they fled and were spared the siege by Titus in 70 AD. But US military also stood “where it ought not” with JADE HELM covering the southwest, July 15-Sept 15, 2015. Some said it was a drill in anticipation of martial law when constitutional rights could end.
  • Early Christians saw the idolatrous standard of the Roman army that included emblems of their sun god planted outside Jerusalem as a sign to flee. We saw the pope “standing where [he] ought not” with an appeal that included Sunday as part of the “great words” to the US Congress in the pope’s Laudato Si’, 237, online pdf (Google).

All of this to say that “the day of the Lord”—the biblical end-times—may take a different shape than what a Southern Adventist University professor said 30 years ago—that “Sunday” is the next prophetic event!

God said He “will bring the blind by a way they knew not.”[21] Since a former General Conference president said we are the Laodicean church, we should consider a “blind” problem and be open to truth, represented by Christ at the door.

Christ died as the embodiment of present truth. “In every age there is a new development of truth, a message of God to the people of that generation. The old truths are all essential; new truth is not independent of the old, but an unfolding of it…He who rejects or neglects the new does not really possess the old.”[22]

When pioneers saw the Day of Atonement as a time of judgment, they dropped what they were doing and gave a ‘midnight cry’ that went to the farthest mission station in two months. If Passover (mid-April) brings calamity on Jerusalem, this article is Part I and we “must prophesy again–the Bridegroom comes!” with a better understanding than we now have. The wedding parables imply we don’t understand them.

We are asleep with lights out in Matthew 25; the King’s invitation is scorned in Matthew 22. The 144,000 who are privileged to follow Christ wherever He goes, are “virgins.” They must be the wise virgins that get into the wedding. We can do so if we “prophesy again” with a better understanding and we must if we see judgment beginning in Jerusalem at Passover, like with Titus in 70 AD.

To the intent that “He will make [us] ruler over all that He has” and not “beaten with many stripes”[23] may God bless our understanding of the messages He endorsed for our time.

[1] Zechariah 14:1,2

[2] Matthew 24:3

[3] Revelation 11:18

[4] Jeremiah 3:14

[5] Revelation 10:10,11 KJV unless specified

[6] Daniel 12:4

[7] Daniel 8:5

[8] Ibid.

[9] Isaiah 46:10

[10] John 1:31,32

[11] Practical Lessons for the Church of Today, FC Gilbert, Review, 1902 p 606-608.

[12] Revelation 11:18

[13] Zechariah 14:1-3

[14] 2Peter 3:8-10

[15] Leviticus 25:9,10

[16] 2Peter 3:8-10

[17] Revelation 15:7,8

[18] Daniel 12:7,11; Revelation 11:3-7; 13:5

[19] Mark 13:14

[20] Leviticus 18:22

[21] Isaiah 42:16

[22] Christ’s Object Lessons, 127

[23] Luke 12:44-48

The Real Gospel for the End-Time is Different Than We May Expect!

November 18, 2016

Gospel means ‘good news,’ and there are lots of sincere people teaching what they believe is the gospel, but in most cases, it’s only part of the story that goes something like this: Christ died for our sins and if we invite Him into our hearts, He will save us. That’s an important part of the picture, but it misses an important aspect…

There’s a changing aspect of the gospel. In Noah’s day, it meant being saved from destruction. In Moses’ time, it was deliverance from slavery. Christ offered eternal salvation.  This changing aspect of truth (Christ is the Truth) makes present truth easy to miss. Human nature clings to the familiar and tends to reject Christ in present truth.

For us, the gospel is better than any of the above because it’s all of them if we meet the conditions in messages that He implied when He said, ‘Prophesy again.” Rev 10:11 It was the 1st angel’s message, not the 3rd angel’s message!

“All three of the messages are still to be proclaimed…showing their order, and the application of the prophecies that bring us to the third angel’s message.” CW 26,27. We are out of order with the 3rd angel’s message now, because the world hasn’t heard the 1st angel’s message given in 1844, nor have they heard “the Bridegroom comes” also given then and typified by John’s ‘bitter belly.’ Christ said, ‘Prophesy again’ Rev 10:11. That means give those same messages again.

