Friday, September 22, 2017

The Lord Did Not Rapture The Church on The Feast of Trumpets 2017

Those who predicted it as a definite event were wrong.  Equally wrong were those who said it absolutely would not happen.  Why were they wrong?  If the angels in heaven nor the Son knows the day or hour, how could they know it definitely would not happen?  Who was right?  Those who were watching and ready in obedience to the multiple commandments to watch-they were right to be watching.

Now what?  We continue to do what we were told to do:  watch and pray-always:

Luke 21:36 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.

Could the Lord arrive unexpectedly tomorrow?  Yes.  How about next week or next month?  Yep.  We should be cautioned about letting our guard down now, especially in light of the multiple warnings we have been given.  America has been given a 40 day warning which started on 8/21/17, the day of the "great American eclipse" and ends on Yom Kippur.  This world is being warned at the same time during this same warning period.  Natural disasters of every flavor are striking around the world on a daily basis.

What about the Revelation 12 sign on 9/23/17?  What does the Word say?

Rev 12:1And there appeared a great wonder in heaven; a woman clothed with the sun, and the moon under her feet, and upon her head a crown of twelve stars: 2And she being with child cried, travailing in birth, and pained to be delivered.

There is a sign coming, and that sign is where?  In heaven.  That means up above our heads.  Where was the 8/21 great American eclipse sign?  Same place, up above our heads.  The good news?  These signs cannot be faked.  Is the 9/23/17 event the Revelation 12 sign?  This writer does not know, and because neither I, nor any other man know for sure, we need to take it seriously in case it is.  We are in a 40 day time of trial and testing that only the Lord knows the exact purpose of.

What happens at the end of the 40 days?  Most likely on that day nothing apparent to the human eye just as each of the blood moons on the feast days in 2014-2015 passed with scoffers and mockers claiming "nothing happened."  What is important is what happens (most likely) after Yom Kippur.  It doesn't take a prophet to look around at the world and compare what we see happening with the Word of God to know this world is in serious trouble. 

Repent, fast, pray, stay in the Word, or else....Or else what brother D?  Again, no predictions from man are necessary.  The Almighty already told us exactly what is going to happen.  Read Revelation.  Read the prophets.  That's what is going to happen.  It is 100% guaranteed without any need of predictions from mankind.  The Lord is coming back unexpectedly and this world is going to be pummeled.  Some will be spared, some will die in the tribulation, some will stand before the Lord having escaped "all these things that shall come to pass:"

Luke 21:36 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.

The answer to "what now?" for us who believe is to do what we were told to do:  repent, fast, pray, stay in the Word, and be watching for the return of the Lord-every day.  As with everything the Lord told us to do there are multiple layers of wisdom woven into every Word He gave us.  Being watchful and ready every day is important both from the standpoint of the Lord coming back for us, and also because nobody guaranteed any of us that we will live to see tomorrow.  One way or another, with time passing faster (seemingly) every day, we will be face to face with our Master very soon.

grace and peace

Rosh Hashanah High Watch Extension

Normally when the new moon is sighted in Jerusalem, we can call it a new year and know that the Lord is going to tarry.  In this case, this year with so many signs and signals packed into such a short period (the 40 day warning period from 8/21-great eclipse through Yom Kippur), we would be wise to maintain our high watch for at least another day-through sunset at least of 9/23/17.

We are always to be watching, but there are times when we should be on high watch (high alert).  This is one of those times.  If the Lord tarries through 9/23 we must continue to maintain our vigil-watching always for His return.  No man knows the day or hour points at a minimum to both: 1.  the feast of trumpets/Rosh Hashanah and 2.  Every other day until He arrives.

The Lord has gone out of His way to warn us this time, we would be wise to always be on the alert and watching.  We may not understand exactly what it is He is pointing to but we can be absolutely certain we have been warned and it was the Lord God who did the warning.  We know because no many can issue the kinds of warnings we have received.  The warnings started with the re-emergence of the Shemitah cycle, the reformation of the nation of Israel, the blood moon tetrad precisely on the Lord's feast days, and the total solar eclipse between the lunar tetrad years.  In the recent past, the great American eclipse this year 40 days from Yom Kippur along with a host of disasters and a string of personal signs warn this writer, who in turn warns you that we have put 'business as usual' in the rear view mirror for the foreseeable future.

