Monday, September 7, 2015

Is the Rapture Going to Happen on September 23, 2015?

There has been much hoopla the past couple years about the Blood Moons, and now people are targeting this September, specifically the twenty-third, as the date of a pre-tribulation rapture. There is, out there in internet-land, articles listing about twenty-seven (at last count) events in that week of September which are supposed to signify that the rapture is imminent. Things such as the pope's visit to America, a supposed asteroid hit on earth, Jade Helm ending, and the list goes on and on. Let's forget for a moment that we are not supposed to know the day or hour. Is it possible that there will be a rapture in a couple weeks on the twenty-third? No, emphatically not. Not a real rapture by Jesus Christ, anyhow. Does Satan have a fake one planned? Well that I couldn't say. He certainly has spent a long time setting up that deception by getting the Church to accept the false doctrine of a pre-trib rapture. (If you want to know why the rapture is not pre-trib, check out my archives for Feb and Mar, 2012; April and May 2013; Jan and July 2014 for articles addressing the end times. Also my extensive end times Bible study at

As the rapture occurs at the last trump, when Christ returns at the end of the 70th week, and we are not even in the 70th week yet, there is zero probability of a rapture occurring on the twenty-third. Does that preclude an economic collapse, or martial law orchestrated by our POTUS? No. Most anything could happen anywhere in the world. The world is a powder keg and there are always things happening. Could there even be a tremendous hoax orchestrated to make people believe the rapture has occurred or possibly an “alien” invasion? Yes, there is even a theory that this has been planned by the Illuminati. It is called Project Blue Beam. As Satan spent such a long time setting up this false rapture scenario and infiltrating it into the church doctrines of the major fundamental and evangelical churches, I have to believe that there is some probability that a hoax will be perpetrated at some point in time. But those who have studied, those who know the truth, will not be deceived. If a hoax occurs, it will be up to these people to try to help those who have believed falsely, who are now having their faith tested, because they will either understand that they have been taught lies, and will not know what to believe is the truth, or they will simply walk away from the faith altogether, thinking that if they missed it, they must not be saved anyhow.

Pre-trib rapture aside, is it possible that the 70th week could begin? I look at every autumn as it arrives to see if we are going to go into the 70th week, for I believe it could probably happen any year. We know the 70th week must end at the Fall Feasts of Israel, so it must also begin then. There is much debate as to the covenant that will be confirmed. I am not necessarily of the opinion that this must be a public treaty between nations. In fact more and more I am coming to believe that the covenant that is reconfirmed, for this covenant is already in existence when it is confirmed, is the Holy covenant between God and Israel. It is the continuation of the seventy weeks which he has promised them. He confirms that promise by giving them the last seven years. This may be a wrong interpretation, but the only covenants that are mentioned previously are the ones God made with Israel. So to reference a covenant that is in existence would seem to be referencing something that we should be able to find in the Bible as having been made. If a covenant is being set in motion again, it would seem we should look to see what covenants or promises have been mentioned that have not been completed. There is a promise mentioned only verses earlier where God promised Israel 70 weeks or 490 years, but did not finish fulfilling that promise. So it might be that this is the covenant being referred to, which was stopped, but is now being reconfirmed. This covenant would have no sign other than the one mentioned in the context of the text.

The one thing we know from the verses about this time, is that there will be a temple rebuilt, as there will again be sacrifices. So for the 70th week to begin, things must be ready for that temple to go into action, for it says that the sacrifices and oblations will be halted at the midpoint of the seven years. Can that happen at the moment? Well, the Temple Institute does seem to have all the furniture and utensils ready to go. The priests are in training, and their garments have been made. There was an altar built which they intend to transport to the Mount. (I am not sure that this altar, which appears very small compared to what one would expect at the temple, fulfills Scripture's directions, but it is what they intend to use, I guess.) They have a cornerstone which is ready to be laid. The one thing that they have been desperately trying to do, and have failed to date, is to have a red heifer born from which they can get the ashes to purify the priests. There have been several candidates, but each time a flaw is found before it reaches the required age of sacrifice. Unless the original ashes are found (which might be a possibility) or until there is a three year old red heifer, (for they believe it has to be three years old before it can be sacrificed), they cannot begin sacrifices. They can rebuild the temple, but without the sacrifices, prophecy cannot be fulfilled. So while people watch the Blood Moons (which have no scriptural significance, nor actual historical significance prophetically, having happened after the events which the theory's proponents are using as the confirmation that the Blood Moons are significant portents of things to come - see my article on the Blood Moons in the archives - Feb. 2014), and the pope's visit, and the military's training sessions, and the dozens of other things people are watching, the real thing they should be watching is whether or not a temple will be going up in Israel, and whether they have a red heifer to get the ashes to allow them to start making sacrifices. Those two things are the real signs that the end is upon us. Not to mention that God said that the gospel would go out to the entire world, and I do not know that this has happened yet, in spite of the internet.