This shouldn’t be hard. The Greek word for judgment in Rev 14:7 is krisis, and the world is in a crisis. But when we ‘prophesy again,’ it’s not about the investigative judgment of the dead since 1844 (Rev 11:18), it’s a time of life and death issues as seen in Daniel 1-6 when, if we are willing to die rather than dishonor God, we may be spared.

The other message for ‘prophesy again’ is ‘the Bridegroom comes.’ Matt 25:5,6 shows that we are asleep with lights out in our understanding of this topic. It’s not a rapture when Christ comes in the sky. God executed judgment on Egypt and took Israel to a covenant by which they became His Bride (Jeremiah 3:14) and kingdom, Exodus 19:5,6.

Our understanding and meeting the conditions in Luke’s wedding parable means that “He will make [us] ruler over all that He has” but what’s coming could mean we will be “beaten with stripes” if we aren’t ready and are unprepared like the foolish virgins. See Luke 12:35-48 and the explanations in the next article below…and call or email me, 928 583 7543 or Ruhling7@juno.com with questions or concerns.

Richard Ruhling 

PS: Most Seventh-day Adventist members in North America are aware of serious division problems with several unions at odds with the vote against women’s ordination by the world church at its General Conference session. The North American Division announced “a need to have its own uniqe message and strategies that are relevant and work in our territory…it’s time that we grow up and leave our parent’s house.” [Its headquarters would be moved out of the General Conference building]

The above issue of present truth comes into focus with Ellen White’s statement–“The preaching of the first angel’s message and of the “midnight cry” tended directly to repress fanaticism and dissension.”  Great Controversy, 398.  With the church splitting over women’s ordination, wouldn’t it be well to repress fanatacism and dissension by focusing on the messages Christ said to give “again”?

It might take the wisdom of Solomon to see that we should do what he recommended when two women came contending for a baby. He said to divide the baby and give half to each woman. The true mother said, NO!–give it to the other woman, thus revealing the mother’s heart.

Let the incorporated conference church contend legally if they wish about how to divide their assets as is happening with the Pacific Union v General Conference, but let the true church (like the true mother) focus on the present truth for our time which will prepare them and those with whom they share the message, of impending judgment and the Bridegroom’s coming, as explained in the following article.

Every Christian Needs to Read This!

August 24, 2016

Dear Christian!

We are like Pilgrim on our way to Celestial City. Christ said, Strive to enter the narrow gate. That’s about the 144,000 who live through the life or death issues like Daniel, willing to die rather than dishonor God. They will be privileged to follow Christ wherever He goes in eternity and are said to be ‘virgins.’ Since the Bible explains itself, they must be the wise virgins that get into the wedding in Matthew 25.

A Call to the ‘Wise Virgins’–The Time is Fulfilled; the Kingdom of God is at Hand

#1. Is this for you? It should be. Christ said, He will make the servant who is ‘so-doing,’ ruler over all that He has, but we will be beaten with stripes if we fail to prepare.[1] In this age of scams, shouldn’t we want the real deal from the One who hung the world in space and died for us? It must be important to Him to be giving us the highest possible reward.

Weddings are important because they affect destiny as the three wedding parables show. They are also a measure of maturity. Christ is looking for a mature bride. If we are wise, we should consider this opportunity carefully. [2] Note: You can click these numbers to see and then click text. Please read on.

Luke’s wedding parable says we must “open unto Him immediately.”[3] If this were about His coming in the sky, of course, we would all be ready to go to heaven whenever He comes, but this is a different event as we will see…

To be ready immediately implies prior consideration, like James and John who heard the baptizer announce the Lamb of God (John 1:29) so when Christ called them, “they immediately left the ship and their father and followed Him,” Matthew 4:22. Our prior understanding is necessary for an immediate response when He ‘knocks.’ Please be like the Bereans with an open attitude.