This writer does not know on what day the Lord is going to act, but the Lord IS going to act.  How can we be so sure?  He already told us what He is going to do.  HE already 'predicted' exactly what is going to happen.  Turn your Bible to the book of Revelation and the book of Daniel and start reading.  That is what is going to happenWhen these things begin to happen, we need to look up.

grace and peace

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Massive Earthquake Hits Mexico, Volcano Erupts Soon After

Earthquake link
Volcano link.

And Puerto Rico appears poised to be leveled by yet another CAT 4+ hurricane, hurricane Maria.

And all this ^^ comes right on the heels of two CAT 4 hurricanes hitting the United States almost back to back.  The cleanup and recovery has only just begun in both places and here comes another one.  So whats going on?  Its called getting our attention.  There are Christians all over the world who need to have their attention refocused.  Who wants their attention?  You guessed it, Almighty God.

When you read the book of Revelation you see progressive judgements and progressive wrath.  The Lord works His way up from "oh, that's bad" to "the end is here, the wrath of God is upon us."

Rev 6:12And I beheld when he had opened the sixth seal, and, lo, there was a great earthquake; and the sun became black as sackcloth of hair, and the moon became as blood; 13And the stars of heaven fell unto the earth, even as a fig tree casteth her untimely figs, when she is shaken of a mighty wind. 14And the heaven departed as a scroll when it is rolled together; and every mountain and island were moved out of their places. 15And the kings of the earth, and the great men, and the rich men, and the chief captains, and the mighty men, and every bondman, and every free man, hid themselves in the dens and in the rocks of the mountains; 16And said to the mountains and rocks, Fall on us, and hide us from the face of him that sitteth on the throne, and from the wrath of the Lamb: 17For the great day of his wrath is come; and who shall be able to stand?

Notice in verses 15-17 above, He does get their attention...No its not 'global warming' and its a lot more than 'climate change,' its called the wrath of God.  But we are not there yet.  We are still in the beginning stages:

Matt 24:5 For many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ; and shall deceive many. 6And ye shall hear of wars and rumours of wars: see that ye be not troubled: for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet. 7For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be famines, and pestilences, and earthquakes, in divers places. 8All these are the beginning of sorrows.

He has our attention, but there is still work to do.  Others need to be awakened from their slumber.  The sooner the people on this earth see and understand the hand of the Almighty in what is happening, the better.  In all of the sorrow the world has recently experienced, there is still hope.  The hope is in repentance, fasting, praying
and obedience.  Mankind has to yield.  We must bend the knee and confess that God is God and we are just mankind, weak and short lived.  Any worth, any value we have is to be found in Christ alone.

This ^^ is what is playing out before our eyes.  Space rocks are also falling on the earth recently with greater intensity.  The sun is getting very active at a time when scientists believed it should be going to sleep.  These are all steps in the multi-staged divine plan to disabuse the inhabitants of earth of their false notions.  "Global warming" is not causing space rocks to fall on the earth.  And the carbon dioxide from your SUV isn't causing the sun to emit multiple serious X class flares back to back.  No, its the hand of God working to get our attention.  For some, it is working.  He has our attention.  For others its going to take more sorrow to turn their faces up.  Either way, His will, will be done here on earth just as it is in heaven.  Glory to God.

grace and peace

Drills, Training and The Christian

This writer has worked in or around the military his entire adult life.  One thing that is common knowledge in the military is you have to drill, you have to train to fight.  Nobody with any sense believes you can not train and win when its time for war.  There is a direct parallel to what we are called to do as Christians.  The Lord told us over and over again to be always watching for His return and praying.  We, as Christian soldiers are doing the exact same thing when we watch, pray and live prepared for the Lord's return at any moment. 

