Wednesday, September 22, 2010


Ever since the 7.0 earthquake lurched open the the ground in CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand, less than three weeks ago, there has been an ongoing earthquake swarm which is the largest ever reported. 

The amount of earthquakes in this swarm is at present, 774, and appears headed towards  777, which we know to be God's number of perfect completion.

Please see the following interactive map showing the constantly updated earthquake activity of this swarm:

Only time will tell if the swarm may continue and climb out of the 700's. The very fact that this earthquake was surreal from the cause to effect is however, indisputable. 

Please see the previous entry outlining the incredible verification of this:

The fact that the initial 7.0 earthquake appeared as if the ground was ripped open by the hand of God since it was not on a fault line, should alert believers to begin with.
The additional fact that CHRISTCHURCH is now the location of the largest swarm of earthquakes on record, does appear to bear providential significance.

The following linked article has a title that does appear very telling:

Perhaps this phenomenon is a supernatural call for the Church of Jesus Christ to awaken and to prepare for His soon return. 

Ephesians 5:14  
Wherefore he saith, Awake thou that sleepest, and arise from the dead, and Christ shall give thee light.

Sunday, September 19, 2010


Our God so loves us that He provided us Biblical prophecies in order to understand the times in which we live and to realize that we are now entering the last days.

The religious leaders of Jesus's day, the Pharisees, ignored the ancient prophecies and were not watching for His first coming. 

They were much too comfortable with their earthly, exalted position. They did not necessarily desire the Messiah to come at that time as it would interfere with their role in the religious community.

Had they been watching according to the words of the prophets, they would have known to the exact date, the day of His visitation.

Since they did not, they missed His first coming just as many in the modern day church may miss His second coming.

The majority of the Church and the Church leadership have not heeded the dictates to "watch" and are therefore unaware of the the closeness of His return in these end times.

If the Pharisees had been watching for the prophetic fulfillment of the Scriptures they would have realized that it was the time for the visitation of their Messiah.

The book of Daniel actually provides the timeline for the advent of the Messiah:

 25 "Know and understand this: From the issuing of the decree to restore and rebuild Jerusalem until the Anointed One, the ruler, comes, there will be seven 'sevens,' and sixty-two 'sevens.' It will be rebuilt with streets and a trench, but in times of trouble. 26 After the sixty-two 'sevens,' the Anointed One will be cut off and will have nothing.

Historically, the decree to restore and rebuild Jerusalem came in 445 BC on March 14th. The Biblical calender is based on the lunar cycle and has 360 days in a  year. 

From the decree of March 14, 445 BC until the time that the "Anointed One will be cut off" which is referring to the first coming of Jesus, Daniel prophesied it to be an interval of 62 weeks + 7 weeks =69 weeks or a total of 69 seven year periods.

69 weeks x 7 years= 483 years
483 years x 360 days annually=173,880 days

Taking the date of the decree of March 14, 445 BC and adding 173,880 days lands exactly on the date of April 5, 32 AD, the date recognized as when Jesus, as King of Kings, rode into Jerusalem on the donkey fulfilling Zechariah 9:

 The Coming King
    9 “ Rejoice greatly, O daughter of Zion! Shout, O daughter of Jerusalem! Behold, your King is coming to you;  He is just and having salvation. Lowly and riding on a donkey, A colt, the foal of a donkey. 

 The Pharisees, who Jesus called a wicked and adulterous generation, completely missed their Messiah since they chose not to watch even though it was clearly outlined for them in the Scriptures.

Just as today, many professing Christ followers and the "leaders of the flock" are missing the signs of His second coming because they have neglected to watch for the signs of the times that Jesus commanded us to watch for.

Many today appear way too satisfied with this life on earth to even want to listen when they are approached with the blaring signs of the return of Jesus (including the leaders of the church).

As such, a majority of the modern day Church of Jesus Christ can be equated to be modern day Pharisees.

Remembering what Jesus thought of the Pharisees should cause us to not want to be guilty of the same:

Matthew 23: 27"Woe to you, teachers of the law and Pharisees, you hypocrites! You are like whitewashed tombs, which look beautiful on the outside but on the inside are full of dead men's bones and everything unclean. 28In the same way, on the outside you appear to people as righteous but on the inside you are full of hypocrisy and wickedness.

13 But woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites, because you shut off the kingdom of heaven from men; for you do not enter yourselves, nor do you allow those who are entering to go in." 

33"You snakes! You brood of vipers! How will you escape being condemned to hell?

Those who ignore the prophetic Scriptures and the signs of the times will miss the return of our Messiah just as the Pharisees did His first visitation.

May we maintain a diligent watch as He wants us to watch, so we can be aware of the nearness of His return.

Luke 12:37
Blessed are those servants whom the master, when he comes, will find watching. Assuredly, I say to you that he will gird himself and have them sit down to eat, and will come and serve them.  12:37--38, "BLESSED are those servants, whom the Lord when He

Friday, September 17, 2010


We are fast coming upon Yom Kippur, on the Gregorian calendar, today at nightfall . I want to share an in-depth exhortation on the possibility of the Rapture on this day. 

The 40 days of repentance that began on Elul 1, leading into Rosh Hashanah, then into the 7 days of Awe, will end tonight with Yom Kippur/Day of Atonement. 

