Community Discussion 1 - Highlighted Comments

On Sunday afternoon I put up a post in the spirit of Hebrews 10:25 asking you guys to share your thoughts, expectations and encouragement with us all.  The response was overwhelming.... literally!  With 182 comments many will be scared off and miss many of the beautiful words you guys wrote.  So if that is you, here is a sample of 23 comments you will find in that post... read these, then go read them all! 
Community Discussion - Expectations and Encouragement

FYI:  I plan to put us another similar post in the next day or say so we all can continue to 'meet together' as we see The Day approaching.

I have been emotional, but not down. God has been waking me up early lately... like an hour before the alarm is to go off, and this morning was no exception. I've been on a Holy Spirit high all day, and I'm so intrigued to see what this week holds. Will I be disappointed if Jesus tarries past Sunday the 24th? Sure! But...if He does, we have the gift of more time! More time to share His love with others...To carry out the purpose He has set for us. No matter when He chooses to come, I'm ready! One giddy thought I posed to my Daddy and Mama this afternoon: What if we get to spend Christmas in the LITERAL presence of Jesus? Wooohooooo!!! ~~~Tonise

May I encourage you all who are feeling discouraged? We've been talking about all this as a Church here in Upstate NY for at least a year... the encouragement comes from the fact that this is all about God's Word... HE has been the one to reveal it to us and because of that it's not about any event, it's about His Character... He - our King and Redeemer - has promised to come back for all of us who 'worthship' the Father in spirit and truth and if He tarries, it's perfectly fine, because we trust Him with every ounce of our being and know that His patience is salvation to so many more... He promised, we believe Him and He's coming soon. Pray & fast, absolutely, but above all love Him with all your heart, mind, soul, and strength... He who promised will complete it... guaranteed!

I don't think I can put in words what I am feeling. Definitely detaching from this world though, hard to care for everyday life anymore. My perception has changed from material to spiritual. All I want to do is pray, listen to worship music, read the Bible, or fellowship with other believers who understand what time it is. I'm so ready to meet my Lord!

My emotions are a rollercoaster. Joy, excitement, disbelief, sadness, anxiety, and expectation to name a few. Kind of reminds me of when I was at the end of my first pregnancy and wasn't sure what to expect, during the birth and afterward :) I guess that's appropriate.The Lord Jesus says to rest and trust in Him. So, that is what I plan to do. I have asked what preparations I should make this week. My heart says to spend quality time with family and the Lord. Beyond that, I don't have any concrete plans. I will take it day by day and ask the Holy Spirit to guide me.

Love you all, thanks for all the encouraging posts and comments, it got me through some hard days and it was nice to know there were others with some of the same feelings and thoughts as mine, even if we didn't always agree :)

Blessings to you and family Brad!

Be seeing y'all soon!

Some say that the Feast Of Trumpets will fall this year on September 30th.

The reason is that in a Jubilee year the FOT is celebrated on the 10th of the 7th month, on the same day when the Day of Atonement is celebrated.

This is explained in Leviticus 25.

So dear friends if nothing happens on the 23rd please don't worry.

The Rapture could be on the FOT (i.e.) September 30.
On the same day is the Day of Atonement

The Day of Atonement represents the doors closed after Rapture
In Old Testament times if the people missed the opportunity to get the remission of sins on the Day of Atonement they will have to wait for one more year when the High Priest would next enter the Most holy Place .

I go through so many differing emotions... excitement, weariness, joy, sadness, confidence, doubt. Sometimes all in the same hour! I can't believe that THE week is actually upon us. And the wild thing is that we really don't know what will transpire. Will we be harpazo'd on Feast of Trumpets or shortly there after? Or will we still be here in the days to come? Time will tell and it's ticking amazingly fast.

Whatever happens I too sense the need to step back and sink into the quiet of the Lord (selah). I think all that has needed to be said has been said. The evidence has been solidly presented. The confirmations continue to bombard us. And the naysayers continue to nay say. So be it. We'll all be rejoicing together soon.

Thank you, Brother Brad, and all the others who have contributed so much to the watch with Berean diligence. I've loved the encouragement and we so desperately need one another to encourage one another now more than ever.

So looking forward to meeting you all Up Yonder! Abba Up!!

Very, very exciting week ahead. Even if the Rapture doesn't happen around this day, I do feel we are getting oh so close.

Regardless what happens on September 23rd, my life remains dedicated to Yeshua our Messiah.