While everyone deserves an invitation to the wedding, it’s the wise servants who do what they can to invite others to the wedding as in Matthew 22:3-10. Sharing this and asking your email list, Have you seen this?–What do you think? is a good idea.

#2. Moving from ‘Jesus will save me’ to what He wants from us…

There’s much preaching about relationship and the question may come to us, How can we be sure we aren’t in the group that say, “Lord, I did many good works in your name” and they hear Him say, I never knew you. Matt 7:22,23.

The answer is by having the present day application of truth. In Noah’s time, they had to get in the boat to be saved from destruction. In Moses’ day, they had to watch and pray that God would pass over them in judgment; Christ was present truth but that includes opposition, even in churches today, 1SM 406.

Present truth now is not the 3rd angel’s message or women’s ordination that may split the church. Matt 25 shows ‘the Bridegroom comes’ divides the wise from foolish. Pioneers gave that message but Christ said, ‘prophesy again’ in Rev 10:11. To be His movement of destiny, we must do so now. Why now?

Pioneers overlooked the context of the judgment in Daniel 7:10 where “the judgment was set and the books were opened.” The verses before and after are about the ‘great words of the little horn…a mouth speaking great things.’

After the ‘deadly wound’ in 1798, the pope didn’t have much to say in 1844. But in 2015, Pope Francis had great words for the US Congress and the UN on the Day of Atonement—the missing ingredient of 1844 is now satisfied.

The 1st angel’s message of judgment and Bridegroom’s coming will fit now, but we fail to see how. God executed judgment on Egypt and took Israel to a covenant that made them His kingdom (Exod 19:5,6) and Bride, Jer 3:14. Paul included the Exodus in ‘all those things happened for tupos, types and they are written for our admonition, on whom the ends of the world come.”

The pope’s visit on the Day of Atonement (time of judgment) was one of 7 ‘when-then’ signs that marked 2015, shown here: http://bit.ly/1YBiBxI  But 2016 is past with nothing huge happening—why 2017? 2016 was a sabbatical year. The end-times start at the beginning of a “court week,” Maranatha, p39.

The end-times = 7 years, like Joseph’s famine, Daniel 4, Jericho fell in 7 days with 7 trips on 7th day blowing trumpets like 7 last plagues. The 7th year must be a sabbatical year when Christ ceases His mediation. http://bit.ly/2hCh6pr

Judgment will mean life or death like Daniel 1-6 but if faithful, we can live. The biblical concept is that the Judge delivers us, as in the book of Judges, but deliverance is linked to the covenant. It makes us His kingdom. Ex 19:5,6 All the covenant promises will be fulfilled to a covenant-keeping people, PK714à

To be His ‘covenant-keeping people,’ we will need to make a covenant, but with a better understanding than Israel. God got an ignorant bride, but there’s better news for us in Luke’s wedding parable, Luke 12:32-48. ‘He will make [us] ruler over all that He has’ if we meet the conditions. Let’s consider them.

Verse 35: We are to have lamps burning. This means sharing the light we have on the wedding so others can see how it will be, inviting them as in Matthew 22.

Verse 36: We’re to be ready so when He knocks, ‘we may open to Him immedi-ately.’ The Bible explains itself, and the only other place Christ knocked was for a lukewarm church that ended in an earthquake. Lao dicea means people judging. In Ellen White’s vision of an earthquake at Loma Linda, “it seemed the Judgment day had come.” 9T 93-95 cites Zeph 1:8; God punishes for reasons we don’t see

Verse 37 offers a blessing for those who are watching. Watching is protective in Matt 24:43. If the goodman (us?) had known, he would have watched and not suffered his house to be broken by the thief; Christ said, If we don’t watch He will come on us as a thief. Rev 3:3. Paul also said the day of the Lord comes as a thief with sudden destruction when they say peace & safety–Iran Nuke Treaty and we should watch, 1Thess 5:1-6. Emphasis on ‘watch,’ but what does it mean?