The soldier has no idea if they are going to be called to war tonight, or tomorrow or the next week.  They just have to be ready for it when it happens.  The same exact thinking applies to us.  We have no idea if the Lord is going to show up for us tonight, tomorrow or next week.  We just have to be ready for it when it happens.

grace and peace

Tomorrow At Sundown-Feast of Trumpets 2017

Tomorrow at sundown the feast of trumpets-Rosh Hashanah begins.  Do we know if the Lord will come back for us tomorrow or at any time over this Feast of Trumpets?  No, we do not.  Will we be watching and ready if He does?  Yes, we will.

We need to be ready either way.  If He shows up, thank the Lord.  If He does not, we continue to watch and wait.

Meanwhile, this world is accelerating into decline, decay and destruction on every front.  We have been warned about what is coming.  Our job is to watch and when we are warned to take the warnings seriously.  The Lord never told us to try to predict the day He is coming.  He did tell us to continually be watching for it.

grace and peace

Monday, September 18, 2017

The Revelation 12 Sign, 9/23/17

A day or two ago this writer stated that the Lord had not given anything to me personally about the Revelation 12 sign on 9/23/17.  Well, as of last night that changed.  The Almighty did confirm to me through a personal sign that this Revelation 12 sign is from Him.

It makes this writer nervous to write things like this ^^ but it has to be written.   Let me give you one more personal sign that makes this writer nervous.  A personal sign was given a couple of weeks ago to be prepared to leave.  You do not read things like that on this blog because these are first time in a lifetime signs.   These signs can be written here because they were not given to someone else, they were given to me personally.   

In this season we are to repent, watch, pray and be ready for what comes next.  This writer is predicting nothing, it is the Lord who is giving the signs, not man.  So what now?  We are to do what we were told to do.  Be watching-always, and pray that we may be accounted worthy to escape all that is about to happen.  If we do what we were told to do we will not be caught sleeping and unprepared when the Master arrives.

grace and peace

Sunday, September 17, 2017

3 Days Till The Feast of Trumpets-Be Watching and Ready

Rosh Hashanah 2017
  • begins Wednesday, September 20
    • at sunset (in 3 days)
  • ends Friday, September 22
    • at nightfall
It is our duty to be watching and ready for the Lord's arrival on the feast of trumpets every year.  We do not know the day or hour He will come back.  That saying has a double meaning just as many things our Lord said have double or triple meanings.  He said what He said in such a way to confound the casual reader.  In this case He said no many knows the day or hour of His secret return.  That is 100% true.  Is it possible to know within two days?  Yes-the Feast of Trumpets.  Is it possible to know the season?  Yes, the fall.  Who "predicted" that the Feast of Trumpets will have a prophetic fulfillment.  The Lord God did.

So what?  So those who know for a fact that all 4 of the spring feasts were prophetically fulfilled-to the very day- and refuse to watch for the fulfillment of the next one will be found without an excuse when it happens.  We have been warned extensively.  We have had signs in the sun, moon and stars.  We have the world in complete upheaval socially, spiritually, naturally, economically, and yet many still refuse to watch.

The Lord Himself told us to watch, watch, watch.  For what?  For Him.  For His return.  Does it sound like a broken record?  It should, that's the point.  The Lord repeated Himself over and over again on this point which is something He does not do unless it is critically important. 

What happens if the Lord does not come back this year on the Feast of Trumpets?

1.  The feast of Trumpets is not the only time we are watching for His return.  What were His instructions to us? 

Luke 21:36 36 Be always on the watch, and pray that you may be able to escape all that is about to happen, and that you may be able to stand before the Son of Man."

Right ^^ always means always.  Always means every day, so we continue watching-always.

2.  The Feast of Trumpets takes place every year which means we will heighten our watching and readiness again next year without failing to watch and pray every day as we were commanded.

