The 100 Latest Comments Tim McHyde on What The September, 2017 Revelation 12 Sign Tells UsConnie, glad to have helped you. No matter how many "proofs" you read, remember they are all external and added to the text! The simple fact is 1) Rev 12 says NOTHING about the Second Coming or the Rapture so the text must be read into by these theorists with those ideas already preconceived! 2) What is there instead is that the text explicitly ties the sign of the virgin to the birth of Jesus before he was caught up to heaven. If you want end time signs, go to Matthew 24 where he says "it's a sign of the end" (Mt 24:14) rather than read a sign into a text that does not say that. Therefore my advice to help you simplify this is to always go back to the text when you hear these new arguments and review what it says and what it does not say and to remember that what commonly passes for Bible interpretation by Christians is reading into the text what is not there rather than taking it literally as Jesus interpreted (e.g John 10:35). Thomas Burke on Jesus’ Four Warnings On How Not To Respond To His Sermon (That We’re All Guilty Of)In the Third Warning Yeshua says: "Then I will announce to them, ‘I never knew you! Depart from Me, you lawbreakers'" In this comment I want to emphasize the part: "I never knew you". To me it seems to have always been clear that another key to understanding this warning is in the meaning of: "to know someone" which in the Bible has a strong connotation of closeness, of intimacy. I get Tim's teaching of living the message of the Gospel and not just admiring the Messenger. However, Yeshua makes it clear in the parable of the grapevine that we are to remain in Him in order to remain in the Father, thus tying in with the intimacy we acquire by becoming "lowly of heart" and communing with His Spirit. Although my spirit leads me to pray to the invisible Father, I aspire to be like and bond with Yeshua intimately! A cursory review of different translations on biblehub.com showed translations uniformly using the verb "to know" in Matthew 7:23 until I chanced upon the Orthodox Jewish Bible which gives this language: "And then I will tell them to their face, I never had da'as of you." This link gives a confirmation and better understanding of "da'as" rendered as "to know" in this verse: http://www.egrc.net/articles/Rock/HebrewWords/yada.html In particular: "When English speakers use the verb "to know," we think of knowing in terms of the mental grasp of facts. In Hebrew, the word for "to know," yadah, is much broader and will enrich our understanding of the scriptures. Many languages have two different verbs to express the idea of knowing a fact (information) as opposed to knowing a person (relationship). Hebrew tends toward the second idea - having a relationship with a person, and even extending it to mean to care about someone, even to be intimate sexually. For instance, the very literal King James version reads, And Adam knew (yadah) Eve his wife; and she conceived, and bare Cain. (Genesis 4:1) This idea is especially important when we learn about the biblical concept called the "knowledge of God" (da'at elohim). A Westerner opens the Bible and wants to prove God's existence and develop a theology about God's nature, and would call that "knowledge of God." But the Hebraic view is that "knowledge of God" is having a life in relationship with him. This is true spiritual wisdom - to know the Lord's will and live it." Thomas Burke CR Connie on What The September, 2017 Revelation 12 Sign Tells UsI'm kinda glad I saw this, it helps calms me down. However, I keep reading stuff on it and I wasn't sure if there was any more that can be added to de-bunking it or many put more simple to remember easier? Have you seen the "Star of Bethlehem" it went to depth about the constellation Virgo and Jupiter circled and conjoined with Regulus (compare than being in the "womb".) Masozi Mwenifumbo on The Rapture: Its Timing, True Purpose, and Surprising Minimum Age Cut-offBrother Tim, May God bless you for the concise explanation. Masozi. j campbell on Why Most Christians Won’t Be Raptured (& How To Make Sure You Are)Jesus payed it all. Tim McHyde on The Four End Time Groups: Will You Be in the Safe Group?Tracey, I have this article on how Lk 21:36 verse has two readings and it's important to read the better one to understand. Once you read that, then read this to understand why you need strength to escape (no pretrib rapture, but escape on earth). Tracey on The Four End Time Groups: Will You Be in the Safe Group?Hi Tim Can you please explain the scripture to me that says Luke 21:34-37 But take heed to yourselves, lest your hearts be weighed down with carousing, drunkenness, and cares of this life, and that day come on you unexpectedly. For it will come as a snare on all those who dwell on the face of the whole earth. Watch therefore, and pray always that you may be counted worthy to escape all these things that will come to pass, and to stand before the Son of Man. Thanks Tim McHyde on Why Jesus Can’t Come Back in 2017 (or even this decade?)Mnu, ruins? Damascus is a city, the oldest continuous city and still the capital of Syria! When it's turned to "ruins and ceases to be a city" (Isaiah 17:1), it will make headlines. It is not fulfilled yet, but maybe next decade. Mnu on Why Jesus Can’t Come Back in 2017 (or even this decade?)Please take note that today, 2017/03/20 Damascus is in ruins. TAKE NOTE OF THIS VERSE: Now there is in store for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous Judge, will award to me on that day—and not only to me, but also to all who have longed for his appearing. 2 Timothy 4:8 Tim McHyde on Why Jesus Can’t Come Back in 2017 (or even this decade?)Kandi, see https://escapeallthesethings.com/2015-blood-eclipses https://escapeallthesethings.com/something-is-about-to-change on my views of that failed prediction. Kandi on Why Jesus Can’t Come Back in 2017 (or even this decade?)What are your views on the blood moons? Were they signs of something? Tim McHyde on Why Jesus Can’t Come Back in 2017 (or even this decade?)Greg, that does not make any sense him saying be ready because you don't know when the earth ends. That event comes some 2000 years after the rapture when we're all glorified beings anyway. It won't hurt us! Or was he talking about not knowing the "destruction of the earth" timing when he said the same thing about not knowing the day or hour in Mt 25:13 at the end of the Parable of the Virgins, also about the rapture? Sept 2017 is debunked here, btw. Nothing will happen, as always happens on the days things are predicted. Greg May on Why Jesus Can’t Come Back in 2017 (or even this decade?)When Jesus said "no one knows the day nor hour" He was NOT talking about the Rapture! He was referring to when God destroys the earth and creates a new heaven and new earth. People do not read the Scripture in its entireity (Matthew Ch 24). This September there will appear in the skies 'a great sign' that is described in Revelation 12. This will be the second time these constellations will align - the first time it was a sign that the Messiah was arriving. This time it will be a sign that the Messiah is returning! Bryan Coffey on The First Sign of the End: The Gospel of Jesus Returns!Wow Tim, I can't tell you how much this teaching means to me. This really makes everything come together. 