The ‘Rapture,’ ‘Harpazo’, ‘Catching Up’, ‘Twinkling-of-an-Eye’, ‘In a Moment’
“For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so them also which sleep in Jesus will God bring with Him. For this we say unto you by the word of the Lord, that we which are alive and remain unto the coming of the Lord shall not prevent (or precede) them which are asleep. For the Lord Himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first: Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord.” (1 Thessalonians 4:15-17)
“For God hath not appointed us to wrath, but to obtain salvation by our Lord Jesus Christ, Who died for us, that, whether we wake or sleep, we should live together with Him. Wherefore comfort yourselves together, and edify one another, even as also ye do.” (1 Thessalonians 5:9-11)
The message is as clear as it can possibly be. As clear as this message is, some have trouble understanding it, even today. Paul says that Lord will appear in the air, the dead in Christ will rise, those still living will rise right after, and we will then spend eternity with the Lord. Paul says the purpose of this revelation was to comfort believers facing hard times. What completes the theme is Paul’s exhortation at the end.
“Wherefore comfort one another with these words.” (1 Thessalonians 4:18)
High (7) WATCH WEEK, FEAST OF TRUMPETS IS September 15-17, 2023; US government shutdown threat looms as parties fail to reach spending cuts deal. ‘UNTIED’ STATES OF AMERICA. America Divided, Split or Cut, for dividing Jerusalem, the ‘Apple of His Eye,’ that which has His Name on It.
Story by Yvonne Kiambi September 17, 2023
US House Republicans are gearing up to use the looming threat of a government shutdown as an opportunity to confront Democrats over border enforcement. This tactic aims to put aside internal disagreements among GOP lawmakers regarding the extent and location of federal spending cuts while simultaneously setting the stage for a potential showdown with Democrats. If unresolved, this could lead to a government shutdown on October 1st.
Congress grapples with budget deadlock
As the fiscal year-end approaches, Congress faces the task of either passing the 12 annual appropriations bills that constitute the federal budget or approving a continuing resolution to extend the current budget and prevent a government shutdown. Both Senate and House leaders are leaning towards a short-term stopgap measure to extend the existing budget and avoid a shutdown.
However, some House Republicans, particularly the far-right members of the House Freedom Caucus, are demanding specific provisions in the spending measure. They have insisted on including the Secure the Border Act of 2023, addressing their concerns about the Justice Department and FBI, and halting what they perceive as “woke policies” in the Pentagon undermining the military. Their stance puts them at odds with leadership.
Since Republicans have only a narrow majority in the House, losing the support of the House Freedom Caucus members could potentially lead to a government shutdown. In contrast, the Senate, where Democrats hold control, has exhibited more bipartisan unity regarding the spending package. Senators from both parties have criticized the House members for the ongoing stalemate in negotiations.
US’s (7) possible shutdown could be the most expensive
The potential government shutdown looming in just 13 days could surpass the most expensive one in history, which cost around $3 billion in 2019, as estimated by the Congressional Budget Office. The current political climate, characterized by deeply divided factions and added risks from credit rating agencies, creates uncertainty about the financial toll of this shutdown, particularly if it extends for an extended period.
Each day of a shutdown translates to mounting costs for the government and the US economy. While some delayed spending is eventually recouped after reopening, studies suggest that billions of dollars may be irreversibly lost. Goldman Sachs predicts a baseline shutdown duration of two to three weeks, with others considering even longer timelines, like Moody’s Analytics chief economist Mark Zandi’s suggestion of a shutdown lasting the entire fourth quarter, which would be unprecedented.
Some conservative Republicans downplay the impact of a shutting down, viewing it as a temporary pause in nonessential spending. However, experience shows that even partial shutdowns have significant economic consequences. In 2019, a partial shutdown delayed $18 billion in federal spending and reduced first-quarter GDP by $8 billion, with $3 billion of that being permanently lost due to various factors.
It’s worth noting that the estimates provided do not encompass the indirect negative effects of shutting down, which are harder to quantify but likely grow more significant with prolonged closures. This year’s lack of consensus on any appropriations area in Congress raises the specter of a full shutdown, potentially with broader and more substantial costs.
Trump supports calls for government shutdown
Former President Donald Trump has voiced his support for Republicans holding firm on the threat of the government shutting down. He emphasized that he would back such a move if both parties failed to reach an “appropriate deal.” With Congress deadlocked and only two weeks remaining before a potential shutdown, Trump’s comments add to the mounting pressure.