Be watching and be ready.  Those were the commands our Master left for us.  Those who refuse to do this, will likely be sorely disappointed.  The scoffers and mockers like to ask us what happens when we are "wrong" when each year so far the Lord has tarried on the Feast of Trumpets.  I like to turn this question around on them.  What happens when they are wrong and left behind?  They like to ask us what will happen to our faith when the Lord doesn't arrive on this years Feast of Trumpets and I like to counter with whats going to happen to their faith when He does..........

This watching and readiness has ZERO to do with mankind predicting what is going to happen.  It has everything to do with each and every Divine appointment/Feast day/Moed predicting that something is going to happen.  Man did not predict this, the Lord God did.  The Lord God is the one who commanded the repeated observance of Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur and Sukkot.  Our watching and readiness is predicated on our Lord's commands to us.  It is also heightened by signs in the heavens and signs on earth.

The Lord told us to watch and this writer intends to do exactly what the Lord commanded.  This writer will be watching for the Lord Jesus Christ to do exactly what He said He would do and arrive on an unexpected day and hour.

I'm sorry if my logic is off here but lets consider how this could possibly play out:

1.  The obedient do what the Lord commanded and are watching and ready EVERY DAY, but especially around the Fall feast days.  When the Lord does arrive some day, where exactly is the downside for one who is found watching on that day?

2.  The scoffers and deniers make their decision to start watching on some day or other in the future (?)-whenever that is, the Lord shows up on a different day.  There is plenty of downside in that scenario.  They refused to watch and as a result the Lord arrives "as a thief."

Rev 3:2Be watchful, and strengthen the things which remain, that are ready to die: for I have not found thy works perfect before God. 3Remember therefore how thou hast received and heard, and hold fast, and repent. If therefore thou shalt not watch, I will come on thee as a thief, and thou shalt not know what hour I will come upon thee. 

There is no downside, no risk, no problem, no disobedience in watching for our Lord's return EVERY DAY.  All of the downside risk lies with those who refuse to do what they were clearly told to do-be always on the watch

The warnings are clear.  Be watching or else....

grace and peace

Saturday, September 16, 2017

Revelation 12 Sign Debunked? Go Back to Sleep...

Every day there are more scoffers coming out of the woodwork to "debunk" the Revelation 12 sign in the heavens on 9/23/17.  Basically the message is "nothing to see here, now go back to sleep."  That's fine, debunk away.  The Lord did not impress this writer with warnings about 9/23/17 or the Revelation 12 sign.  This writer was impressed by the warnings given by the lunar tetrad on the Lord's feast days in 2014-2015.  Anyone care to debunk those warnings?  They tried, and failed.  This writer has recently been warned about the 8/21/17 "great American eclipse" 40 day warning ending on Yom Kippur which is why we have been counting it down here.  The first eclipse took place on 8/21/17, with a follow up "great American eclipse" 7 years later. 

Israel was founded as a nation in 1947/1948 depending on how you want to calculate it.  70 years later (one Biblical generation) brings us to 2017/2018.  This writer has been given specific, personal warnings to prepare for this season.  Specifically, a warning has been given about 2018.  We also have each of the fall feast days, Hebrew "Moed" or Divine appointments.  Each of those feast days carries with it, its own warning of impending fulfillment or do the scoffers doubt that the Lord plans to do exactly what He promised to do on the unfulfilled feast days, as He has done precisely to the day for each of the spring feasts?

We have been warned.  This writer has been warned personally to prepare for what is coming.  Each post here has had similar wording that reflects the warning.  Forget about trying to predict what is going to happen.  We already know what is going to happen.  We were not told to predict what is going to happen.  We were told to be watching (always) and praying.  Watching for what?  For HIM.  And when we are warned, to respect the warnings and take appropriate action.  Like what?  Like doing what we were told to do: repent, fast, pray, be watching and ready.  Debunk that.....

The Lord is not wordy.  He knows how to make His point in very few words so when He repeats something over, and over and over again we better pay attention.  How many times did He warns us to watch for His arrival?

Luke 21:34And take heed to yourselves, lest at any time your hearts be overcharged with surfeiting, and drunkenness, and cares of this life, and so that day come upon you unawares. 35For as a snare shall it come on all them that dwell on the face of the whole earth. 36 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.