The Greek word is gregoreo, it means to be awake. That’s how Christ used it in Matt 26:38-41. We can’t be awake every night, but Passover was the only night it was commanded, Exod 12:10, and we should eat Lamb spiritually.

Note: When Christ said, ‘You don’t know the day or hour,’ the Greek word, eido, means be aware, consider, understand. He was telling the disciples they didn’t understand and each time He said it, He gave an example that fit a provision in their law for Passover a month later, ‘as the days of Noah’ when the Flood came with Passover timing, but in the 2nd spring month, Gen 7:4,11.

Israelites didn’t travel in winter, and if they took a long journey in spring and couldn’t get back for Passover, they were to keep it in the 2nd spring month as provided by the law in Numbers 9:10,11, a clue that fits FIVE more parables!

#1. The goodman, Matt 24:43, is on a long journey in Proverbs 7:19.20, KJV.

#2. An evil servant begins to smite, Then shall the kingdom be like 10 virgins

#3. Five virgins missed the wedding…Watch (protection)…you don’t know… (understand timing) for the kingdom is like a man traveling to a far country.

#4. In the last parable on talents, Christ took the long journey. His return will conform to His law (Num 9:10,11) still in effect till heaven and earth pass. The wise stewards knew when to expect their master and they were ready.
#5. Learn a parable of a fig tree. Our church is adding members like leaves on the fig tree, but if we don’t do what He says and ‘Prophesy again,’ we won’t have the fruit He is looking for “when summer is nigh.” (2nd Passover in May)

Christians don’t do Passover? Not by killing a lamb or eating bitter herbs,
but the appointed time, mo’ed comes from Genesis 1:14, before sin or Jews. Christ fulfilled the sacrificial part of Passover, but the timing is relevant for judgment–God “executed judgment” at Passover, Exodus 12:12.

“The types which relate to the 2nd advent must be fulfilled at the time pointed out in the symbolic service.” GC 399.4 In the context of an earthquake vision, 9T 92-95 cites Zeph 1:8. “The day of the Lord’s sacrifice” is Passover!

Wouldn’t it be wonderful if churches worldwide were to celebrate the Lord’s Supper on the eve of [2nd] Passover as Christ meant? “As He ate the Passover with His disciples, He instituted in its place the service that was to be the memorial of His great sacrifice.” Desire of Ages, 652. “In its place” suggests our doing it as the Christian’s Passover anticipating His return in judgment.

The world needs to be warned of judgment and opportunity–‘the Bridegroom comes!’ Let’s watch as He said. If we ‘wait and see,’ we won’t qualify as He said with ‘lights burning.’ ‘Prophecy again,’ (Rev 10:11) takes faith. ‘Open to Him immediately, Luke 12:36, is like James and John who immediately left the ship and their father to follow Christ, Matt 4:22. Are we willing to do so?

Watching (being awake, praying that God will pass over us) is shown as the way to be ready for His ‘knock’ that we saw was an earthquake, Lk 12:36,37.  Now we come to the wise provision so Christ doesn’t get an ignorant Bride.

The wedding parables each have Passover imagery when there are 7 days of unleavened bread that represent doctrines, Matt 16:12. This feast, scorned in Matt 22, was not fulfilled by Christ–there was no ‘holy convocation’—He was in the grave. It’s for a prenuptial agreement to consider what Christ wants.

Christ said before He comes, Elijah “must first come and restore all things,” Matt 17:11. Elijah comes in the context of the statutes in Moses’ law, Mal 4:4,5 The statutes have a 7-fold emphasis in Ezek 20:11-24 where they are linked to Sabbaths. Covenants were also linked to7’s, like the 7 ewes in Gen 21:27,28 and the 7 annual Sabbaths God gave to Israel, Lev 23. We give Christ the 7’s.

There are 7 topics with 7-fold emphasis that fit the 7 days of unleavened bread They coincide with 7 days for Bible weddings, Gen 29:27. Unleavened bread used for communion = union with Christ and union by covenant in marriage.

