My meditation and searching of the scriptures has brought me to the conclusion that Christians have been given NO day, NO month, and NO warning as to when Jesus will come for His Bride, the “TRUE CHURCH”.
I have allowed myself to get side tracked by the teaching that the next Feast to be fulfilled will be the “Feast of Trumpets” and that it will be during that Feast of Trumpets that Jesus will come for us, and that the Rapture will take place.
When the Lord showed me He would take His people during the “Year of Jubilee”, there was no indication it would be during the “Feast of Trumpets”, nor was there any indication of which Year of Jubilee, Ezra’s or God’s, as I stated in my previous articles. What I was getting strongly from the Lord however, was that it was very close, I did not get the feeling that it was still a year away.
It was Miriam, my wife who got me back on track, when she said to me a couple of weeks ago, “We should not be looking for a special day for the Rapture, but we should be watching and waiting every day for the Rapture” I felt that was definitely coming from the Lord. So I began searching the scriptures yet again, and they all say the same thing.
The New Testament repeats it over and over again.
JESUS. Mat 24:42 Watch therefore, for you do not know what hour your Lord is coming. V 43 But know this, that if the Goodman of the house had known in what watch the thief would come, he would have watched, and would not have suffered his house to be broken up.
Mat_25:13 Watch therefore, for ye know neither the day nor the hour in which the Son of man will come.
Mar_13:33 Take ye heed, Watch and pray: for you know not when the time is.
Mar_13:34 For 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. v35 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 v36 Lest coming suddenly he find you sleeping. v37 And what I say unto you I say unto all, – Watch
Luk_21:36 Watch ye therefore, and pray always, that ye may be counted worthy to escape all these things that shall come to pass, and to stand before the Son of man.
JESUS TO THE CHURCHES Rev 3:3 Remember 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.
Rev 22:7 Behold, I come quickly. Blessed is he who keeps the Words of the prophecy of this Book.
Rev 22:20 He who testifies these things says, Yes, I am coming quickly. Amen. Yes, come, Lord Jesus.
Rom 16:20 The God of peace will soon crush Satan under your feet. May the grace of our Lord Jesus be with you.
Heb 10:25 And let us not neglect our meeting together, as some people do, but encourage one another, especially now that the day of His return is drawing near.
Jas 5:8 You, too, must be patient. Take courage, for the coming of the Lord is near.
Jas 5:9 Don’t grumble about each other, brothers and sisters, or you will be judged. For look—the Judge is standing at the door!
1Pe_4:7 But the end of all things is at hand: be ye therefore sober, and watch unto prayer.
None of the Apostles was waiting for the Feast of Tabernacles, they clearly believed it could happen any day, any time.
I re-read about the Year of Jubilee, and no specific day is set for them to release their slaves etc. No set day was marked in Jewish custom for the Bridegroom to go and get his bride, just that the house had to be finished, and everything had to be ready for the wedding.
The bride had to be ready every day and night, for whenever he came. In the same way, God has no specific day marked that Jesus will come for His Bride, just when everything is ready; God will say to Jesus, “Go and get your Bride”
I am sure that Jesus can fulfill the Feast of Trumpets when He returns to the earth as King of Kings to fight for National Israel at the end of the “Great Tribulation” Zech 14:3 Then the LORD will go forth And fight against those nations, as He fought in the day of battle.
Please understand I am NOT saying this is how it will be, nor am I saying “The Rapture” will not or cannot occur during the Feast of Trumpets. I am saying God cannot be boxed in and forced to do anything, just because we believe from our limited understanding, that that is how it has to happen.
We must also remember that National Israel is still God’s Bride, (Spiritually) although God did divorce them, He will also take them back, as seen below.
Jer 3:8 And I saw, when for all the causes whereby backsliding Israel committed adultery I had put her away, and given her a bill of divorce; yet her treacherous sister Judah feared not, but went and played the harlot also.
Jer 3:14 “You people have not been faithful,” announces the LORD. “Return to me. I am your husband. I will choose one of you from each town. I will choose two from each territory. And I will bring you to the city of Zion.
Hos 2:19 And I will betroth you unto me for ever; yea, I will betroth you unto me in righteousness, and in judgment, and in loving kindness, and in mercies. v20 I will even betroth you unto me in faithfulness: and you shalt know the LORD.
Zech 13:9 And I will bring the third part through the fire, and will refine them as silver is refined, and will try them as gold is tried: they shall call on my name, and I will hear them: And I will answer them. I will say, “This is My people”; And each one will say, “The LORD is my God.”
I always believed and taught that Jesus could come at any moment of any day up until I got caught up in the Feast of Trumpets hype. But I am returning to my original stance, because I still believe that Jesus can come for us at any moment of any day, during a Jubilee Year, and I believe it may be very soon.
News comments such as those below convince me of this. See :- http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2016-10-12/putin-ally-warns-americans-vote-trump-or-face-nuclear-war “Relations between Russia and the United States can’t get any worse. The only way they can get worse is if a war starts,” said Zhirinovsky, speaking in his huge office on the 10th floor of Russia’s State Duma, or lower house of parliament. See also :- http://debka.com/newsupdatepopup/18482/Russia-instructs-its-citizens-studying-overseas-to-return-home-immediately The report said the order was also issued to all civil servants at all levels of the government. The reason for the instruction was not clear, but the newspaper’s commentators suggested two possibilities: Russian preparation for war against the West, or President Vladimir Putin’s desire to display his domination over the country’s oligarchs and force those with children studying in the US and Europe to bring them home. See also :- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NVoLgD1RIxE A Russian News Reader states. American stupidity is worse than terrorism – Russia.
Since Russia took the Crimea, and the Chinese built Military Airfields in the South China Sea, and North Korea’s Kim Jong Un and Iran’s Revolutionary Guard, fired rockets capable of dropping nuclear bombs on the USA, causing Obama’s Democrat Administration to begin placing anti missile shields all around the world, thus supposedly threatening these countries, who all believe that the missile shield can be used to attack as well as defend, it is no secret that that all these countries plus the EU are now provoking each other to see who will crack first.
All these countries believe that the Obama administration wants to prove they are still No. 1 in the world, while Russia and China believe that they could be. Russia, China, Turkey, Iran, Syria, and North Korea have teamed up together, signing military co-operation defence treaties with each other, and the USA, Japan, South Korea, Britain, Australia, and the EU have a working relationship which would see them support each other.
Headlines similar to those above are now daily news items, some going even further than those above.
Getting back to our subject however, if you are waiting until the next Feast of Trumpets for the Rapture, so are millions of other Christians, do you really think that fits the bill of everybody being taken by surprise, because I don’t?
I believe that “Any day now, we’ll be going home.” To quote Andre Crouch, and we had better be ready watching and waiting, because I have very grave doubts it will be another whole year from now, but even if it is; let me conclude by repeating the words of Jesus, and please think seriously about what these words are saying if you do not want to finish up in the Great Tribulation.
Luk_21:36 Watch ye therefore, and pray always, (every day) that ye may be accounted worthy to escape all these things that shall come to pass, and to stand before the Son of man.
Just come in WWIII WARNING Third World War would be ‘extremely lethal and fast’ US Army chiefs reveal as they discuss taking out Russia or China Have not had time to read it as yet.
God Bless. Lex Cullen