Mark 13:32But of that day and that hour knoweth no man, no, not the angels which are in heaven, neither the Son, but the Father.
33Take ye heed, watch and pray: for ye know not when the time is. 34For the Son of man is as a man taking a far journey, who left his house, and gave authority to his servants, and to every man his work, and commanded the porter to watch. 35 Watch ye therefore: for ye know not when the master of the house cometh, at even, or at midnight, or at the cockcrowing, or in the morning: 36Lest coming suddenly he find you sleeping. 37And what I say unto you I say unto all, Watch.

Matt 25:1Then shall the kingdom of heaven be likened unto ten virgins, which took their lamps, and went forth to meet the bridegroom. 2And five of them were wise, and five were foolish. 3They that were foolish took their lamps, and took no oil with them: 4But the wise took oil in their vessels with their lamps. 5While the bridegroom tarried, they all slumbered and slept. 6And at midnight there was a cry made, Behold, the bridegroom cometh; go ye out to meet him. 7Then all those virgins arose, and trimmed their lamps. 8And the foolish said unto the wise, Give us of your oil; for our lamps are gone out. 9But the wise answered, saying, Not so; lest there be not enough for us and you: but go ye rather to them that sell, and buy for yourselves. 10And while they went to buy, the bridegroom came; and they that were ready went in with him to the marriage: and the door was shut. 11Afterward came also the other virgins, saying, Lord, Lord, open to us. 12But he answered and said, Verily I say unto you, I know you not. 13Watch therefore, for ye know neither the day nor the hour wherein the Son of man cometh.

Rev 3:1And unto the angel of the church in Sardis write; These things saith he that hath the seven Spirits of God, and the seven stars; I know thy works, that thou hast a name that thou livest, and art dead. 2 Be watchful, and strengthen the things which remain, that are ready to die: for I have not found thy works perfect before God. 3Remember therefore how thou hast received and heard, and hold fast, and repent. If therefore thou shalt not watch, I will come on thee as a thief, and thou shalt not know what hour I will come upon thee. 4Thou hast a few names even in Sardis which have not defiled their garments; and they shall walk with me in white: for they are worthy. 5He that overcometh, the same shall be clothed in white raiment; and I will not blot out his name out of the book of life, but I will confess his name before my Father, and before his angels. 6He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches.

Watch, watch, watch, watch, watch...Watch for what?  FOR HIM.  For a God who is not wordy He certainly put in the effort on this point to repeat Himself multiple times.  Maybe, just maybe He wants us to watch for His arrival.  Maybe He considered this such an important point that He wanted us in no way shape or form to miss it.  I saw one preacher write off all of this ^^, all four gospels- Matthew, Mark, Luke and John with "He was talking to the Jews, its not for us."  Say what??????? 

Matthew 25 is very clear, there are wise and foolish virgins.  We also know there will be believers on the earth during the tribulation period.  Who will they be?  Perhaps the ones who cannot inherit certain promises due to their unbelief:

Hebrews 6:12 That ye be not slothful, but followers of them who through faith and patience inherit the promises.

Matt 8:13 And Jesus said unto the centurion, Go thy way; and as thou hast believed, so be it done unto thee. And his servant was healed in the selfsame hour.

Mark 6:4But Jesus said unto them, A prophet is not without honour, but in his own country, and among his own kin, and in his own house. 5And he could there do no mighty work, save that he laid his hands upon a few sick folk, and healed them. 6And he marvelled because of their unbelief. And he went round about the villages, teaching.

I'm not sure what else the Lord would need to do to get people's attention.  He has sent sign after sign, signal after signal and yet many are still sound asleep with many so called men of God singing the lullaby.  This writer prays that neither you or I are caught sleeping when the Master arrives.

grace and peace

Friday, September 15, 2017

Blood Moons, Trouble For Israel?

