Rapture 2014 - 2018
The picture of the X in the sky was taken from my home in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida in the early 90's. This in itself is not a great phenomenon as it can happen when jet streams or drifting clouds cross each others path. I will explain why this was so powerful for me.
I should mention that the Lord revealed to me in the early 80's that an X was His signature. The Lord had been dealing with me very strongly, giving me many confirmations about the date of September 25 or 9/25 as a significant date that He would reveal or do something very big for His people in the future.
I was inside the master bedroom of my home for some time and had no idea what the conditions where outside other than I knew it was still daytime. I do not recall if I was fasting or not, but because the Lord had been dealing with me so strongly about this date 9/25, when the thought went through my mind as a question, “If this future date of 9/25 is a significant time of great importance, then let me walk outside and see an X in the sky.”, and with the ending of the thought, I walked from the bedroom to the front door.
As a small footnote 9/25/ exists not only on the Gregorian calendar, but also on the Hebrew religious calendar, which begins with the month of Nissan. The month of Kislev is the ninth month and Kislev 25 is the 1st day of Hanukkah. The Lord could certainly have a dual purpose for 9/25 on both calendars in any given year or years. As I recommended on "The Countdown" page under the Content Menu there is an excellent book "The Comprehensive Hebrew Calendar" by Authur Spier which shows how the two calendars correlate.
Concerning the revelation of X being the Lord's signature, He had certainly used it on a number of occasions to confirm things that were relevant. I wasn't fleecing the Lord and I didn't feel as though I was temp
ting the Lord by just looking outside. I believed the Lord had given me the thought to begin with, in fact, I am continually asking the Lord to order my steps and establish my thoughts.
Approximately 10 seconds pasted, I opened the front door and to my amazement, as I stood in the doorway, I was looking at a giant X in the sky. I retrieved my camera and shot the photo you see above.
At the time, this was not something I could build a doctrine on, nor did I want to, but it certainly had demanded my attention to the extent that I realized that I should always be cognizant of this date or at least of the season that surrounded the date.
Yes, there will be a rapture or catching away of the saints of God. It is even at the Door. This is the great hope of the Body of Christ and is completely established by the Word of God. There is a preponderance of evidence given in the scriptures to this supernatural event. This is not to be confused with the literal second coming of Jesus Christ, when He sets His feet on the Mount of Olives.
The Apostle Paul said, "Behold, I show 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 this corruptible must put on incorruption, and this mortal must put on immortality." I Corinthians 15:51-53
"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 Thessalonians 4:16-18
"For God hath not appointed us to wrath, but to obtain salvation by our Lord Jesus Christ, Who died for us, that, whether we wake or sleep, we should live together with Him. Wherefore comfort yourselves together, and edify one another, even as also ye do." I Thessalonians 5:9-11 God has not appointed us to His wrath.
"Because thou hast kept the word of My patience, I also will keep thee from the hour of temptation, which shall come upon all the world, to try them that dwell upon the earth. Behold, I come quickly: hold that fast which thou hast, that no man take thy crown. Him that overcometh will I make a pillar in the temple of My God, and he shall go no more out: and I will write upon him the name of My God, which is new Jerusalem, which cometh down out of heaven from My God: and I will write upon him My new name. He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches." Revelation 3:10-13
This is a personal time-line and there are plausible dates in the future, other than the ones I have used.
As I stated in 2012, that as I had time, I would try to work out some other possible and plausible time lines. I have also put all the Jewish Holiday's and dates up until the year 2030 on the web site with a calculating tool for those that might want to look for a probable time-line.
This has nothing to do with me being right about when the Lord returns as much as warning people about how quickly we are coming to the close of the present age. The first time-line which I received through revelation in 2012 did reveal to me the first day of the last Shemitah as well as the first day of the Jubilee year which others may have already known about, but I knew nothing significant about either of these days in 2012.
The prophet Daniel had great wisdom and a knowledge of all of the Jewish feasts days and holidays. He also had a good knowledge of the prophet Jeremiah's writings as well as having a visitation from the angel Gabriel.
These revelations allowed Daniel to accurately predict the exact day that the Messiah would present Himself to Israel as their long awaited Messiah. He also gave an exact count of days possibly for the Rapture of the saint's as well as for, “The Second Coming” and for the beginning of the Millennial Reign of Christ.
We have certainly received a plethora of distressing signs and warnings that would indicate we are racing toward the end of the age. The celestial warnings in 2014 & 2015 have been unparalleled.
The sorrows we have seen over the last several years with wars and rumors of wars, Islamic terrorism, The massive migration of millions of Muslims into Europe and other regions, global uprisings against corrupt leadership, disease, drought, poverty and the displacement of more than 60 million people world-wide is unprecedented.
