Are you following what God is revealing to the churches, or scoffing from the sidelines?
The one-year anniversary of the Revelation 12 Sign will occur in just three short days and a plausible explanation for the Sign of the Dragon may be happening in just a few weeks. Excitement is building for the first day of Tabernacles, Shemini Atzeret, and a possibly delayed Feast of Trumpets to occur in October. I’ve been reminiscing lately about all the incredible revelation God has given to the Church over the course of these past few years, largely because of these heavenly signs. Indeed, based on the way I divide Luke’s account of the Olivet Discourse in Luke 21, the first major sign(s) indicating that the Day of the LORD is at hand are “signs in the sun, moon, and stars” (Lk. 21:25). Only one sign in the entire Bible explicitly includes both sun, moon, and stars, and that is the sign recorded in the first two verses of Revelation 12.– – –In light of all that God has graciously revealed to us over these past few years, I wanted to once again provide a chronological recap of key articles that will provide our newer readers with a solid overview of properly divided biblical prophecy:
Prophecy Principles and Rules for Interpretation:
WHY THE CHURCH IS DIVIDED (Under the section “When to Unite”)
THE CALLED OUT ONES
Signs of the Nearness of the Rapture and Second Coming:
10 REASONS JESUS WILL COME BACK IN OUR LIFETIME
TOP 20 SIGNS OF THE RAPTURE AND SECOND COMING OF CHRIST
THE PARABLE OF THE FIG TREE
AS IT WAS IN THE DAYS OF NOAH
KEY EVENTS PRECEDING THE DAY OF THE LORD
Revelation 12 Sign (Sign of the Woman in Labor):
THE REVELATION 12 SIGN COMPENDIUM
WHY THE REVELATION 12 SIGN CAN’T BE DEBUNKED
THE CELESTIAL C-SECTION
ESCAPE TO A PLACE PREPARED
WHO IS THE MALE CHILD OF REVELATION 12?
CONSERVATIVE SCHOLARS AGREE
Sign of the Dragon:
WHERE IS THE DRAGON?
WHY THE PRE-TRIB RAPTURE IS SOLID BIBLICAL TRUTH
WHO WILL BE RAPTURED?
THE PARABLE OF THE TEN VIRGINS
THE BLESSED HOPE
THE ANTICHRIST, THE RESTRAINER, AND THE REMNANT
CHURCH OF THE FIRSTBORN (PART I)
CHURCH OF THE FIRSTBORN (PART II)
CHURCH OF THE FIRSTBORN (PART III)
THE THREE FINAL GATHERINGS (PART I)
THE THREE FINAL GATHERINGS (PART II)
THE ROOT, SHOOT, AND FRUIT OF JESSE (PART I)
THE ROOT, SHOOT, AND FRUIT OF JESSE (PART II)
PASSING THE TORCH
A PROMISING PRE-TRIB PROPHECY HIDDEN IN PLAIN SIGHT
THE FINAL PRAYER OF THE CHURCH
WHO ARE THE 24 ELDERS?
THE DAY OF THE LORD
AN OVERVIEW OF THINGS TO COME
Distinguishing between the resurrections:
THE FIRST AND SECOND RESURRECTIONS
WHAT DOES THE BIBLE SAY ABOUT HELL?
Revelation 21–22 and Heaven:
WHAT IS HEAVEN?– – –I’ve also been overwhelmed with joy because of the incredible brotherhood that has developed in the Body because of these things. It feels as if we’re 21st century magi joined together for one, unifying purpose: to find the One born King of the Jews—but this time not a baby in a manger—instead, a glorious King in the clouds. I want to take a minute and thank each of you for all that you’ve shown me and done for me. I’ve lost some family and friends because of all this, but have truly received one hundredfold just as Christ said would happen in Mark 10:29–30. When I stop to think about it, I often feel even closer to many of you than I do to some of my own flesh and blood, because brothers and sisters in Christ are of an entirely greater and more permanent family.
To our readers who so faithfully journey with us and encourage us when we’ve been down, discouraged, or under attack. God has used your love, new insights, and gracious comments to keep us going and to write with new inspiration. There’s so many of you that have blessed us, I couldn’t name every one, but thank you, thank you, thank you. You’re the reason Unsealed exists, so I can’t help but mention you first.
