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Prophetic equals Fickle

As you all know I had a previous rant about a certain Mr Ronald Weinland who predicted stated that Jesus was to return on the 27th of May 2012.

You will remember that he was up on 5 charges of tax evasion and that the court date was set for the 4th of June 2012 (conveniently for him after the end of the world). As it turned out the world is just fine and he did indeed have to appear in court where after a mere 4 hours of deliberation he was found guilty on all 5 counts of tax evasion. (Justice FTW!!!)

He was found guilty on all five counts of tax evasion on Wednesday, June 13. The jury got the case a little after noon and returned with the verdict at 3:45 p.m. Weinland was put on home detention with electronic monitoring and $300,000 bond. He will be sentenced on Sept. 24. Weinland faces up to five years in prison.

So…I decided to pay a return visit to his site to check on how he dealt with the failure of his prophetic words. You should of course feel free to read the whole shebang yourself but only if you are a masochist. If not, please allow me to summarise by drawing your attention to several statements scattered throughout his recent writings:

  • This literal day was the beginning of a final prophetic day.
  • That prophetic day, which is not a literal physical day, is identified by a very specific time period that will be covered by it. 
  •  Although he thought at the time that this “prophetic day” would be the final year of the 3 ½ year end-time…
  • May 27th has come and gone, so how can I say this is still the day of Christ’s return? The answer is a matter of God’s revelation which is spiritual in nature, but having a definite physical outcome. It is prophetic.
  •  It is a prophetic day that God gave.
  • May 27, 2012, has come and gone, but it is the prophetic day of Christ’s coming.
  • But this “day” is prophetic.
  • God reveals through inspiration to His servants the meaning of such definitions as a “prophetic day” being a literal year in time
  • There is even occasion when God shows that a “prophetic day” is a thousand years in actual time.
  • This “Day of the Lord” is a prophetic day that has a duration of a full year in its fulfillment.
  • God has revealed that May 27, 2012 was the “prophetic day” for the return of His Son as King of kings. It will take one year to become fulfilled.

 

Now I have to admit that eventually I get it! What we heathens failed to understand was that this was in fact a…say it with me class…”prophetic day”. How could we ever be so dim as to not understand this? He never made a mistake, he never lied, we were merely misinterpreting the length of a prophetic day. One should never trust modern calendars and scientifically proven calculations in order to determine the length of 1 day. As he mentions here, this day can be as long as 1000 years. Luckily he has divined this particular day to be only 1 year in time bringing us to his next prediction of Pentecost 2013.

An event can be prophetic, words can be prophetic but can a day be prophetic? I think not. The funny thing is that while writing this article I felt moved to a prophecy of my own. It came to me all of a sudden that around the time of Pentecost 2013 I will be revisiting this subject, here on TS, in front of my computer and that once again we will see that prophecy is fickle. Let the countdown begin.

 

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Xe'nedra

Xe'nedra

Xe'nedra is a pre-teen free thinker who can often be found with her nose in a book. She is an expert at rolling her eyes and making her parents sigh in exasperation. Skateboarding and golf is on her list of sporting activities and she would love to study Forensics or Medicine (which is better than being Gwen Stefani which was her aspiration at age 3). She also blogs as "The Sceptic Kid"

1 Comment

  1. July 17, 2012 at 9:58 am —

    At the end it’s just a matter of “interpretation” which is a very tricky word (or at least how we use it); and since everyone can just say whatever they want on this matter, I’ll say that today is the prophetic day of “pizza”.

    Today, pizza will rain over the world, covering it with molten cheese and pepperoni. Survivors will have to live over giant pieces of meat and wait until the end of days eating not-so-healthy-but-otherwise-delicious-food.

    Wonder who sounds more crazy now…but certainly I’m hungry.

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