I have advanced the dates on the time-line ahead from 2008 - 2015 to 2009 – 2016. On the Hebrew civil calendar this will cover the dates from 5770 – 5777. This would start with the New Year of Rosh Hashanah 2009 until the end of Simchat Torah 2016.
While there are no scriptures that have to be fulfilled for the Rapture of the Church to take place, it is interesting to note that the fourth Feast of the Lord known as Shavuot or the Feast of Weeks takes place fifty days after the first day of Passover .
This day commemorates the giving of the Law to Moses for the nation of Israel assembled at Mount Sinai (Leviticus 23:15-22). Shavuot is also known to Christians as the day of Pentecost, which was the birth of the Church when the Holy Spirit like a mighty rushing wind fell upon the believer's that were assembled in the upper room and they all began to speak with tongues.
Many have speculated for years that Pentecost would be a perfect fit for the catching away of the saint's. Even so, come, Lord Jesus.
Regardless of when the Lord comes for His Bride, the body of Christ will never experience the wrath of God. There will be a catching away of the saint's as is clearly taught in the Word of God.
While there is a global persecution of the Christian faith and a genocide of the saint's of God by radical Islam and secular elites, this is nothing more than the working of Satan. In these last days we have to put our faith in the infallibility of God's promises.
“ For God has not appointed us to wrath, but to obtain salvation by our Lord Jesus Christ,” I Thessalonians 5:9
“Because thou hast kept the word of my patience, I also will keep thee from the hour of temptation, which shall come upon all the world, to try them that dwell upon the earth.” Revelation 3:10
We are to encourage ourselves and others, knowing “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 be with the Lord. Wherefore comfort one another with these words.” I Thessalonians 4:16-17
“Say not ye, There are yet four months, and then cometh harvest? Behold, I say unto you, Lift up your eyes, and look on the fields; for they are white already to harvest. John 4:35
“And I looked, and behold a white cloud, and upon the cloud one sat like unto the Son of man, having on his head a golden crown, and in his hand a sharp sickle. And another angel came out of the temple, crying with a loud voice to him that sat on the cloud, Thrust in thy sickle, and reap: for the time is come for thee to reap; for the harvest of the earth was ripe. And he that sat on the cloud thrust in his sickle on the earth; and the earth was reaped.” Revelation 14:14-16
“And except that the Lord had shortened those days, no flesh should be saved: but for the elect sake whom he hath chosen, he hath shortened the days,” Mark 13:20
This is another plausible Time-Line scenario considering the current chaos in our world and Christ's own predictions.There are still plausible dates in the future. Time will prove all things.
There are a number of prophetic dates in 2017 that are monumental markers such as the 50th anniversary of the reunification of Jerusalem which took place during the 6 Day War in 1967. This will be celebrated on the 28th of Iyar on the Hebrew calendar or May 24th on the Gregorian calendar.
There is also Shavuot, the fourth and final spring feast which begins on the eve of May 30, 2017. Shavuot was the day that the law was given to the Jews at Mount Sinai. Shavuot was also the beginning of the Church age almost 2000 years ago in Jerusalem. Christians celebrate Pentecost 7 weeks after Easter Sunday which would be June 04, 2017.
There are also the High Holy Days of Rosh Hashanah which begins on the eve of September 20, Yom Kippur on the eve of September 29 and the Feast of Tabernacles on the eve of October 4.
There is also an upcoming celestial sign that appears as a great wonder in heaven which could be a fulfillment of Revelation 12:1. That sign transpires on September 23 which is the eve of the Fast of Gedaliah.
The Fast of Gedaliah is considered a minor fast day, but in conjunction with this sign of great wonder, it could be more than something for astronomers to behold.
The Islamic apologist, Barack Hussein Obama, has laid all the destructive ground work to bring the judgment of God against America for it's open rebellion against God's moral standard and unfortunately, the god of this world, Lucifer, will probably continue to use Obama's council to try to keep our nation divided.
Don't be surprised if Obama sets up a shadow government that will continue to undermine the present administration and put at risk U.S. security.
President Donald Trump, is doing his level best to quickly repair the damage inflicted upon our nation by a president that has ruled for 8 years with no moral compass. This was a president that applauded and promoted same-sex marriage and exalted the religion of Islam.
Islam is the apocalyptic religion that will attempt to destroy the Jewish people in the last days before the Second Advent of Christ.
President Trump has stated that America would work with it's Muslim allies to defeat radical Islam. That speaks volumes to me, that neither he nor his close assosiates, understand that it is impossible to make any kind of a deal with the ideology of Islam.