In 2014-2015 we saw the blood moon tetrad on the Lord's feast days.  When you calculate the odds of what it takes for the sun, moon and earth to align precisely to create a blood moon, and add those odds to what it would take to make those happen precisely on Passover and Sukkot-two years in a row, you start to get the picture.  Astronomical, those are the odds.  The scoffers and naysayers were out in full force after the blood moons with "look nothing happened!"  Nothing happened?

Let's consider Israel's position now in 2017 and judge this "nothing happened" idea:

1.  During this exact time frame of 2014-2015 the Islamic invasion of Europe began.  This invasion was and is encouraged by the leaders of western Europe and their friend, Barack Hussein (Obama).  So lets ask the question, is an Islamic Europe good or bad for Israel?

2.  America has been steadily weakened by the same establishment, globalist politicians who would have had the same full scale Islamic invasion of America.  Their plans have only been semi-delayed by the election of Trump.  This writer can tell you that over the past two years I have seen more hijabs in my corner of the United States than I have seen in my life previously and this is occurring across the U.S.  Additionally, internal strife between the people of the not so United States has risen to new heights resulting to almost daily violence on our streets.  We have also seen two major hurricanes that hit two different states carrying a prices tag exceeding 100 billion dollars and counting.  The list goes on but you get the idea.  What's the point?  Who is the only country in the world who routinely stands up for Israel while the rest of the world attacks it (most notably in the UN).  Who provides Israel with millions of dollars of military aid every year?  Which country has been most used to bless, protect and watch over Israel since it was reformed in the middle east?  So again the same question: is a weakened/fragmented/bankrupt America, good or bad for Israel?

3.  The situation in the middle east.  ISIS was created as a tool of western governments, working with the gulf monarchies and Israel to destabilize and eventually overthrow the Shiite governments with an end game of taking out Iran.  The evidence is overwhelming for this claim.  The smoking gun evidence?  Funny how ISIS went on a rampage throughout the middle east but never once attacked Israel.  We all know that Israel takes its security seriously and would never, ever allow an ISIS expansion throughout the middle east without bombing them into the stone age-that is, unless something else was going on..... Instead, Israel routinely bombs Syrian forces and ignores (covertly supports) ISIS.  So what?  The plan backfired.

What's the situation now?  ISIS is being annihilated, by Russia, Syria, Hezbollah and republican guards troops from Iran.  Net result?  Now Israel is going to have this entire coalition sitting right on their doorstep.  Hezbollah is actually building missile factories now in Syria.  Is this good or bad for Israel?

Why has Israel's (and the west's) ISIS plan backfired?  They miscalculated who they were fighting against.  Who did the Lord God say He would raise up in the last days as an adversary?

Isaiah 13:17           
See, I will stir up against them the Medes, who do not care for silver and have
no delight in gold. ... "Look, I will stir up the Medes against Babylon. ...

Jeremiah 51:11           
"Sharpen the arrows, take up the shields! The LORD has stirred up the kings
of the Medes, because his purpose is to destroy Babylon. ...

Who are the Medes?  Who are the Persians?  Iran.

^^ is this good or bad for Israel? 

We have to remember that the Lord has a plan and that plan ends in Israel being saved from its troubles, but Israel will not do that saving in its own power.  The Lord God will save Israel but not before being tried severely.  This time of trial is known as the time of Jacob's trouble:

Jer 30:7 Alas! for that day is great, so that none is like it: it is even the time of Jacob's trouble; but he shall be saved out of it.

Suffice it to say "something happened" when those blood moons marked out this time in the heavens.  The same people are coming out now telling us not to get too worked up about the most recent great American eclipse and coming Revelation 12 sign in the heavens.  "Nothing is going to happen," or so they say.  They were wrong then and they will be wrong again.  These signs in the heavens cannot be faked or hidden by the wicked, the scoffers or the naysayers.  The mathematical precision with which these signs have been given to us are the mark of authenticity that tell us without a doubt who the signs came from.