The 144,000 are ‘virgins’ (Rev 14:4) and must be the wise virgins that get into the marriage. They are the Elijah movement that restores all things, based on the things the Bible emphasizes 7 times, like the statutes mentioned above. Revelation, a book of 7’s, shows how God will keep His covenant; we saw covenants are linked to 7’s.

Luke 12’s wedding parable shows that “when He comes and knocks” we are to “open unto Him immediately.” As a Bride opens to her husband when they marry, we are to open, in a feast of unleavened bread to consider topics that have a 7-fold emphasis like the statutes. This is the imagery of Luke 12:37 where ‘He will make [us] ruler over all that He has” v 44.

If we know to prepare as suggested here, and don’t do so, we will be beaten with many stripes—‘to whom much is given…much is required.’ Lk 12:47,48 Fear of what others might say kept people out of the ark. As the days of Noah, are we like Peter who was afraid of being mocked? Christ deserves a mature Bride!

After ‘prophesy again’ in Rev 10:11, the next verse is judgment when God is going to give power to His side for 1260 days before the beast gets power, Rev 11:1-7. Let’s invite others to the wedding with the best information we have, and celebrate His emblems this year, 2017 on May 11, then watch and pray that He will pass over us in judgment. It will be Thursday pm, the same night Christ did so with His disciples. We should eat Lamb by reviewing the closing scenes of what He bore for us.

April 12 is expected to support this when “the day of the Lord” begins for Jerusalem and all nations are gathered against it–“the houses rifled, the women ravished,” Zech 14:1-3. Judgment on Jerusalem at Passover will be a ‘heads up’ for Christians to keep the Lord’s Supper a month later at 2nd Passover.

If we don’t give the message and then ‘watch and pray’ on the eve of Passover, we’re at high risk for the ‘sudden, unlooked-for calamity’ COL 412 (context is midnight cry–‘the Bridegroom comes’) Paul kept the Passover (Acts 20:6; 1Cor 5:8) and warned us of ‘sudden destruction…watch.’ 1Thess 5:1-6.

Please call or email re any questions. 928 583 7543 or Ruhling7@juno.com May God bless and guide you, to the intent that “He will make [us] ruler over all that He has…” Richard Ruhling
Christ’s judgment on those who opt out of the wedding invitation in Matt 22 is seen in Luke 14:24.

Summary: Christ offers two choices: “ruler over all that He has” or “beaten with stripes,” Luke 12:44-48. We can be spared stripes by sharing and watching.

Prophesy again…judgment must begin at the house of God.” 1Pet 4:17. The judgment [krisis in Greek] and Bridegroom message went together in 1844 and fit impending crisis. All of this is relevant for the judgment of the living. 9T 20 We don’t have lots of time; the church has problems, needs a unifying message. Those who expect to ‘open to Him immediately’ need to make it a priority now.

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Islam Crisis, Time of Judgment Signaled by Pope’s Visit on Bible’s Jubilee Timeline

June 15, 2016

The Greek word for judgment in Revelation 14 is krisis and the time of crisis coincides with the end of 6,000 years because in the 4th Commandment, God gives man six days to do his work and “1000 years are as a day,” according to 2nd Peter 3 when the end-time “day of the Lord” comes, and in this context, the pope is appealing for Europe to accept Muslim refugees.

The 7th millennium is beginning with 7 years of judgments that will drive people toward God or away, depending on what they believe. Is God good and wise, like “Come, let us reason together,” or is He like Allah, Kill the infidel and the raped woman and cut off the hand of the man who stole bread,

As people run towards God or away, their options should include a covenant-relationship with God as Israel had, in which He said, “I am married to you,” Jeremiah 3. Running away from Him will make us part of a global order that tolerates all lifestyles, even by leaders in what the Bible calls Babylon with Rome, city of seven hills in Revelation 17. The pope’s visit was on the jubilee timeline…

Artaxerxes was the Persian king who gave Israelites freedom to return to their land and rebuild in 457 BC (Google). It was a “jubilee” event. Liberty was proclaimed to captives or slaves and land returned to original family ownership as in Leviticus 25.