If God chose President Trump to make America great again, He should have also warned him about the fatal attraction of Islam. Nevertheless, even without Islam the Lord still has a controversy with our nation.
Because our unique nation was founded on Judeo-Christian principles and a code of ethics we can not run it as if we were playing a game of Monopoly. First, as Christians and then as American's, we have to be careful not to only focus on the art of the deal, but upon the moral fabric of our society.
Please understand that there is a tremendous spiritual warefare that is taking place in the heavenlies for the soul of our nation. Making our nation great again can not happen with a great economy, massive job growth and affective security alone.
As long as we as a nation, tolerate Gay Pride Parades and same-sex marriage, we will never regain God's favor as a unique nation, but will fall under the weight of our own sin.
Pray much for our new president and his administration. All of hell is stirred up against our uniquely Christian nation. Also, "Pray for the peace of Jerusalem, they shall prosper that love thee." Psalm 122:6
We are living in such perilous times with a Christian genocide taking place throughout much of the world. With a Christian being killed for their faith every 6 minutes, let us "Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour:" I Peter 5:8
"Watch ye therefore, and pray always, that ye may be accounted worthy to escape all these things that shall come to pass, and to stand before the Son of Man." Luke 21:36
Possible dates of Daniel's 70th Week
Start to eve of Yom Kippur 10-26-2011 to 09-18-2018 =2520 days
1st half of tribulations 10-26-2011 to 04-07-2015 =1260 days
2nd half of tribulations 04-18-2015 to 09-18-2018 =1260 days
Yom Kippur to Hanukka 09-19-2018 to 12-02-2018 = 75 days
2 half of Passover to Dan. 12:12 04-08-2015 to 12-02-2018 =1335 days
Cleansing of the temple 05-25-2012 to 09-10-2018 =2300 days
The actual 2nd earthquake that could take place in San Francisco could fall anywhere between 11-10-2017 and 12-10-2018. I had a very powerful revelation about this earthquake on 02-07-2012 and then again in a dream on 11-25-2015 in which I was on the Golden Gate Bridge when it went down.
This 2nd earthquake will fulfill a two part prophecy listed on t of May 2017, possibly around the 27-29. God forbid !!
The prophecy was posted on 02/07/2012.
Daniel's seventieth week:
On this page I would like to deal mainly with the Rapture of believers and why it behooves us to be cognizant of the end-time events that have already begun. Reading the "Countdown" page along with the "When" page listed under the Content Menu will help you understand how the pattern was formulated.
The Revelation of the above pattern of the seventieth week of Daniel was not given to me at one time, but was given over a span of seven months and could take even longer to unfold.
The beginning of the revelation began with a dream and its interpretation, then an open vision which placed me at the Western Wailing Wall at a time of much darkness accompanied with great distress and finally there was a personal encounter with a young Jewish, Torah observant man on a train.
Please undestand that this revelation is a personal revelation I received in Jerusalem as an intercession
making up the hedge and standing in the gap for special prayer directives. And as I have stated in a number of other places on the web site the dates I have used in the future are only dates of interest.
We should always remember that any revelation of God can not be fully understood except through the Holy Spirit as He wills to unfold hidden truth. It can be the simplest of truth right before our eyes, but until He reveals it to our understanding it remains hidden truth. The book of Daniel exemplifies this truth.
It is important to remember that according to Jewish reckoning, each day begins on the preceding evening as is recorded in Genesis 1:5, “And God called the light Day, and the darkness He called Night. And the evening and the morning were the first day.”
That means each day starts on the evening of the preceding day and all times related to prophecy are associated with Jerusalem time. Jerusalem is the hourglass or time piece of prophecy. The Hebrew calendar goes from sunset to sunset.
There is a strong delusion that is causing most Christians to believe that there is plenty of time for them to get their house in order, but I am saying, Prepare and be prepared, for surely you do not realize how late the hour is. Personally, we have only been given one day at a time.
“Seeing then that all these things shall be dissolved, what manner of persons ought ye to be in all holy conversation and godliness.” II Peter 3:11
“And that, knowing the time, that now it is high time to awake out of sleep: for now is our salvation nearer than when we believed. The night is far spent, the day is at hand: let us therefore cast off the works of darkness, and let us put on the armour of light. Let us walk honestly, as in the day; not in rioting and drunkenness, not in chambering and wantonness, not in strife and envying. But put ye on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make not provision for the flesh, to fulfill the lust thereof. “ Romans 13:11-14
The belief that many churches, minister’s, teacher’s and prophetic ministries hold on to today, especially in America, is that the” Church of God” or more correctly, “The Body of Christ” does not have to suffer any of the end time tribulations. This would be the pre-tribulation position.