I too would like to thank you for your time and effort in keeping up this site. It has been a blessing and encouragement to the remnant of believers who have eyes to see. As we head into the countdown of the final week prior to the Rev 12 sign, part of me feels like we should all be frantically running around telling everyone we can about what we believe could very likely happen in the next few days. Yet, at the same time, it can also feel like trying to drain the ocean in six days with a small bucket, which can result in paralyzing inaction. My prayer for you, myself, fellow posters on this site, and those who are readers, is that we would all be sensitive to the leading of the Holy Spirit and granted wisdom to discern what He would like for us to do in these final days leading up to the Feast of Trumpets and the Rev 12 sign. There is no one-size-fits-all formula. The Spirit will have a customized individual plan for each of us. For some, making a round of final phone calls will seem in order. For others, sharing with a co-worker may be placed upon your heart. I pray for peace to those who may feel it is time to let go of loved ones who we have tried to reach, seemingly unsuccessfully, for years and years. Apologies and restitution may be brought to mind for some. Extending forgiveness that has been withheld for years may be in order for others, even if only in your heart due to the intended recipient having passed on or being inaccessible. No formulas. Just Holy Spirit guidance and willing hearts, that we may walk out what could be our final days here on earth in obedience to our King, with words and actions that bring Him honor and glory. Nevertheless Lord, Your will be done, we ask, in Yeshua's mighty and matchless Name. And the people of God all said, Amen!!! Grace and peace to you brothers and sisters in Christ. Watchman35

My heart is leaping for joy, but my mind can't seem to comprehend it, like it's too good to be true. It's like when I say to my dogs, "outside?" and they look at me with their head tilted to one side and freeze, and if I say it again, "outside?" they tilt their head the other way and freeze. Then they watch me very intently waiting to see if I will get up, it's like they don't believe I'm going to let them out until they see me start to move then they dance all the way to the door. That's how I feel, did someone say Rapture? and I'm just intensely watching to see him in the clouds. If it was not for my youngest son, I would have no one to talk to about this because my husband does not believe in a pre-trib rapture and will listen to nothing to the contrary, but this website has helped me so much to read the articles and comments to help me to know I'm not imagining this and there are so many others that feel the same. Thank You!

I think back to the time just before Jesus was crucified, how like-minded/like-hearted people were drawn together to share & support & fellowship. I see us, watching & waiting & expectant, as a group much like they were, except we are able to share our feelings... our excitement!... our amazement!... with people all over the world. I really don't have the words to express how honored I feel to be drawn into this family of believers. It makes me teary. I can't wait to see you all face to face. ....possibly this time next week. wow. xoxoxo I love you all.

Thank you for this post.. I have thought since I was a child that I would be living in the last days before the end of time before I even knew there was an end time.. I am 83 years old.. and unable to raise my body up straight to look at the sky... so will be physically unable to see the Rev.12 sign.. but I know it is there and what It looks like from your wonderful posts... I feel an excitement in my spirit ..waiting for my Lord and Savior to come and claim His Bride. I am sad for my family and friends who have not received the Lord and those who had at one time but turned their backs... Imagine everyone is feeling the same way... in a moment..in the twinkling of a eye He will take us.. Jeannette

Earth, Wind and Fire says it well in the song, "September" ... "Do you remember, the 21st night of September ... Love was ... chasing the clouds away ... our hearts were ringing in the key that our souls were singing ... as we danced in the night ... remember how the stars stole the night away ..."

“Why am *I* allowed to see this when I have not walked in holiness...” —Anonymous

I think many of us have asked ourselves that same question. “Why me, Lord? I'm really no one of importance. Why show me this great and wonderful sign? I'm so not worthy!” And here's why:

“God chose what is low and despised in the world, even things that are not, to bring to nothing things that are, so that no human being[a] might boast in the presence of God.” (1 Corinthians 1:28-29)

And God loves a humble spirit: “The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit; a broken and contrite heart, O God, you will not despise.” (Ps.51:17)

None of us are worthy to escape the day of God's wrath. But thanks to Jesus He has made us worthy through His blood. It's not about our works. Otherwise none of us would make it in the rapture.

Be of good courage, brother. Be confident in Him.

I share so many of the emotions expressed in the thread -- detachment, excitement, anxiety, incredible awe the greatness of our Lord and Savior. I am so grateful to have been led to this site as it has become a family of brothers and sisters to me. Thank you Brad from the bottom of my heart for your faithfulness to the Lord, your humility, and for your obedience to the leading of the Holy Spirit. That you as well to the folks at unsealed, Daniel Matson (whose work I have to view and read several times to fully understand the depth and insight that he has been blessed to share), Adam, Paul, Steve, Barry, etc. With much love and gratitude. YSIC, Lori

With all my heart, I am ready to go home. My heart has no desire to stay where fears arise and doubts dismay. I seek a better country. This world has no appeal to me.