Jubilee was the 50th year but it was also the 1st of the next cycle so they were 49 years apart. The 70 weeks (490 years) in Daniel 9 spanned 10 jubilees and extended from 457 BC to 34 AD (no year “0”), and 40 more jubilees bring us to 1994-95 when Pope John Paul went to the UN General Assembly on the Day of Atonement in 1995 and Pope Francis also went to the UN on Day of Atonement in 2015. *Note: most Jews celebrated the day before, but in Bible times, the month began with a visible crescent.

Why 20-year’s gap in papal visits? Peter said, “Be not ignorant, 1000 years are as a day, a day as 1000 years. God is not slack…the day of the Lord will come.” If we integrate the jubilee cycles into the 1000-year timeline, 490 + 490 for 20 jubilees are 980 years with a remainder of 20 years—signaled by the papal visits!

This supports the 6,000 years of time for man’s work as ending with “the day of the Lord,” the end-time period impending. The pope’s visit was just one of five “when-then” signs for end-times to begin in 2016. We should expect trouble and martial law to where we are in bondage like Israel was in Egypt.

As America celebrates it’s freedoms on the 4th of July, it’s a mockery—most Americans are in bondage to alcohol, tobacco, caffeine (the legal drug) or prescription drugs as a losing lifestyle when most people could live better without drugs if they changed what they ate.

There’s also a moral bondage with people enslaved by gambling, sexual immorality and perversions, pornography, rock music, “shopping” or greed and a false sense of security from things that can easily be taken from us. Jubilee can afford freedom from all of the above in a repeat of history in which all who seek a New Covenant relationship can go to the land of the covenant. “If ye be Christ’s, then are ye Abraham’s seed, and heirs according to the promise” (of land, verse 29), Galatians 3.

The alternative will be enslavement in a UN New World Order with the pope in charge where everything is allowed except protest, and compliance is mandatory or one will not be able to buy or sell without a number, Revelation 13, but the next chapter says if we accept it, we will receive the plagues.

There’s more information on the wedding parables and Daniel’s prophecy of militant Islam in this book, The Alpha & Omega Bible Code with mostly 5-star reviews on Amazon. For help to reverse most diseases, a DVD titled “Eating” that includes Bill Clinton’s cardiologist. A 5-minute excerpt is seen at RichardRuhling.com

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Are We “Repairers of the Breach”? The Papacy Abolished the Annual Sabbaths; a Fresh Look

June 8, 2016

Christ is the Word. Dividing the word Sabbath into some that we keep and some we don’t is an unwarranted division of Christ.

The pure woman in Rev 12:1 is standing on the moon. It implies a lunar understanding. God’s calendar is based on the moon. The moon isn’t needed for the 7th day Sabbath, but it is for the annual Sabbaths!

We are supposed to be ‘repairs of the breach’ in God’s law, but law is from torah which includes annual Sabbaths. Torah is in Mal 4:4,5, the context of Elijah. Christ said he will ‘restore all things.’ Matt 17:11

In her last book, Mrs White said “In the time of the end, every divine institution is to be restored.” PK 678. We need to see it for this info…

Sometime we hear arguments that Ellen White didn’t keep the feasts. If pressed, pdfs from her time may support it, but here’s a brief look at the Bible as the basis of faith that she upheld. Our problem is we don’t have a record of the 1888 truths she stood for that were denied.

In every age there is a new development of truth, a message of God to the people of that generation. The old truths are all essential; new truth is not independent of the old, but an unfolding of it…He who rejects or neglects the new does not really possess the old.” COL 127. *If Ellen White spelled it all out, it would violate her statement that in our age there’s new truth.2T 692,3

At the commencement of the time of trouble we were filled with the Holy Ghost as we went forth and proclaimed the Sabbath more fully.” Early Writings, 33. It’s like statutes, judgments and sabbathS (plural in context of statutes) Ezek 20:11-24

Testimonies to Ministers suggests our need of open, candid consideration.