Unfortunately, the clear evidence of such a position is not written anywhere in the Bible. Nevertheless, the Apostle Paul did say that the Church was not appointed to wrath and we can be assured that the Church, as the body of Christ, will never see the wrath of God.
This period of time will be a time of unimaginable terror and devastation of life. There will also be within this period, five months that some people will desire death, but death will flee that very desire. I Thessalonians 5:9 Revelation 9:6- 10
Jesus also said that He would keep us from that hour of temptation that would come upon the world, to try them that dwell upon the earth. Revelations 3:3
However, Christ’s promise to keep His Church from that hour that would try all men does not mean that God will rapture His people before the house is foreclosed or before a spouse or a child is lost in an accident.
He did not promise to rapture the Church before the next earthquake, tornado or other natural disasters. He did not promise that He would rapture the Church before the next terrorist attack would take place.
He did not say that His people would be caught away before the next war broke out. He did however promise that if they persecuted Him, they, being unbelievers and even supposed believers with personal agendas, will persecute you. John 15:20
In contrast to this belief that the Christian life is a Holiday and just a walk down a primrose lane, Jesus warned the church at Laodicea that He was nauseous with their lukewarm lifestyle and their spiritual blindness. Revelation 3:16
While the Laodiceans thought they were rich and increased with goods and had need of nothing, Jesus’ analogy of their condition was very different. Christ said the church at Laodicea was wretched and miserable and poor and blind and naked. Revelation 3:17
Christ described their nauseating lifestyle as people that wanted to live on both sides of the fence. They were guilty of having religion without sincere faith. They lived in a wealthy society and were self- sufficient. It was this very situation of self-sufficiency that caused them to spiritually go to sleep, not comprehending their spiritual needs.
Listen to Christ’s suggestion to the Laodiceans, “I counsel thee to buy of Me gold tried in the fire, that thou mayest be rich; and white raiment, that thou mayest be clothed, and that the shame of thy nakedness do not appear; and anoint thine eye with eyesalve, that thou mayest see. As many as I love, I rebuke and chasten: be zealous therefore, and repent.” Revelation 3:18-19
Again, unfortunately, too many Christians are living under this delusion that they have at least seven years before the ending of the Age of Grace and the Second Advent of Christ because they have not heard anything about a seven year peace agreement or any news about the Third Temple being built in Jerusalem.
Most will continue to hold to this view that there are at least seven years until the Second Advent because the alternative is almost too much to be borne. To imagine that we are already in some point of the tribulations period is not very palatable, nor easily comprehended.
This in no way negates their Christianity, God forbid!, but it simply means that there are great masses of Christians that are caught up with the cares of this life and are living under some form of delusion by the god of this world, Lucifer.
These are not my words, but the analogy that Christ gave to His disciples about the conditions that would be prevalent just prior to His return at the Second Advent. Christ even questioned whether He would be able to find faith at His Second Coming. Luke 18:8
This comatose condition of spiritual living is obscuring the average Christian’s common senses to the fact that we are in the closing chapters of this present age. The Bible is very clear about the fact that it will be as in the days of Noah and as in the days of Lot.
“But as the days of Noe were, so shall also the coming of the Son of man be. For as in the days that were before the flood they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noe entered into the ark, And knew not until the flood came, and took them all away; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be. Matthew 24:37-39
“Likewise also as it was in the days of Lot; they did eat, they drank, they bought, they sold, they builded; But the same day that Lot went out of Sodom it rained fire and brimstone from heaven, and destroyed them all. Even thus shall it be in the day when the Son of man is revealed. Luke 17:28-30
Jesus warned about the signs that would be prevalent just before He would return to earth at the Second Advent to put down all rebellion and set up His glorious kingdom. These signs are appearing in glaring brilliance and in 2014 and 2015 there will be astronomical signs making a clarion call to the people of the earth that the ending of the age is rapidly approaching.
There is nowhere to go to completely avoid this time of distress that is coming, but there is something you can do to assure yourself about your eternal state of being.
Except the sacrifice of Christ, repent of your sins and spend time with your Savior and with the Word of God. Live one day at a time. Make an appointment with God every day and don’t miss it.
The age we live in is very demanding of our time and only through discipline can we cordon off sections of time to spend with the Master.
Listen, sorrow and suffering are woven throughout both the Old and New Testaments. In America, the greatest nations that has ever existed, we have not had to suffer so much for the gospel’s sake. Nevertheless, in many parts of the world, Christians are killed every day because of their witness for Christ.
