lesliefain, on Aug 21 2008, 08:13 AM, said:
I am not setting the hour or the day just the time period that the bible says itself. Jesus himself said to the Jews of his time You can discern the face of the sky and of the earth but how is it that you do not discern this time? The psalms tell when trib begins and ends even when the antichrist appears which is next year. Psalm 109 is the only psalm that mentions the name of satan and it is the psalm that invokes Gods wrath. Psalms 110 and 118 are messianic psalms. 110 says the Lord said to my Lord sit at my right hand until I make your enemies your footstool. 118 says The stone which the builders refused is become the headstone of the corner. Psalm 111-117 are the seven years with 114 being mid trib which says "Tremble oh earth at the presence of the Lord at the presence of the God of Jacob. Read psalm 108 and realize how true everything is for this year of 2008. 108:2 says awake, psaltery and harp. Did you know that Israel just finished making the harp for the new temple? 108:6 says that thy beloved may be delivered. If you look up delivered in the concordance the definition is to strip, to depart, to deliver, equip, present, strengthen so I am wondering how the beloved will be delivered. 108:7-9 divides up Jerusalem which is happening right now, 108:9 says Moab is my washpot: over Edom will I cast out my shoe. Did you know at one of the meetings of the arabs that one of the delegates threw his shoe over the table? God always lets his people know what is going on. 1Thessalonians 5:2-4 says For yourselves know perfectly that the day of the Lord so cometh as a thief in the night. for when they shall say, Peace and safety; then sudden destruction cometh upon them. as travail upon a woman with child; and they shall not escape. But you, brethren, are not in darkness, that that day should overtake you as a thief! We are to study the word and discern the time of his coming, study to show yourselves workmen approved!!
We are not to discern the time of his coming. Faith is knowing that he is coming to gather up the Church. And that when he comes to gather up the Church, it will not be a day of darkness for us, in that it would overtake us a thief. That is because we are the one's leaving and only those who are left will be in darkness that we are gone. Faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen <- Hebrews 11:1
Hebrews 11:6 - "But without faith it is impossible to please him, for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him"
Don't look for the time of his coming, just have faith that he is coming to gather up the Church
IN Christ - MM