1) The world will know we are his disciples if we love one another. 2) By loving one another, we glorify and lift up Jesus. 3) If He be lifted up, He will draw all men to Himself. My struggle has always been: How do I love God with all my heart and all my mind? Well, I am ashamed now! That's because I got saved in 1983 when I saw a glimpse of the kingdom: "And the multitude of them that believed were of one heart and of one soul - neither said any of them that the things which he possessed was his own; but that they had all things common. Neither was there any among them that lacked: for as many as were possessors of lands or houses sold them, and distribution was made to every man according to his need." Acts 4:32, 34-35 (paraphrased). That was enough to convince this sinner that what he was reading was Truth. The answer to my question was in these very verses that brought me to my knees 34 yrs ago! We should love one another, this is what pleases God. I believe I can have peace now, because I know where I need to be focused. Thanks so much for your diligence. Tim McHyde on Efrain Rodriguez Asteroid Tsunami Prophecy vs. Bible ProphecyRobert, 2017? People have been predicting the stock market/economic collapse for decades or I bet centuries since America was founded. They all have underestimated the resiliency of the world's greatest economy. Plus, they were unaware that Bible prophecy says America only falls militarily and in fact while still the economic engine of the world. No sign of the end yet, we have several years. Check back early next decade for the next window. Robert on Efrain Rodriguez Asteroid Tsunami Prophecy vs. Bible ProphecyA hit by a Super Nova cosmic wave can cause 3 days of darkness, push the asteroids, meteorites, satellites and everything else in its way. Thus a simultaneous multiple disaster event is certainly possible. The stock market is poised to crash in 2017 but before that happens, Efrain's prophecy will come through. No, we don't have years in front of us. Leonardo Natividad Rivera on Overcoming Your Common End Time Fearsyour explanation on the subject matter of your articles are clear and logical. no other conclusion can be better than that. I can honestly say that the Holy Spirit of God is leading you to write these truths for the benefit and understanding of believers and non-believers alike. sherry on To Hell And Back BookletThanks Tim. I appreciate you taking the time to reply - submitting to Gods will is what I truly desire... recognizing it doesn't come so easy for me. I tend to beat myself up no matter what ... second guessing everything I do, and even think - "He must increase, but I must decrease" (John 3:30) ... is a must. Tim McHyde on What The September, 2017 Revelation 12 Sign Tells UsWayde, I understand, but think that's too narrow of a view of Rev 1:1, which again does not say "ONLY the future, NO past--whatever you think, don't take anything in this book as past!!!". Rev 1:1 indeed states the main goal of the book. Now, to accomplish that goal, it does no good to say, "the Dragon will persecute the Woman and go after her offspring" leaving it at that. You need to explain who the dragon is, who the woman is, what they both did to lead up to that point to understand their conflict. The backstory is needed to accomplish the goal of Rev 1:1 or it's not a very good "revelation." Tim McHyde on Overcoming Your Common End Time FearsBrian, this has nothing to do with the Wormwood of Revelation which in context is a series of calamities on earth brought by the breakup of the Wormwood dwarf planet as it passes Earth. See this article on how Wormwood plays out. Tim McHyde on Will America Crash Economically or Recover? — Bible’s Bittersweet AnswerSarah, Trump won't be the last president because the end can't come (2024 earliest) until after even a second term of his ends (2022). History shows that speculation on current news events and leaders is not reliable. What Trump does with Putin probably will have zero effect on America's fall. Russia has had the weapons to destroy America since the '50s and has held back using them because it would hurt themselves as well to take out America's dollar and the world economy with it. When Wormwood comes, that equation changes and it does not matter who is president or how friendly they are with Putin. Miguel Solano on Overcoming Your Common End Time Fearsas a linguist and interpreter and translator I find your articles ilustrative. I learn new words and phrases that only a native speaker with a good command of English can provide. I can't afford not knowing how to express in both language (English and Spanish) anything I find written or hear, or think. This is besides the good notes that I take ralated to the contents of the articles. it is good to have people like you dedicated full time to studying the Bible and helping others with what you find (or rather God reveals to you). The support people send you is not insignificante compared with what you get. Tim McHyde on Overcoming Your Common End Time FearsBill, exactly. Christians say many wishful things because they are comforting even if they are not Scriptural. I prefer the truth over platitudes, but not everyone is wired that way. They find the truth a buzzkill. Brian Sutton on Overcoming Your Common End Time FearsAbout a week ago I received warning and a map of the radiation leaks from Fukishima power station that cannot be stopped & is increasing daily. The map shows the radioactivity in the ocean has spread to the South Pacific moving across the top of Australia travelling south east past New Zealand & about 500 kms east of Queensland towards the Antarctic. Reminds me of the prophetic warnings in the Bible of one third of the oceans turning to Wormwood. Bitter ) What do you say mate? Brian Sutton on Why We Fall For Doomsday Dates (And How To Never Again)I was saved in 1978 on the rapture taking place any day now ,we had never heard of such a thing. My wife and 4 kids & I were terrified but is sobered us up with Gods Word. Today at aged 80 I am still reading such things as the rapture coming any day. Our kids all back slid did not pursue good work or educations. I have never really backslid, still active in going to church even though church does not save us. I am praying for a home church as I am still very active. I have gone from pre trib as we were told in 1978, to mid trib, but now to full trib as I am not worried about it at all. Churches have stopped preaching on end times now .One pastor told me the reason why, is that it is too confusing with too many scenarios & doctrines. I have Hilton Suttons end time DVDs that I used to believe. Thanks, Tim, for all your input to Christians mate Thomas Burke on Why Jesus Will Tell Christians, “Depart From Me! I Never Knew You.”"My yoke is easy" because intent with faith is enough, any level of performance or fruit is accepted as explained by Tim! Matthew 11:28-30New International Version (NIV) 28 “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. 