What is going to happen is 100% certain-its everything written in the Bible that has not taken place yet.  Its guaranteed, all of it.  Some of it is here now and some of it is coming.  The Lord has not told us the exact day or exact hour of what is coming but He has had appointed times marked out for us now for thousands of years.  He has also given us signs in the sun, moon and stars warning us of what is coming:

Luke 21:25 There will be signs in the sun, moon and stars. On the earth, nations will be in anguish and perplexity at the roaring and tossing of the sea.

How many more signs in the sun moon and stars do we need before we wake up?  This writer's prayer is that you are already awake and those who are still asleep will wake up before the Master of the house arrives unexpectedly:

Mark 13:32But of that day and that hour knoweth no man, no, not the angels which are in heaven, neither the Son, but the Father.  33Take ye heed, watch and pray: for ye know not when the time is. 34For the Son of man is as a man taking a far journey, who left his house, and gave authority to his servants, and to every man his work, and commanded the porter to watch. 35Watch ye therefore: for ye know not when the master of the house cometh, at even, or at midnight, or at the cockcrowing, or in the morning: 36Lest coming suddenly he find you sleeping. 37And what I say unto you I say unto all, Watch.

grace and peace


Wednesday, September 13, 2017

One Week and A Day From the Feast of Trumpets

Its time to get ready for the dress rehearsal.  Predictably, the nay sayers and scoffers have come out in full force with "you cant predict the day" and "you are going to destroy people's faith if nothing happens" nonsense.  Lets get something clear about predictions.  Do you know who predicted "something is going to happen" on the Feast of Trumpets?  The Lord God did.  He predicted fulfillment of all the appointed times and so far He is batting 100%.  All of the spring feast days were prophetically fulfilled-to the day...the exact day.

This writer is watching for the coming of the Lord every single day but around this time of year, the watching gets stepped up a notch.  Why?  The Lord told us nobody could know the day or hour of His secret coming.  True enough, the Feast of Trumpets spans two days, not one.  So, the Lord can be absolutely correct that we cannot know the day, but can we know within a span of two days?  There is not a single Word in the Bible that prevents us from knowing within two days when the Lord is coming back for us.  Now, can we be sure of the year?  Nope, which is why the Jews do a dress rehearsal every single should we.

This writer watches for the secret return of the Lord every year.  Years have passed, the Feast of Trumpets has passed for years, decades.  Can you imagine on one year or another someone throws their hands up in the air and says "well, that's it for me!  He didn't come back this year I'm cashing my chips in and going atheist!"  If it sounds stupid, that's because it is stupid.  Are you kidding me?  The Feast of Trumpets will be fulfilled just as the spring feasts were fulfilled.  We are to be continually watching for His return and praying

Luke 21:36 Be always on the watch, and pray that you may be able to escape all that is about to happen, and that you may be able to stand before the Son of Man.

The Lord can do whatever He wants to do, but He cannot lie.  If He said its going to happen you can be certain its going to happen, exactly as He said it would.  There are wise and foolish virgins according to Matt 25.  The foolish virgins are not going to be too happy when 1.  The Lord tells them He doesn't even know them and 2.  He closes the door on them:

Matt 25:1“At that time the kingdom of heaven will be like ten virgins who took their lamps and went out to meet the bridegroom. 2Five of them were foolish and five were wise. 3The foolish ones took their lamps but did not take any oil with them. 4The wise ones, however, took oil in jars along with their lamps. 5The bridegroom was a long time in coming, and they all became drowsy and fell asleep.
6“At midnight the cry rang out: ‘Here’s the bridegroom! Come out to meet him!’
7“Then all the virgins woke up and trimmed their lamps. 8The foolish ones said to the wise, ‘Give us some of your oil; our lamps are going out.’
9“ ‘No,’ they replied, ‘there may not be enough for both us and you. Instead, go to those who sell oil and buy some for yourselves.’
10“But while they were on their way to buy the oil, the bridegroom arrived. The virgins who were ready went in with him to the wedding banquet. And the door was shut.
11“Later the others also came. ‘Lord, Lord,’ they said, ‘open the door for us!’
12But he replied, ‘Truly I tell you, I don’t know you.’
13“Therefore keep watch, because you do not know the day or the hour.