I do expect something to happen this week. I don't know what day it will happen, but it will happen. There are too many things pointing to this week for it all to mean nothing. Think about it:

* 2017 is the anniversary of 1517/1897/1917/1947/1967/1987. That is what first made me think 2017 was going to be special, and could see the rapture.

* The Rev 12 sign will happen on 9/23. That is huge.

* The many 33s of the eclipse point directly to 9/23. That's not a coincidence.

* The festival of trumpets is this week

On and on I could go. It's as if God spread out all kinds of evidence - not just one thing, but many things. There are a whole lot of roads that lead to 2017. Even if you reject Rev 12 for some strange reason, there are still many roads that lead to the same conclusion. I don't understand those who look around and see nothing odd.

God did not do all of this for nothing. All of these signs surely mean that this week is a turning point in history. I firmly believe that.

I understand those who think that Rev 12 is just a sign that indicates the rapture is coming one day in the future, but I respectfully reject that. I see no point in a sign that says 'Oh, by the way, one day the rapture will happen'. I cannot prove beyond a doubt that the rapture will happen this week, but it is what I believe. I don't know the exact day, but I think that by this time next week we will all be home.

I do not believe God set up a giant trap just to make the scoffers look good and the Bereans look like fools. The Lord is not a practical joker. He rewards those who sincerely study His Word, and this will be no different.

Yes, many will be left behind. But remember - the tribulation will see one of the greatest revivals of all time. The gospel will be preached to everyone. Countless millions will come to know the Lord. It will be an awful time, but there will be a great harvest.

Even so, come, Lord Jesus.

Jonathan

Brad, thank you so very much for requesting us believers to post our thoughts. I have read all of the ones so far and could just weep; I can relate to all the feelings that have been shared! Both tears of joy that we're going HOME, and tears of sorrow wondering about family and friends. I have all my books and DVDs on two shelves in the kitchen, ready to help anyone left behind. And my dear Bible!! It seems almost every page has been hilighted and has notes written in top, sides, and bottom spaces to help (wish I could take it with me and leave a cloned one left behind...😕)
This site, along with a few others, has been my church for a long while, so I really love you all and can't wait to fellowship with you in our immortal bodies. Your sister in Christ, Robyn

He is coming, of this I'm certain. So, even if nothing happens on the 21-23, I take solace in
"The Parable of the Ten Virgins"
4. But the wise ones took oil in flasks along with their lamps.
5. When the bridegroom was delayed, they all became drowsy and fell asleep.
6. At midnight the cry went out: ‘Here is the bridegroom! Come out to meet him!’…
Maranatha

The signs of the times are unmistakable, undeniable and indisputable. The Revelation 12 sign is the icing on the cake, the coup de gras, the big kahuna. There has been confirmation after confirmation pointing to this time, this year, this Feast of Trumpets. It is hard for me to image that our Heavenly Father would show his plan to his appointed watchmen and then let the moedim pass uneventfully. By faith, I believe!

I have read every comment and share a lot of the same emotions as you. I am comforted in the completed work of Christ on the cross, 1 Cor 15:1-4, and the knowledge that we are sealed until the day of redemption, Ephesians 4: 30-32, And grieve not the holy Spirit of God, whereby ye are sealed unto the day of redemption. 31 Let all bitterness, and wrath, and anger, and clamour, and evil speaking, be put away from you, with all malice: 32 And be ye kind one to another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God for Christ's sake hath forgiven you." Whether that be the 21-23 of September, lean forward in your foxhole and watch for our redemption does in fact draw near. Blessed hope brother's and sister's, see you in the air.

I am tired of reading declarative comments on ‘prophecy’ websites that present doctrine with the same authority as the Word of God.

I am tired of reading articles and videos by ‘prophecy professionals’ whose objective is to “debunk” the Revelation 12 sign research of their brethren and create a mocking retort while relying on little to no current research on the subject.

I am tired of reading “September 23” articles in the secular and Christian press written by unqualified authors who cobble together Revelation 12 research, Nirbiru, debunker tripe, and an incomprehensible slurry of every prophecy under the sun.

I am tired of reading my Brothers and Sisters in Christ denying that Revelation 12 is unique and is about to occur… or even WILL occur… are they putting themselves at risk of “subtracting” from the Book of Revelation (22:19)

I am tired of reading my Brothers and Sisters in Christ not being able to discern the difference between the CERTAINTY of the fulfillment of the Revelation 12 sign on September 23rd in the heavens… and the HOPE, excitement, and desire for the Rapture to be concurrent or at some time VERY SOON near that event.