29 Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. 30 For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.” 30) Easy.—The Greek has a wider range of meaning—good, helpful, kind, profitable. My burden is light.—The “burden” of Christ was the commandment that most characterised His teaching—the new commandment that men should love one another; and those who obeyed that commandment would find all to which it bound them light and easy. http://biblehub.com/commentaries/ellicott/matthew/11.htm Thomas Burke CR Wayde Andressen on What The September, 2017 Revelation 12 Sign Tells UsHi, Tim. Appreciate your work on exposing yet another attempt at date setting, which unfortunately is probably not the last. I do have a quibble, however, having to do with what you say here: ---------- Some doubt that Mary is the woman giving birth, confused over a past event being found in a prophecy book like Revelation.They often note how John records early on in the book that an angel told him would be shown things "that must happen after this" (Rev 4:1). They expect this rules out anything in Revelation happening before John's time (90AD), such as Mary giving birth to Jesus (1 B.C. supposedly). My response to that is twofold. First, it does not say "I will ONLY show you things coming after." The exciting part to mention is of course the future things, but it does not preclude showing other things, too. Secondly, the Book is a Book of revelation, not "future prophecy." There is much in the past that is a mystery which humanity needs revelation on, including the key players of the righteous vs Satan and the work of Christ. This revelation from the past establishes the characters for the future part of the revelation. In other words, for John to be shown the key things in the future, some explanatory revelation of the past is appropriate and reasonable to facilitate that. ---------- It sounds to me like Rev 1:1 makes it pretty clear that John was writing about future events: ". . . to show to His servants the things that must soon take place." In other words, these "things that must SOON take place" have not YET taken place, which means they are at least future to the time of writing. SueW on Overcoming Your Common End Time FearsGreat refresher - thanks Tim. I have been reading your articles for a couple of years or so now. Your timeline makes sense and provides stability in a world of fear based teachings. Nonetheless, doubt creeps back in at times regarding "imminency". I grew up in a church that taught that doctrine and have spent much of my life holding back on living and achieving with thoughts of what's the point? Now there's an example of being indoctrinated! Now I know the only imminency I should be concerned about is to live each day as if it's my last (well not really - but it doesn't hurt to be gratefu, enjoy most days and strive to obey God knowing that His love and His Son are much bigger than me!). Thanks again for the work you and Katrina do. George threlkel on The Four End Time Groups: Will You Be in the Safe Group?Israel I'sthe 10 northern tribes that inhabit the Christian nations of today, the Jews are of Judaea Canada Usa G Britain Australia New Zealand and others Called caucasions Sarah Mitchell on Will America Crash Economically or Recover? — Bible’s Bittersweet AnswerHow does Donald Trump and Putin fit into this? Will Trump truly be the last US President? Bill on Overcoming Your Common End Time FearsLeads to a question where you state that all who die are in a sleeping state. Not the sleeping that we know but an unconscious state. So then when people say that this person is watching over me or my Dad who has past is looking down on me and he's proud....they aren't really because they can't be if they are not conscious. Bill Beckett on To Hell And Back BookletSeems a bit harsh to add a liar into the same mix as a murderer Anonymous on Why Most Christians Won’t Be Raptured (& How To Make Sure You Are)I like your comparisons of your friend Harold. Tim McHyde on To Hell And Back BookletSherry, When you die you do go immediately to heaven to be with the LORD, you're just not conscious until the resurrection (Rev 20:5). However, "the dead know nothing" (Ecc 9:5) meaning you have absolutely zero consciousness, unlike, say, you do when you wake from sleep and have an idea whether you slept 8 hours or just 1 hour. This means the very next moment of consciousness after death is resurrected and with the LORD in heaven. You next thing you know after death is seeing Jesus or God. Revelation 21:8 may apply to most at some point in their life. However the point of this passage is that these people have not repented of these issues. They love a lie, the love comfort, etc. more than God and his way. So they are outside dead because they would not give up their own ways and standards and submit to God's--which is the only way there can peace and harmony among us all in eternity that we all adopt the same standard of submission to God and love for each other. sherry renee on To Hell And Back BookletI have heard the scripture 2 Corinthians 5:8 used to say that when one dies they go directly to heaven. "We are confident, then, and would prefer to be away from the body and at home with the Lord." Revelation 21:8 seems all mankind would fit in this description - "But the cowardly, the unbelieving, the vile, the murderers, the sexually immoral, those who practice magic arts, the idolaters and all liars—they will be consigned to the fiery lake of burning sulfur. This is the second death.” What are your thoughts? Tim McHyde on How We Escape the Great Tribulation: Faith, not a RaptureRon, thank you, you expressed exactly what people will say and believe when Elijah announces the escape plan in the Bible. Thomas Burke on Why Jesus Will Tell Christians, “Depart From Me! I Never Knew You.”The "camel through the eye of a needle" comment above was intended in response to Kathryn Arnold's comment on this above