To those of you who have graciously supported the mission financially, thank you! I can give you statistics for just some of what God has done with what you have given (hint, hint: hundreds of thousands of people around the world have heard the Gospel!), but I don’t think any of us will understand the full weight of what God has done through you until we soon see Heaven.
My dad (whom you all know as “Greg”). You’re a constant friend and encouragement. I’ve been blessed to be discipled under you. Two things you’ve taught me: 1. Trust Christ and God’s Word above all else, and 2. Don’t get stuck in traditions; follow Scripture wherever it leads.
Jeff, our friendship started because of the Revelation 12 Sign. We were watching the sky together and God used that to develop a close friendship that will continue into the age to come. Your friendship and wisdom are a priceless blessing.
Bryan, you also have become a close friend, fellow coffee (and sushi) connoisseur, and personal Barnabas. You have encouraged each one of us with your godly wisdom and motivation to press on.
Brad, if only you lived down south! You have been a great friend and fellow watchman. Many encouraging phone calls and teamwork over the past two years. We have the same mission and will not stop until we accomplish it (by God’s grace).
Hillary, you have become a pivotal part of our team and a great source of grace and focus for all of us. Your message is a constant reminder of God’s grace and the importance of never wavering on what really counts: the Gospel. Of late you seem to have more motivation than all of us combined.
Stephanie, though we haven’t met yet, your ministry on Facebook has been so important to the mission that we’re all a part of. You are graciously leading and rightly dividing the Word for thousands upon thousands to see.
Mike, I want to send a special thanks to you, brother. On your own initiative you have become a real leader on our growing online community (nearing 600 people!). There is so much going on across our ministries that it’s become kind of overwhelming. Knowing that we have a humble, godly leader who rightly divides the Word and knows the Gospel, leading our community, is a huge blessing.
Our other forum leaders: @Natalie, @KJS, @Yardstick, and @Barbiosheepgirl. When we were first trying to build out the leadership, we went through many names. You rose to the top for the right reasons. Godly, faithful, humble, and wise. Thank you.
Dan, I think I can honestly say we are all thankful for your unbelievable diligence and friendship. How in the world do you get all of that research done?! It’s a blessing to all of us and helps keep us going.
Jim, you were a light on the forum and are now a real encourager on our Watchmen on the Wall group. You remind us to take these things very seriously, as well as to remind us that spiritual warfare is all too real.
Greg L., you know I’ve tried to convince you to come to Unsealed, but have been unable! Irregardless, many of us have found great wisdom and inspiration from your articles, so it seems God has placed you right where He wants you. You have the best exegesis on the 24 elders, the Millennial Temple, and the nature of signs that I’ve ever read. Keep going, brother, our “exit” is not far ahead.
Barry, I’ve also tried to convince you to meet up with us the next time you’re in town, and though we haven’t talked, I can’t help but think of you as a friend. You’re a very personal encouragement to all of us and your stalwart defense of the Gospel has opened thousands of eyes as you expose the lawlessness of the law-keepers.
There are many others I want to write a whole thank you to, but time is not yet permitting. Just a few of you: Adam, Scottie, Matt M., Paul D., Matt P. (Daily Crow!!!), Jaco, Darren, Paul S. (Zeus!!!), and on and on. Each of you is greatly appreciated. We are all on the same team and have the same goal, “pressing on toward the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus.” (Phil. 3:14).– – –We all have a mission to do and there is precious little time left to do it (months, weeks, days?). Let’s keep going! Encourage, exhort, and (lovingly) admonish one another. Share what God is showing you. Don’t put your light under a bushel. Put it out for all to see. Your faith and hope and the wisdom of God will soon be proven true.
For the Lord himself will come down from heaven, with a loud command, with the voice of the archangel and with the trumpet call of God, and the dead in Christ will rise first. After that, we who are still alive and are left will be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. And so we will be with the Lord forever. Therefore encourage one another with these words.– 1 Thessalonians 4:16–18I am 362 months old this month. Strong’s 362 is “I await (one whose coming is expected)”. The word is used only one time in Scripture:
And to wait for his Son from heaven, whom he raised from the dead, Jesus who delivers us from the wrath to come.~ MARANATHA ~