Interestingly, Arlene, the author of these convincing, Scripture-based facts, has noted the "sign of Jonah" in relation to the end of this 40 days of repentance. 

Please see the previous blog entry regarding the potential physical signal that appears to be have sent to alert us to how close the return of the Lord Jesus, for His own, is:

Thanks to Arlene, we have some very credible information that bears much consideration. I have condensed her very thoughtful teaching, in order to attempt to include the main bullet points. Please note that this was actually written in 2005.

"Now a broad outline as I understand it, Yom Kippur is the final day of the 40-day repentance period which began on Elul 1st, 30 days before Rosh Hashanah, and includes the ten days of awe, or another reprieve period in which to repent before Yom Kippur, when the Book of Life is closed by the righteous judge in heaven,  and those who have not been found worthy to be in that book have no further appeal to the Lord thereafter. 

Let us recall that our Lord said that an evil generation which seeks a sign shall have only the “sign of Jonah”, and one of the aspects of Jonah’s call to repentance for Nineveh was a 40-day call to repentance. So, this should intrigue us at the very least, and beckon us to look further.  

For, should the  Jewish nation seek a sign of their coming Messiah, they would certainly stumble upon this scripture after the rapture and do the math themselves.  If, as many say, our Lord’s physical appearing upon earth, on the Mount of Olives, occurs on Yom Kippur, then it follows that seven years earlier (introducing the time of Jacob’s trouble), would occur then also on Yom Kippur. 

Yom Kippur is a day of fasting, and atonement, so there is usually a rather large and hedonistic repast the day before this entire day of donning hair shirts and denial of the flesh.  During the Yom Kippur service, the Ark of the Covenant is open, which contains the Torah; this signifies the gates of heaven which are purported to be open during this period.

This should lead us into meditating upon those words of the Lord about Himself being “the door”, or the open gate, which also relates to Rosh Hashanah, in that the gates of heaven are open even for the last ten days of repentance before Yom Kippur. 

So, there is much fuss made about these open doors made during the time period between Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur.  Also we shall look later at that door which was open to the Philadelphian church in Revelation, and that door which John saw as open in heaven for his invitation to “come up hither”. 

First, before I forget it... I believe this is the only feast day of the Lord, which calls for a day of fasting. Additional  prohibitions for the day of Yom Kippur are engaging in marital relations, weddings, wearing leather shoes, or washing oneself, in addition to not drinking wine or eating food.  

Was our Lord referring to this day when He said that in the days of Noah, they were “eating and drinking” and “marrying and giving in marriage”  until THE DAY that Noah entered into the ark. 

Likewise, prior to this year’s Yom Kippur, Jews will be “eating and drinking, and marrying and giving in marriage”, until THE DAY of Yom Kippur. Without getting flakey here... I read somewhere on the world-wide net, that the Ark of the Covenant, had the same ratio of measurements as the dimensions of the ark of Noah, and we know that God Himself closed the door to the ark once Noah was inside,  so perhaps there is a picture here of that great ark of heaven being open for us, until the completion of Yom Kippur, “God Himself will close the door”.  

After the Yom Kippur service, the doors of the ark of the covenant are closed, signifying the closing of the door of heaven; they blow the shofar once, and this is called “The Great Trump”. then that’s all she wrote for those who did not repent. 

The last hour of the Yom Kippur service offers one final opportunity for repentance.   Does this remind you of our Lord’s words to the Laodicean church “behold I stand at the door and knock”? 


I am sure we all wilted when Rosh Hashanah came and went with no resurrection, no call of the Bridegroom – nothing. What?  It all seemed to fit so well. So, back to the drawing board we go.   We are now in the Days of Awe portion of time between Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur.   These are days of deep reflection, leading up to the most somber day of fasting and repentance, during which we reflect upon our sins.  

The Sabbath day that falls during these two feasts is called The Sabbath of Return or “Shabbat Shuvah”, which means the Sabbath of repentance, or returning to the Lord from our lives of sin. 

I have felt for some time that there lurks in the first (church-related) portion of the book of Revelation, the answer to WHEN the rapture would be, for John himself was called to “come up hither”.  John is a “type” of the bride of Christ (he laid his head upon the breast of our Lord at the last supper, typical of what a bride did at a betrothal dinner), and he was called “the beloved disciple”.  Therefore, we look at John to find out what becomes of the beloved betrothed bride. 

First, John hears a voice like a trumpet, (this is the “first trump)  introducing the words of our Lord, and he turns to see the Lord “in the midst of the seven candlesticks” Revelation 1:12-13.  He is instructed to write to the churches what He speaks.  His feet were like unto “fine brass”, which bespeaks of judgment, and a sharp two-edged sword coming out of His mouth.   This two-edged sword we have encountered before, in the words of Paul:

Hebrews 4:12 - For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any two edged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.

So, with this two-edged sword, He is about to both compliment, and rebuke, the seven churches, for He identifies the seven candlesticks as “the seven churches”.  He dictates these words of discernment while John is still on earth, which claim I still stick to, else, how could John later be told to “come up hither”, if he was already “up thither”, and in fact the bride /church is on earth during this time of dressing-down by the Lord, and during this time of repentance. 