There is no doubt, we as Americans have been blessed above measure as no other nation has been blessed in the history of the world. Unfortunately, the Messianic fervor and the staggering amounts of money ministries are pulling in through this careless doctrine of “there is plenty of time left to enjoy the pleasures of this world”, eat drink and be merry for surely the Lord will bless.
They teach, “We know according to scripture that the rapture will happen 7 years before the Second Advent and we have to be caught up before the Anti-Christ can be revealed”. It is just not biblical. Take time to think!
Most Christian’s that have been subject to this delusional teaching are allowing this painless belief of no suffering to obscure the clear signs that Jesus said would be observed just before His Second coming.
Do American Christians think that there are no Christians in Syria that suffer? , some even dying for their faith! Do we think there are no Christians in Egypt that are suffering? Are there no Christian’s in North Korea or Iran?
Again, take time to think! It has been said, America is not mentioned once in the Bible. Is it really possible to imagine that God would not make mention of the greatest nation that has ever been in existence since the world began? How foolish would a Christian have to be or how shrouded could one’s understanding be.
Everything that has ever been, or is, or will ever be, is spoken about in some form, in the Bible. The book of Isaiah and other prophets describe America as Babylon the Great as clearly as any historian could possibly describe it.
The Apostle John tells us in Revelation 14 what shall be the end of this great nation that the Anti-Christ rules from. I will cover this topic about Babylon the Great under the tab "AS Grass". I warn all, the time is short and there is Much Sorrow to come:
There is a longstanding tradition with conservative Christianity that there has to be a Third Temple built, or at least the beginning stages of a foundation started. Yes, I am very aware of the Temple Institute in Jerusalem and the fine work they are doing recreating many of the instruments that were used in the last Temple.
There is a plethora of books, video’ and teachings concerning the Third Temple. Nevertheless, there is still no date when the Temple will be built, exactly where it will be constructed and who it will be built by.
Much debate has been sparked over the possibility of a Third Temple being built in order that the Jewish people could institute animal sacrifices once again on the Temple Mount.Conservative Evangelicals all point to the nearness of this project of the Third Temple being built as a sure sign of the Lord’s return.
I am in Jerusalem right now and can assure you the Lord’s return for the Church has nothing to do with the progress that the Temple institute is making on recreating instruments used in Temple worship.
I had a dear friend call me from the states a couple of months ago to ask me if I saw anything being started on the Third Temple. No, there is no sign of anything close to being constructed on the Temple Mount.
Preachers preach about this Third Temple all the time and Christian authors write about it all the time, but not one person really knows how that could possibly come about.
The Temple Mount is under Muslim control and the Arab World would rise up if such an attempt was even talked about. The Arab’s would not build a Jewish Temple on property that had been entrusted to them as a holy site. No Torah Observant Jew will even walk on the mount for fear of walking on the ground where the Holy of Holies once stood.
There will be no Third Temple built on the Temple Mount in Jerusalem before the Rapture of the Church which could occur between Rosh Hashanah on September 25, 2014 thru Rosh Hashanah on September 21, 2017.
As I have mentioned throughout the website, there are other plausible dates for the Rapture. The Second Advent will certainly take place on a future date after the Bride of Christ is caught away.
Because the Old Testament gives an extensive amount of time and detail to the construction of the Tabernacle in the wilderness as well as the Temples built by Solomon and King Herod, it may be interesting to cover some of this information on another page.
The Temple that you and I should be more concerned about in this dispensation is the temple that God dwells in now.
Here we find Jesus in Jerusalem for the Passover and on entering the temple:
“And the Jews Passover was at hand, and Jesus went up to Jerusalem, And found in the temple those that sold oxen and sheep and doves, and the changers of money sitting: And when He had made a scourge of small cords, he drove them all out of the temple, and the sheep, and the oxen; and poured out the changers’ money, and overthrew the tables; And He said unto them that sold doves, Take these hence; make not My Father’s house an house of merchandise. John 2:13-16
“And His disciples remembered that it was written, The Zeal of thine house hath eaten me up. Then answered the Jews and said unto Him, What sign shewest thou unto us, seeing that thou doest these things? Jesus answered and said unto them, Destroy this temple, and in three days I will raise it up. Then said the Jews, Forty and six years was this temple in building, and wilt thou rear it up in three days? But He spake of His body. When therefore He was risen from the dead, His disciples remembered that He had said this unto them; and they believed the scripture, and the word which Jesus had said. John 22:17-22
Listen to what the Prophet Isaiah says, “And He shall be a sanctuary; but for a stone of stumbling and for a rock of offence to both the house of Israel, for a gin and for a snare to the inhabitants of Jerusalem. Isaiah 8:14 Therefore thus saith the Lord God, Behold, I lay in Zion for a foundation a stone, a tried stone, a precious corner stone, a sure foundation: he that believeth shall not make haste. Isaiah 28:16
“As newborn babes, desire the sincere milk of the word, that ye may grow thereby: If so be ye have tasted that the Lord is gracious. To whom coming, as unto a living stone, disallowed indeed of men, but chosen of God, and precious, Ye also, as lively stones, are built up a spiritual house, an holy priesthood, to offer up spiritual sacrifices, acceptable to God by Jesus Christ.
