More signs of preparations being made for war, and more signs that the end of this age is drawing to a close very soon. I have mentioned in previous posts that Israel reveals to us God’s Time Clock. The Bible is centred around God’s chosen people, and the end of this age of grace is centred around the return of Israel to their own land, plus the many signs that Jesus gave in MATTHEW ch 24 and LUKE ch 21, regarding the chaos in the world, and the upheaval of climate change that would begin to increase dramatically.
Paul spoke of the depravity on men and women which would become rife in the last days in 2 TIMOTHY 3:1-5 concludes by saying that they would have a FORM of godliness but that they would deny its power. ALL of these prophecies regarding the things which would take place in the world immediately prior to the Rapture of the True Church, also called “The Body of Christ” and “The Bride of Christ” are present today. For the True Christian it is all about RELATIONSHIP!!!
God said regarding marriage for a man to a woman, MARK 10:7 & 8 ‘For this reason a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, v 8 and the two shall become one flesh, so they are no longer two, but one flesh. This does not mean that when you get married and are joined together that one of you suddenly disappears, it means that you are a unit, you have been joined by a bond not of glue, but of love for each other.
I believe that this is a “Type” or “Shadow” of things to come, and it applies spiritually to our relationship with Jesus Christ. Jesus is the head, and we are HIS BODY, and His love for us will unite with our love for Him, and we will become ONE in Him in Spirit as His BRIDE. We will become a unit, joined together not by an earthly physical love, which is weak and carnal, and so often breaks down, but joined with Him by the “Agape” love of God, a love which can never fail, can never be broken, can never be divided, and always works together in unison and harmony. GALATIANS 3:27 & 28 For as many of you as were baptized into Christ have put on Christ. v 28 There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free, there is neither male nor female; for you are all ONE in Christ Jesus.
Most of you will know well, I have always said and believed that Jesus can come back at any moment of any day of any month of any year. But I have also often said to you, YES, there are definitely some special days in God’s dealings with mankind, and that these “Special days” should attract our attention as being worthy of extra note. Jesus gave many indications in His teachings of how things would be at the time of the Rapture, and of the fact that many would be caught unawares, asleep at the wheel.
Drivers who go to sleep at the wheel crash out and suffer the consequences. Christians caught asleep at the wheel will also crash out into the Great Tribulation, and suffer the consequences of not being ready, watching and waiting, not looking for and longing for the return of the Lord Jesus.
Be aware that there are a number of Special days, “Anniversaries” coming up in the next few days and weeks, and that God LOVES ANNIVERSARIES, these are often called “The Feasts of the Lord”. Easter Friday is the Feast of Pesach “PASSOVER”. Easter Saturday is called the Feast of Unleavened Bread. Easter Sunday is called The Feast of “First Fruits” – “RESURRECTION MORNING” – Seven weeks later we have the feast of “Shavuot” – “PENTECOST SUNDAY” etc.
The word “FEAST” in Hebrew is the word Mô‛êd pronounced Mo’ade and it really means “an appointment, that is, a fixed time or season, conventionally a year; by implication, an assembly (as convened for a definite purpose)”; which really means ALL the feast days were an appointment with The Lord God, fixed annually for a definite purpose, basically an Anniversary of an important occasion both for The Lord, and for the nation of Israel.
These Appointments were commanded by the Lord, were a “Shadow” of things to come, to be fulfilled by The Lord Jesus Himself. Passover – the Lamb of God slain for our sins etc. as shown below, and Israel should have known these things, and many did, but most of them rejected Him anyway; they wanted a WARRIOR KING to destroy the Roman Empire and set them free on this earth. They could not see that they needed to be set free from sin, so that they could SEE the Kingdom of Heaven and enter in to it.
So I want to remind you that we have a number of SPECIAL DAYS coming up, starting tomorrow, Easter Friday – Passover, the day Jesus died for us and carried our sins to His grave to set us free from the power of sin. – Easter Saturday – The day OUR sin or (leaven) was destroyed, cleansed out from His dead body, making a way for us to be cleansed and forgiven. Easter Sunday – Resurrection Morning, the day Jesus rose from the dead. – Does Jesus’ Bride have a very Special Appointment with her Bridegroom on one of these days? It could very well be.
Then seven weeks later we have Shavuot – Pentecost Sunday on 20th MAY – Pentecost, the day Jesus’ Bride to be was empowered to serve Him in this world, some say the BIRTHDAY of the Church. Does Jesus’ Bride have a Special Appointment with her Bridegroom on the birthday of the Church? Some Bible Scholars believe it could well be.
Please do not rule out any of these days, because although Jesus CAN come any time, He does love Anniversaries, AND I believe He LOVES surprises for his Bride.
I have become much more aware recently, that any one of us could die suddenly, or be killed in an accident, or a terrorist attack etc. etc. Would we be ready if such an event were to take us when we were not expecting it? Then there are also some other Anniversaries coming up VERY SOON, – May 14th – ISRAEL’S 70th BIRTHDAY, the day Israel was declared a Nation again after nearly 2000 years. A day the world said “It will NEVER happen” But it was written, and God said “Let it be as it was written some 2000 years ago” and it was so. MATTHEW 24:34 Assuredly, I say to you, this generation will by no means pass away till all these things take place. Is May 14th the end of this generation Jesus spoke about? Who knows? It could be. Are WE ready if it is? We definitely need to be!
The final Anniversary important to Israel and to the Lord is Sunday May 13th – Jerusalem Day. On this day in 1967 The Jews took back the City of Jerusalem along with Judea and Samaria, which for over 20 years had been under Arab and Syrian domination. A day worthy of celebration for the Jews. A day important to God also!
REVELATION 3:3 Remember therefore how you have received and heard; hold fast and repent. Therefore if you will not watch, I will come upon you as a thief, and you will not know what hour I will come upon you.
LUKE 17:26 – 29 And as it was in the days of Noah, so it will be also in the days of the Son of Man: v 27 They ate, they drank, they married wives, they were given in marriage, until the day that Noah entered the ark, and the flood came and destroyed them all. v 28 Likewise as it was also in the days of Lot: They ate, they drank, they bought, they sold, they planted, they built; v 29 but on the day that Lot went out of Sodom it rained fire and brimstone from heaven and destroyed them all. Make sure you are not left behind in SODOM when the Rapture takes place!!!
MATTHEW 25:13 “Watch therefore, for you know neither the day nor the hour in which the Son of Man is coming.” If you have not read my post called “A Spiritual Health Check for Christians” posted ten days ago. I believe it is important that you read it now to see how your Christian life stacks up against God’s word and His criteria for “True Christians. It is posted under the Category ” Bible Teaching”