Earlier this year, Trump also urged Republicans to consider allowing the country to default on its debt, a move that most economists view as economically perilous. This stance was tied to his demand for “massive cuts.” However, both parties eventually reached an agreement to extend the debt ceiling until 2025, thereby preventing a historic federal default.
US looking to avoid shutdown
House Speaker Kevin McCarthy has expressed his determination to avoid a shutdown, as he believes it would weaken his party’s position in negotiations for spending cuts, a priority for Republicans. McCarthy emphasized that shutting down the government would not be in the best interest of the American public and would diminish their bargaining power.
While some House Republicans anticipate a potential partial government shutdown or a failure to reach a deal for a temporary funding extension, McCarthy’s stance clashes with House GOP conservatives who are pushing for spending cuts, border security measures, and other demands that Democrats oppose. He emphasized that he has never witnessed anyone benefiting from a government shutdown.
In the internal maneuvering within the party to finalize a House version of the federal spending plan, McCarthy stated that he plans to bring the defense funding bill to the floor this week, regardless of the outcome. Last week, McCarthy had to withdraw a Pentagon spending bill from the House floor due to a lack of support within his party.
Additionally, McCarthy expressed optimism about reaching an agreement on spending bills this week, referring to an agreement among House Republicans.
Evil mankind (6) + evil beast/antichrist (6) + evil false prophet (6) = 666 (a literal number represented by the number 6, repeated three times in a linear row.)
The infamous, “Mark of the Beast” and “number of his name is 666” imagery is no different than any of the other generalized, descriptive terms that John the Apostle used, while in his banishment on the Isle of Patmos. Rev. 13:17-18 is probably the most symbolic, well known and most poorly understood two verses in the book of Revelation, and in the entire Bible. “And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name. Here is wisdom. Let him that hath understanding count the number of the beast: for it is the number of a man: and his number is Six hundred, threescore and six (666).” (Emphasis added).
Verse 13:18 clearly states that 666 (6) is a number of a man … not a number of an angel, not a number of Satan (which is ‘5’), Devil, serpent or dragon, nor of any kind of reference to Babylon (city) or Mystery Babylon (false religion). The reference is literally to man (mankind), the beast/antichrist (a literal, physical man) and the false prophet (a literal, physical man). Each of them is judged to be extremely evil and each is therefore assigned a number of six (6) to represent the imperfection, sinfulness and evilness of man, before God. Combining the number of each type of man leads to 666, this (6) number represents the totality of evil, of the three men. ‘7’ The number three (3) denotes intensity and emphasis. The fact that the number six (6) is repeated three (3) times emphasizes the most intense evil that mankind, antichrist, and the false prophet (6) collectively possess during the tribulation period. Evil doesn’t come any worse, or more intensely than this. Period. When the bible states an important reference to someone or something, the word ‘7’ of God is very specific and literal. There should be no confusion. To understand why the number six (6) represents evil, Verse 13:18 (6) tells us to “count” his number
(7) Paul Rolland, Night Watchman, Night Watchman Ministries:
1 Corinthians 15
49 And as we (7) have borne the image of the earthy, we shall (7) also bear the image of the heavenly. (77)
50 Now this I say, brethren, that (7) flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom (7) of God; neither doth corruption inherit incorruption. (77)
51 Behold, I shew (7) you a mystery; We shall not all (7) sleep, but we shall all be changed, (77)
52 In a (7) moment, in the twinkling of an eye, (7) at the last trump: for the trumpet (7) shall sound, and the dead shall be (7) raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed. (7777)
53 (7) For this corruptible must put on incorruption, (7) and this mortal must put on immortality. (77)
54 So when (7) this corruptible shall have put on incorruption, and (7) this mortal shall have put on immortality, then shall be (7) brought to pass the saying that is (7) written, Death is swallowed up in victory. (7777)
John 14:2 (7) In my Father’s house are many mansions: if it were (7) not so, I would have told you. I (7) go to prepare a place for you. (777)
John 14:3 And if I go and (7) prepare a place for you, I will (7) come again, and receive you unto myself; that where (7) I am, there ye may be also (777)
