Revelation 12 & Year 2017 from A. V. Rauf
3-7-17, A. V. Rauf -- I want to start this post by stating right up front that I am not a date setter when it comes to events. However, I invite you to examine this on your own and prayerfully come to your own conclusions as the Spirit of God speaks to you. See Revelation 12:1-5 
On Saturday, September 23, 2017, an unprecedented astronomical (astronomical , NOT astrological) alignment will appear in the sky over Israel. Apparently fulfilling a literal word-for-word fulfillment of Revelation 12:1-5 that describes a heavenly sign where a pregnant woman appears covered in the sun, with the moon at her feet, and crowned with 12 stars. The woman gives birth and the child is “caught up” to God; see this terrific diagram by Luis Vega: 
God set the stars, moon, and sun in the sky for seasons and for signs for us. What is a sign? It is something that points us to something else or points us in the right direction, or gives us important information.
God said at creation: "Let there be lights in the firmament of the heavens to divide the day from the night; and let them be for signs and seasons, and for days and years." Genesis 1:14, Luke 21:25
A literal reading of Revelation 12 tells us seven things that must all be true for a proper and complete fulfillment of the prophecy:
1. It is a heavenly sign, not an earthly occurrence
2. The sign includes a pregnant woman
3. Giving birth to a male child who is royalty [the Church?]
4. The woman is clothed with the sun & the moon is under her feet
5. She is crowned with twelve stars
6. A dragon throws 'stars' to earth [meteors?]
7. A Dragon [anti Christ Islamic nations?] plan to devour the child
In these passages the following is revealed:
Can we know the approximate date when Jesus 'is at the doors?' Clearly the scripture does say that Christ will come like a thief in the night ... no one knows when … however in verse 4-5 it explains that HIS children are not in darkness to be overtaken:
"But ye, brethren, are not in darkness, that that day should overtake you as a thief. Ye are all the children of light, and the children of the day: we are not of the night, nor of darkness." I Thessalonians 5:4-5
Importance of the Jewish Feasts  and God's Appointed Times. The seven Jewish feasts all occur annually within a seven-month period:
Jesus & the Holy Spirit came at appointed times:
1. He was buried and resurrected all on the Feasts of Passover, Feasts of Unleaven Bread and the Feasts of First Fruits
2. He sent the Holy Spirit the Feast of Pentecost
The final 3 feasts will be fulfilled in the events of Christ’s second coming [He accomplished the first four at His first coming]. This clearly reveals and displays that nothing deviates from the Lord’s already established “appointed times.”
Thus the planet alignment along with everything else that is transpiring in the world should definitely get our attention.
Especially that September 20-22, 2017 Feast of Trumpets [aka Rosh Hashana] falls just prior to the planetary alignment.
In regards to the Trumpets feast, people would say “No one knew the day or the hour.” The feast is also called Yom Teruah which means the awakening blast, wakening those who have died. It is known by the Jews as the resurrection of the righteous dead. During the feast 99 trumpet blasts were blown. The 100th and final trumpet blast was known as “The Last Trump.” See 1 Corinthians 15:51-52 
The Rapture of the Church and Jesus' second coming will be at an appointed time. Almighty God has His own timetable and He will not deviate from it. Whether or not these upcoming events will occur this year remains to be seen. Even so, come Lord Jesus!
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The Lord Jesus said to:
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Mark 13:33, 37
✝️ 10-28-20, In 1 John 5:13 reports we can KNOW we'll have eternal life with Jesus. Not because of our good works [Ephesians 2:8-9] it is God's gift after we repent and are born again in Jesus. [Luke 13:3, John 3:3,7] We have no fear of the day we stop breathing on this earth because we will go into the arms of our Lord. Hallelujah! Psalm 31:5; Luke 16:23; 2 Corinthians 5:8; Acts 7:59
✝️ 6-27-20, The lawlessness we are now seeing on America's streets ... who are these young people? The kids raised under liberal theories forcing parents to withhold discipline from their children & taught liberal leftist dogma in the government schools & universities - now they are unruly selfish hateful barbarians. God said to train up children & they wouldn't depart from it [Proverbs 22:6] □□ ... true for evil □ as well as good □ behaviors. More here: https://bit.ly/3i55gQf
□ 8-25-20, NASA reports a small asteroid is headed to earth & will land on Nov 2, 2020 day before US presidential election. They say not to worry as it's only a seven footer. Some officials aren't so sure about not worrying after the 66 footer hit Russia in 2013. God said He'd send signs in the heavens and the earth. There are plenty of 'em too: eclipse of sun & moon, meteors, tornadoes, earthquakes, volcanoes smoke turning day to night & so much more. Joel 2:30, Revelation 13:13; Luke 21:11, 25; Acts 2:19 □□
✝️ 5-27-20, See Romans 13:11; James 5:8; 1 Peter 4:7; 1 Thessalonians 2:19; Titus 2:13; 1 Cor 15:51-52, Rev 11:15 Scripture tells us that "The coming of the Lord is at hand;" but thousands of years have passed without the Lord’s coming. We must remember that one thousand years are like one day to God (Psalm 90:4; 2 Peter 3:8). The rapture will happen without warning at any time and believers in the Lord Jesus must be ready at all time. Certain current events cause us to believe we are near the Lord’s trumpet call and that the rapture of the church is ‘at hand.
