January 24, 2017 - BibleProphecyMan.com
This is the E-mail from Ron Greese concerning the 2015 date for the rapture of the Church which as you saw from my video failed. This is the entire email from Ron.
Sent: 11/14/2015 11:34:27 A.M. Eastern Standard Time
Subj: A Message from the Heart and God's 21--Day Delay
Most current email from Ron Greese
THE BEAST (ANTICHRIST) WHO WAS, AND IS NOT, AND YET IS (OBAMA)--REVELATION 17:8
This is my first post since Dec. of 2015. In my next post, I will be reflecting on where I went wrong (along with many other watchers), in projecting the probable Rapture/Sudden Destruction to take place in the Fall of 2015. I have always believed in Progressive Revelation, when trying to analyze Bible Prophecy events. Most all Bible Prophecy watchers have had to re-examine their positions over the years also, because Bible Prophecy has not unfolded exactly as they had projected either. I am very sorry for any problems that my likely time frame for the Rapture/Sudden Destruction, of the Fall of 2015, caused any of you. Since that time, my studies never showed 2016 to be that time, so I have written nothing for the past 14 months. So very many good posts have been written on Five Doves in the past few months, pointing to 2017 for the probable time of the Rapture/Sudden Destruction. I am accumulating many of them in my email inbox, and will try to send a post, in the near future, that will include all of these links, so that we can have them all in one place, and be able to examine them for future reference. Two of the most recent posts on www.fivedoves.com, that are pointing directly to 2017, have been written by long-time Bible Prophecy scholar, Pastor F.M. Riley, and John Tng, long-time moderator of probably the most prominent Bible Prophecy website in existence, Five Doves. I want to thank John for his excellent service to the Lord, and amazing perseverance over these past many years, in allowing us Watchers to access his wonderful website. I first posted on this website in the early 1990's. I wrote my first tract on Bible Prophecy in 1989, entitled, "What in the World is Happening?" I preached my first of many sermons on Bible Prophecy in 1978. I became a Biblical Watchman (Ezekiel 33), after reading Hal Lindsey's, "The Late Great Planet Earth" in the mid-1970's. I went on to write over 50 Bible Prophecy tracts, with almost 10 million in circulation. I wrote my final tract and final newsletter in the year 2001, due to the high cost of printing and postage. I retired from my secular job several years early in 2009, shortly after Barack Hussein Obama became President, to start an internet ministry on Bible Prophecy, never dreaming that I would live to see the year 2017, with still no Rapture. But here we are, still here. I know that many of you can easily relate to this. I write all of this so that new readers might know a little bit about me, and to let you know that I have been at this a very long time, just like John Tng, Pastor Riley, Gerry Almond, Jim Bramlett, and so many others. I want to encourage ALL Watchers that the End of the Age is now AT THE DOOR. As the weeks go by, in 2017, I strongly believe that the Biblical signs, pointing us to the End, will be increasing in frequency and intensity, until finally Jesus comes for us, in the Great Escape, the Rapture of the Bride. There can be very little doubt that the End of the Age is rapidly approaching now. There is so very much evidence that is now, through Progressive Revelation, pointing directly to 2017, as the probable Year of the Rapture/Sudden Destruction (1st Thess. 4 and 5). Although I have read many good posts that have given us important signs that seem to point us directly to 2017, I have yet to read any posts that give us what I consider to be the number one BIBLICAL reason that God is revealing 2017 to be the likely time of the Sudden Destruction/Rapture. When we add this Scriptural reason to everything else that is being presented by Bible Prophecy students, that is seemingly pointing us directly to 2017, I believe that many of you will become as excited as I am right now. We are SOON going to be with Jesus FOREVER! What can possibly be more exciting than this? I will be presenting this to you in my next post. Because I believe that the Rapture and Sudden Destruction will likely be in the last half of 2017, and not the first half, I feel there is one more subject that I must write about first. It is even more urgent than my next post. Donald Trump is, at least for now, the President of the U.S. Like most of you, I did not see this coming. I am not sure of Trump's exact role in Bible Prophecy, but I assure you that he is NOT the Antichrist. Many are now attempting to portray Trump as the Antichrist. Please do NOT get caught up in this, no matter what so-called evidence is presented