Note how the emphasis is changing in the Mideast news. There is a smell of uprooting in the air! And the timing seems to be falling into a place that COULD allow for the prophecy of our catching away to be fulfilled in the Springtime.
This is an important piece of the puzzle. Just as important as the peace. It all works together in the timing. The uprooting comes as result of peace. Don't forget they are dissenters to peace.
Now, I reported on the meeting at Sharm being the meeting of the 10 kings from the territory which was once ruled by Rome. There, 10 kings decided on peace with Israel, and there were three dissenters. Just as Daniel called for in the prophecy. I'm sorry that only two watchers were interested enough in that monumental fulfillment of prophecy to get a copy of the study I did on the nations, which proved the fulfillment of that part of Daniel. It was one of the most significant events in our watch, and it seemingly slipped by everyone's notice.
So, I will offer it again. Now, it took me 3 days work to do the research and write that report. I will send it to anyone who asks. All I ask in return is any size offering for support of this Ministry's work. Just ask for: "The End Time Kings"
The news of the last few days has been filled with nothing but Iraq. Check out this article. Remember while reading it, this can't happen until we are gone!
'Eliminating Saddam Hussein is now both feasible and desirable' By Edward Luttwak
In my watch, the next milestone I watch for is the raising of the Dead in Christ on First Fruits. We will be warned for 40 day, as there are only two elements of Jonah's shadow left undone. The warning to keep us from destruction, and the catching away.
When one understands that Daniels Prophecy is unsealed, it becomes easier and easier to see why God wanted us to watch! For it's by watching this drama that we will see the day of our redemption come to pass. Also, as you who have studied with me know, I believe that we will see the warning sign just prior to our catching away.
God has always warned His people, and I don't see why He would deviate from that at this most important time; the conclusion of a covenant. After all, all of these events were prepared before the foundation of the world, and set into motion from the beginning.
Let me make a case for it: First, Scripture tells us that it's the Feasts of the Jews that are Shadows of things to come for the Church, but the Substance is of Christ. Now that's important to our understanding. Examining it's meaning. If you have a shadow that is cast, and you want to find out what or who is casting it, all you have to do is follow that shadow back to it's source and you know who or what is casting it, right? OK.
So, if you follow the shadow cast by the occurrence of the first Passover, you come to Jesus as being the lamb that shed His blood to save us from death. Thus, the substance fulfilling the shadow cast by the first Passover is Jesus.
This illustration is just to bring you onto the same page, so you can leap with me to the next thing. I hope you are with me on this.
Now, leave this for a moment, and go to the prophecy that the only Sign of the Messiah was going to be the Sign of Jonah. Now we all know the story of Jonah, disobeying God, and trying to go his own way, and finally he has to volunteer to be tossed over the side to save the boat and crew, and he is swallowed up by a great fish, which proceeds to dive to the bottom of the ocean - which has to kill Jonah, if he is to be the symbol of Christ, because Christ died, willingly - and then 3 days later spits him up on the beach, alive - symbol of Jesus' entombment and resurrection.
But, what was Jonah's purpose, other than to be the symbol, or shadow of the death, entombment and resurrection of Jesus? Well, he was to go to warn Nineveh for 40 day. He did so, and Nineveh responded and were saved from what? Destruction by God!
So, in Jonah we can see the complete message. Not only does he demonstrate the aspects of the symbolic nature of The Messiah, but also that his purpose was to save us from Destruction. And, that it, (the salvation from destruction) came after a warning of 40 days!
This demonstrates the shadow cast by Jonah and the substance that was Christ. Well, I can see the death, entombment and resurrection part, but what about the warning of 40 days.
Back to the Feast of First Fruits - the Day that Christ rose from the Dead. The Feast (which means set time) of First Fruits to the Jew meant the promise of the full Harvest yet to come - later in the fall. They harvested a few sheaves of barley, ground them into a flour, and offered them to God in the Temple as the promise of the full harvest yet to come.
So, it's very significant that Jesus rose on First Fruits! Remember, Feast means "set time", so this was the "set time" in God's plan for the resurrection of the Messiah and the fulfillment of the prophecy of Jonah.
Now, according to Matthew, in chapter 27, verse 52 and 53, another significant thing occurred on that day after the Lord had risen. Read it! Graves opened, and many saints rose and were seen in the holy city. It doesn't say how many, or who saw them, or how long they hung around. It just says that this is what happened.
We know from scripture that Jesus remained here on earth and was seen by as many as 500 for 40 days and then ascended in the sight of men, back to his divinity. He was now the completed Messiah. He had come from God, to become man at birth, lived the perfect life, fulfilling the law, died as a lamb, innocent of all charges, rose from the dead, and returned to his place in heaven.
Then, 10 days later, on Pentecost - which means 50 days - the completion of the feast of First Fruits- the Jews made a new offering in the Temple to God. Only this time, it was an offering of a completed product of the flour. They offered a loaf of bread. So, Pentecost to the Jews was a time of new offerings of the completed product, 50 days later, completing First Fruits.
Now, back to the Ascension, 40 days after First Fruits. Scripture reports that when Jesus ascended, he took captivity captive. This fulfills the prophecy in prophecy in scripture in Psalms 68:18. To many scholars this is describing that when Jesus ascended he took with Him those who rose on the day of First Fruits with Him. Those were the captives that He came to set free (Isaiah 61), and made them captivity to Himself.