as being scary, it shouldn't be, in other words, entrance is not nigh impossible for the rich, just very difficult. john on What’s Next In Prophecy & What’s Holding It Back?The antichrist is a nobody he dose not do anything he can't make fire come from the sky its symbolic like a cigarette being tossed down to the ground and being stepped on, a used man and should be vindicated he is like a lamb that is used by the witch the woman that rides the man and uses him as her beast, he dose not come with the acers to the problems of the world, he is no world leader he is a sinner like all of you ... but he loves the lord just to be used as the witch do with him, and she has killed millions of Gods people, she is more evil then this man that's used for antichrist and he should be vindicated because he has no choice in the part? May God save this person as all he wants to do is follow the lord. Oh by the way you may be worshiping the devil and not know it, do you smoke , drink , and not follow the 10 commandments are you partaking in idol worship? Do you worship a star with a circle around it like the us war planes, like a badge , like a porn star? like a car with a star on it? 911=666 look at the addresses around 561 = 66 15619=6666 966=66 look at the plats on your own car? and ail boxes. Thomas Burke on Why Jesus Will Tell Christians, “Depart From Me! I Never Knew You.”I read once that "the eye of a needle" referred to a passage in a city wall shaped like that and through which a camel would have to shed all that it was carrying, get down on all four knees and scrape along with great difficulty to pass through this type of passage intended to only let one man through at a time as a defensive measure, to permit but limit the flow of persons entering a city with the gates closed. The point being that we have to shed all our earthly values and humble ourselves to enter the Kingdom of God. Thomas Burke on Why Jesus Will Tell Christians, “Depart From Me! I Never Knew You.”A good answer to the common question about the thief on the cross apparently going straight to paradise... http://www.truthaboutdeath.com/q-and-a/id/1608/didnt-jesus-tell-the-thief-on-the-cross-that-they-would-be-in-heaven-that-day Thomas Burke on Why Jesus Will Tell Christians, “Depart From Me! I Never Knew You.”Hello Sue, Rather than be offended towards God by his suffering and painful death as did the other unnamed thief on the cross, he spoke out defending truth, and repented, and did what little he still could do which was ask of whom had promised to answer and to give, for forgiveness... Ron on How We Escape the Great Tribulation: Faith, not a RaptureIsrael is the last place you want to be. If some fake Elijah tells you to go there ,don't do it. Tim McHyde on Jesus’ Four Warnings On How Not To Respond To His Sermon (That We’re All Guilty Of)Jodie, that's a tough one when there is addiction or mental illness involved and what the person wants may not be best and they won't understand when you're acting in love for their best. I don't know the answer and suggest it demands anyone to be led by prayer more than ever to handle it effectively. This TED talk comes to mind on the topic, not sure if it applies https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PY9DcIMGxMs but I share it in case it does. time on Who Will “Bring Food to the Two Witnesses”?Hi Tim, if the food is being delivered by fairies, then they are eating fairy bread of course 😉 https://www.brisbanekids.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2014/11/CookiesandCups.jpg More seriously, all 4 theories seem soundly reasoned, so my money is on a mix of all 4. Look forward to seeing which theory you choose in your novel - an interesting topic I hadn't considered before! Jodie Pickard on Jesus’ Four Warnings On How Not To Respond To His Sermon (That We’re All Guilty Of)Thank you Tim, Can you please comment on what you think would be the way of love, the Fathers will in those extremely difficult situations. I have a brother who is a drug addict, 30 + years of living a double life. Praise God I was saved & soon after my parents before the very serious part of his addiction emerged. We have shown love & support, but also needed to put in boundaries when it was dangerous to have him coming to us. He went to rehab for 2 years, instead of jail. Has nothing to do with his children, who we support his ex wife with. There is no sign of repentance & continues to ask for money. We have recently made it clear there is no more support while he chooses that life. Is this the love of the Father, the only reference we cling to is the story of the prodigal son? Rev. Janice Foster on Rabbi Judah ben Samuel’s Jubilee Prophecy – Messiah in 2017?Good Morning: Our Church just studied this past Wednesday night the reason the Paletines do not and never will take over Israel....they were shut off by God Our Father from ever being in control of the Land since Abraham obeyed Sarah and Not God and Ishmel came into being and then Isaac was born like Father God said would happen and He gave him the Land of Israel to never fall into the hands of the Ishmel's Heirs! In Genesis it tells all about it and is the Truth! Would a Person of Jewish faith please get a Meeting with President Trump and clean up this mess who is and owns Israel..... David Miranda on What The September, 2017 Revelation 12 Sign Tells UsAre the woman and man child in Rev 12:13 different from the woman and man child in Rev 12:4-5? Thomas Burke on 3 Secrets To Finally Understand (& Obey) Yeshua’s “Sermon On The Mount”Thanks Teacher Tim for your Scripture-based clarifications! sherry on The Four End Time Groups: Will You Be in the Safe Group?Thank you - I feel blessed Tim McHyde on The Four End Time Groups: Will You Be in the Safe Group?Sherry, Love includes loving boundaries, yes, when people wrong you. What it looks like is a big question, did you see my latest article on the four warnings of Jesus where I give more examples? But in the example of your daughter, to reject her as other Christians say is not love. She has a different religion than you, that does not make her unlovable. Jesus accepted everyone even the people in his day with a different religion: the pharisees. He even ate with them. Seeking peace with your daughter is loving your maker. He does not say to hate Muslims. Christians say that, but not God. He says to love them, even if you consider them enemies as many Christians do. The support team articles should help you review the radical love that Jesus taught and how to be different from the world who is not giving you good advice, but religious-programmed responses like "hate/fear Muslims." Tim McHyde on Who Will “Bring Food to the Two Witnesses”?Arnold, Gog Magog is in two chapters in a row and is therefore