June 22, 2011

Waiting for Elijah

So I was checking over my stats today and discovered that someone, somewhere had stumbled across my blog while searching for an explanation of "time, times, and half a time", which happens to be the title of a post I made back on May 21st. Curious, I ran the search myself. It turns out that according to some theologians (both Jewish and Christian), "time, times, and half a time" is equal to forty-two months.

Whoa...! Look out!

Forty-two years after the Six-Day War Barack Hussein Obama is elected President of the United States and six months later, he shuns the Prime Minister of Israel, our closest Middle Eastern ally. In short, almost forty-two years to the day after Israel secured her modern borders the key support for her survival, the United States of America, abandoned her.

Maybe I was more accurate than I realized. Maybe America really is the eagle and maybe we have now entered a new phase of Biblical prophetic fulfillment. A whole bunch of maybes.

If two guys show up at the Wailing Wall preaching the imminent arrival of the Jewish messiah then all bets are off and I'm jumping on board the end times bandwagon.

Then again...now that I think about it...

Didn't I read somewhere that Glenn Beck and that Rabbi he hangs around with are doing something in Jerusalem this summer?

Ah, here it is: Restoring Courage

Hmm...Glenn Beck as Elijah and the Rabbi as Moses? Nah! Couldn't be! That's crazy talk!

At least, I hope it's crazy talk...

I was given a reed like a measuring rod and was told, “Go and measure the temple of God and the altar, with its worshipers. But exclude the outer court; do not measure it, because it has been given to the Gentiles. They will trample on the holy city for 42 months. And I will appoint my two witnesses, and they will prophesy for 1,260 days, clothed in sackcloth.” They are “the two olive trees” and the two lampstands, and “they stand before the Lord of the earth.” If anyone tries to harm them, fire comes from their mouths and devours their enemies. This is how anyone who wants to harm them must die. They have power to shut up the heavens so that it will not rain during the time they are prophesying; and they have power to turn the waters into blood and to strike the earth with every kind of plague as often as they want.

Now when they have finished their testimony, the beast that comes up from the Abyss will attack them, and overpower and kill them. Their bodies will lie in the public square of the great city—which is figuratively called Sodom and Egypt—where also their Lord was crucified. For three and a half days some from every people, tribe, language and nation will gaze on their bodies and refuse them burial. The inhabitants of the earth will gloat over them and will celebrate by sending each other gifts, because these two prophets had tormented those who live on the earth.

But after the three and a half days the breath of life from God entered them, and they stood on their feet, and terror struck those who saw them. Then they heard a loud voice from heaven saying to them, “Come up here.” And they went up to heaven in a cloud, while their enemies looked on.

At that very hour there was a severe earthquake and a tenth of the city collapsed. Seven thousand people were killed in the earthquake, and the survivors were terrified and gave glory to the God of heaven.

The second woe has passed; the third woe is coming soon.

-- Revelation 11