Now, I think that this scenario pictures exactly what happens prior to Yom Kippur.   The reason that the Lord does not come on Rosh Hashanah, is that IT IS STILL IN THE 40-DAY REPENTANCE PERIOD, leading up to YOM KIPPUR, THE LAST DAY OF THE REPENTANCE PERIOD.  


2 Peter 3:9 - The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance

But “that ALL SHOULD COME TO REPENTANCE” speaks of a period of time when our Lord is “longsuffering”...and in fact a person can “come to repentance” right up until the last hour before the Yom Kippur service is over, and this period of time for repentance, is the 40-day period prior to Yom Kippur, as also it was during the 40-day period of Jonah’s preaching when he said that God would repent of the evil that He had purposed to do if they did not repent.

But not to dwell here, let’s see what follows in the book of Revelation.  Sure enough the letters to the churches have ‘REPENTANCE’ writ large all over them.  Repent, or else. Repent or else.  Repent or else.  This is the language of Teshuvah (the 30 days of repentance prior to Rosh Hashanah, and the ten days of awe or repentance, after Rosh Hashanah).

Rosh Hashanah is still repentance season, while God  is LONGSUFFERING, and awaiting the repentance; that is why the rapture cannot happen on Rosh Hashanah. However, the first trumpet which John heard, was the trumpet of Rosh Hashanah announcing the last ten days of repentance.    

And to one of these churches He says, “(Rev 3:8) Behold I HAVE SET BEFORE THEE AN OPEN DOOR, AND NO MAN CAN SHUT IT”.  This open door is none other than the open door that constitutes the gates of heaven being open during the time period between Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur! 

But it gets better for Philadelphia, because He says, during this period of time that the door is open, that (Rev 3:11) “Behold I COME QUICKLY… hold that fast which thou hast, that no man take thy crown”. Yes, He comes quickly, in fact within ten days of this judgment of the churches, and this coming happens to involve “crowns” or rewards (the rapture). 

Rev 22:12 - And, behold, I come quickly; and my reward is with me, to give every man according as his work shall be. 

To the Laodiceans, He says He is about to spue them out of His mouth, (to spend some time in the coming tribulation years)  because THEY SEE NO NEED TO REPENT.  They see themselves as rich, increased in goods, and HAVING NEED OF NOTHING.  To this church He says “behold I AM AT THE DOOR”. And “be zealous therefore, and REPENT”.  If any man opens the door (of repentance), He states He will come in a sup with him (the marriage supper). 

We should see hereafter, in the book of Revelation,  pictures of Yom Kippur following upon this call to repentance, and sure enough that we do. The next thing John reports (and remember that John is a type of the bride of Christ) is that a door was opened (KJV), elsewhere, “a door standing open”, in heaven and he was called “up hither” by another voice of a trumpet.  

Revelation 4
The Throne Room of Heaven 
 1 After these things I looked, and behold, a door standing open in heaven. And the first voice which I heard was like a trumpet speaking with me, saying, “Come up here, and I will show you things which must take place after this.”

“Immediately” (the rapture)  he found himself in heaven.  This time he heard another “trumpet” (the last trump when we shall be changed in an instant, in the twinkling of an eye). And when he looked around, he saw a throne, and right after that the “24 elders”, who  were wearing “crowns” – here are the crowns promised to those faithful Philadelphians…
 Revelation 4:4 Around the throne were twenty-four thrones, and on the thrones I saw twenty-four elders sitting, clothed in white robes; and they had crowns of gold on their heads.
Isaiah 26:2 - Open ye the gates, that the righteous nation which keepeth the truth may enter in.

Psalm 118: 19-24 - Open to me the gates of righteousness: I will go into them, and I will praise the LORD: This gate of the LORD, into which the righteous shall enter. I will praise thee: for thou hast heard me, and art become my salvation. The stone which the builders refused is become the head stone of the corner. This is the LORD's doing; it is marvellous in our eyes. This is the day which the LORD hath made; we will rejoice and be glad in it.

What do these elders say?  (Rev 5:9) “….and (He) has REDEEMED us to God by thy blood out of every kindred, and tongue and people, and nation.”   A mixed horde here represented by 24 elders, and not just national  Israel . But that is not the point, the point being that they had just been REDEEMED.

What is Yom Kippur called? THE DAY OF REDEMPTION!  (or Yom haPeduth).  This day was the holiest day in the whole year for the Israelites, the day that the high priest entered into the Holy of Holies of the temple, the only day he went in there, and made atonement both for himself and for the people.

Therefore, Yom Kippur is also called the Day of Atonement. John sees that the Lamb as it had been slain, was found worthy to REDEEM those he sees in heaven. And also found worthy to open the judgment seals, or scroll of redemption,  leading into the great tribulation. 

Jesus started His ministry on Yom Kippur, for we read that the Holy Spirit immediately took Him after His baptism out to the wilderness to be tempted by satan.  In the Law, it states that after the priest atoned for the people, he chose a “scapegoat”, which was led into the wilderness, to carry away the sins of the people, and that a “goodly man” was to lead that goat there (a type of the Holy Spirit leading Christ into the wilderness as our scapegoat). It was also a jubilee year, as Jesus quoted Isaiah 61, that He had come to set the slaves free etc.