two wars. Ezekiel 38 is the second war, after 1000 years of peace, which explains how Israel is at peace. The Antichrist/Gog is in Ezekiel 39 who does not find Israel at peace but as it is today at war with her neighbors. Review my Gog Magog article for details. Tim McHyde on What The September, 2017 Revelation 12 Sign Tells UsDavid, Revelation 12 covers events spanning around 6000 years from Satan's rebellion bringing down with one third of the angels in Adam's time to Satan's expulsion from Heaven in the middle of the final 7 years. That there are several gaps of multiple thousands of years should be no surprise. The story is there to give us the background to the characters in the end time battle between Satan and the offspring of the woman/the faithful. It's not to give a detailed history with no gaps. That's why there is nothing covered from Satan's fall to Christ's birth and nothing from Christ's ascension until the Great Tribulation. sherry on The Four End Time Groups: Will You Be in the Safe Group?Thank you for these thought provoking writings. I'm struggling (and have for years!) with 'how to love'... So much so that my heart literally aches! What is this 'love your neighbor as yourself' really look like in action? Does it mean to become a doormat and never being argumentative ... or to just accept the wrong people do and offer no counsel? Currently my daughter is married to a Muslim, has converted to Islam, and will be moving to Bahrain - and though this grieves my heart, I have not rejected her as some Christians feel I should - making me feel I'm loving my daughter more than Christ. Naturally I have allowed this to play with my emotions. Some days are better than others, but I'd be dishonest if I didn't aknowkedge that I wonder if there's truth to that... am I seeking peace with my daughter more than loving my Maker, and just deceived by my emotions. Whew I have in the past, reached out to you in regards to my daughter - thank you... though I have since forgotten your words. Sorry. Arnold Rajan on Who Will “Bring Food to the Two Witnesses”?Shalom. Hi Tim, always enjoy reading your articles. My question is (and thoughts from others welcomed) if Gog is the A.C. and he will sit in the temple at Jerusalem, then how does Gog finding Jerusalem at peace decides to invade? (Ezek 38:10-13). How is Israel at peace? The description of God attacking Israel with nations sounds like Armageddon. When does he sit in the temple and why does he leave? Been pondering on these. Help needed. Thank you. David Miranda on What The September, 2017 Revelation 12 Sign Tells UsWhen Satan is cast out of heaven, it says he is filled with wrath because he knows he has but a short time. This suggests that Satan is cast out close to the End. Now if the woman is Mary, it says she is fed for 1260 days in verse 6. Verse 7 then talks about the war in heaven which results in Satan being cast out...which, apparently, is at the end. It seems odd that within one story featuring events that would not necessarily take an inordinately long time, that there would be a gap of 2,000 years between verses 6 and 7. How do you account for that? Tim McHyde on Who Will “Bring Food to the Two Witnesses”?Teri, yes they stay in Jerusalem because that's where the Temple and Antichrist are, where they start and where they die. The whole passage (Rev 11:1-13) is about Jerusalem: the temple, the armies trampling it, the witnesses dying there, the earthquake killing 7000 in "the city" that follows their resurrection. People who claim they roam are ignoring that context and don't know that the 144,000 already are covering all nations and the two special ones that cover Jerusalem at the Two Witnesses. Don on The Two Witnesses – Would You Want This Job?I've met people that have claimed to be one of the two witnesses. I also know someone that says that he "may " be one; but does not want to believe that he is; but he says that if God puts him in the position to become one, even though he fully understands that the whole world will hate him, they will try to kill him, he will not have a home for 3 1/2 years, he will have to kill people in "many" ways = drought, poisoned water, no food because of drought, massive crime against people that believe in Yeshua (Yesh-u-a), and then have to fight Satan himself and be killed by Satan; then knowing that people will do all kinds of things to their bodies, he says that just to know that within the hour he's brought back to life, Yeshua will come and take him to heaven, it would be his honor to be one. People don't think of it that way. They think it will be all fun being one of the two witnesses. Think seriously about having to go through 3 1/2 years of what I just described and tell me if you would be willing to go through that (remember even your family and friends will hate you). As I read a few minutes ago the only earthly friend they will have is each other. Of Course Yeshua will be with tjem all the way. I truthly don't think that there are very many people alive today that would be able to handle that life. I can't imagine what living that life would be like. Rebecca Bonnell on The Two (Not One) Gog/Magog Wars Recognized At LastGreat Work Dear Tim, i have been going back on forth with this one for a long time and what didn't make matter's an easier was Psalm 83 and Isaiah 17 fitting in with Ezekiel 38&39... This however makes sense of the timing of all these wars yet to come. As So many have been saying that Isaiah 17 and Psalm 83 and Ezekiel 38&39 were all happening in close succession which didn't make sense. As it takes time to get a Country rebuilt and living without fear and for the Arabs to stop sending missiles as they can't keep any agreement longer than 9 months... I have sent this to my Bible Study Teacher and some of the ladies who attend the group...Looking forward to hearing their comments on this...! Bless You. Teri Crandall on Who Will “Bring Food to the Two Witnesses”?Really? How interesting. . Teri Crandall on Who Will “Bring Food to the Two Witnesses”?Hey Xavier sounds like it could be possible, like you said who would stop them if they went to the market and got what they wanted? But I think that would be considered stealing so maybe it won't be like that I think the women or men will on occasion provide with God's help of course! Teri Crandall on Who Will “Bring Food to the Two Witnesses”?Yep you are right, Tim. Jesus ate, and I believe the two witnesses will too.. All the theories seem probable. Will be cool to see which it is. I thought the two witnesses stay in Jerusalem not wander all over the globe like that one guy said in this thread, that's the 144,000 job to wander the globe NOT the two witnesses I re-read it and I still don't get that they go everywhere they stay in Jerusalem