Tuesday, December 20, 2011


God is a gentleman. He will not force anyone to receive Him.

Salvation is given us through our own free will; in our desire to accept Christ.

In the same measure, it stands that Jesus will not forcibly take anybody in the Rapture.

Those who prefer not to even hear about it because it would interrupt their earthly lives, will by their own free will, be allowed their desire to continue this life.

The only problem is that those left behind will never again recognize their lives or this planet.

Everything will be instantly enshrouded in the darkest evil with unimaginable, unceasing terror replacing the lives they so loved.
Ha-satan, the enemy, has deluded many into this precarious state of lukewarmness.

It is time for the people of God to wake up!

Awaken and arise from slumbering in bed with the world, before it's too late.

It is time that blinded eyes be open to the fact that the Lord is coming for His Bride and the Tribulation period is upon us.

Those blind eyes may be to the eternal detriment of many....
Yeshua is coming so very soon, for a spotless, unblemished Bride who is untainted by the world.
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.  
It is now time to release every hold that we have on the world or that the world has on us; lest it have us so attached, that we are left behind to face the untold horrors of the fast coming Tribulation!

Thursday, November 17, 2011


The god of this world, Satan, wants to take as many souls as he can; to perish for eternity in hell with him.
He also wants to spite the creator, Yahweh. Certainly this enemy of men's souls delights all the more when the souls he wins are of professing Christians, who once had "escaped the pollutions of this world" by professing faith in Jesus Christ as their Savior.
"For if after they have escaped the pollutions of the world through the knowledge of the Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, they are again entangled therein, and overcome, the latter end is worse with them than the beginning." 2 Peter 2:20
In fact, regaining the souls of those previously who had come to the "knowledge of the Lord and Savior Jesus Christ" gives the enemy extreme glee and  satisfaction.
Not only is he stealing these souls from God, but the devil also knows that  these who "have lost their salvation by getting tangled up and enslaved by sin again" will be worse off than before."

Therefore, those who once knew the glory of salvation but backslide into a sinful, unrepentant lifestyle; will actually reap worse punishment than if they had never known the Lord Jesus Christ. 
Scripture tells us that they would have been better off "to have had no knowledge of the way of righteousness":
"For it would have been better for them to have had no knowledge of the way of righteousness, than to go back again from the holy law which was given to them, after having knowledge of it." 2 Peter 2:21
The reason that the backslidden/ lukewarm Christians deserve and undergo worse punishment is because in that state, they are actually "trampling the Son of God under foot". 
They are treating the blood of the covenant "as an unholy thing." By doing so, they are insulting the "Spirit of grace" which is a grievous action which results in more severe eternal punishment:
How much more severely do you think a man deserves to be punished who has trampled the Son of God under foot, who has treated as an unholy thing the blood of the covenant that sanctified him, and who has insulted the Spirit of grace?" Hebrews 10:29
In fact, the Savior despises this lukewarm state so much that He refers to it as a condition that apparently makes Him sickingly disgusted.  
He actually warns those who become lukewarm that He will "vomit them" out of His mouth:
"But because thou art lukewarm, and neither cold, not hot, I will begin to vomit thee out of my mouth" Revelation 3:16

Please note that the majority of warnings found in the New Testament are mainly to believers, not to unbelievers.
Unbelievers would not be reading and digesting God's Word to begin with so the warnings are issued to believers who are supposed to familiarize themselves with Scripture.

Perhaps the reason that many people become backslidden and lukewarm is because they are neglecting to read and study the Bible.

If only all professing Christians would revere His written Word and actually read it and take it to heart.