Revelation 12 And (7) there appeared a great wonder in heaven; (7) a woman clothed with the sun, and (7) the moon under her feet, and upon (7) her head a crown of twelve stars: (7777)
2 (7) And she being with child cried, travailing (7) in birth, and pained to be delivered. (77)
4 And his tail drew the (7) third part of the stars of heaven, (7) and did cast them to the earth: and the dragon (7) stood before the woman which was ready (7) to be delivered, for to devour her (7) child as soon as it was born. (77777)
5 And she (7) brought forth a man child, who was (7) to rule all nations with a rod (7) of iron: and her child was caught (7) up unto God, and to his throne. (7777)
How rare is the Revelation 12 Heavenly Sign  Once in 7000 Years – UPDATE:
Romans 5:9 Much more then, (7) being now justified by his blood, we (7) shall be saved from wrath through him. (77)
Revelation 3:10 Because thou (7) hast kept the word of my patience, I also will (7) keep thee from the hour of temptation, (7) which shall come upon all the world, to (7) try them that dwell upon the earth. (7777)
According to (7) the Bible’s Book of Revelations, seven trumpets (7) will be sounded in the last days (7) to unleash a series of catastrophic events. (777)
The Book of (7) Revelation holds the final chapters of the (7) Bible and details the end of the (7) world and Second Coming of Jesus Christ. (777)
Hope Bolinger wrote in an article for Christianity.com: (7) “The seven seals and seven trumpets are a (7) series of catastrophic events that will take (7) place during the End Days to enact (7) the judgment of God upon the earth.” (7777)
(7) For some time, I have pinpointed the (7) Rapture to occur during the Feast of (7) Trumpets, the time of the late harvest, (7) and because of the progress of the (7) “falling away,” the Day is clearly approaching. Would God (7) allow such an obvious action of the (7) world to occur contrary to His will? (7) “Knowledge of the Holy One is understanding” (Proverbs 9:10b).
(8×7). Eight ‘8’ is (7) God’s Divine Number For Change, Change of (7) Season, Change of Plan, Change of Epoch.
Prov. 25:2 (7) It is the glory of God to (7) conceal a matter, but the glory of (7) kings is to search out a matter.
(7) Paul Rolland, Night Watchman, Night Watchman Ministries:
The ‘Raptured / Harpazoed’ Church is in Heaven FIRST, which then witnesses Jesus Christ open the FIRST SEAL (of the seven seals) that STARTS the TRIBULATION. The First Seal is the ‘White Horseman on an Arabian Stallion’ that is REVEALED by his ‘CONFIRMATION’ of the False Covenant of Peace and Security for Seven Years.
Revelation 5 And I saw in the right hand of him that sat on the throne a book written within and on the backside, sealed with seven seals.
2 And I saw a strong angel proclaiming with a loud voice, Who is worthy to open the book, and to loose the seals thereof?
3 And no man in heaven, nor in earth, neither under the earth, was able to open the book, neither to look thereon.
… ‘no man in heaven’ = Raptured Men, Bride of Christ, Church
… ‘nor on earth’ = Those ‘Left Behind on Earth’ During the Tribulation.
… ‘neither under the earth’ = Those in Hell.
… ‘twenty-four elders’ = A ‘select’ group of raptured/redeemed men who constitute part of God’s office of Government / Governance in Heaven.
4 And I wept much, because no man was found worthy to open and to read the book, neither to look thereon.
5 And one of the elders saith unto me, Weep not: behold, the Lion of the tribe of Judah, the Root of David, hath prevailed to open the book, and to loose the seven seals thereof.
6 And I beheld, and, lo, in the midst of the throne and of the four beasts, and in the midst of the elders, stood a Lamb as it had been slain, having seven horns and seven eyes, which are the seven Spirits of God sent forth into all the earth.
7 And he came and took the book out of the right hand of him that sat upon the throne.
8 And when he had taken the book, the four beasts and four and twenty elders fell down before the Lamb, having every one of them harps, and golden vials full of odours, which are the prayers of saints.
9 (7) And they sung a new song, saying, (7) Thou art worthy to take the book, and (7) to open the seals thereof: for thou (7) wast slain, and hast redeemed us to (7) God by thy blood out of every (7) kindred, and tongue, and people, and nation; (777777),
Note; all the redeemed (past tense) men that make up the Raptured Church, from the ‘Age of Grace.’ These are NOT the ‘Tribulation Saints’ who are martyred, beheaded for their faith by the Beast / Antichrist, during the Tribulation on Earth.
12 Saying with a loud voice, Worthy is the Lamb that was slain to receive power, and riches, and wisdom, and strength, and honour, and glory, and blessing.