✝️ 7-11-20, The weight of the 'world's sin' ... the infinite blessings and resources of our salvation in Christ are described as providing the power of surpassing greatness, the grace of surpassing richness, the peace which surpasses all understanding. Thank YOU, Lord. John 1:29; Revelation 5:12; Philippians 4:7
✝️ 7-9-20, When the Lord Jesus was on the cross and the people scorned and scoffed; His great love for all ignorant uninformed sinners showed forth. He died for all sinners. Romans 5:8; Luke 23:34 However, after we are aware we're no longer ignorant of Who He was and 'what we do;' THEN we are all responsible if we reject Christ. John 3:17-18
6-29-20, Jesus said, 'Obey Me!' John 14:15; 1 John 2:3, 3:22 Of course we are forgiven when we sincerely pray for forgiveness turning our lives to the Lord Jesus. We must intend to sin no more ... if we do ... quickly repent as we didn't INTEND to. John 8:11 More here: https://www.gotquestions.org/go-and-sin-no-more.html
✝️ 6-12-20, The Lord □Jesus' mom, Mary's cousin Elizabeth's son John the Baptist was brutally killed because of a wicked hateful woman. Her foolish husband, King Herod - although he liked John; had him executed because of a promise - he musta been drunk - to make such a promise to his wife's daughter, Salome who's mom, Herodias wanted John dead. Matthew 14:3-11; Mark 6:14-29; Luke 9:7-9
✝️ 6-11-20, Regarding forgiveness: the Lord □ Jesus clearly taught that marriage was between a husband & wife. [Matthew 19:5; Mark 7:21] He loves all sinners both the heterosexual & homosexual. He promises forgiveness to everyone who repents coming to Him for salvation. He told the woman caught in adultery: "Go and sin no more.” Matthew 11:28
✝️ 6-9-20, The Lord □ Jesus explained to Nicodemus that he must be 'born again' [John 3.3, 7]. In Utah I've heard some LDS people scoff and ridicule believers in Christ who are 'born again.' Those who scorn are lost; Jesus clearly said to 'marvel not that you must be born again'; without Christ we are lost. John 3:17-18
✝️ 6-8-20, Jesus is God; He came to save sinners. “For He [Jesus] Whom God sent speaks the words of God: The Father loves the Son & has given all things into His hand. He that believs on the Son hath everlasting life & they that believes not the Son shall not see life; but the wrath of God abideth on them.” John 3:34-36
✝️ 6-7-20, The Lord □ Jesus spoke from the cross first of forgiveness, salvation then of His Mother's care into John's hands. He spoke of being forsaken & then triumph as His task as human was complete shedding His perfect blood for the forgiveness of sins to all who repent believing in Him. His body was thirsty. And last of His reunion with the Father. Matthew 27:46; Luke 23:34, 43, 46; John 19:26-28, 30; Mark 15:34
✝️ 6-3-20, Interesting the different duties of God's arch angels. Michael is a warrior who will defeat Satan and Gabriel was/is God's messenger appearing to: Prophet Daniel 8:15-17, 9:21-24 ... Zacharias, father of John the Baptist, Luke 1:11-18... Mary, Mother of Jesus, Luke 1:26-31... Joseph, Husband of Mary, Matthew 1:20-24, 2-13
✝️ 6-2-20, In appx 530 BC the Lord God of Israel chose the Persian [aka Iran] King Cyrus to protect and help the Jewish exiles in Babylon. Who would come back and rebuild Solomon's Temple in Jerusalem where now - since 688 AD - a Muslim mosque sits. Mark 13:14; Isaiah 45:4-6, 9, 12-13. World Without End. Ephesians 3:20-21
2 Thessalonians 2:10-12; Jeremiah 1:5; Galatians 6:7; 1 Thessalonians 5:4
✝️ 5-7-20, Sins □ Jesus Harshly Condemns; He said, “God knows our hearts: for that which is highly esteemed among men is abomination in the sight of God. V9 For all those who exalt themselves will be humbled, and those who humble themselves will be exalted.” [Pride] Luke 16:15, 18:9-14; Hebrews 1:8-9
✝️ 4-30-20, When the Lord □ Jesus Mother told her son that at the Cana wedding celebration there was no wine - I wonder if the Lord did little miracles around the house so Mary knew of His abilities expecting Him to quickly whip up some good wine. And He did! The Lord's first miracle on earth water into wine. John 2:1-11
✝️ 4-28-20, The Lord □ Jesus, in the book of Matthew, lists what’s called the “Beatitudes.” He lists the items in our lives in His 'Sermon on the Mount' that examine our values, vision & habits to wholehearted obedience to God. We seek His forgiveness & acceptance for eternal life with Him; this is the good news 'Gospel.' John 14:6; Matthew 5:1-48, 6:1-34, 7:1-28.
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