Now, on Yom Kippur, and at the jubilee year, the Great Trumpet was to be blown to bring in the jubilee year.   Therefore, the trumpet which John heard when he was called up to heaven was the “trumpet of God” which calls us up, at the jubilee of the church, or rapture. 
 Now, we know from the scriptures that Christ has been made our “high priest” in heaven. Only, unlike the high priest on earth that entered the Holy of Holies once a year, we read in Hebrews: 

Hebrews 9:21-28 - Moreover he (the high priest) sprinkled with blood both the tabernacle, and all the vessels of the ministry. And almost all things are by the law purged with blood; and without shedding of blood is no remission. It was therefore necessary that the patterns of things in the heavens should be purified with these; but the heavenly things themselves with better sacrifices than these. For Christ is not entered into the holy places made with hands, which are the figures of the true; but into heaven itself, now to appear in the presence of God for us: Nor yet that he should offer himself often, as the high priest entereth into the holy place every year with blood of others; For then must he often have suffered since the foundation of the world: but now once in the end of the world hath he appeared to put away sin by the sacrifice of himself. And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment: So Christ was once offered to bear the sins of many; and unto them that look for him shall he appear the second time without sin unto salvation.

Above is described the sacrifice of Christ, for us, as high priest in heaven, having redeemed us by His blood, as the 24 elders sing in their new song….   And now get verse 28…..”unto those that look for him, shall he appear THE SECOND TIME WITHOUT SIN UNTO SALVATION.   This verse speaks also of Yom Kippur, the Atonement sacrifice, and THOSE OF US WHO LOOK FOR HIM TO APPEAR THE SECOND TIME as our high priest, to REDEEM us.  FACE TO FACE

Another traditional name for Yom Kippur is “face to face”.  We know that no man could ever see God and live; however, on Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement, the high priest would go into the Holy of Holies and be in God’s presence, or “face to face” with God.  This was a most solemn moment, and the people were gripped with anxiety as the high priest was in there, waiting to see if God would accept the sacrifice.  A bright cloud was over the mercy seat, at God’s presence in there. 

Now, get this:  Paul tells us: 

1 Corinthians 13:12 - For now we see through a glass, darkly; but then face to face: now I know in part; but then shall I know even as also I am known.

Paul above speaks of something that only happens on Yom Kippur. AND:  2 Corinthians 3:18 - But we all, with open face beholding as in a glass the glory of the Lord, are changed into the same image from glory to glory, even as by the Spirit of the Lord.  

Another close encounter above. But here’s the clincher:

When the high priest exited the Holy of Holies, the people breathed a huge collective sigh of relief, for from the VERY MOMENT when the high priest emerged from the Holy of Holies on the Day of Atonement, they knew that they were absolutely sinless and blameless before the Lord, and could set out upon yet another year of sin and hilarity, until the next year.   

LET US GO TO EPHESIANS 5:27 now: where Paul speaks of the mystery of Christ and the bridegroom, the church: 

Ephesians 5:27 - That he might present it to himself a glorious church, not having spot, or wrinkle, or any such thing; but that it should be holy and without blemish.

There it is folks. We cannot be presented on Rosh Hashanah, which is WHILE WE ARE REFLECTING AND REPENTING, during the 40 days of repentance,  but only after our High Priest, our Lord, “exits” the Holy of Holies (heaven), having secured our TOTAL AND COMPLETE REDEMPTION and ATONEMENT, thereby being able to present us to Himself as a spotless bride as in Ephesians 5:27 above. 

In Leviticus 25:9-11, we see that the year of the Jubilee, was to be healed in on Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement. And we know that the Jubilee year, was one of the REDEMPTION of lost property or rights, or indebtedness. 

The REDEMPTION (being redeemed by His blood sprinkled in the Holy of Holies before the Father)  mentioned in the song of the 24 elders, speaks of this liberty, and rest, which we acquire at His coming. And, in Joel 2:12-16, it says: 

Joel 2:12-16 - Therefore also now, saith the LORD, turn ye even to me (Sabbath of Return) with all your heart, and with fasting, and with weeping, and with mourning: And rend your heart, and not your garments, and turn unto the LORD your God: for he is gracious and merciful, slow to anger, and of great kindness, and repenteth him of the evil. (which He did for the Ninevites at Jonah’s 40 days’ call to repentance) 

Who knoweth if he will return and repent, and leave a blessing behind him; even a meat offering and a drink offering unto the LORD your God?  Blow the trumpet in Zion, sanctify a fast (Yom Kippur), call a solemn assembly: Gather the people, sanctify (cleanse)  the congregation, assemble the elders, gather the children, and those that suck the breasts: let the bridegroom go forth of his chamber, and the bride out of her closet.

There’s those elders, on a fast day, when the bridegroom and bride emerge.  This would indeed be the Jubilee of the church, and this Jubilee can ONLY HAPPEN ON YOM KIPPUR  as per Leviticus 25:8-13 

Leviticus 25:8-13 - And thou shalt number seven sabbaths of years unto thee, seven times seven years; and the space of the seven sabbaths of years shall be unto thee forty and nine years. Then shalt thou cause the trumpet of the jubilee to sound on the tenth day of the seventh month, in the day of atonement shall ye make the trumpet sound throughout all your land. And ye shall hallow the fiftieth year, and proclaim liberty throughout all the land unto all the inhabitants thereof: it shall be a jubilee unto you; and ye shall return every man unto his possession, and ye shall return every man unto his family. A jubilee shall that fiftieth year be unto you: ye shall not sow, neither reap that which groweth of itself in it, nor gather the grapes in it of thy vine undressed. For it is the jubilee; it shall be holy unto you: ye shall eat the increase thereof out of the field. In the year of this jubilee ye shall return every man unto his possession.