to you. I, and so many other Watchers, have written about so very MANY reasons why Barack Hussein Obama is the Antichrist. In a future post, I will remind us as to many of those reasons. But, because of Progressive Revelation, I believe that we can now add one more reason to Obama's credentials as the Biblical Antichrist. If Obama is the Antichrist, and I remain firmly convinced that he is, then he MUST fulfill EVERY Scripture that has been written about the Antichrist. I believe that we are currently witnessing the Prophetic fulfillment of some very important verses in the Book of Revelation, concerning Obama revealing himself even further as the Antichrist. As one of his final acts as President of the U.S., Obama ordered the U.S. to NOT veto the resolution to divide up the God-ordained nation of Israel. Now, for the very first time in history, EVERY nation has turned their back on Israel. This was prophesied in God's Word. This is one of the FINAL events that had to be fulfilled in end-time Bible Prophecy. And it was the Antichrist himself that brought it to pass. Donald Trump cannot reverse this decision. This was an irreversible decision with broad implications, bringing the whole world MUCH closer to World War 3, with Israel as the Biblical turning point. Israel's enemies will be greatly emboldened by this grievous, and evil deed that Obama has performed. How awe-inspiring, and yet very sad, it is to watch perhaps the key end-time Bible Prophecy happen before our very eyes! Now let us examine some key Antichrist verses in the Book of Revelation that I believe Obama is in the process of fulfilling: In my Bible, the heading for Revelation 13 is "The Beast (Antichrist) of the Sea". I will only refer to verses that seem to point us directly to Barack Hussein Obama, TODAY, as I am writing this. The whole Chapter refers to the Antichrist and the False Prophet, but certain verses, now that Obama has fulfilled his eight years as President of the U.S., seem to point to Obama as the Antichrist. Revelation13 Verse 3--"And his deadly wound was healed. And all the world marveled and followed the beast". Verse 5--"and he was given authority to CONTINUE for forty-two months." Verse 12--"to worship the first beast, whose deadly wound was healed." Verse 18--"the number of the beast, for it is the number of a man: His number is 666." Revelation 17 Verse 8--''THE BEAST WHO WAS, AND IS NOT, AND YET IS." Verses 10--11--"There are also seven kings. Five have fallen, one is, and the other has not yet come. And when he comes, he must continue a short time. THE BEAST WHO WAS, AND IS NOT, IS HIMSELF ALSO THE EIGHTH, AND IS OF THE SEVEN, AND IS GOING TO PERDITION." Below is a part of a fascinating, and very enlightening article, written by Kevin Heckle, one of the most prominent Biblical posters on Five Doves (www.fivedoves.com), a few years back. In my years at Bible College, I remember studying Biblical Hermeneutics, which is a study on how to study the Bible. One of the Principles in studying God's Word is the Double Reference principle, which means that there are prophetic Scriptures that have a near fulfillment and a far fulfillment (into the future), or a Double Reference. Below, Kevin shows how Revelation 17:10--11 may have a Double Reference, or a fulfillment back in John's day, when he wrote the Book of Revelation, and an end-time fulfillment, beginning in 1967, and, because of Progressive Revelation, I would say probably ending in 2017, as Obama, who is the EIGHTH President since 1967, leaves his office as President of the U.S. Everything has not quite worked out exactly as this amazing article projected, but there appears to be a very strong case for applying the Double Reference principle to Rev. 17:10--11, using Obama as the EIGHTH, the projected Scriptural Antichrist. In this article, Kevin uses 1967 as the starting point. Israel has always been God's prophetic timepiece, so almost exclusively, and with justification, the two years that Bible scholars use to re-start God's prophetic time clock are 1948, when Israel became a nation, or 1967, when Israel re-captured Jerusalem, in the Six-Day War. How fascinating that we are now entering 2017, one complete Jubilee cycle, since 1967, and EIGHT Presidents since 1967. Here is part of Kevin Heckle's fascinating and extremely enlightening article, especially in light of Barack Obama, the Antichrist, and the year 2017. This was written in 2009, but what is written below, I believe applies directly to today, in 2017: Barack is the Eighth
By: Kevin Heckle (Sept., 2009)
Revelation 17:10-11-- And there are seven kings: five are fallen, and one is, and the other is not yet come; and when he cometh, he must continue a short space. (11) And the beast that was, and is not, even he is the eighth, and is of the seven, and goeth into perdition.
