Have You Forgotten?
We are in a time of the separation of sheep from goats, the wheat from the tares, each behaving according to their respective natures. The scorners: Never before did we witness such vitriol from "believers" as those who lashed out in hateful words and name-calling toward those who were watching the significance of the Revelation 12 sign. It would be hard to believe that those filled with sarcasm and hatefulness are actually believers. Clearly, they are of a different spirit. Friends, we are still watching! We didn't put that constellation there, God did. So we were at liberty to ask, "what are you signaling, Lord?" Is he signaling us with a sign right out of the Book of Revelation but forbidding us to look closely and maybe discern what it means? Wouldn't that be ridiculous? He put the sign there but wanted us to ignore it? OF COURSE NOT. So we looked closely and delved into what it might mean. It's a picture of a woman clothed with the sun, the moon at her feet, with 12 stars above her head, and she's crying out in labor. Most people who have put God's Word into their hearts and are familiar with it correctly discerned that this sign was signaling the beginning of the Tribulation, the horrendous time that will come upon the earth after the church age. It will be seven years of terrible suffering that will end with the second coming of Jesus Christ to this earth, when he will destroy all evil and remove Satan from his position of power over God's creation. During the Tribulation the Jews will come to realize that Jesus is the Messiah, and Israel will be saved. It's the picture of Joseph revealing himself to his brothers who had rejected him. Jesus will return at the end of the Tribulation and take up his Throne reigning from Jerusalem. Why is there so much vitriol against Jerusalem in our newspapers and on our tv screens? It's because Jerusalem is the city of God, the place in Israel where he has put his Name and from which he will reign over this earth with "a rod of iron." Jesus is a Jew and will return as a Jew, to Jerusalem. That's exactly why the world hates the fact that Jerusalem is Jewish. It's a Satanic-inspired hatred. Here in the Revelation sign is where the trouble begins for believers: Believers know that the Rapture takes place BEFORE the beginning of the Tribulation, and that's why, when looking at this sign, believers hope that the Rapture will happen soon. Is that foolishness? To recognize God's signal and hope for a soon fulfillment of what HE placed there FOR US, does that deserve hate-filled mockery to us who believe this way? And still do, I might add. No. It's a separation. Not a separation between those who understand the sign and those who are skeptical, no, it's a separation between those who are believers and those who are mockers. Believers don't mock. We can disagree on just about any non-essential doctrine and agree to disagree. I disagree with many teachers on many points, but I have not mocked them, called them names, or hurled sarcasm at them. Believers filled with the Spirit of God just don't do that, because that kind of thing does not come from the Holy Spirit, but from a very different spirit. Back to the sign… The sign in the constellation was showing the beginning of the Tribulation, when the woman cries out in the pain of labor. It is a sure sign, a clear sign, and a sign put there by God himself, so call me what you may – I have not forgotten the sign and what it signifies because God has let us know that the time is near. When I’m traveling on I-95 and see the sign for Freeport, I know we’re NEAR Portland. It’s a sign of what we're nearing. If God is showing us something, we'd better be paying attention. It's not astrology, as some accused us of. It is hugely important to understand that astrology is the COUNTERFEIT of God's message in the constellations. The Gospel IS written in the constellations. God himself said the constellations are for SIGNS. "Then God said, 'Let there be lights in the firmament of the heavens to divide the day from the night, and let them be for SIGNS and for appointed times, and for days and years;" Genesis 1:14 Noah built an ark for the safety of his family. Scripture says that he was a "preacher of righteousness." For as long as it took him to build the ark, he warned the people. But no one listened. Then it began to rain. And they perished. Jesus said the last days would be "as in the days of Noah (Matthew 24:37)." So what was the attitude of the people in Noah's day? They laughed at him. "You're building a WHAT? It doesn't even rain here and you're building a boat?" And laugh they did. And they perished. All of them. Only eight people remained on the earth. The Tribulation will have a similar impact on the population of the earth. The "New World Order" guideline is to reduce earth's population to 500 million. They shouldn't worry ...God himself is going to do even better. All the wicked will be destroyed. All of them. There is a separation. Believers from mockers. Believers need to be allowed to discuss the times among ourselves without having to be assaulted with name-calling as in the name-calling the world lobs at us when we simply quote God's Word on any of the issues of our day, as though we wrote the Book. We didn't. God did. His Word stands. We only quote it. Many people have forgotten about the Revelation 12 sign, and they’ve forgotten that in that same period God put four “blood moons,” to verify the sign. Four lunar eclipses that took place on, AND ONLY ON, Biblical feast days. Passover and Tabernacles the first time, then Passover and Tabernacles the following year. Anyone is a fool who forgets what God placed before our eyes. 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