I am tired of reading my Brothers and Sisters in Christ proclaiming the Revelation 12 sign and the Rapture to be beyond certain, humiliating those who don’t agree. I was horrified to read “If the rapture does not occur on September 23rd, it calls the validity of the Word into question.”

I am tired of reading my Brothers and Sisters in Christ accusing those who are watching the heavens of being involved with ‘astrology and witchcraft’, while it is Elohim, Himself, who set the sun, moon and stars (including the ‘wandering stars’ visible to ancient eyes) in their courses and caused the Mazzaroth to present His plan of redemption to uplifted eyes.

I am tired of reading my Brothers and Sisters in Christ saying that Jesus STILL does not know when He will return, which to me is denying His return to glory, as well as His omniscience and deity.

I am tired of reading my Brothers and Sisters in Christ accusing those who are writing about the Revelation 12 sign on September 23 of being “false prophets”… are not they themselves being false witnesses?

I am tired, and I am turning my full attention to Jesus, to the lost, to the Word… and will try to ignore the bloody and violent spiritual war that is being waged within the Christian community.

Brad, regardless of what happens, if even one soul comes to know Jesus and Lord and Savior, as a result of the Revelation 12 sign, if even one more Christian realizes the lateness of the hour and gains the courage to speak to their dearest loved ones, and if just one Christian awakens from their lukewarm sleep, it is all worth it. God bless you! Much love!

....can't even post for all the tears reading these comments - maybe later.

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  1. Just saw this happened in Israel... via Haaretz:

    "Like an Atom Bomb: Rare Sunset Astonishes Israelis"...

    In looking at some of the photos, I can't help but recall the words of Jesus in Matt 16:

    1The •Pharisees and •Sadducees approached,a and as a test, asked Him to show them a sign from heaven.

    2He answered them: “When evening comes you say, ‘It will be good weather because the sky is red.’

    3And in the morning, ‘Today will be stormy because the sky is red and threatening.’ You know how to read the appearance of the sky, but you can’t read the signs of the times.

    To quote Bill Engvall's oft-used catchphrase: "Here's your sign."

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  2. We feel all of the worry, self-doubt, apprehension, excitement, and nervousness of a bride waiting for her bridegroom. Will he come today, tomorrow, in the morning, in the evening? Will he not come for me at all? Did I prepare enough?

    Bless all of you, in Jesus' name.

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  3. Dear Brethren,

    I have one big problem with the notion that Rosh Hashanah/FoT and Yom Kippur might fall on the same day this year. As soon as I’ve heard about this I did a little research and found the following. The study I’ve read on this subject says that the 10 days delay of Rosh Hashanah to Yom Kippur happens at the START of the Jubilee Year! We are nearing the Jubilee Year’s end and I haven’t found anything so far on Rosh Hashanah delayed to Yom Kippur at the end of it as well! It’s at the beginning which means last year October (if I remember that right) not this upcoming 30th of September. Also, next Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur represents year 5778, no longer a Jubilee Year if I’m correct. The blast of the shofar at Yom Kippur (that signals the freedom of captives) is also at the start of the Jubilee Year not at its end. If I overlooked something please correct me!

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    1. Very interesting Nora, thanks for sharing and God bless you.
      -Samuel

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    2. Thanks for your kind words Samuel, God bless you too!

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    3. I was wrong!!! I've just learned about the Hebrew religious year which started on the 24th of March this year and will end at the 16th of March next year. Since the Lord established it that way originally, I'm prone to think that this is the real time-frame of the Jubilee Year. Maybe the Lord will count Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur on the same day this time... Again, only He knows for sure.

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  4. Brad... thanks for the recap. I haven't had time to read all 182! But some of these had me in tears of joy... especially the one from dear 83 year old Jeannette! Soon and very, very soon. \o/

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  5. Im so excited that there is a chance of this happening in 3 days plus being priviledged to know about it is amazing.

    Being able to share all this with others and be with the like minded is amazing. Thanks to Rev 12 daily, Scotty and Unsealed and others who have walked with god to help reveal this.

    I wish everyone could be confident and just be humble and patient in the coming days. We are in the box seats to this event wow wow.

    Remember Jesus Christ loves you and your life is a love story between him and you. Scoffers, unbeleivers, dought and even the Rev 12 SIGN ARE JUST THE THINGS ALONG THE PATH OF YOUR LOVE STORY WITH HIM.

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Set your minds on things that are above, not on things that are on earth. For you have died, and your life is hidden with Christ in God. When Christ who is your life appears, then you also will appear with him in glory.

1 Peter 2:9

But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for his own possession, that you may proclaim the excellencies of him who called you out of darkness into his marvelous light.

Philippians 3:20-21

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