right? Please clarify, thanks Tim McHyde on Why Jesus Can’t Come Back in 2017 (or even this decade?)Joseph, there is a theory that the Dome of the Rock is the abomination of desolation, but it really does not fit any of the main literal details. There must be a temple to abominate which there is not yet, so right out the gate, the Dome nor anything else today can be the AoD. Tim McHyde on Rabbi Judah ben Samuel’s Jubilee Prophecy – Messiah in 2017?Davia, "watch" in Old King James English means "be alert" not "look at." It's not about looking for signs or at calendar dates but staying ready at any moment for when he comes (or Elijah arrives to tell us to leave), as opposed to falling asleep, beating the maidservants and menservants so that the master comes and finds you wicked (Lk 12:45). We only need to be righteous and faithful to be ready for God's escape plan when it comes. Andreas on Who Will “Bring Food to the Two Witnesses”?The best Celebrity Chefs from the most expensive 3-star Restuarants in the World, will not get to taste that which those two saints will receive from above. I can imagine, that many of those Chefs will instead be eating dog food in the Kingdom; and I will be happy to join them. Joseph Bergey on Why Jesus Can’t Come Back in 2017 (or even this decade?)Would you consider the Dome of the Rock an abomination? Daniel 11:31 (KJV) 31 And arms shall stand on his part, and they shall pollute the sanctuary of strength, and shall take away the daily sacrifice, and they shall place the abomination that maketh desolate. Matthew 24:15 (KJV) 15 When ye therefore shall see the abomination of desolation, spoken of by Daniel the prophet, stand in the holy place, (whoso readeth, let him understand:) Davia on Rabbi Judah ben Samuel’s Jubilee Prophecy – Messiah in 2017?Very interesting reading. HE did say to "watch" about 25 times, so we have to do as instructed. HE also told us thru Daniel that another book would be open at the end of time. That shows us the road map from HIM, not us. Identify the North and the South and follow from about Dan 11:22 on and one can see we're very close to the abomination. So, the question becomes, does HE take HIS people away at that time right before the bowl plagues? Type in Daniel 11 in a search for some interesting reading too. D. Tim McHyde on Who Will “Bring Food to the Two Witnesses”?John, the Two Witnesses are humans on earth not yet glorified in heaven so yes, they need fuel. Whether or how much God supernaturally provides for that is the question. Tim McHyde on 3 Secrets To Finally Understand (& Obey) Yeshua’s “Sermon On The Mount”Thomas, Entering the kingdom and receiving eternal life are the same thing as you can see by how the terms used interchangeably by Jesus (Lk 18:18 = Lk 18:25). As for whether Buddhists are saved, it's clear to me that if you are good (love neighbor) of yourself without fear/submission to God (which requires saving FAITH because you have never seen him) then you're not saved. God needs to everyone to not just by chance adopt his law but also submit to his authority for there to be peace throughout eternity among all he lets into the kingdom. If you just love because Buddhism taught you, you have not done it for God yet and get no credit to submitting to God in things you may not agree with yet, things that take faith. "For Without faith it's impossible to please God" (Heb 11:6) is a key verse in this regard. JOHN ZAMMIT on Who Will “Bring Food to the Two Witnesses”?Do you think they would need food? In heaven do they have a glorified body or a human body ? Is there food in heaven ? Tim McHyde on Who Will “Bring Food to the Two Witnesses”?I did answer it but here is the answer again, since America's fall and Wormwood and the Antichrist will affect the whole world, all the righteous of all nations have to flee to safety. Zachary Miller on The First Sign of the End: The Gospel of Jesus Returns!Two quick questions: 1) Why is the "First Sign" you mention in this article not mentioned on your timeline? (reference: https://escapeallthesethings.com/2017-prophecies/)---and is also in your book. Where would this even fit into your timeline? (assuming I'm not missing it somehow) 2) Is there any correlation between the "First Sign" and the appearance of the "Elijah" person (ie: proclaiming that message)? I'm having difficulty imagining any other way in which this would be fulfilled (outside of a prophet---which would be obvious) Thus far your articles have been great---unfortunately, they seem to create many more questions which I have yet to resolve. Adeoa on Who Will “Bring Food to the Two Witnesses”?Tim, well done and God bless you. You have still not answered my question about the position of Africa in the scheme of things, aside the African countries that pledged allegiance to the Anti-Christ, mostly North African countries, what role will west Africa and the rest of Africa play? Are we expected to go to Israel too? Linda van der Vyver on 3 Secrets To Finally Understand (& Obey) Yeshua’s “Sermon On The Mount”William Trinh and Thomas Burke, I so enjoyed your posts above! I have also been wondering about the same questions; and now you 2 have addressed it. Cant wait for Tim to answer those questions! God bless Linda Cristian Balan on What The September, 2017 Revelation 12 Sign Tells UsAmen Mary! God bless you! Tina Black on Jesus’ Four Warnings On How Not To Respond To His Sermon (That We’re All Guilty Of)This article made me cry in a good way! Its so nice to know that I am not as worthless and lost as the devil would like for me to think that I am. I have much more room for improvement but now I know that it is possible, thank you Tim! Tim McHyde on Who Will “Bring Food to the Two Witnesses”?Abe, Jews and Christians don't make for a positive witness! Look at the fruit of both religions (hypocrisy, judgmentalism, self-righteousness) and compare it to the unique good fruit Jesus talked about (John 13:35). Plus it says the 2W are men, who die, and whose bodies lie in the street then they get resurrected to heaven. That does not fit two religions or groups of members of religions. Abe Davis on Who Will “Bring Food to the Two Witnesses”?Have you considered the possibility of the "two witnesses" being Jews and Christians? Christians AND Jews have been a witness for a millenia. Why couldn't they they be a witness in Gods City in the end time week? I too, as a Christian have a calling to go to Jerusalem. I do not know why, but I have heard other Christians having a desire to go to Jerusalem. Enjoy YOUR witness. God bless. Abe/ Irvin mike on Who Will “Bring Food to the Two Witnesses”?well it won't be bacon and eggs... Cathy Rooks on Does God Curse Those Who Curse Israel Today?Appreciate your work very much! I always thought that the typical timetable