At the time of the Apostle John’s writing of the Book of Revelation, which was probably around 69-70 AD, at the earliest, the emperorship of Rome was in contention. On 6-9-68 AD, Nero, the FIFTH emperor of Rome, committed suicide. This sparked a struggle for power that lasted about a year and a half, culminating in Vespasian becoming the permanent emperor on 12-21-69 AD. He defeated three usurpers; Galba, Otho, and Vitellius, to become emperor of Rome. Vespasian retained power for about ten years, until his death on 6-23-79 AD. His son Titus, who destroyed the Temple, only held the office from the death of his father in 79 AD, until September 13, 81 AD, when he died. Out of these first seven emperors of Rome, Titus was the one to disperse the Jews, prior to ascending to the throne.
FIVE FALLEN KINGS, at the time of John’s writing the Book of Revelation:
- Nero (Died 68 AD)
ONE IS (Occupied the office of emperor at John’s writing Revelation)
- Vespasian (Overcame three usurpers on 12-21-69)
THE OTHER NOT YET COME; and when he cometh, he must continue a short space.
- Titus (destroyed the Temple in 70 AD, became emperor in 79 and died only a few short years later in 81)
THAT WAS, AND IS NOT, EVEN HE IS THE EIGHTH, AND OF THE SEVEN
- Beast? (Antichrist) Will be of Roman Descent
According to Richard L. Wills research at http://www.fivedoves.com/letters/aug2009/richardw820.htm, Barack Hussein Obama fits EXACTLY, as he is the59th Great Grandson of Caesar Augustus!!!!
By my reckoning, the count stopped with the death of the Roman (Titus), who previously dispersed the Jews in 70 AD. Barack IS the EIGHTH in line, starting with Caesar Augustus, suspended after Titus (the destroyer of the Temple). The Eighth could only come to power in the 42nd year after Jerusalem was restored (1967), as there are only a total of 49 years in the final 70th week (7 DAYS X 7 YEARS) (My note: Obama came to power in 2008--2009, when he was first elected, 42 years from 1967)
What are some other indicators that Barack is the One?
- Barack Hussein Obama--Born August 4, 1961
- August 4, 70 AD, is when the Temple was destroyed.
1) August 4th is the 216thday (6x6x6) of the year. 666 is the number of the antichrist.
- …and the people of the prince that shall come shalldestroy the city and the sanctuary; and the end thereof shall be with a flood, and untothe end of the war desolations are determined.
1) The 19th Prime inclusive of one is 61.
2) The sum of the 18 primes, 2 through 61, equals 501, which is the Hebrew gematria of BARACK HUSSEIN OBAMA.
3) The 61st Triangular number is 1891. There are exactly 1891 years between 70 AD and 1961 AD, BARACK’s birth year.
So, not only is Barack a descendant of the people whom destroyed the Temple, his BIRTH MONTH, BIRTH DAY and BIRTH YEAR are determined by the end of the war, resulting in the destruction of the Temple!!!!
- June 5, 1967, during the Six-Day War, the Israelis captured Jerusalemfor the first time since August 4, 70 AD. On June 28, 1967, their government annexed East Jerusalemas Israeli territory.
- U.S. President LB Johnson (properly elected in 1964) was in office in 1967, beginning a COUNT of EIGHT properly-elected Presidents.
- Nixon (Ford took office when Nixon resigned, and was never elected)
- Bush Sr.