They would then be well aware of the horrifying consequences of falling back into a state of unrepentance and/or obsession with the things of this world.
"It is a terrifying thing to fall into the hands of the living God." Hebrews 10:31
ha satan (satan) tries to tempt believers in the same way he attempted to tempt Yeshua: with the kingdoms of this world. 
The enemy tantalizes believers with earthly gain in order to woo their affection and devotion away from God. 
In doing so, the things of this world become idols to them, wherein they put their earthly lives above the Kingdom of God.
"...the devil took him to a very high mountain and showed him all the kingdoms of the world and their splendor. All this I will give you,” he said, “if you will bow down and worship me.” Matthew 4:8
God makes it beyond clear in His Ten Commandments that we are to put Him first and put nothing above Him.
Yaweh literally warns us that He is a "jealous God." As our creator, He deserves all the glory and all of our attention:
Exodus 20:3 “You shall have no other gods before me.   
Exodus 20:4You shall not make for yourself an image in the form of anything in heaven above or on the earth beneath or in the waters below. 5 You shall not bow down to them or worship them; for I, the LORD your God, am a jealous God, punishing the children for the sin of the parents to the third and fourth generation of those who hate me, 6 but showing love to a thousand generations of those who love me and keep my commandments.
A good way to determine if we are giving God the priority He not only deserves, but also demands is by honestly evaluating our lives.
We need to evaluate and sincerely admit where most of our time, money, efforts, and thoughts are focused and that will prove to us which god we serve...the god of this world or the almighty living God, creator of Heaven and Earth.
In our modern day, high tech society there are so many mediums of entertainment by which satan can try to lure us away from serving God.
All of the laptops, IPODS, Iphones, Ipads, televsion, radios, video games and other such technological devices take up much of most people's time, money, efforts and thoughts.

Interestingly, several of these time consuming devices are titled with an "I" as in the Iphone, Ipad, etc.

It is almost as if this "I" denotes the self-centeredness that the electronic item promotes.

With the mass production of these many man made "idols", modern day mankind has literally made idols and are worshipping the works of our hands."
Isaiah 2:8 Their land is full of idols; the people worship things they have made with their own hands.
God warns us to worship only Him and we are to be consecrated to Him and set apart from this world.

However, satan has deluded many professing Christians to where their appearance and activities are no different than that of the world.

They watch the same movies, wear the same clothing, seek the same entertainment and desire the same pleasures as those of the world.
So very many have been deceived into constantly pursing the things and riches of the world to where they belong not to God, but to the ruler of this world, ha satan.

Many lukewarm Christians justify that they are not "sinning" if they are not drinking, doing drugs, immoral sex, theft etc.

They do not realize that to put the things of the world over God IS sin.
So, when they allow the pleasures and material items of the world to become their priority, they are actually living in unrepentant sin.
They have unknowingly slipped into entanglement by the corruptions of the world, which overcomes most, causing them to lose their salvation. 
The following verse is ample evidence how being "eager" for the idols of money/materialism can cause the loss of one's salvation:

1 Timothy 6:10 For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evil. Some people, eager for money, have wandered from the faith and pierced themselves with many griefs.
Satan successfully lures many into this "idol worship" through "the love of money" and through the desire of the many things it can buy.

If only professing Christians would look into God's Word, they would see how seriously dangerous is the ground they are treading on.

It is, in truth, leading to them being overcome by worldly desires which makes them "an enemy of God".

You adulterous people, don't you know that friendship with the world is hatred toward God? Anyone who chooses to be a friend of the world becomes an enemy of God" James 4:4
In America and other western, prosperous countries, this ploy to steal men's souls is most effective.
These financially blessed countries offer a vast array of glitter,glitz and allure of worldly possessions and entertainment.

Satan has blinded the Modern Day Church to where they are under the impression that they are "good to go" and truly saved just because they walked an aisle, made a confession of faith and perhaps even attend Church regularly.
They are blind to the fact that if their main focus and desires are for the attractions of this world that they are NOT "good to go".
Quite to the converse, they will be left behind when the Bridegroom returns for His Bride who is supposed to be awaiting Him, untainted by the things of this world.
 James 1:27 Pure religion and undefiled before God and the Father is this, To visit the fatherless and widows in their affliction, and to keep himself unspotted from the world.
In fact, we can see that the description that Yeshua gave of the lukewarm Church of Laodecia accurately depicts the condition of most of today's "church people".
"You say, 'I am rich. I have everything I want. I don't need a thing!' And you don't realize that you are wretched and miserable and poor and blind and naked." Revelation 3:17 
In the last days Church of Laodecia, physical wealth has become a set back and a detriment for many as it leads them into "ruin and destruction", compromising their salvation:
"People who want to get rich fall into temptation and a trap and into many foolish and harmful desires that plunge men into ruin and destruction." 1 Timothy 6:9  
If only professing believers would believe the warnings that Jesus gave to us regarding earthly riches.
They would then heed the many warnings in Scripture of the pitfall of worldly gain, causing them to flee from the temptations of the world. 
"Then Jesus said to his disciples, “I tell you the truth, it is hard for a rich man to enter the kingdom of heaven. Again I tell you, it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter the kingdom of God.”Matthew 19:23-24