That being so, then we have Jesus casting a shadow to be fulfilled by Messiah. But, do we have a prophecy waiting in the future to be fulfilled by that action? Well, lets consider Paul's prophecy to the Thessalonians. Paul says in chapter 4, verse 16 & 17, that the dead in Christ rise first, then we which are alive and remain will be caught up with them.
Jesus cast that shadow! Those that He freed from captivity - the Church- those dead in Christ - will be raised FIRST! Then we that are alive will be caught up together with them! In the first instance, the word THEN, spoken in Paul's prophecy, lasted 40 days!
Think of this: Just a few weeks earlier, the Jews in the city of Jerusalem were screaming for the blood of Jesus as they yelled, "Crucify Him". Now,10 days after He ascends, and 50 days after the many who rose after Him, and were seen in the Holy City (Jerusalem), thousands were converting to being followers of Jesus, as they accepted Him as the Messiah. Were these folks among those who witnessed former known dead walking around in Jerusalem? My intuition says yes!
These folks got a sign - most likely visible to all who cared to see or listen to those who knew that they had seen dead walking. They had to be among the first to accept Jesus on that Pentecost morning when Peter and the apostles began to preach Jesus as the Messiah to the Jews.
The Pentecost after the Rapture, (10 days later) will become a pivotal feast or set time again, as I believe that since a shadow was cast for the sealing of the apostles by the Holy Spirit on that day, so it will be again as God's last 2 witnesses will be sealed on Pentecost, and then go on to preach Jesus as the Messiah once again to the Jews, picking up where the apostles left off when the covenant of the Jews was set aside for the opening of the age of the Gentiles, which on that day is now over, having been completed at the Rapture 10 earlier.
Lets go one step further. How many of you remember from scripture, that when Moses came down from the mountain with the Law, he found them worshiping the idol, and had 3,000 of them put to death? So, under the Law, 3,000 died! Now, on that first Pentecost, under the Messiah, 3,000 were saved! God doesn't miss a jot or a tittle!
So, to wrap this up - To fulfill the prophecy of the dead in Christ rising of Paul to the Thessalonians, God cast the shadow, of dead released from captivity by Jesus (Isaiah 61), the Messiah, on the day that Jesus rose, and then to fulfill Paul's prophecy to all Christians, that after that, we which are alive and remain will be caught up (Raptured) with THEM, to be with our Lord forever. So, in this we have substance and shadow in the Feast of First Fruits, and a shadow cast by Jesus Himself at the time of the Ascension, when the dead in Christ that are risen will be caught up together with them to meet in the Air (Rev.4:1 - "Come up Hither"), and be with the Lord forever.
I believe that the 40 days of Jonah's warning was the shadow cast to be fulfilled on First Fruits by Christ, who recasts the shadow into the future to be seen again 40 days before the Rapture, when those that rise will join together with those who are alive and remain to be caught away.
And, that all occurred in the Spring of the year the first time, and I have no doubt that it will occur in like manner and time when the time comes.
So, keep looking at the Jews and Jerusalem for the timing. As God himself tells us through Daniel that the word was SEALED until the time of the end. So, when you see the events of Daniel's prophecy spilling out onto the stage of history, then you would know for CERTAIN you were at the time of the end! And to remind you that it also says that when that happens there will be much new knowledge. Boy is that true! But you will only see it if you are watching! Just like those in Jerusalem who saw the dead walking around!
Now, I'm not a date setter! I am not saying that this next Spring is the time for the Rapture! Please get that straight. But I am saying that SCRIPTURE DOES HAVE the substance and shadow for the dead in Christ rising, and the Rapture of the Church, and that it will happen in a Springtime when the Jews are just about ready to confirm a covenant with many that allows for the resumption of their sacrifice on Temple Mount in Jerusalem. Dan.9:27
One more thing. I sent out the script that I prepared for the video to be used in our Shake and Wake your Neighbor movement. I had expected a response from you, but it seems that for some reason we are out of touch. I only heard from 1 of you! What's going on? Is there anybody listening out there? Am I talking to empty Cyberspace? This is a lot of work I'm doing here, and it's for you. I already know all this stuff!
If you aren't going to respond, and if you aren't going to support this Ministry and it's work, then what's the use of me doing it?
I've told you before, you are very fortunate people. God picked you to hear this message. You are aware of things that in the near future, people would trade anything they have to have been made aware like you are. They are going to be looking up and praying like those folks in Noah's time, wishing they had heard the message, and cursing the day they scoffed at Noah.
God sent me out in to cyberspace to tell the world. You found me! Now, it's your responsibility, verified in scripture, to spread this awareness! Either start helping me, or go listen to somebody else's message. I can't do this on my own! Wake up! This is serious stuff, and if you don't believe that, why are you a Christian? If you think that I'm full of turkey stuffing, then move on. If not, start helping! We are getting close and Satan is squeezing hard. Help me resist him. And, help me spread this awareness.
Please continue to pray for our sister Marion Epperson.
Also, pray with me: We made it through February! Thank you Lord, we are faithing on that! Amen.
As always, if my teaching is a blessing to you, give generously and give hilariously, because the Lord loves a hilarious giver and promises to pour down a bless on you that you cannot contain. I wish that blessing for all of you.
My sincerest and humblest thanks to those who are helping me. You know that I know who you are, and how much I love you for it. Keep it up.
Thank you for listening and God bless all of you.