Steve Coerper (9
October 2016) |
"More on the "Sign of the Son""
Dear John and Doves:
Daniel Matson, Scott Clarke, Jaco Prinsloo, and no doubt many
others have provided compelling proof that the sign of
Revelation 12:1-2 will appear above Jerusalem in late September
of next year. We tend to think, "the rapture must happen by
September at the latest" i.e. after all this waiting,
we're finally going home.
But the sign of the Son is actually much bigger than just our
homecoming. If one reads a bit further in Revelation, we see in
And war broke
out in heaven...
Let that sink in. There's reason to
believe that there are as many angels as there are stars, and
the number of stars has been calculated to be in the range of
which is 1,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 combatants, a third
of which are malevolent. The events on earth will be
significant and certainly unpleasant, but they will be a small
part of a much larger picture.
And what might that picture look like? Well, when God
originally set up the government of planet Earth, He set up an
administration consisting of 70 "sons of God" or beney
elohim. This Divine Council is being dissolved and the
miscreants therein are being exiled. The replacement
administration will rule the nations with a rod of iron, and
that replacement will be US. So "going to heaven" and the
wedding and all that will be wonderful, but we are being groomed
to rule and reign with Christ.
I mention this because it's often overlooked. We need to "grow
up in all things in Christ" but our attention, as watchers, is
often diverted from the serious business of Christian maturity.
And we've all seen plenty of evidence of spiritual immaturity,
even in our little eschatological sub-culture, where if someone
doubts or questions one of our dreams or conjectures, that
person is treated with contempt and rank unkindness.
I'm not criticizing or blaming or accusing. All I'm saying is
that we in the eschatosphere need to get the BIG PICTURE. It
isn't all about getting the date right for the rapture. It's
about becoming Christlike - being like Him so that we can rule
and reign with Him and reflect to the entire creation (seen AND
UNSEEN!) the worthiness of Jesus Christ.
I have personally concluded that a brief period of fairly
intense suffering is in the immediate future for Christians. As
the scripture says, "if we suffer, we shall also reign with
Him." (2 Tim. 2:12) The wheat and tares need to be
separated. How might one separate a "faux-Christian" from a
true, committed follower of Christ? Persecution might do it -
read Matthew 24:9. Phony, so-called Christians might be able to
pass a written test, but only the true believer lives it out
EVEN WHEN IT HURTS.
I'm telling you now, so that when it starts to hurt, you will
understand what's at stake and you will understand that it's
worth it. Guessing when the rapture will happen and squabbling
with those who disagree is not eschatology ... or even
Christianity. All the promises to all the overcomers in all the
seven churches are for US. We have less than a year left to
grow up and get it right, and the clock is ticking.
Hope to see you all on the mezzanine."
Good primer on the Divine Council by Bryan Huie: http://www.herealittletherealittle.net/index.cfm?page_name=Divine-Council
The sign of the Son of Man will appear over Jerusalem
on September 23, 2017