Who Are THESE People “Trump & Pence”?!
Would you be surprised, if I told you their names were both plainly stated in the Bible?
“TRUMP” — Is reference to a certain sound that God’s Trumpet or Voice makes to raise the dead, or make an announcement, or call to war, and a warning.
“PENCE” — Is a type of money that was used in the Biblical era. And especially used by Jesus in a very dramatic, specific and miraculous way to make a point, that is linked closely to His resurrection.
Every morning, I rise early, in order that I might receive fresh manna poured down from heaven – – you know that God pours out manna (bread) from heaven every morning don’t you?
It just so happens, that I go out (early in morn) and collect “manna” and either eat it “raw,” “bake” it, or put it in a pot to seethe it, and then ingest – that’s all. It taste like “wafers made with honey.” By the way, you can read about this fresh “manna” in Exodus 16:15-36.
Then while still on my knees at this time, I randomly open the Holy Bible — having come before God, “boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need” to ask our “High Priest” Jesus for the unique gift of the “Urim and Thummim,” as in days of yore.
(in Hebrews 4:12-16, we now consult our High Priest, Jesus, who is officiating in heaven; whereas compare then to Leviticus 8:8, with High Priest on Earth). 🅰️
In this God Answers.
And today is no exception, for I “randomly” opened my Bible to Matthew 17:24-27
The Church Customs Officers (“Tribute” Collectors) asked Peter if Jesus was going to pay a type of tax with reference to the Church.
This is Peter’s and Jesus’ response:
“…[Peter] says, Yes. And when he was come into the house, Jesus prevented him, saying, What do you think, Simon? of whom do the kings of the earth take custom or tribute? of their OWN children, or of strangers? Peter says unto Him, Of strangers. Jesus says unto him, Then are the [King’s] children FREE. Notwithstanding, lest we should offend them, go thou to the SEA, and cast an hook, and take up the FISH that first comes up; and when thou hast opened his mouth, thou shalt find a piece of [didrachma] MONEY: that take, and give unto them for Me and thee.” Matthew 17:24-27.
The money that Peter pulled out of the fish’s mouth is called a “Didrachma” which equals “15 Pence,” according to my margin reference.
“SEA” represents a vast multitude of people, as “the waters where the whore sits”:
” And he [‘one of the seven angels’] said unto me, The waters which thou saw, where the whore [false system of worship]* sits, are peoples, and multitudes, and nations, and tongues.” Revelation 17:15 *
In other words, a reference to “Babylon” sitting on top of our World’s Vast Population,
As in Revelation 17 & 18.
Out of this “SEA,” (a vast multitude) Peter (symbol of 6,000 year old church) pulls up one “FISH” (symbol for a Christian man) to give Israel (God’s Church) one “Didrachma” (’15 PENCE’) as if to say, I’m giving you one Last Sign of Jonah, as “One…for the road,” just as Jonah was vomited out of “a Great Fish” to give a final warning to those living in wickedness — so too “Pence” came out of nowhere, as a “fish” out of the “Sea” of a vast multitude of Christians.
Why did I say: “One…For the Road”?
That is, Jesus gave one Last prediction pointing to a sign of triumph in verses 22 & 23 (one verse before all this, Jesus says): “The Son of man shall be betrayed into the hands of men: and they shall kill Him, and the THIRD day he shall be raised again…”.
Why are verses 22 & 23 that important?
Because this is a prophecy of Jesus’ triumph on the cross, and Jesus gave Israel one last sign before this fulfillment with reference to “the 3rd day” and that of “the sign of Jonah” as mentioned by Jesus in Matthew 12:40-42 
This is ALSO our “Sign” as well.
Jesus words in Matthew 17:22-23 (“the third day he shall be raised again”) is a reference to “time” (in general, & NOT for “TIME-SETTING”!) — and in this instance (a 2nd fulfillment for the resurrection of God’s people) as reckoned in “prophetic time” for God’s Last Days.
We take our cue from 2 Peter 3:8 “…a thousand years [is] as one day.”
So in this fulfillment, SOMETIME (NOT “Specific” TIME) in the 3rd Millennium, there will be a resurrection of all those who died in Christ (even though some may not have known His Personal Name) yet knew Christ from the visitation of His Spirit upon them, as Paul points out in Romans 2:13-16.
We entered the 3rd Millennium in 2001,
Because OVER 2,000 years have passed since Jesus’ birth in 3 B.C. 🅱️
Q: Where do we see in the Bible, a prophecy about the resurrection of God’s people, as in reference to a “3rd day”?