If a brother is teaching error, those who are in responsible positions ought to know it; and if he is teaching truth, they ought to take their stand at his side. We should all know what is being taught among us, for if it is truth, we need to know it.”TM 110 where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty,”2Cor3:17


A Fresh Look at Biblical Support for the Annual Sabbaths

#1. All Scripture is given by Inspiration…and is profitable” 2Tim 3:16. This includes annual Sabbaths abolished by the papacy that “were designed to teach the people that at the time appointed One would come to whom those ceremonies pointed.” Christ’s Object Lessons, 34.

#2. We don’t have to do Jewish ceremonies—we got rid of them for the 7th day Sabbaths, why not for the annual Sabbaths that were mo’ed—appointed times from Gen 1:14—before any sin or Jews. Also mo’ed in Lev 23:44 where God also calls them “My feasts” in Lev 23:2. And “forever” Lev 23:14,21,31,41. Did God forget they would be nailed to the cross? Paul didn’t think so.

#3. Why did Paul keep those feasts with Greek believers? Acts 20:6; 1Cor 5:8 He said, “Follow me as I follow Christ.” 1Cor 11:1. He warned the Galatians “Ye observe days, and months and times and years. I am afraid of you.” The Greek word for observe means to the minutest detail. In their effort to earn salvation by the works of the law (impossible) Galatians became hairsplitters, debating the details, rather than simply enjoying the spirit of the occasion.

#4. The Jerusalem Council is cited by Christians as ending the law of Moses, but we overlook the context. “For Moses has in every city them that preach him in the synagogues every Sabbath ” Acts 15:21. They would learn it…

#5. Wording by translators from a Catholic background in Col 2:17 sounds like those times are just shadows, but the body or substance is Christ as if shadows are unimportant until we see they are shadows of impending events and “is” is a supplied word that changes the meaning. It might otherwise read, Don’t let anyone judge how you keep them, the body of Christ (local churchcan decide how to do so. Mrs. White implies communion “in its place

#6. “the types which relate to the second advent must be fulfilled at the time pointed out in the symbolic service.” GC 399.9 Christ’s wedding parables all have Passover imagery when God “executed judgment” and there was a midnight cry, Exod 12:10-12,29 also shows they were to be awake. “Watch” is the word. Each time Christ said it, [gregoreo] a link to Passover can be shown. Since watch means be awake, it would be unfair for Christ to ask us (we can’t be awake every night) but Passover was the only time it was required. If we’re watching and ‘open to Him’ when He knocks, ‘He will make [us] ruler over all that He has,” but “beaten with many stripes if we fail to prepare” Lk 12:36,44

#7. “You don’t know the day or hour” but eido means to be aware, understand. Each time Christ said it, He gave an example that fit a provision in the law for Passover a month later, “as the days of Noah” or “like a man traveling to a far country.” Matt 25:13,14; Num 9:10,11. *9T 92-95 cites Zeph 1:8—Passover!

 

“The Time is Fulfilled; the Kingdom of Heaven is at Hand; Repent & Believe the Gospel” in a New Big Picture!

May 28, 2016

Please consider how Christ’s words apply now with new meaning—with high reward or serious loss if we shrug off.

#1. The Bible has many lessons and in the end-time, they superimpose or reapply. For example, when Christ said, the time is fulfilled, it’s a different time now. God gives us six days and 6,000 years to do our work, but 50 jubilees with historic biblical dating and the papal visits intersecting three Bible timelines support the 6,000 years as complete. http://bit.ly/1UHgknC  For those who don’t follow timelines, “when-then” signs also show it, http://bit.ly/1n0n01M  In addition to these, 12 men in history have believed 2016 may bring us to the endtimes: http://bit.ly/25jBlXL

#2. There’s a 7-year ending like Joseph’s famine, the king ate grass for 7 years–Dan 4, 7 days in Jericho’s conquest, blowing a trumpet for a trip each day (six trumpets in Rev 8, 9) and 7 trips on 7th day like 7 last plagues. God gives His side power for 1260 days after which the beast has power for 42 months (Rev 11:3-7; 13:5) “As the Father sent Me, so send I you,” We may now have three years till the night comes when no man can work, even as Christ was taken at midnight in the midst of His 70th week. As Israel lost their sovereignty and were under Rome, we may see
a parallel with a
US civil war for Constitutional rights and the loss of freedom in martial law~Rome in Christ’s time.