Wherefore it is also contained in the scripture, Behold, I lay in Sion a chief corner stone, elect, precious: and he that believeth on Him shall not be confounded. Unto you therefore which believe He is precious: but unto them which be disobedient, the stone which the builders disallowed, the same is made the head of the corner, And a stone of stumbling, and a rock of offence, even to them which stumble at the word, being disobedient: whereunto also they were appointed.
But ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should show forth the praises of Him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvelous light: Which in time past were not a people, but are now the people of God: which had not obtained mercy. Dearly beloved, I beseech you as strangers and pilgrims, abstain from fleshly lusts, which war against the soul;” I Peter 2:2-11
“Know ye not that ye are the temple of God, and that the Spirit of God dwelleth in you? If any man defile the temple of God, him shall God destroy; for the temple of God is holy, which temple ye are.” I Corinthians 3:16-17
“Wherefore seeing we also are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which doth so easily beset us, and let us run with patience the race that is set before us, Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God. For consider Him that endured such contradiction of sinners against Himself, lest ye be wearied and faint in your mind. Hebrews 12:1-3
To reiterate a truth, the Lord will rapture His people at the appointed time and before the wrath of God is poured out. He will hide His bride that He has entered into covenant with because She has not been appointed to wrath, bu to obtain salvation according to I Thessalonians5:9
"Because thou hast the word of My patience, I also will keep thee from the hour of temptation, which shall come upon all the world, to try them that dwell upon the earth." Rev. 3:10.
"For in the time of trouble He shall hide me in His pavilion: in the secret of His tabernacle shall He hide me; He shall set me up upon a rock." Ps. 27:5
"Thou shall hide them in the secret of thy presence from the pride of the man: thou shalt keep them secretly in a pavilion from the strife of tongues." Ps. 31:20.
"Hide me from the secret council of the wicked; from the insurrection of the workers of iniquity." Ps. 64:2.
"Come , my people, enter thou into thy chambers, and shut thy doors about thee: hide thyself as it were for a little moment, until the indignation be overpast. For, behold, the Lord cometh out of His place to punish the inhabitants of the earth for their iniquity: the earth also shall disclose her blood, and shall no more cover her slain." Isa. 26:20-21
So there is an appointed time that the Lord will hide His people away from the worst time of tribulations that mankind has ever experienced. That time is called the day of hiding or the day of concealment which is also referred to as Rosh Hashanah.
For the last three decades I have heard it declared from most Christian denominations, “The Lord's return is imminent and Jesus Christ could return for His follower's at any moment.”
While that may sell a lot of books and perhaps scare a few folks into getting their earthly lifestyle to align with the Bible's moral standard's. Realistically, for many decades, in developed nations, it seems as though there are more fish jumping out of the boat, then into the arms of Jesus.
I am seeing more minstries than ever acknowleding that the Christian genocide that is taking place and the amount of suffering transpiring in our world in 2016 could mean that there may not be a completely painless future before Christ takes His Bride.
While it is true, that we as believers, could see Jesus any second through death, a personal visitation, a dream or a vision, the truth of the matter is that the Church as a body will not see Jesus until the Rapture takes place.
The Lord already has an exact date that He will return for His people and it is a fixed appointment. It will be in the fullness of God's time.
He has gone away for a short while and will return at the appointed time. There is a day that has already been determined by the determinate council and foreknowledge of God before the earth was created and that is a set appointment.
God set an appointment for the Jewish people to meet with Him, published in His Word and declared it in the heavens so His people would not be late for the meeting.
Why would any logical person make an appointment to meet a group of people with whom they had an intimate relationship with and not give them the appointment time to meet?
If we being logical creatures, would never do that, then why would we expect that the Creator to do something so foolish. We know that Christ will come back to save the Jewish people at the Second Advent. We know that He has given them the exact dates of the appointments in Leviticus 23. We also know that He will take His Bride before the Second Advent
To the Jews Jesus gave the sign of Jonah, but to the Christians He gave an astounding list of signs that would appear when He was at the door and that our redemption had drawn nigh.
Why is the body of Christ seemingly so unaware that Christ is at the door and that our redemption has drawn nigh?
Well, there are many reasons, but just a few major reasons would be that the god of this world has blinded the minds of the whole world.
