Koinonia House// September 23rd, 2017, The Great Sign – The Forge with Ron Matsen…

Koinonia House// September 23rd, 2017, The Great Sign – The Forge with Ron Matsen…

Here is a great teaching from Ron Matsen as he asks the question: Does Revelation 12 predict an astrological event? Are the events that are going to occur on September 23, 2017, the fulfillment of Revelation chapter 12?  Is this event the trigger point for ‘The Rapture’? Join Ron Matsen as he takes us into ‘The Forge.’  I hope that you enjoy this as much as I did.  We’ll see you here, there or in the air.  Maranatha!!!   😇  Are the events that are going to occur on September 23rd the fulfillment of revelation chapter 12?going to happen?

Teresa is a Christian wife, mother and grandmother residing in Honolulu, Hawai'i. Though she first found Jesus in 1971, it wasn't until 2009, when she was diagnosed with lung cancer, that she truly drew near to Jesus and began living her life to serve Him. Though she was told that the outlook was bleak, by the grace of God and the amazing surgeons and oncologists He brought into her life, Teresa is now 8 years cancer free. She has since devoted her time to sharing the Good News of the gospel with all those she meets and talks to in person and online. She serves as a counselor and "grandma" on several different websites, offering counseling advice and prayer to believers and non-believers searching for answers. Teresa also has a passion for prophecy and the imminent rapture of the church and spends much of her time sharing news stories and Scripture indicating all of the prophecy happening in our world, everyday, before our very eyes.

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  • Reply Markus Blum August 4, 2017 at 10:04 am

    WTWT. First of all: I am sure that the devil cannot be cast our of haeven to the earth before the rapture has taken place. That’s what Paulus say’s in 2. Thess. 2,6+7. Vers 3 might mean your Pres. Donald Trump, born 1946, as I am. When Iwas 16 years old an I read the the story of Simon and little Jesus baby in the temple, t had a deept impression, that I once would met Jesus my Saviour like Simon did. The same year, when I read Matth. 24. 32-27 I understood that this generation would be my generation. I put everything of this matter away for nearly 53 years. Beginning 2016 the Lord gave a push to go into this message again and what I found was very astonishing: 2017 must be a very special year for Israel. Indeed ther are 120 years after the foundation of the Zionisme through Herzel in my Town ‘Basel, Switzerland’. Then it is 100 years after the declaration of ‘Balfour’ 1917 and it is 60 years after the UN Partitionsplan of Palästina in favour of a State Israel. On 7 June 1967, during the Six-Day War, Israeli forces advanced beyond the 1949 Armistice Agreement Line into West Bank territories, taking control of the Old City of Jerusalem, inclusive of the Temple Mount, which means the important figure of 50.
    According to todays situation in the north and east of Israel and the many (Israel unfriendly) nations in conflict, this must be the beginning of the fullfillment of Ezechiel 38 and 39, Wy must? – The weapons and the sience in general have reached a final state!
    Now to the sign of Rev. 12.1. As I understand the bible, there is nothing undisputable except the Salvation through our Lord Jesus. Even the Creation might have been done by our Creator God and Jesus the Word through selection (evolution). I don’t think God would fool Millions of scientists. But as US-Christians belief that Pres. Trump might be the Saviour for a mislead humanity, they also belief the creation has been done in 7 days because they are frightend their faith would not withstand any new understanding. Just think about the church fighting against the knowledge that the earth is turning around the sun or the earth being spherical.
    What do you think about Matth. 25, the 10 vergins being asleep until the shout goes out that the bridegroon comes. Who are those shouters? Coulden’t it be devoted christians who understand the signs of the time as Proph. Daneil tells us for the last days.
    For the rapture, it could be in Sept. 2017 or after another 3 1/2 years. It depends, when the Satan sill be cast down to the earth. As you says, the first 3 !/2 years will be a time of preparation for the troublesome time afterwards. The Antichrist will himself present as a peacemaker for Israel and will be one of the winners of the Ezechiel war (the biigest aircraft carrier, USS George H.W. Bush has the foce of a full top modern army. Thje orthodox Jews are expecting the immenent coming the their Messiah. They would accept everyone who gives them back the importance of an Israel under King David. Unfortunately, they are still surving the Devil and their fist Messajah will be the Antichtrist.
    I belief that the sign of Ref. 12.1. in haeven means the beginning of the last 7 years, which belong to the Jews and not to the Christians. Therefore, rapture must be in 2017 and the covenent wuill be after the Hesekiel war with Pres. Trump the
    false Messajah
    Would be nic eto receive an answer, In the love of our soon coming Lord Jesus Christ, Markus Blum, Switzerland