- Clinton (sixth)
vii. Bush Jr. (pass over the enforcement of taxes, ie. “raiser of taxes”, as the Hebrew word is used in this instance one time in the Bible as ‘raiser’. The rest of its uses are as "pass over", "pass by", etc. The word ‘taxes’, in this instance, is not a noun, but rather a verb that means ‘enforcement.’ Bush’s tax cuts will EXPIRE, reverting back to previous levels….thus "over passing" taxes.)
viii. Obama (the EIGHTH in Rev. 17:11 ) spreads the wealth around in the fattest places of the province (bailouts), changes times and laws (fulfilling Scripture), comes in peaceably with flatteries (fulfilling Scripture) and does not have the honor of the kingdom (questions surrounding his birth place and rapidly-declining popularity, and also fulfilling Scripture.)
- Obama comes to power in his 47th year. The reduced gematria of ‘president’ is 47; the Greek gematria of ‘beast’ is 47; the ordinal gematria of 1st and 2ndJohn, where the word ‘antichrist’ appears, has a value of 47; 47 is one of only two powers of 666, where all the digits add up to 666.
The rest of this post are my thoughts, not part of Kevin's study. Revelation 17:8 says, "The beast who was, and is not, and yet is." This verse is the primary reason that, in the past, some Bible Prophecy scholars have believed that the Antichrist would be someone who will be raised from the dead, such as Nero, or John F. Kennedy. I do not believe that Satan has the power to raise from the dead. I believe this verse applies to Barack Hussein Obama, and is further proof of the identity of the Antichrist.
Putting this verse into a modern-day context, we might say that Obama WAS in power, as the most powerful man in the world, and IS NOT in power any longer, but will soon be back in power (AND YET IS), once again, as the most powerful man on earth, as the Antichrist, who will rule the entire world. Thus, the "whole world wonders after the Beast".
I see three possibilities here. First, Obama MAY come back into power as the Secretary-General of the United Nations. Or, he could somehow, in an extreme national emergency, such as the nuclear destruction of New York City (with the President and Vice-President of the U.S. possibly being killed) be re-instated as President of the U.S. I do believe that New York City is Mystery Babylon, and her total destruction is probably the Sudden Destruction that will take place simultaneously with the Rapture. The third possibility is this worldwide catastrophe, known as the Sudden Destruction in 1st Thess. 5, will cause the very rapid rise to power of a World President, who would be Obama.
Rev. 13:3 says "And his deadly wound was healed." I have always leaned towards a literal fulfillment, meaning a physical wound, but could it possibly be a political wound instead? Obama has lost his power. Obama has lost his authority. Obama has lost most of his legacy, meaning he has been "wounded", with Trump vowing to repeal and replace Obamacare, and reversing most of his executive orders. Surely, Trump cannot be President of the U.S. for very long, lest most of the works of the Antichrist be undone. Surely, the New World Order elite have a plan to put Obama's agenda, and legacy, and authority, back into place. I believe this is further evidence of the Sudden Destruction event happening in 2017, to force the world to accept their evil and sinister plan for a one-world government. All of a sudden, the whole world "wonders after the Beast", as Obama, who once was the most powerful man on earth, regains his power, his agenda, and his authority.
Rev. 13:5 says that the Beast will be given power and authority to CONTINUE FOR 42 MONTHS. This tells us that the Antichrist will be a man who has already been in power once. Did you ever wonder why 42 months? Why would the whole world give any man power and authority for a period of 42 months. It seems like an odd amount of time, unless it was a former President of the most powerful country in the world, being put back into power for the last 3 and one-half years of a Presidential term of office.
The word CONTINUE, combined with THE BEAST WHO WAS, AND IS NOT, AND YET IS (Rev. 17:8) tells us that the EIGHTH (OBAMA) (Rev. 17:11) will regain his power and authority. Let me suggest to you that the fulfillment of Revelation 18, which will be the total destruction of Mystery Babylon (NYC?), could very possibly bring about this fulfillment of Obama's role as the Antichrist. Yes, I do believe that Obama is NOW in the process of fulfilling his final role as the Antichrist. We do not know all of the details of exactly how this will transpire, but I believe that we will able to view the actual events from Heaven, VERY SOON NOW!!!