#3. “The kingdom of heaven is at hand,” Mark 1:15. So it is now, but with an added dimension. He said it is within you, blessed are the poor in spirit, the meek, the merciful. This can be so for us also like when the disciples asked if Christ would restore the kingdom to Israel in Acts 1:6. He said, “It is not for you to know the times and seasons…” Paul said, we know them perfectly…“the day of the Lord comes when they shall say ‘Peace & safety.” 1Thess 5:2,3

Israel was impacted last year when six nations signed a ‘peace and safety’ nuclear treaty with Iran.’ Their breach of the treaty and hostility to Israel may come in the spring soon. (2Sam 11:1; Zech 14:2; Dan 9:25 offer insights)

#4. In looking for a kingdom like the disciples, we should see that Israel became a kingdom when God took them through calamity (midnight cry, Exod 12:29; Matt 25:6) to a covenant that made them His kingdom, Exod 19:5,6. In doing so, He had dominion through His laws—king—domionion. We will need to come through calamity and
be ready to make a covenant, but this time we have a better opportunity to understand what God wants from us. Ellen White’s last definition of the church is a “covenant-keeping people” PK 714 shows it’s a huge opportunity.

#5. “Repent.” “The law of the Lord is perfect, converting the soul.” Ps 19:7. The New Covenant Promise to write His law in our hearts has a latter-day context, Jer 30:24; 31:1. We won’t be ready to go to heaven without it being fulfilled to us, so there is a deeper repentance than we see now, and a new meaning of law for many who think it’s the 10 Commandments–they were the “testimony.” “Law” comes from the Hebrew word, torah, it’s the five books
of Moses with the statutes, judgments and case histories to show how God applied the law, Mal 4:4,5; Matt 17:11. These texts offer one aspect of what Christ said was to be restored before He comes. We are to repair the breach…

#6. Believe the Gospel.” Throughout history, the good news has been different. Noah offered flood insurance.
The good news to Abraham was real estate. Moses offered freedom from bondage. Christ offered freedom from sin. For us, it’s better than any of those because it is ALL of those! “As the days of Noah” we can be spared widespread destruction and loss of life.
Better than the land for Abraham, “in My Father’s house are many mansions.” Jn 14:1-3

#7. The gospel—good news, is seen in the wedding parables. If we understand them, “He will make [us] ruler over all that He has,” Lk 12:32-48. God said He was married to Israel (Jer 3:14) but He got an ignorant bride. This must not happen to Christ. We must be ready, “that when He comes and knocks, [we] may open unto Him immediately.” This can only happen if we have previously considered the topics necessary for our covenant (marriage) with Him. They’re marked for end-times by a 7-fold emphasis, like Revelation is a book of 7’s. If the reader desires to be ruler over all that He has, we need to know the basis of our covenant, like His name, His laws, ‘the book of the covenant.’

Please visit http://GodsName1stSeal.wordpress.com for the 1st seal. A link at the bottom takes you to the 2nd seal etc All of this to the intent that we may play a biblical role as Christ for 3 years, ready for a ‘cut off’ in midst of the last week (Dan 9) as world events fit what God declared from the beginning, Isa 46:10. Genesis in reverse = Revelation.

All three wedding parables show a sudden event beyond which it is too late to get ready. Matt 22 is about inviting others to a (spiritual) feast, as link above. Matt 25:6 is about a ‘sudden unlooked-for calamity’ as fell on Egypt with a ‘midnight cry.’ COL 412. Luke 12:32-48 is about “ruler over all that He has” or beaten with stripes if we aren’t ready.
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