And, Christ our Savior sacrificed Himself, for us, so that we may look forward to celebrating that Jubilee with Him:  

Hebrews 10:21-25 - And having an high priest over the house of God; Let us draw near with a true heart in full assurance of faith, having our hearts sprinkled from an evil conscience, and our bodies washed with pure water. Let us hold fast the profession of our faith without wavering; (for he is faithful that promised;) And let us consider one another to provoke unto love and to good works: Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as the manner of some is; but exhorting one another: and so much the more, as ye see the day approaching.

What day approaching?  The day when our hearts are sprinkled with His blood (our High Priest) for Atonement, which is YOM KIPPUR. 


Now if you will bear with me for a short while longer I may enlarge upon this.  It’s a short and nice book to read for those of you who have not read it, now would be a good time to do that.

But I shall not quote it directly so that I may be more general in my thoughts. First of all, Naomi urged her daughter-in-law Ruth to prepare herself (days of repentance) by washing, dressing, and anointing herself, prior to presenting herself at the feet of Boaz on the threshing floor. Naomi was a street-smart Jewess, who knew that the harvest festivals were upon them.  

Ruth was around throughout the barley harvest “and to the wheat harvest”. That Boaz only had barley heaps on his floor was a stumbling block to us, for at that time we fancied ourselves to be “barley”, then “wheat”, and hoped to see ourselves somewhere in this story.  

Apparently Boaz hadn’t seen to his wheat harvest yet... and in fact Jesus said... ”the harvest is the end of the age”, and wheat will be part of this harvest, taken from the parable of the wheat and tares.  

Knowing that the fall feasts were approaching, Naomi wanted to see to Ruth’s “rest”….remember? (this is our millennial rest as bride of Christ)  That is, that she might be “redeemed” by this “kinsman” in whose field Ruth happened.  

It is interesting that Naomi told Ruth to wait to lie at his feet, until he “has finished eating and drinking”.  Now, why is this little detail here... remember, that there is a sumptuous feasting the day before Yom Kippur, because the next day is a fast day.

So, Ruth waited until he had eaten and drunk, and his heart was “merry” from the feasting.  At midnight, Boaz stirs, (“at midnight a call was made – behold the bridegroom cometh”), and he awakens, and passes a complimentary judgment upon her, his bride to be (the judgment seat of Christ).  

Ruth returns to Naomi with the news of the threshing-floor encounter, early in the morning, bearing a gift of barley. Now, Naomi says, that Boaz will “not REST (bring in the millennial rest) until this thing be taken care of…”, that is the securing of the right to be a kinsman redeemer and acquire Ruth as bride in the process.

The millennial rest or jubilee cannot occur until the redemption process is approved by the city’s elders.  

Boaz, the next morning, goes to the elders of the city and makes it all right and REDEEMS Naomi’s property ( Israel ’s land and promises), and takes Ruth as his bride in the process. 

Therefore, we come back now to the scene in heaven immediately after John is caught up to heaven (the rapture of the bride), and witnesses the Lamb being found WORTHY to open the seals of the book (the book of REDEMPTION), for in all cases of kinsman redeemers, the kinsman had to be found worthy by the city’s elders to open the scroll of the property rights of the purchased possession.  

We know that what Christ is redeeming here is all that was lost from the fall of Adam onward.   That is why John cried when “no man could be found worthy to open the book…”.

And so it is, that the 24 elders could sing a NEW SONG, about redemption, and that redemption could only have occurred on YOM KIPPUR, and that spotless bride could have only been made spotless and without wrinkle, by the only one who could have done this on THE DAY OF REDEMPTION, or YOM KIPPUR.

And of course I leave out one of the  most important scriptures, relating to the rapture on Yom Kippur, buried in this mass of notes.  The "engagement or espousal gift" given to us, the church, was the "earnest of the Holy Spirit", or down-payment of that which would be made full later.  

Ruth was given six measures of barley, so that she would not return to Naomi without an espousal gift, or down payment from Boaz.  With this earnest or partial offering of the Holy Spirit, we are "sealed" as the property of the betrothed Bridegroom, Christ.   

Paul tells us in Ephesians not to grieve the Holy Spirit........for we are sealed with this Spirit, until the DAY OF REDEMPTION, which is YOM KIPPUR.  

That's about as plain as it can be that the last day of this "partial" sealing of the Holy Spirit will be on YOM KIPPUR, for another name for Yom Kippur is:  DAY OF REDEMPTION......    Ephesians 4:30 And grieve not the Holy Spirit of God, whereby ye are sealed unto the day of redemption."

May I add one further thought on the significance of Ruth and Boaz in relation to Christ and those who await His return. In the book of Ruth, Boaz instructed his future bride, Ruth, to gather grain until the harvest was over.

We can see how this is exactly what the Bride of Christ has been instructed to do:

Luke 10:2 He told them, "The harvest is plentiful, but the workers are few. Ask the Lord of the harvest, therefore, to send out workers into his harvest field".