We don't have to predict anything, the Lord already told us what is going to happen.  Our job is to be watching and ready.  Apparently there are multitudes out there who have a really hard time with this.  They want to argue until they are red in the face that all this watching and readiness is futile.  That argument sounds like a dispute with Almighty God since He is the one who told us over and over and over again to be watching for this unknown day and hour.

When the Lord returns on some Feast of Trumpets, He will be precisely correct that we did not know the day or hour and we will be precisely correct in watching for Him over that two day period.  When He tarries we do not throw our hands up in the air and tell the Lord He can have His salvation back, that's stupid (I have to call it what it is).  We do what we were told to do, continuing watching, continue praying and remembering what He told us:

Hebrews 6:12
12 That ye be not slothful, but followers of them who through faith and patience inherit the promises.

Through faith and what?  Patience.  Through faith and patience we inherit the promises.  However long it takes, that's how long we wait.

grace and peace

18 Days and Counting-Does He Have Our Attention?

The Lord has gone out of His way to ensure this writer has given full attention to the warning given on the solar eclipse-8/21/17 through this feast of trumpets and Yom Kippur.  I wont get into the many signals given but suffice it to say He wants us to pay attention to this season.  The feast of trumpets this year is 9/21-9/22, just one day before the Revelation 12 sign in the heavens that has never been seen before in 7,000 years of world history and will not be seen again in the next 7,000 years. 

What is going to happen?  Only the Lord knows that.  What do we know?  We know that all of the spring appointed times (feast days) were fulfilled to the very day.  The next feast day (Moed-appointed time) to be fulfilled is the feast of trumpets (Rosh Hashanah).  Will it be fulfilled on the exact day as the spring feasts were?  It is the only one of the feasts that takes place on an unknown day and hour. 

Rosh Hashanah:

Rosh Hashanah or Jewish New Year is called the Feast of Trumpets in the Bible because it begins the Jewish High Holy Days and Ten Days of Repentance (or Days of Awe) with the blowing of the ram's horn, the shofar, calling God's people together to repent from their sins. During Rosh Hashanah synagogue services, the trumpet traditionally sounds 100 notes.  Rosh Hashanah is also the start of the civil year in Israel.  It is a solemn day of soul-searching, forgiveness, repentance and remembering God's judgment, as well as a joyful day of celebration, looking forward to God's goodness and mercy in the New Year.

Needless to say this season is loaded with prophetic implications.  Add onto that the shemitah cycles, blood moons, the recent solar eclipse and a truck load of personal signals to be watching and we have a period of time that only the ignorant or the foolish would overlook.  The Lord has this writer's full attention, I pray that He has yours as well.  This has nothing to do with predicting what is going to happen.  It has everything to do with acknowledging the signals He has sent us and doing what we were told to do:

Luke 21:36 Be always on the watch, and pray that you may be able to escape all that is about to happen, and that you may be able to stand before the Son of Man."

So what are we doing?  We are watching-always, and praying like we were told to.  The Lord has done a very good job of date setting without us needing to do it for Him.  He is the one who set these "appointed times,"  not man.  He is the one who set the signs and signals in the sky with mathematical precision, not man.  We are to be observant, watching.

Now is the time to pay careful attention to our lives and set things right (if they are not already).  Its not a question of "if the Lord is going to do something."  He has already been quite busy "doing" and He has plenty more on His to do list that we can read all about from the prophets and the book of Revelation.  Don't let the naysayers and scoffers put you back to sleep:

Mark 13:32But of that day and that hour knoweth no man, no, not the angels which are in heaven, neither the Son, but the Father.  33Take ye heed, watch and pray: for ye know not when the time is. 34For the Son of man is as a man taking a far journey, who left his house, and gave authority to his servants, and to every man his work, and commanded the porter to watch. 35Watch ye therefore: for ye know not when the master of the house cometh, at even, or at midnight, or at the cockcrowing, or in the morning: 36 Lest coming suddenly he find you sleeping. 37And what I say unto you I say unto all, Watch.

grace and peace