Then also, especially in these last days, there has been a great delusion that has been sent that is obscuring the clear signs that the Second Coming of Christ and the preceding Rapture are closer then most are prepared for.
Then there are the simple cares of life that keep people's mind earthbound as if life will just continue on for centuries to come, as if the end-times could never take place in their lifetime. There may not be signs of the exact date of the Rapture, but there are a multitude of signs of the Second Coming.
For the Jews, everything that God has purposed for humanity has at its core “The Seven Feasts of the Lord” which are listed in Leviticus chapter 23. The respective appointment times are also listed for each feast. These are appointment times or dates to meet His people never change on the Hebrew calendar.
Christ fulfilled the first three feast days of Passover, Unleavened Bread and First Fruits at the exact appointment date and the Holy Spirit fulfilled the fourth feast day known as “Feast of Weeks” or “Pentecost” 50 days later at the appointed time. Christ Himself could fulfill the next feast which is Rosh Hashanah or the Feast of Trumpets at the rapture of the Church.
Rosh Hashanah begins on the first day of the seventh month and is considered the head of the year on the agricultural or civil calendar. There are other names and idioms that are associated with the feast of Rosh Hashanah, some of which are:
The Feast of Trumpets
The Day of Blowing of Trumpets
The Day of the Awakening Blast
The Hidden Day or the Day of Concealment or New Moon
The Day of the Opening of the Gates/the Opening of Books/Day of Judgment
The Day of the Last Trump
The Day that “no man knows the day nor hour”/”as a thief in the night.”
The Day of the Coronation of the King
The Wedding of Messiah
In Jewish thought 2000 years ago these titles were very well known and even among Christians that have studied the Jewish roots of the Feast of the Lord teach that the Lord will fulfill the Feast of Trumpets or Rosh Hashanah with the resurrection of the dead in Christ and the catching away of the living saints.
The prophet Isaiah said, “Thy dead men shall live, together with my dead body shall they arise. Awake and sing, ye that dwell in dust: for thy dew is as the dew of herbs, and the earth shall cast out the dead.
Come, my people, enter thou into thy chambers, and shut thy doors about thee: hide thyself as it were for a little moment, until the indignation be overpast. For, behold the Lord cometh out of His place to punish the inhabitants of the earth for their iniquity: the earth also shall disclose her blood, and shall no more cover her slain.” Isaiah 26:19-21
The feast of trumpets is the only one of the seven feasts that is specifically associated with the new moon. The Psalmist said, “Blow up the trumpet in the new moon, in the appointed time, on our solemn feast day.
The 3 main Jewish themes of the Feast of Trumpets are:
1.The resurrection of the righteous; “Blessed and holy is he that hath part in the first resurrection: on such the second death hath no power, but they shall be priests of God and of Christ, and shall reign a thousand years.” Revelation 20:6.
2. The Coronation of the King; “And I saw heaven opened, and behold a white horse; and He that sat upon him was called Faithful and True, and in righteousness He doth judge and make war.
His eyes were as a flame of fire, and on His head were many crowns; He had a name written, that no man knew, but He himself.
And He was clothed with a vesture dipped in blood: ans His name is called the Word of God.
And the armies which were in heaven followed Him upon white horses, clothed in fine linen, white and clean.
And out of His mouth goeth a sharp sword, that with it He should smite the nations: and He shall rule them with a rod of iron: and He treadeth the winepress of the fierceness and wrath of Almighty God.
A He hath on His vesture and on His thigh a name written, King of Kings, and Lord of Lords.” Revelation 19: 11-16
The Marriage of the King; “Let us be glad and rejoice, and give honour to Him: for the marriage of the Lamb is come, and His wife hath made herself ready.
And to her was granted that she should be arrayed in fine linen, clean and white: for the fine linen is the righteousness of saints.
And He saith unto me, Write, Blessed are they which are called unto the marriage supper of the Lamb. And He saith unto me, These are the true sayings of God.” Revelation 19:7-9
There is an interesting correlation between Rosh Hashanah, the fifth feast, the Rapture of believers in Christ and the Wedding of the Messiah. In actuality, the Seven feast of the Lord listed in Leviticus 23 of the Torah are the center piece of God's purpose for mankind.
The God of Israel, the first, second and third member of the Godhead, the Council of God, which we now know as the Father, Son and Holy Spirit, in their infinite wisdom and foreknowledge set forth a plan to, not only create mankind in their image, but to redeem them from the curse brought about when Satan usurped the authority from the first Adam's rebellion in the Garden of Eden.
To reiterate the seven feasts of the Lord that are listed in Leviticus 23, they are:
The feast of Pesach or Passover
The feast of Unleavened Bread
The feast of First Fruits
The feast of Shavuot or feast of weeks or Pentecost.