John 4:35 "...behold, I say unto you, Lift up your eyes, and look on the fields; for they are white already to harvest."
Boaz also offered water to Ruth for her thirst, just as we have been offered to quench our thirst with the Living Water:

John 4:10 Jesus replied to her, "If you only knew what God's gift is and who is asking you for a drink, you would have asked him for a drink. He would have given you living water."

John 7:37 On the last and greatest day of the Feast, Jesus stood and said in a loud voice, "If anyone is thirsty, let him come to me and drink.

Noteworthy is the feast spoken of in John  7:37 refers to the Feast of Tabernacles, which is the feast following Yom Kippur.

We cannot know for fact that the Rapture is on Yom Kippur, even though this study has presented many convincing rationales.

However, there is one thing we know for certain; we are to be exhorting one another while we busily gather in the Harvest, as it is becoming vividly clear that we are rapidly seeing the "Day approaching".

Hebrews 10:25
Let us not give up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but let us encourage one another--and all the more as you see the Day approaching.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010


Jesus wants His people to be aware of and watch for the signs of His return, as it gives us the urgency to ready not only ourselves, but also reach out to the lost. 

The Lord gave us these signs of His coming not to frighten or alarm us, but to the contrary, to prepare, encourage and comfort us.

In John 14: 1-3 our Lord told us to “not let your hearts be troubled” because He has gone to prepare a place for us and is coming back to get us so that we may be with Him. 

 John 14:1 “Let not your heart be troubled; you believe in God, believe also in Me. 2 In My Father’s house are many mansions;[a] if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you.[b] 3 And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and receive you to Myself; that where I am, there you may be also.
In verse 27-28 of the same chapter, Yeshua again reassures us to not “let your hearts be troubled” as well as “do not be afraid“.

John 14:27 Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.
28"You heard me say, 'I am going away and I am coming back to you.'

This is consolation that we need not be fearful regarding His return. This is also assurance to us that He is indeed coming back again, to take His own to be where He is, in Heaven.

Jesus outlined to us many signs of the end of the age so that we could be encouraged instead of dismayed, when we see the world in a downward spiral.

In fact, knowing the signs of His coming can help give us His peace. As we see the world scene destabilizing all around us, we can know it is all in His perfect plan. 

We can be comforted as we see this chaotic, spinning out-of-control world, knowing that He will be soon coming for us as He promised.
So, instead of fear, seeing the signs coming to pass should give us hope, excitement and joy!

As the end time prophecies come to pass before our eyes, we can know just how very close we are to seeing the radiant face of our Lord as well as the wondrous things He has prepared for us!

1 Corinthians 2:9 Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love him.

With this realization, may we all ready ourselves and others for His soon return. 

May we turn our focus towards the things of the Kingdom and further away from the temporary distractions of our earthly and fleeting lives. 

Saturday, September 11, 2010


The Jewish wedding is representative of the the Rapture,wherein the Bride of Christ is taken to our Heavenly Father's House, by Yeshua Ha Mashiach.

Bridegrooms typically came for their brides in the middle of the night, to "steal them away". The groom would often come like a thief in the night, often around the midnight hour.

The bride would have to have her lamp and her belongings ready at all times. Her sisters or bridesmaids would also be waiting, keeping their lamps trimmed in anticipation of the late night festivities.

We need to have our lamps full and be prepared for the arrival of the Bridegroom!
      At the midnight cry, the bridegroom comes!

Jerusalem (Israel) Midnight between Saturday, September 11, 2010 and Sunday, September 12, 2010

Montgomery (U.S.A. - Alabama) Saturday, September 11, 2010 at 4:00:00 PM

Matt 25:1-13 "Then the Kingdom of Heaven will be like ten virgins, who took their lamps, and went out to meet the bridegroom. Five of them were foolish, and five were wise. Those who were foolish, when they took their lamps, took no oil with them, but the wise took oil in their vessels with their lamps. Now while the bridegroom delayed, they all slumbered and slept. But at midnight there was a cry, ‘Behold! The bridegroom is coming! Come out to meet him!’ Then all those virgins arose, and trimmed their lamps. The foolish said to the wise, ‘Give us some of your oil, for our lamps are going out.’ But the wise answered, saying, ‘What if there isn’t enough for us and you? You go rather to those who sell, and buy for yourselves.’ While they went away to buy, the bridegroom came, and those who were ready went in with him to the marriage feast, and the door was shut. Afterward the other virgins also came, saying, ‘Lord, Lord, open to us.’ But he answered, ‘Most assuredly I tell you, I don’t know you.’ Watch therefore, for you don’t know the day nor the hour in which the Son of Man is coming."


Friday, September 10, 2010


As preface to this important realization, please refer to the previous blog entry detailing why the Feast of Trumpets/ Yom Teruah/Rosh Hashanah represents the Rapture of those whom belong to the Lord Jesus Christ:

According to NASA ,the beginning of the phase of the new moon began September 8, 2010. The Gregorian calendar thus has the two day feast of Rosh Hashanah dated to be on September 8-9, 2010.

Biblically, the Feast of Rosh Hashanah begins when the new moon was sighted by two witnesses, who then report the sighting to the Sandhedrin.

When two persons saw the new moon they would come to the Jewish High Court and give testimony that they had seen the moon.