predicted for "Planet X/Wormwood" was too soon for the other prophetic events to take place (however, I don't totally discount the work other believers have done on this subject). God bless! Trevor Handyside on Who Will “Bring Food to the Two Witnesses”?Thank you Tim for your contribution in regards to the two witnesses. I really enjoy reading your articles, be it on end times or the above subject you just covered. May the Lord our God continue to minister to you in the work you are doing. And may we as believers continue to acknowledge the Lord our God to the fullest and always refer to Gods holy words for directions. glen on Is ISIS in Bible Prophecy? Yes, Their End!are we living the golden years a time of peace with small skirmish like isis usa vs iraq we thought this was the start of world war 3 isis nearly under control nearly over these wars are just small skirmishes we have no fire in the sky ie nuclear war going on no famine we have no world wide plague we have no volcanoes erupting and blacking the sun out we have money what more do you want there isnt masave terest bombing in usa the time of the bombings you all have forgotten about this is the ira in Europe the bird flue is gone were are all the tereast attacks now is there bomb blasts happing in the streets of the cbd in usa the big sports events there are none Greg on Who Will “Bring Food to the Two Witnesses”?Hadn't thought about this before you mentioned it. Guess the 144,000 spread around the world will need a similar "food truck". 🙂 Tim McHyde on Who Will “Bring Food to the Two Witnesses”?Wayne, Jesus had supernatural powers and he ate. Eric on The Abomination of Desolation Identified At Last (By 7 Clues)This article makes a lot of sense and so does Rick. I think Rick's insights could help inform how a future, more literal abomination could take place. Thanks for the thoughtful analysis, both of you. Michelle Gerson on Who Will “Bring Food to the Two Witnesses”?I also questioned how the two witnesses will eat during their mission. Not having paid attention to the Bible verse which also questioned who will feed the two witnesses (in a logical manner that food will be provided as you explain), I prayed one day and continue at times, that if it is in God's will, that he will supply to the 2 witnesses via us Christians, the earthly food they will need. Even Jesus needed 'real' food whilst on earth, which was provided by the apostles friends and families. It is not related that Jesus was fed by a supernatural channel, and who knows, so it will be as well for the two witnesses. There is no ABSOLUTE ANSWER to this in the Bible and we can continue to ask ourselves the question "Who will feed the witnesses?". God can talk to his people to feed them or can use ravens once more, or angels. There is no answer in the Bible to the question, but the answer is in the question. "I will feed the 2 witnesses (God)" either directly or indirectly using us instead of the ravens to cater, whenever he calls us, IF he calls us. The main point here is to be attentive to the call, if he calls us. Anthony Ianosel, L.C on Who Will “Bring Food to the Two Witnesses”?Hi Tim, I agree with the plausible divine protection of the two witnesses and their personal necessities of life, in order to survive for over 1000 days! This approach [divine protection all around] will be the more PLAUSIBLE approach than any other non-precedent explanation. Since there is abundant plausible precedent, we cannot venture in an uncharted territory that borders on speculation. GOOD JOB, TIM, holding tight to the biblical doctrine and its precedent! A miraculous arrangement is in the precedent, so then we expect God Almighty to reveal His arrangement in His "modus operandi" as the course of the two witnesses unfolds publicly--to the astonishment of the Two Witnesses' adversaries! Vivian on Who Will “Bring Food to the Two Witnesses”?Love the angel food idea. Or perhaps manna and quail. God is able! Linette on Who Will “Bring Food to the Two Witnesses”?Thanks for the article Tim. Hadn't even considered the 'feeding' of the two Witnesses. Don't suppose the 144,000 will be having a 'caterer'? There is so much to discover, and such depth of meaning in many places in Scripture. I've never really concerned myself with the 'catering and wardrobe' issues. Found this interesting gem: http://www.fivedoves.com/letters/june2011/michelek614-1.htm The actual Hebrew meaning of many words/passages of scripture is insightful and revealing in the extreme of late, in my 'walk'. Shalom marilyn on Who Will “Bring Food to the Two Witnesses”?thanks tim. that is an interesting thought to ponder. i usually remember the hebrews in the desert when i think how are people gong to survive during times of tribulation like that of GT, and how the manna was provided every day. anything miraculous is possible. Linda on Who Will “Bring Food to the Two Witnesses”?A house is being built for them by Mike Evans of the Christian Museum 2 blocks from the Temple Mount. Stephanie on Who Will “Bring Food to the Two Witnesses”?LOL! Manna? Or perhaps a 3.5 year supernatural fast? Sherri on Who Will “Bring Food to the Two Witnesses”?😁 God bless you, Tim! I enjoy reading your thoughts on what is to come and all the possibilities. Don't be discouraged - keep studying, writing and praying! One thing is certain, God has a plan and it will unfold exactly according to plan! You're in my prayers, brother. Xavier Zolander on Who Will “Bring Food to the Two Witnesses”?Well, if they did it in shifts, one sleeps 8 hours, does 4 hours of chores while the other preaches, then he takes over while the other sleeps for 8 and does four hours chores and press interviews etc. There is nothing stopping them from going to McDonalds or the nearest supermarket for their food and water. Except - you will remind me - they don't have the mark which is necessary for buying and selling. Well, neither do the Idaho Religious Police - despite their antagonistic ways. So big deal. Maybe they have vouchers for Maccas. Maybe they just go in to the supermarket and help themseves... and woe betide anyone who stops them (they get zapped with fire from heaven if they do). Not a biggie. How did Isaiah and Jeremiah get their food when they were preaching? How did Jesus and The Twelve get their food? (Women came and provided Jesus' team with food!) Really, it's not a biggie. XZ Vicki on Who Will “Bring Food to the Two Witnesses”?Food for thought. I did enjoy this as I do all of your work Bill walls on Who Will “Bring Food to the Two Witnesses”?Hi Tim, I agree that one of the two witnesses is certainly Elijah. I know there is disagreement among Biblical scholars over the identity of the second witness. But I think all the evidence points to Moses. Like Elijah, Moses is highly