A: In Hosea 6:1-3* we see Prophetic time and references to the 1st, 2nd & 3rd millennium. *
Here is the prophecy of the 1st, 2nd & 3rd millennium (after Christ’s ascension):
“Come, and let us return unto the LORD: for He hath torn, and He will heal us; He hath smitten, and He will bind us up [1st Millennium]. After two days [2nd Mil.] will He revive us: in the third day [3rd Mil.] He will raise us up, and we shall live in His sight. Then shall we know, if we follow on to know the LORD: His going forth is prepared as the morning; and He shall come unto us as the rain, as the latter and former rain unto the earth.
1. In the 1st Millennium, Christ’s Church was severely persecuted in John’s day & in the “Dark Ages”: “for He hath torn, and He will heal us; He hath smitten, and He will bind us up”
2. In the 2nd Millennium, there was a revival in Luther’s Day, and in the 1800s. During that time Jesus moved from “the Holy Place” to “The Most Holy Place” to begin His final phase of Judgment of the dead and living (in Rev.14:7)
3. We are NOW living in the 3rd Millennium, which began in 2001, when Jesus did “come unto us [in His Spirit] as the rain, as the latter and former rain unto the earth.” And will End, when “He [comes &] will raise us up [in the resurrection], and we shall live in His sight [in heaven with His Father & holy angels].”
We have ONE “Last Trump,”
An ace up God’s sleeve,* before Jesus comes for another “resurrection” – not His Own, but that of His people! *
FOR at “The Last Trump…
the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised…”
“Behold, I shew you a mystery; We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed, In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the LAST TRUMP: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed….For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the TRUMP of GOD: and the dead in Christ shall rise first: Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord. Wherefore comfort one another with these words.” (I Corinthian 15:50-52; I Thessalonians 4:16-18)
🅰️ more on “Urim and Thummim” in a later Post – see also Num.27:21
🅱️ In 2009, a 13th Constellation could now be seen in the heavens. It is of “Ophiuchus,” who is a strong man, grasping the tail of a serpent in one hand, and the head in the other. In 9 A.D., Jesus was 12 & considered a man. This is then a representation of Jesus, as one of the “signs in the heavens” as well “stars” that we are given — Its name is from the Greek Ὀφιοῦχος, meaning “serpent-bearer” – Job 38:31-32 makes mention of the Zodiac in the heavens — of course, it is the Original Zodiac given to Adam, not the corrupted pagan version (Some info from Wikipedia)
 the “false system of worship” [put in brackets] is the false woman church, and called by God a “whore” – that is a corrupted woman church who prostituted herself to the “kings of the Earth” (in Rev.17:1-2)
 “As the preaching of Jonah was a sign to the Ninevites, so Christ’s preaching was a sign to His generation. But what a contrast in the reception of the word! Yet in the face of indifference and scorn the Saviour labored on and on, until He had accomplished His mission.
“The lesson is for God’s messengers today, when the cities of the nations are as verily in need of a knowledge of the attributes and purposes of the true God as were the Ninevites of old. Christ’s ambassadors are to point men to the nobler world, which has largely been lost sight of. According to the teaching of the Holy Scriptures, the only city that will endure is the city whose builder and maker is God. With the eye of faith man may behold the threshold of heaven, flushed with God’s living glory. Through His ministering servants the Lord Jesus is calling upon men to strive with sanctified ambition to secure the immortal inheritance. He urges them to lay up treasure beside the throne of God. – (Prophets & Kings, p. 274)
 The number 6 is in itself a sign & references 6th millennium/6,000 yrs of Earth’s history. The numbers 1-3 references the 1st, 2nd & 3rd millennium, after Christ’s birth in 3 B.C., beginning in 1 A.D.
Which is counted as thus:
* 1st day = 1st Millennium (1 A.D. through 1,000 A.D)
* 2nd day = 2nd Millennium (1,001 A.D. through 2,000 A.D.)
* 3rd day = 3rd Millennium (2,001 to present, which is 2016)
 Thesaurus —
noun. key advantage
* ace in the hole
* ace up one’s sleeve
* card up one’s sleeve
* key resource
* leg up
* secret weapon
* upper hand
* whip hand
BOTH Trump & Pence are in the Bible:
Has 2 references —
1 Corinthians 15:51-52 & 1 Thessalonians 4:16
See Matthew 17:24-27, in the margin for Tribute money – v.24,
As “Didrachma, or 15 Pence.” Also Luke 10:33-34;7:41; Matt.18:28; Mark 14:5;
Is in just those two, unless you want to consider “Trumpet” – which has 60 references in the Old & New Testament. 9 references in N.T & 51 in O.T.
WARNING in Ezekiel 33:3:
“If when he seeth the sword come upon the land, he blow the trumpet, and warn the people; Then whosoever heareth the sound of the trumpet, and taketh not warning; if the sword come, and take him away, his blood shall be upon his own head. He heard the sound of the trumpet, and took not warning; his blood shall be upon him. But he that taketh warning shall deliver his soul. But if the watchman see the sword come, and blow NOT the trumpet, and the people be NOT warned; if the sword come, and take any person from among them, he is taken away in his iniquity; but his blood will I require at the watchman’s hand.”