This did not mean that the court did not know when the moon was scheduled to appear, but rather that the sanctification of the moon had to be made according to eyewitness reports. 

The court would question the witnesses to ascertain that they indeed did see the moon. Afterwards, the court proclaimed that a new month had begun.

Just today, the new moon was finally sighted by two witnesses at sunset Friday, September 10th, Jerusalem time. Therefore, it was sighted just as the weekly Shabbat (Sabbath) was commencing.

No work is allowed on the Sabbath and the carrying of shofars is considered work. It therefore, is important to realize that if the Feast of Trumpets falls on a Sabbath that no shofars will be blown. 

Instead, the shofars will be blown on the second day of the Feast of Trumpets. 

According to Biblical dictate, Jewish custom and the actual visualization of the new moon by two witnesses, the first day of this year's Feast of Trumpets is in process at present. 

Since it began at Sabbath, no shofars are to be blown until the second day of the feast.

The second day of Rosh Hashanah will begin at sunset in Jerusalem on Saturday, September 11th.

This is equivalent to 10:51 a.m.(CST) on September 11, 2010 for Americans.

At that time, the second day of Rosh Hashanah begins and the shofars will be able to sound.

From Scripture, we know that the Rapture will be accompanied by the blowing of trumpets/shofars: 

1 Corinthians 15:52 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.

As such, many indicators, appears to point to the possibility that the timing of the Rapture may occur on the second day of Rosh Hashanah.

Those who are focused on the living Christ, may soon meet the Lord in the air, when the great shofar sounds!

1 Thes 4:15-18 For this we say unto you by the word of the Lord, that we which are alive and remain unto the coming of the Lord shall not prevent them which are asleep. 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.

Notable is the fact that even if we had been told that the Rapture would occur on Yom Teruah 2010, we still could have not known the day or the hour because of the difference in time zones as well as the delayed sighting of the new moon.

Now we have this new realization that due to Rosh Hashanah falling on the Sabbath, that the shofar cannot sound until the second day, being the infamous September 11th.

As we appear to be nearing the return of Christ, may we prepare and examine ourselves, making sure we have truly repentant and forgiving hearts, with our focus fully on our Savior!! 

Even so come Lord Jesus, Yeshua Ha Mashiach!


The first thing that is imperative to realize is that God's feast days that He outlined in the Torah, represent God's plan of redemption, compromising both His first and second coming. 


Note that there are seven Levitical  feast days outlined by God. The number seven represents completion and is God's perfect number.


Please see the following website for an elaboration on God's perfect number being the number, 7 :

Jesus has already fulfilled all the Spring Feast days with His first coming.

The upcoming Fall feast days represent the Rapture, His Second Coming and the Millennial period. 

The next feast day to be fulfilled would be the first Fall festival, Rosh Hashanah.

It is important to remember that the feast days are NOT just Jewish feast days but are God's feast days. In the book of Leviticus, God stressed that they are HIS feast days. 


Leviticus 23: 

1The Lord said to Moses, 2“Speak to the Israelites and say to them: ‘These are my appointed feasts, the appointed feasts of the Lord, which you are to proclaim as sacred assemblies.


So, the festival (feast) days belong to the Lord Himself. His followers, Jew and Gentile are to keep them. 


If the Church had been observing God's feast days then they would have realized that His return for His own would come one Rosh Hashanah/ Yom Teruah.


It is noteworthy to realize that Rosh Hashanah has several different titles, all referring to the same festival.


It is also known as Yom Teruah,or the Feast of Trumpets. These titles, as well as other names for this important festival, will be used interchangeably throughout this entry. 


Yom Teruah is the only one of God's feast days that starts on the sighting of the new moon.


The Jewish idiom for God's feast day of Yom Teruah, is the feast "of which no man knows the day or the hour". 



Due to the dispersion of the Jewish people from their land in ancient days, the feast of the new moon/Yom Teruah could have been over before word of the sighting of the new moon spread to those dispersed in Babylon.


Therefore, Rosh Hashanah was celebrated as a two day festival but recognized as one long day. It is the only feast day that begins at the sighting of the new moon by two witnesses in Jerusalem. 


Because of this, no one could know for certain, beforehand, the day or hour of the beginning of the feast of Yom Teruah.

Bear in mind that Yeshua (Jesus)was Jewish, speaking to His Jewish disciples when He used this well known Jewish idiom: 


Matt. 24: 36“ No one knows about that day or hour, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father.


Just as in American culture, one would know that if someone informed them that they would visit them on "Turkey Day'" that they were indicating Thanksgiving. 


In the same manner, the Scripture indicates that our Jewish Savior was referring to the well known 2 day feast of Yom Teruah/"on a day or hour that no man knows" (which is also an idiom of this feast being representative of the Jewish Wedding). 


"Of that day or hour no man knows, but my Father only" is the expression used by a Jewish groom when asked when he will go and steal away his bride "like a thief in the night".


1 Thessalonians 5:2 For you yourselves are fully aware that the day of the Lord will come like a thief in the night.


The Jewish groom (representing Jesus) goes away to prepare a place for his bride. When preparations on the bridal chamber are completed, the father of the groom (representing our Heavenly Father)tells his son it is time to fetch his bride.


The Feast of Trumpets is also known as the "wedding of the Messiah", and therefore, the expression about "not knowing the day or the hour" refers to the Jewish wedding custom in relation to this feast.


