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Frank Chisholm

Raised the son of a technical assistant involved in the production of the Apollo 11 Lunar Module, young Frank ("Theo" as he was then called) did not fully appreciate what it meant to grow up in the America that would soon place a man on the moon. Nor did he appreciate the common, everyday blessings, then enjoyed by those surrounding him in his early youth: the simple programming on screens of black and white (and then "color"!) presenting the masked heroes of the early West: The Lone Ranger & Tonto, for example, or the big-hearted Bonanza with the sons of Ben Cartwright — later to be serenaded by Julie Andrews and her adoptive clan in The Sound of Music.

America, to him, was still a "melting pot" where an individual's ideas and dreams could ultimately be realized. Even when personal rights were starting to become radicalized, and within a relatively uncluttered world, his heroes were the likes of Dr. King, his "I Have A Dream" speech, and the pursuit of excellence within one's character, that was then more easily identified within the country's unquestioned #1 book: the Holy Bible.

He held on to these dreams: birthed just before "the Eagle [had] landed" (on the moon), Dr. King's million man march (and later, assassination) had taken place, or the space shuttle Challenger had fallen from the sky in a disaster that would take the lives of seven astronauts, just after liftoff from the Kennedy Space Center (in 1986).

Meanwhile, having dropped out of college, Frank would defer degree requirements until after entering the Service to ride the waves and try his hand at learning a trade, while maintaining a warship's radar systems (both air and surface search), and marrying his wife who gave birth to their three children; while also developing a passion for sharing the Word and discovering that persecution can come easily to a young man committed to purity within the US Naval Service. The outcome of that contest was not only to experience deliverance from his persecutors, but be promoted to a higher rank, after his ship had spent one day in the troubled waters off the coast of Vietnam, and the war ended. This near dream-like experience would forever change the perspective of this young man who had spent his teens as an avowed Atheist. Now older and more seasoned, he recognized the waters of agnosticism and mental asceticism to be bitter to the taste, and its deviant exercises to be a sharp contrast to the more fulfilling years experienced at sea-though challenged by new opposition to his awakening.

In returning to the faith in which he was raised, however, a new determination had arisen: a need to know God, if possible, as the prophets of old once had experienced Him. This new dream, and quest, would find him continually immersed in the Scriptures — only to also discover that their prophetic writings were beginning to awaken something within — and that he, as with the prophets he now read about, was coming alive in a manner that even riding the waves and the mischievous shenanigans of the military could not drown or snuff out.

Then, in 1987, he received a revelation of what he calls the "eagles wings interpretation," which merges two systematic prophetic perspectives found both in the prophet Daniel's writings and John's Apocalypse. He also was pleased to discover that this interpretation is forwarded by other prophecy teachers as well, but also experienced an increasing revelation of, what he terms "the 3½ clocks" — a relatively simple numbering system found within the very heart of John's Revelation, that is clearly doubled (in two separate sets): once in Revelation chapter 11, and then again in Revelation 12 & 13. What his present work expands upon is how the harmony of these clocks - along with an "offset" that distinguishes the "two witnesses" unveiled within John's prophecy — are confirmed within the Old Testament prophet Zechariah's writings (in the first part of the Bible) — with such precision and congruence that one cannot but come to the conclusion that what he now shares with us within his latest book is, indeed, not only about today's headlines, but tomorrow's as well.

All of these revelations that he unwraps for us from John's Revelation (the Apocalypse) are made so much more relevant by his curious use of historical fiction, in which he reformulates his own past, in order to assist the reader in the understanding of our own, as well as our impending future.

Frank also holds an earned degree in Human Development from Concordia College, has retired as a Maintenance Supervisor from New York City Transit Authority, and served for three years as an elder within the Christian and Missionary Alliance in Middletown, New York.

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