    • Reply Teresa August 4, 2017 at 11:08 am

      I believe that the Christians are taken up in the Rapture before the Tribulation begins. That is why the church is not mentioned after Revelation 4. As we take a good look at the Parable of the Ten Virgins (Matthew 25:1–13), we must acknowledge up front that there has been much debate as to the meaning of these words of our Savior. At least one aspect of this parable can be known with absolute certainty. The bridegroom is Jesus Christ, and this parable describes His return. In the Old Testament (Isaiah 54:4–6; 62:4-5; Hosea 2:19), God pictures Himself as the “husband” of Israel, and in the New Testament (John 3:27–30; Matthew 9:15; Mark 2:19–20), Christ is pictured as the bridegroom of the Church. The Church is described in Scripture as the bride of Christ (Ephesians 5:25–32).

      The historical setting can also be known with a fair amount of certainty. In describing a first-century Jewish wedding, D.A. Carson in the Expositor’s Bible Commentary describes the setting this way: “Normally the bridegroom with some close friends left his home to go to the bride’s home, where there were various ceremonies, followed by a procession through the streets – after nightfall – to his home. The ten virgins may be bridesmaids who have been assisting the bride; and they expect to meet the groom as he comes from the bride’s house…Everyone in the procession was expected to carry his or her own torch. Those without a torch would be assumed to be party crashers or even brigands. The festivities, which might last several days, would formally get under way at the groom’s house.” The torch was either a lamp with a small oil tank and wick or a stick with a rag soaked in oil on the end of it which would require occasional re-soaking to maintain the flame.

      Of interpretive significance is which return of Christ is this? Is it His return for the rapture of the Church, or is it His return to set up the Millennial Kingdom at the end of the Tribulation? Dispensational scholars divide over this issue, and no attempt will be made to answer that question here. Regardless of which return it is, the lessons to be learned are relevant to both.

      The overall and easily seen thrust of the parable is that Christ will return at an unknown hour and that His people must be ready. Being ready means preparing for whatever contingency arises in our lives and keeping our eyes fixed on Jesus at all times while we eagerly await His coming. As seen in the fact that all the virgins were sleeping when the call came indicates that it doesn’t matter what we are doing when Christ returns. We may be working, eating, sleeping, or pursuing leisure activities. Whatever it is, we must be doing it in such a way that we don’t have to “make things right” (get more oil) when He comes. This would apply to either the coming of Christ for His Church or for the Tribulation saints as they await His second coming.

      Being ready for Christ’s return ultimately involves one major thing which manifests itself in several areas of our lives. If we would be ready for Christ’s return, we must be born again through saving faith in Jesus Christ…His death, burial and literal resurrection from the dead (John 3:16; 14:6; Romans 10:9 and 10; 1 Corinthians 15:1-4; Ephesians 2:1-10). Saving faith in Jesus Christ will manifest itself in every aspect of our lives. The fruit of the Spirit (Galatians 5:22) will begin to show. A desire for greater holiness and less sin will be apparent. And a consistent looking for His coming will mark our lives. One of the best passages articulating what saving grace and faith look like in a believer’s life is Titus 2:11-14, “For the grace of God that brings salvation has appeared to all men. It teaches us to say ‘No’ to ungodliness and worldly passions, and to live self-controlled, upright and godly lives in this present age, while we wait for the blessed hope — the glorious appearing of our great God and Savior, Jesus Christ, who gave himself for us to redeem us from all wickedness and to purify for himself a people that are his very own, eager to do what is good.”

      The five virgins who have the extra oil represent the truly born again who are looking with eagerness to the coming of Christ. They have saving faith and have determined that, whatever occurs, be it lengthy time or adverse circumstances, when Jesus returns, they will be looking with eagerness. The five virgins without the oil represent false believers who enjoy the benefits of the Christian community without true love for Christ. They are more concerned about the party than about longing to see the bridegroom. Their hope is that their association with true believers (“give us some of your oil” of verse 8) will bring them into the kingdom at the end. This, of course, is never the case. One person’s faith in Jesus cannot save another. The “Lord, lord” and “I do not know you” of verses 11 and 12 fit very well with Jesus’ condemnation of the false believers of Matthew 7:21-23, “Not everyone who says to Me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of My Father who is in heaven will enter. Many will say to Me on that day, ‘Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in Your name, and in Your name cast out demons, and in Your name perform many miracles?’ And then I will declare to them, ‘I never knew you; depart from Me, you who practice lawlessness.’”

      May we not be found “going away to make the purchase” (v. 10) when Christ returns. Take the time now to fill your lamp with oil and take extra along. Keep waiting and watching with joy and anticipation. I hope that this helps you.
      God bless you!!! Maranatha!!! :):)
      Source:GotQuestions.org

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