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WILMINGTON, NC, July 13, 2019 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Dr. Richard Ruhling, whose article on an earthquake was recently turned down by LA Times, laments the inability of seismology to predict earthquakes with accuracy, but as an author on current events and Bible prophecy, he offers reasons why expectancy may focus on 2023.
Ruhling says virtually all Bible scholars see a 7-year ending represented by the 7 bad years of Joseph's famine in Genesis 41, or the 7 days for the conquest of Jericho that typifies Babylon. Israel went around Jericho and blew a trumpet each day for six days and there are six trumpets in Revelation 8 & 9. Then they made 7 trips on the 7th day like the 7 plagues in Revelation 16.
On the surface, it might seem like those bad years could start anytime, but Ruhling notes a chiastic structure to the Bible. Like a chasm with both sides as a mirror image, there was a paradise in Genesis and again at the end in Revelation.
With this format, there were six days for Creation followed by a 7th day of ceasing or rest that came to be celebrated as a memorial to Creation in the 4th Commandment of Exodus 20:8-11.
For the chiastic structure in Revelation there will also be a ceasing of Christ's intercession for us when, after six years of big trouble, Christ will cease his mediation and the 7 vials will be poured out on those who rebel and choose to do their own thing rather than repent.
Ruhling explains that the end-time "day of the LORD" begins with an earthquake that "shakes terribly the earth" Isaiah 2:12,21. For it to fit the chiastic structure, just as there was a ceasing of work on the 7th day in Genesis, there will be a ceasing of Christ's intercession in the 7th year, and it should align with a sabbatical year.
For that to happen, Ruhling says the last 7 years must begin the year after a sabbatical year, the next sabbatical year being 2022. He believes the solar eclipse and blood moons, the Iran Nuclear Treaty and papal visits to Congress and UN in 2015 signaled it as a sabbatical year with further explanation in his book, 'Not Left Behind'.
Ruhling isn't saying no earthquakes till 2023. Coming events cast their shadow before and he thinks we may see 7's or 8's, but the "Big One" shouldn't come till 2023.
Ruhling denies dreams or visions and he doubts most people who claim God showed them because the Bible says God won't do anything without revealing it (Amos 3:7) and he says what we need is in the Bible--the next verse is about the earthquake when the 'Lion of Judah' roars and the earth will shake, Rev 5:5; Joel 3:16.
For more information, readers can get his ebook, 'Not Left Behind', at https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07SSJJXVW. Ruhling states that, for less than the cost of a Big Mac, people can feed their mind.
Dr. Richard Ruhling attended a Bible college with a Religion major. The end times have been a special interest for him since attending a prophecy conference 30 years ago. He is an expert on Biblical prophecy and the author of 'The Alpha & Omega Bible Code', 'The Earthquake & the 7 Seals'
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