Believers are the Bride of Christ for whom the Bridegroom, Yeshua, (Jesus) will one day come to take to His Father's House, at the time of the Rapture.


Therefore, it is clear that the Rapture must take place on a Feast of Trumpets/the wedding of the Messiah.


Remember Jesus's assurance to us, His Bride:


Matthew 14:1“Don’t let your hearts be troubled. Trust in God, and trust also in me. 2There is more than enough room in my Father’s home.a If this were not so, would I have told you that I am going to prepare a place for you?b 3When everything is ready, I will come and get you, so that you will always be with me where I am.


Thus, it can easily be seen how this feast day represents the Rapture, as the Bride of Christ, we are caught up in the air to be with the Lord and to attend the marriage supper of the Lamb.
The title, Yom Teruah, means Day of Trumpets in Hebrew. There is the blowing of 100 shofar blasts towards the very end of the celebration of this feast. 

The one hundredth and last blast is called "THE LAST TRUMP".  


Just as Jesus was Jewish speaking to a Jewish audience so was Paul, as a Jew, relating the well known Jewish name for the last shofar blast blown ending the Feast of Trumpets/Yom Teruah.


1 Corinthians 15:52 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.
On The Feast of Trumpets, the challah, or special bread, is baked into the shape of a circle, representing a crown.

It is on this day that the coronation of the King is to occur and the King which we know to be Yeshua Ha Mashiach, is to be enthroned on this festival/feast day. The shofar is blown during the coronation of a king. 


As such, it can be seen that one day, on a Yom Teruah, (which means the "day of blowing") that the shofars will be blown announcing the coronation of King Jesus!


The thirty days prior to Yom Teruah are the month of Elul. Daily during this month, leading up to Rosh Hashanah, we are supposed to reflect on our lives because God's judgment is coming on Rosh Hashanah.

The message from Elul 1 to Rosh Hashanah is clear: Repent before Rosh Hashanah. Don’t wait until after Rosh Hashanah, or you will find yourself in the Days of Awe.

The Days of Awe are the seven days in between Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur/Day of Atonement.

These 7 days represent the 7 year Tribulation period and The Day of Atonement represents the Second Coming of Jesus.

God is so loving and merciful that He gave us each year, 30 days to search our hearts and repent prior to what one year will be the Rapture on a Yom Teruah.

Another name for Rosh Hashanah is Yom HaDin which means Day of Judgment. The Jewish people believe that on Rosh Hashanah the"books” are opened in heaven. 

There are three books opened - that of life, for those whose works had been good; another of death, for those who had been thoroughly evil; and a third, intermediate.

Those classified as intermediate are those whose case will be decided on the Day of Atonement (seven days after Rosh Hoshanna on Yom Kippur).

The delay is granted for true repentance, which without, their names would be finally entered, into the book of of death. 

For those who truly repent and forgive others, their names will be entered into the book of Life.

The opening of the books on Rosh Hashanah signifies the judgment of mankind wherein the righteous will be taken in the Rapture and the intermediates and wicked will be left behind to face the 7 year Tribulation. 

The intermediates are those who Jesus called lukewarm and warned He would "vomit" them out of His mouth. 

Revelation 3:15-17
15 “I know your works, that you are neither cold nor hot. I could wish you were cold or hot. 16 So then, because you are lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot,[a] I will vomit you out of My mouth. 

Recognizing this, all professing Christians need to make sure their focus is on the things of God instead of the world:

Revelation 3: 17 Because you say,I am rich, have become wealthy, and have need of nothing’—and do not know that you are wretched, miserable, poor, blind, and naked

Rosh Hashanah is also known as Yom HaKeseh (Day of the Hiding or Hidden Day) which one may translate into the raptured Bride of Christ being "hidden" in Heaven during the cataclysmic events of the 7 year Tribulation (correlating with the 7 days of Awe).

One of the reasons for blowing the shofar is to proclaim the resurrection of the dead. Jewish thought is that the resurrection of the dead will take place on a Rosh Hashanah. 
Followers of Christ realize that the Rapture is indeed the day of the Resurrection of the dead in Christ. 
In addition, this feast  is also known as the Day of the Awakening Blast or The Day of the Awakening Shout.

1 Thes 4:15-18 For this we say unto you by the word of the Lord, that we which are alive and remain unto the coming of the Lord shall not prevent them which are asleep. 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. 

The blast of the shofar and the shout of the Lord will one day awaken those who now sleep.

With the dead in Christ, those who are alive and truly belong to the risen Lord, will be "caught up together with them into the clouds" into glorified bodies and everlasting life.

Also, the gates of Heaven are understood to be opened on Rosh Hashanah.  

As such, it is further evidence that the Rapture of the believers in Christ will take place on a Rosh Hashanah when the gates of Heaven are open, in which we may enter in.

The time of sorrows (birth pains) have been steadily growing stronger and closer together just as Jesus prophesied they would as the time of the end drew near.

 Matthew 24:6And 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.

Therefore, we can be able to recognize how close to the end we are on God's prophetic timeline. 

The hour is growing late. We are at the end of the age and our Lord is returning. 

May all realize that it is time to shift our focus from the things of the temporal to eternity.

May we all repent, forgive others and give the God of Heaven the priority that He deserves!