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In 1999, I predicted a Rapture for Sept. 10-11th, the Feast of Trumpets. Below is a cut and paste from my index page on Sept. 13, 1999 left in full, with nothing altered. All the links are also working. Here is my formal apology:

For all those who are reading this for the first time, I was one of the loudest voices on the newsgroups speaking about a "Rapture on Feast of Trumpets" this for Sept. 1999.

I'm sorry. I was wrong. I was a prideful idiot. I deceived myself. I have spoken presumptuously and deserve death under the Law according to Deuteronomy... And I deceived others who believed me. I lusted after the promise of the Kingdom, and through my pride and arrogance, I thought I could divine the time, and/or that I was worthy enough to be given divine revelation. Obviously, I was preaching out of my vain imagination, because I came to the wrong conclusions. Nothing happened! I was wrong! I'm sorry!

Do you want to know what happened? My thoughts on how I went so wrong?

The Full Apology 27k 


In Joshua, the walls of Jericho come down.  This alludes to both New Jerusalem, and the rapture that comes with the shout and trumpet blast, and the timing of the event of the Rapture...

"six days" = 5760 in Hebrew gematria.

[Josh 6:3.23] And ye shall compass the city, all ye men of war, and go round about the city once. Thus shalt thou do six days.

[Josh 6:14.18] And the second day they compassed the city once, and returned into the camp: so they did six days.

[compasing the city, New Jerusalem, 12,000 x 12,000 furlongs each side x 4 sides= 576,000,000 furlongs, or 5760]

And, in this example, "walls of the city" are brought down, so that they may enter the city.
The walls of the city of New Jerusalem, are 144 cubits thick, x 4 =576.
These walls, in both cases, "come down" at the end of the six days, on the beginning of the seventh.

And the entire event is in the 6th chapter of Joshua, 6 days, for 6000 years.

And in verses 5, 6, 7, for the year 5760, the rapture language imagry is strong

[Josh 6:5] And it shall come to pass, that when they make a long blast with the ram's horn, and when ye hear the sound of the trumpet, all the people shall shout with a great shout; and the wall of the city shall fall down flat, and the people shall ascend up every man straight before him.

[Josh 6:6] And Joshua the son of Nun called the priests, and said unto them, Take up the ark of the covenant, and let seven priests bear seven trumpets of rams' horns before the ark of the LORD.

[Josh 6:7] And he said unto the people, Pass on, and compass the city, and let him that is armed pass on before the ark of the LORD.

And ten verses later, the rapture language is strong again...

[Josh 6:15] And it came to pass on the seventh day, that they rose early about the dawning of the day, and compassed the city after the same manner seven times: only on that day they compassed the city seven times.

[Josh 6:16] And it came to pass at the seventh time, when the priests blew with the trumpets, Joshua said unto the people, Shout; for the LORD hath given you the city.

[Josh 6:17] And the city shall be accursed, even it, and all that are therein, to the LORD: only Rahab the harlot shall live, she and all that are with her in the house, because she hid the messengers that we sent.

And the harlot is spared, is exempt.  As the harlot Churches do not go up in the rapture in Revelation.

OK, going over the first 7 verses, verse by verse, shows the 7000 year time plan of God:

[Josh 6:1] Now Jericho was straitly shut up because of the children of Israel: none went out, and none came in.

Day 1, the garden of eden is shut up, none could enter.

[Josh 6:2] And the LORD said unto Joshua, See, I have given into thine hand Jericho, and the king thereof, and the mighty men of valour.

Day 2, the men of renown died in the flood, given over.

[Josh 6:3] And ye shall compass the city, all ye men of war, and go round about the city once. Thus shalt thou do six days.

Day 3, Abraham and the covenant promise, as this promise begins.

[Josh 6:4] And seven priests shall bear before the ark seven trumpets of rams' horns: and the seventh day ye shall compass the city seven times, and the priests shall blow with the trumpets.

Day 4, Christ is born, here the priests, the ark, the seven, the ram sacrafice...

[Josh 6:5] And it shall come to pass, that when they make a long blast with the ram's horn, and when ye hear the sound of the trumpet, all the people shall shout with a great shout; and the wall of the city shall fall down flat, and the people shall ascend up every man straight before him.