revered among the Jews and I believe one of their missions is the conversion of the Jews. Also, both Elijah and Moses were at the transfiguration of Christ. One of the powers granted to the two witnesses by God described in Chapter 11 of the Book of Revelation is the power to "turn water to blood" and power over "all manner of plagues", which of course is related to the 10 curses that Moses caused against Egypt. And both Elijah and Moses had strange things happen when they left this earth. Elijah of course didn't die since he went up to heaven in a chariot of fire and his return is specifically promised by God at the end of the last book in the old testament, Malachi . Moses died, but he was buried by God himself! And you find Satan and the Arch Angel Michael "....disputing about the body of Moses.." in verse 9 of the Book of Jude!!! This makes more sense if God's mission for Moses isn't over. I still think that their death and resurrection (Revelation 11: 7-12) is the mid-point of the seventieth week of Daniel, the last seven years before the physical landing of Christ on Earth, versus the rapture which occurs in the air. The next Chapter of Revelation in Chapter 12 describes the 1260 days that the "woman fled into the wilderness." (The last 3 1/2 years of the tribulation period) Since that follows the story of the two witnesses, it makes sense that it occurs after the death of the two witnesses. The word "And" at the beginning of Chapter 12 follows in a string of "ands" which would only make sense if they are sequential. Anyway, I respectfully disagree with this portion of your timeline. Maybe Christ will explain it to us on the way up!! Kindest regards, God Bless, Yours because His!!!, Bill Walls wayne schultz on Who Will “Bring Food to the Two Witnesses”?Tim: Given their "supernatural" powers, why would they need to eat at all? SueW on Who Will “Bring Food to the Two Witnesses”?Ha ha, Tim. A light-hearted tangent indeed. I love the literal approach. Thought provoking though. #4 angel bread sounds most likely to me. Everything else about their ministry will be supernatural. Why would their sustenance differ? William Trinh on Jesus’ Four Warnings On How Not To Respond To His Sermon (That We’re All Guilty Of)Hi Tim, Thanks for the response and the eye-opening Barna study. The truth about Christians is so sad and the statistics only confirm what most people already know. I was kinda of disappointed that Barna didn't make the data available on their website. My curiosity makes me want to dig deeper into the numbers. I did find this .pdf online with some cool quad charts to help visualize the data https://static1.squarespace.com/static/533244f1e4b0528862e2b7d0/t/540a1b82e4b034ea94091dc6/1409948546357/Christians_+More+Like+Jesus+or+Pharisees_+-+Barna+Group.pdf Thanks again. Tim McHyde on Jesus’ Four Warnings On How Not To Respond To His Sermon (That We’re All Guilty Of)William, you get it! Yes, it's all there in the four warnings, an interconnected prediction of what believers do instead of what Yeshua described (albeit opaquely). I've noticed that Yeshua only warned about things that were 100% sure to happen to us, such as "take heed no man deceive you" (lol, see Rev 12:9). Just one correction to help you understand what I wrote better. It really was "the church" = religion that made you into a self-diagnosed judgmental tradition-following Pharisee, not failing to study Yeshua's words. That's how the Pharisees were created, by religion with its manmade rules and regulations. Had it not been for Christianity, you never would have come up with so many invented standards and practices that made you judgmental. Like most Christians, because of Christianity you ended up more a Pharisee than Jesus as the Barna Group survey shows. Christians judge others for drinking, dancing, dress, swearing, being divorced, not going to church, not tithing, not reading the Bible, etc. God's universal law for all humanity is love, not often culturally-derived standards like those. I need to do an article on this, but briefly "false religion" is an oxymoron, just like George Carlin famously joked about "military intelligence." There is no "true religion." Religion by definition is a system of traditions, rules and regulations invented by men in place of just following the Word of God directly. Consider: what religion do the angels have in Heaven? They don't have a religion. They see the face of God hear his words and do them (plus spontaneously worship and glorify him out of this constant awareness of God's awesomeness). That's all we need to do to please God, too: obey his will/word (Lk 8:21=Mt 12:50). No religious meetings, sacraments, or taxes required--although you can pursue them if you wish. Just watch out, as Yeshua warned, that such things may distract you from focusing on what Yeshua focused on. Thanks for commenting and your suggestion. For now I have no way of doing that so I will continue to direct people to contact me or comment below with their questions and suggestions on the repentance behaviors list. William Trinh on Jesus’ Four Warnings On How Not To Respond To His Sermon (That We’re All Guilty Of)Thanks Tim for the amazing insights. Since my active church going days ended a few years ago, I've been feeling down about myself and my walk. Your articles and personal testimony definitely gives me hope that perhaps it was all part of the Father's plan that I distanced myself from that institution for a while so I can unlearn some of the wacky things I learned and build my faith again on solid stuff like the Sermon on the Mount. It always did bother me how pharasaical I became the more I went to church and tried to get involved. For the longest time I was convinced that I was simply incorrigible, the chief of sinners because no matter how much church and Bible i consumed, I was still turning out like a pharisee. Now I realize that it wasn't so much the church that was turning me into a pharisee as it was me not applying my energy to practicing the things taught in the SOTM. Like you and probably everyone on this thread, I did everything Yeshua said not to do. Its amazing how He captured the entire modern church experience in those four warnings. Brilliant! It's also amazing how all of these years, I never saw the connection in these verses. They were just isolated warnings to me, not four components of a bigger picture Yeshua was painting about false religion. So much to chew on . . . . One suggestion, for your bullet points at the end, you should just make a running list and let all of your supporters add to it when they feel inspired (you would have to moderate the list of course). After a little while, we should have a pretty long list of practical things we can do in any situation to be better followers of Christ.