The feast of Rosh Hashanah or Trumpets
The feast of Yom Kippur or Day of Atonement
The feast of Sukkot or Tabernacles
The feast of the Lord are not just listed as times of merry making with plenty of food to eat as it may sound, but the Hebrew word for feasts actually means “moadim” which means appointments.
These are not appointments that were made between people, but fixed divine appointments that were made between God and His people. These were holy convocations.
Christ fulfilled the first three divine appointments exactly at the appointed time. The Holy Spirit met the fourth divine appointment on the day of Shavuot or on the day of Pentecost.
Christ Himself will fulfill the next appointment on Rosh Hashanah or the feast of Trumpets as foretold by the Apostle Paul in his first letter to the Thessalonians.
“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 Thessalonians 4:16-18
The Rapture of believers as well as the resurrection of the righteous dead in Christ could be better understood as the abduction of the bride in the ancient wedding ceremony.
The Rapture, The feast of Trumpets and the wedding of the Messiah in simple form:
Step one: There was the selection of the Bride
Step two: The Bride's price to be paid
Step three: The Bride and Groom betrothed
Step four: The written document or the Ketubah
Step five: The Bride's consent
Step six: The gifts and cup are given to the Bride
Step seven: The cleansing of the Bride – Mikvah
Step eight: The preparing of the Bridal Chamber
Step nine: The Bride is set apart
Step ten; The Bridegroom returns
Step eleven: The abduction of the Bride
Step twelve: The Marriage Supper of the Lamb
On September 25, 2014 it is obvious that the Rapture of the Church did not take place, however, that does not negate the fact that it was a significant day of great interest and could still play an essential role concerning the Bride of Christ.
As I alluded to the ancient Hebrew wedding ceremony and its comparison to the Rapture of the Church, it is interesting to note that some commentators state that when the bride had been chosen, the marriage having already been arrainged, with the wedding contract (katubbah) and the price of the bride agreed on, the two having committed themselves to being faithful to each other would not actually consamate the marriage at that time, but could wait as long as an additional 12 months or in some cases even longer if the man had not raised the price of the bride yet.
This would give the man adequate time to go back to his father's house and prepare quarters for his new bride as well as raising the money to pay the agreed price for his wife .
For the bride, it would be a time for her to learn the role of being a wife as well as adjusting to this new lifestyle of giving her aligance to her husband rather than to her father.
September 25, 2014 was not only the head of the civil new year on the Hebrew calendar, but it was also the first day of a Smeitah year as well as the first day of the seventh Shemitah year of a 49 year period.
There are other plausible dates especially in 2015-2017 that could be used to fulfill God's plan for the redemption of His people and the catching away of the saints does not have to be one of the seven feast's of the Lord, as many of us have supposed.
The celebration of Hanukkah on December 6-7, 2015 is one of those plausible dates most would never consider. Hanukkah begins on Kislev 25. On the Hebrew civil calendar Kislev is the 9th month, which would equate to 9-25-2015.
There is great change coming to the world between October 1 and the holiday of Hanukkah on December 25, 2016. Even so, Come Lord Jesus. As we move through the last Jewish holiday of 2016 we should be ever cognizant of the further threat of terrorism and the real possibility of Israel striking Iran, which will bring world condemnation.
As I stated on the web site in 2012 and reiterated in a number of places that all future dates were only dates of interest and that there were dates in the future that were plausible.
A second countdown on the Gregorian calendar could start from 01-20-2009 with the swearing in of President Barack Obama until the beginning of 01-20-2016.
Because the U.S. Presidency can last for a total of 8 years, it is possible that we could be looking at 01-20-2010 until the beginning of 01-20-2017.
This would be a 7 year reign according to the calendar used today in Babylon the Great. The 2520 days could easily fit within this time frame on a sliding scale and even beyond 01-20-2017 if there should be Marshal Law instated for some natural catastrophic calamity, war or civil uprising.
The time-line above gives us an introduction to Barack Obama and his journey through the Jewish feast days and Holidays, but because he is a citizen of the world portraying himself as a Christian, he is not inclined to follow either the Hebrew religious or civil calendar.
Two very factual statements are, Jesus is coming soon and America will be judged for it's opposition to God's rule.
There is nothing that has to be fulfilled for Christ to come back for His Bride. The Rapture could happen on any day and will take place at the appointed time.
One thing is very evident, we are living in perilous times.
Christ' return for His Church remains the hope of every Christian while Christ' Second Coming is the only hope for the world. Be Prepared as Jesus is coming !!
Be Prepared everyday !!