Day 5, period of grace begins, also dark ages, when Christianity is brought to it's low point, like the flat walls.

[Josh 6:6] And Joshua the son of Nun called the priests, and said unto them, Take up the ark of the covenant, and let seven priests bear seven trumpets of rams' horns before the ark of the LORD.

Day 6, Rapture at the end of the day; Joshua, like christ, makes the call to the priests, US, to come up to the House of God.

[Josh 6:7] And he said unto the people, Pass on, and compass the city, and let him that is armed pass on before the ark of the LORD.

Day 7, the millinium, the Lord is with the people, like the people pass before the ark of the Lord.

[Josh 6:8] And it came to pass, when Joshua had spoken unto the people, that the seven priests bearing the seven trumpets of rams' horns passed on before the LORD, and blew with the trumpets: and the ark of the covenant of the LORD followed them.

The words, "and it came to pass" is a completion of the first 7 verses in time... I present the rest of the Chapter without comment.

[Josh 6:9] And the armed men went before the priests that blew with the trumpets, and the rereward came after the ark, the priests going on, and blowing with the trumpets.

[Josh 6:10] And Joshua had commanded the people, saying, Ye shall not shout, nor make any noise with your voice, neither shall any word proceed out of your mouth, until the day I bid you shout; then shall ye shout.

[Josh 6:11] So the ark of the LORD compassed the city, going about it once: and they came into the camp, and lodged in the camp.

[Josh 6:12] And Joshua rose early in the morning, and the priests took up the ark of the LORD.

[Josh 6:13] And seven priests bearing seven trumpets of rams' horns before the ark of the LORD went on continually, and blew with the trumpets: and the armed men went before them; but the rereward came after the ark of the LORD, the priests going on, and blowing with the trumpets.

[Josh 6:14] And the second day they compassed the city once, and returned into the camp: so they did six days.

[Josh 6:15] And it came to pass on the seventh day, that they rose early about the dawning of the day, and compassed the city after the same manner seven times: only on that day they compassed the city seven times.

[Josh 6:16] And it came to pass at the seventh time, when the priests blew with the trumpets, Joshua said unto the people, Shout; for the LORD hath given you the city.

[Josh 6:17] And the city shall be accursed, even it, and all that are therein, to the LORD: only Rahab the harlot shall live, she and all that are with her in the house, because she hid the messengers that we sent.

[Josh 6:18] And ye, in any wise keep yourselves from the accursed thing, lest ye make yourselves accursed, when ye take of the accursed thing, and make the camp of Israel a curse, and trouble it.

[Josh 6:19] But all the silver, and gold, and vessels of brass and iron, are consecrated unto the LORD: they shall come into the treasury of the LORD.

[Josh 6:20] So the people shouted when the priests blew with the trumpets: and it came to pass, when the people heard the sound of the trumpet, and the people shouted with a great shout, that the wall fell down flat, so that the people went up into the city, every man straight before him, and they took the city.

[Josh 6:21] And they utterly destroyed all that was in the city, both man and woman, young and old, and ox, and sheep, and ass, with the edge of the sword.

[Josh 6:22] But Joshua had said unto the two men that had spied out the country, Go into the harlot's house, and bring out thence the woman, and all that she hath, as ye sware unto her.

[Josh 6:23] And the young men that were spies went in, and brought out Rahab, and her father, and her mother, and her brethren, and all that she had; and they brought out all her kindred, and left them without the camp of Israel.

[Josh 6:24] And they burnt the city with fire, and all that was therein: only the silver, and the gold, and the vessels of brass and of iron, they put into the treasury of the house of the LORD.

[Josh 6:25] And Joshua saved Rahab the harlot alive, and her father's household, and all that she had; and she dwelleth in Israel even unto this day; because she hid the messengers, which Joshua sent to spy out Jericho.

[Josh 6:26] And Joshua adjured them at that time, saying, Cursed be the man before the LORD, that riseth up and buildeth this city Jericho: he shall lay the foundation thereof in his firstborn, and in his youngest son shall he set up the gates of it.

[Josh 6:27] So the LORD was with Joshua; and his fame was noised throughout all the country.