“…when the TRUMPET soundeth long, they shall come up to the mount….And it came to pass on the THIRD day in the morning, that there were thunders and lightnings, and a thick cloud upon the mount, and the voice of the TRUMPET exceeding loud; so that all the people that was in the camp trembled….And when the voice of the TRUMPET sounded long, and waxed louder and louder, Moses spake, and God answered him by a voice.” Ex.19:13,16,19
[MY NOTE: all entries are as is. No delineations, or additions]
“[don-ald] as a boys’ name is pronounced DAHN-ald. It is of Scottish and Gaelic origin, and the meaning of Donald is “great chief; world mighty”. Donald is one of the clan names of Scotland.” Read more at http://www.thinkbabynames.com/meaning/1/Donald#QDLCyMswcSGO0WYg.99
“Don” is interpreted as:
1. Don (also dōn) Used as a courtesy title before the name of a man in a Spanish-speaking area.
2. Chiefly British
a. A head, tutor, or fellow at a college of Oxford or Cambridge.
b. A college or university professor.
3. The leader of an organized-crime family.
4. Archaic An important personage.
2nd definition is:
tr.v. donned, don·ning, dons
1. To put on (clothing).
2. To assume or take on: donned the air of the injured party.
[Middle English, contraction of do on, to put on; see do1.]
[ I Deleted 3 errors – the rest is left as is]
[michael] as a boys’ name (also used less commonly as girls’ name Michael) is pronounced MYE-kal. It is of Hebrew origin, and the meaning of Michael is “who is like God?”. Biblical: Michael is the archangel who defeats the dragon…. Michael…[is] captain of the heavenly host… He was often depicted carrying a flaming sword, and sometimes guarding the gates of Paradise. Many saints, emperors, and kings have borne the name, and there are many variants, male and female.
Read more at http://www.thinkbabynames.com/meaning/1/Michael#Cit0EH4GTLRtJSsy.99
EXTRA CREDIT for reading the following:
“‘And He sighed deeply in His spirit, and saith, Why doth this generation seek after a sign?’ ‘There shall no sign be given unto it, but the sign of the prophet Jonas.” As Jonah was three days and three nights in the belly of the whale, Christ was to be the same time “in the heart of the earth.’ And as the preaching of Jonah was a sign to the Ninevites, so Christ’s preaching was a sign to His generation. But what a contrast in the reception of the word! The people of the great heathen city trembled as they heard the warning from God. Kings and nobles humbled themselves; the high and the lowly together cried to the God of heaven, and His mercy was granted unto them. ‘The men of Nineveh shall rise in judgment with this generation,’ Christ had said, ‘and shall condemn it: because they repented at the preaching of Jonas; and, behold, a greater than Jonas is here.’ Matthew 12:40, 41.
“Every miracle that Christ performed was a sign of His divinity. He was doing the very work that had been foretold of the Messiah; but to the Pharisees these works of mercy were a positive offense. The Jewish leaders looked with heartless indifference on human suffering. In many cases their selfishness and oppression had caused the affliction that Christ relieved. Thus His miracles were to them a reproach.
“That which led the Jews to reject the Saviour’s work was the highest evidence of His divine character. The greatest significance of His miracles is seen in the fact that they were for the blessing of humanity. The highest evidence that He came from God is that His life revealed the character of God. He did the works and spoke the words of God. Such a life is the greatest of all miracles.
“When the message of truth is presented in our day, there are many who, like the Jews, cry, Show us a sign. Work us a miracle….”. The Desire of Ages, p. 406
“Christ during His earthly ministry referred to the good wrought by the preaching of Jonah in Nineveh, and compared the inhabitants of that heathen center with the professed people of God in His day. “The men of Nineveh,” He declared, “shall rise in judgment with this generation, and shall condemn it: because they repented at the preaching of Jonas; and, behold, a greater than Jonas is here.” Matthew 12:40, 41.
“Into the busy world, filled with the din of commerce and the altercation of trade, where men were trying to get all they could for self, Christ had come; and above the confusion His voice, like the TRUMP of GOD, was heard: “What shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul? or what shall a man give in exchange for his soul?” Mark 8:36, 37.
“There is coming rapidly and surely an almost universal guilt upon the inhabitants of the cities, because of the steady increase of determined wickedness. The corruption that prevails is beyond the power of the human pen to describe. Every day brings fresh revelations of strife, bribery, and fraud; every day brings its heart-sickening record of violence and lawlessness, of indifference to human suffering, of brutal, fiendish destruction of human life. Every day testifies to the increase of insanity, murder, and suicide.” – Prophets & Kings, pgs. 273-275
ALL Bible (& SOP) Emphasis Added (as in all UPPER case letters)
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