So, if you are divesting yourself of things in anticipation of leaving this world shortly, you might want to put that on hold. Harold Camping's followers did that back in May of 2011, and found themselves somewhat the worse off after he failed to deliver. Some people took it so hard, they killed themselves. This is why the Lord said, “My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge.” Hosea 4:6. If people studied, not just read, but studied God's Word, they would not be so easily deceived. Christ said multiple times in His Olivet Discourse to not be deceived, and that many would try to deceive us. He told us in Matthew 24:42-44 “Watch therefore: for ye know not what hour your Lord doth come. But know this, that if the goodman of the house had known in what watch the thief would come, he would have watched, and would not have suffered his house to be broken up. Therefore be ye also ready: for in such an hour as ye think not the Son of man cometh.” Christ gave us the signs for a reason, so that we could watch. If you don't know the signs, then you should get busy and study, so that your house is not broken up. I think the reason He said that He would come in such an hour as some think not, was that there would be so many false theories on when He would be returning to gather His elect. There is only one right time, and Paul was clear as to exactly when it would be. As was John in relating what He was told in Revelation. They both agree as to that time, but few people believe that they were telling them the truth, for they dismiss the simplicity of it. They choose to think it must be much harder to figure out than that, so choose to believe the many lies that are being presented. I suggest that if you don't know what watch to expect Christ, that you get busy and study.


  1. Dear Connie, Please understand. I am truly open to teaching and admit that I am often wrong. Please help me understand how what you are doing does not go against I Timothy 2:11-12?

    1. I'm afraid due to the length of my answer and my inability to know how to change the system because I am computer challenged, I will have to divide my answer into a couple comments, just so you know.

      I'd be happy to help with that. Paul did not want women teaching men in the church or taking the position of leadership. That is not what I do. If you will look through my archives, in Jan. and Feb. of 2011 you will find that I have two articles. One on submission to the husband's authority and the other on women leadership in the church, which I am sure you will find no fault with, for I don't believe women have authority over men. I have had men get very nasty with me over this subject, accusing me of going against the word of God by writing, but I am not. My husband totally approves, so I am under his authority on this.

      First of all, Paul was speaking more to the church situation rather than just women teaching in general, for women ARE to teach some people. They are to teach other women and children. Woman are also allowed to teach under the authority of a man, which as I said, my husband approves this blog and my other blog on the end times, for he thinks I have a real grasp of God's Word that should be shared. Priscilla and Aquila both taught Apollos. It doesn't indicate that Aquila always had to be present when Priscilla did it. It was not in the church, but outside that congregation in private that they did this. Priscilla usurped nobody's authority, her husband obviously approved, and she was not being noisy and disruptive in church. I do not teach in church, although it would be permissible to teach other women and children. I do not shepherd a church, for that would be in violation of God's rules. I do not usurp any man's authority in writing what I have studied diligently over the past four decades. I do not force any man to listen to me. I do not choose the people who come to my blog.

      Paul did not want the church meetings to be disrupted by women asking a lot of questions, and weighing down the teaching time, for only men were taught the Scriptures in school and synagogue back in those days. It was a new thing for women to be taught alongside men, and they had a lot of questions, for they wanted to learn. So he told them to be silent and ask questions at home. I don't think he meant that women could never teach anybody at all about the Scriptures. Remember Jesus gave all Christians the great commission, for in Christ there is no male or female, Jew or Gentile, rich or poor. Women can't be silent and not teach, if they are to spread the gospel, can they. Obviously Priscilla taught with God's blessing, or it wouldn't have been mentioned as an example. God has called many a woman to the mission field, because the harvest is plentiful, but the workers (especially men) are few. Today women are as educated (if they want to be) on the Scriptures and sometimes more so than many a man. God has guided me to do all this writing, and I am not going to nay say what He has asked me to do. Whom He leads here to read it is His business alone. I do not advertise, I do not ask people to read me. They come here as God leads.

    2. Years ago (after having grown up in several theologically opposing denominations and having gone to a few more as an adult) I decided that all I cared about was not some denomination's theological viewpoint, but what the truth of Scriptures taught regardless of what that may be. When I went to God with the request that I learn the truth of Scripture no matter what it may be, no matter if I had to abandon certain doctrines I had been taught or not, God honored that request and started showing me that the extremes of doctrines, which are generally opposing, are not generally where the truth is found. It is most often found in the middle. And I learned that His Word is to be taken much more literally than people think. I did learn in silence, as He taught me. As I learned, He finally called me to start writing what I had learned, and I obeyed. I do not teach per se, I share what I have learned. I have neither school nor church venue. I have neither podium nor pulpit. I have no students nor a flock. I just write what God has taught me. I only write once I have studied the subject thoroughly. I try to always make sure that every passage that I can find on a subject is reconciled, for that is the only way to find truth. You can't ignore a verse because you don't like it, which is really what causes a lot of discord among theological doctrines. They pick and choose.

      Do I have errors? I try to make sure I reconcile everything I can find, but God's Word is far above us and there are things that I don't always understand at first, so yes, I may have errors along the way too, but I try to make sure that if someone comes at me saying I am wrong, I can take what they give me and see if I can reconcile it, or if I need to change my viewpoint. There have been many cases along the way of my learning over the years where I have had to change my viewpoint. You don't learn if you aren't open to learning. If I am still unclear on an issue, I generally don't write about it on my blog. I can usually tell if I am on the right path, because I get a peace when I discover the truth that eludes me when I am still searching for it.

      I do not know what your gender is, and of course if you can't get past the idea that I am a woman, I guess your best recourse is to leave without looking at what I have to say. That's between you and God. However God did lead you here, so maybe there is something He wants you to see. That's your call. Ask God what you are to do. God bless.