Jesus Christ is (7) the ‘ONE’ worthy to open the SEALS:
Revelation 6 And I (7) saw when the Lamb opened one of (7) the seals, and I heard, as it (7) were the noise of thunder, one of (7) the four beasts saying, Come and see. (7777)
Revelation 6:2 And I saw, and (7) behold a white horse: and he that (7) sat on him had a bow; and (7) a crown was given unto him: and (7) he went forth conquering, and to conquer. (7777)
But how can (7) they call on him (Jesus Christ) to save (7) them unless they believe in Him (Jesus Christ)? (7) And how can they believe in Him (7) (Jesus Christ) if they have never heard about (7) Him (Jesus Christ)? And how can they hear (7) about Him (Jesus Christ) unless someone tells them?” Romans 10:14 (777777)
In His Service,
Night Watchman Ministries
Make Your (7) Decision for Christ NOW!!!!!!! Time is Up!!!!!!!
Jesus Christ’s Offer of Salvation:
The ABCs (7) of Salvation through Jesus Christ (the Lamb)
A. (7) Admit/Acknowledge/Accept that you are sinner. Ask (7) God’s forgiveness and repent of your sins.
. . . “For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God.” (Romans 3:23).
. . . “As it is written, There is none righteous, no, not one.” (Romans 3:10).
. . . “If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us.” (1 John 1:8).
B. Believe Jesus is Lord. Believe that (7) Jesus Christ is who He claimed to (7) be; that He was both fully God (7) and fully man and that we are (7) saved through His death, burial, and resurrection. (7) Put your trust in Him as your (7) only hope of salvation. Become a son (7) or daughter of God by receiving Christ. (7777777) 7×7
. . . “That whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have eternal life. For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. For God sent not his son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved. (John 3:15-17). For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.” (Romans 10:13).
C. Call upon His name, Confess (7) with your heart and with your lips (7) that Jesus is your Lord and Savior.
. . . “That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.” (Romans 10:9-10).
. . . “If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us. If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. If we say that we have not sinned, we make him a liar, and his word is not in us.” (John 1:8-10).
. . . “And he is the propitiation for our sins: and not for ours only, but also for the sins of the whole world. (John 2:2).
. . . “In this was manifested the love of god toward us, because that God sent his only begotten Son into the world, that we might live through him. And we have seen and do testify that the Father sent the Son to be the Saviour of the world. Whosoever shall confess that Jesus is the Son of God, God dwelleth in him, and he in God.” (1 John 4:9, 14-15).
. . . “But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us. Much more then, being now justified by his blood, we shall be saved from wrath through him. For if, when we were enemies, we were reconciled to God by the death of his Son, much more, being reconciled, we shall be saved by his life.” (Romans 5:8-10).
. . . “For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.” (Romans 6:23).
. . . “Jesus saith unto them, I am the way, the truth, and the life, no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.” (John 14:6).
. . . “For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to everyone that believeth.” (Romans 1:16).
. . . “Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved.” (Acts: 4:12).
. . . “Who will have all men to be saved, and to come unto the knowledge of the truth for there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus.” (1 Timothy 2:4-6).
. . . “For God did not appoint us to suffer wrath but to receive salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ.” (1 Thessalonians 5:9).
. . . “But as many as received him, to them gave the power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name.” (John 1:12).
True Church / Bride of Christ Spared from God’s Wrath:
Romans 5:8-10. “But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us. Much more then, being now justified by his blood, we shall be saved from wrath through him. For if, when we were enemies, we were reconciled to God by the death of his Son, much more, being reconciled, we shall be saved by his life.”
Romans 12:19. Dearly beloved, avenge not yourselves, but rather give place unto wrath: for it is written, Vengeance is mine; I will repay, saith the Lord.
1 Thessalonians 1:10. And to wait for his Son from heaven, whom he raised from the dead, even Jesus, which delivered us from the wrath to come.
1 Thessalonians 5:9. For God hath not appointed us to wrath, but to obtain salvation by our Lord Jesus Christ,
Romans 8:35. Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword?
Jeremiah 30:7. Alas! for that day is great, so that none is like it: it is even the time of Jacob’s trouble, but he shall be saved out of it.
Revelation 3:10 Because thou hast kept the word of my patience, I also will keep thee from the hour of temptation, which shall come upon all the world, to try them that dwell upon the earth.
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