The spiritual battle waging for men's souls is ongoing and the enemy is pulling out "all the stops" as he knows his time is short in these last days.

There are so many worldly things crying out for men's attention and affection.

There are multitudes who have been deluded into thinking they can have the "best of both worlds".

They think they can serve God while constantly in the pursuit of money and all the fun and property it can buy.
However, God made it clear that we cannot have divided allegiance. We have to choose either God or the things of the world because "no one can have two masters":
"No one can serve two masters. Either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve both God and Money." Matthew 6:24
Sadly, we can see all around us the many who profess to belong to Christ, while all outward appearances prove that Mammon is their god. 
The allure of the world even causes many who claim to love the Lord to not want to even hear about the His soon return; because it will interfere with their earthly lives and future worldly goals. 
This "fatal attraction" that the devil has so cleverly dangled before mankind is accepted by so many that Yeshua warns us that only a FEW FIND THE ROAD THAT LEADS TO LIFE:
"But small is the gate and narrow the road that leads to life, and ONLY A FEW find it." Matthew 7:14

This grave warning is why we need to guard our hearts, setting ourselves apart , loving not the world or the things of it.

Scripture tells us regarding  those who are of the world  that :"the love of the Father is not in him". 
If the "love of the Father" is not in us, our destination will not be the glories of Heaven but instead, the terrors of hell for all eternity:
"Do not love the world or anything in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him."

This is why in these final days,we need to hone in our focus on the Lord, confidently abiding in Him so we will not be ashamed before Him at His coming:

1 John 2:28 And now, little children, abide in Him; that, when He shall appear, we may have confidence, and not be ashamed before him at his coming.

The below video, "Lukewarm and Loving It" is a sermon by Francis Chan. 
It contains a bold, life-changing sermon and is a must watch for all of those who truly desire to be a "friend of God"!


Tuesday, November 15, 2011


God tells us in His Word that only He can tell the future as He knows the end from the beginning. This is how He proves that He is God and that His Word, the Bible is true.

Isaiah 46:10
I make known the end from the beginning, from ancient times, what is still to come. I say: My purpose will stand, and I will do all that I please. 

The very fact that the Jewish people, after being dispersed all over the world in all the different nations for almost 2000 years, have come back into the promised land as a nation;  retaining both their culture and religion is against astronomical odds.

The below link details the prophecies in the Bible foretelling of the formation of modern day Israel in the last days:


Biblical prophecy also alerts us that once Israel comes back into the land (that happened in 1948), that the prophetic time clock for the end times starts ticking.

Scripture relates that the generation that saw Israel become a nation will "not pass away" before the other end time prophecies are fulfilled.

Therefore, we can see how very near we are to the end of the age; as we are nearing the end of the generation that witnessed the miraculous rebirth of Israel.

The Bible foretells in both the Old and New Testaments about a coming world leader (the antichrist) who will cause men to take his mark or else "no man can buy or sell" without it.

In order for there to be a world leader there has to be a world government.

The world leaders now openly talk about a "new world order" and a "global government". It is no longer a hidden, secret objective.

Important to note is the fact that the American government is purposefully, recklessly spending money in order to indebt the country; to the point that the dollar is worthless.

Obamacare is just one more straw to economically ruin us. If anyone is in big debt do they spend, spend, spend to get out of that debt?

Of course not! So, as we can see, the United States'  government is not trying to fix the debt crisis. Instead, the goal is to add to it, in order to completely destroy the economy.

The purpose of this is that there cannot be a one world government as long as there is a superpower; as  America still currently is.

That is why they are bent on the destruction of the American economy. Collapse the economy, and the nation and its power collapses with it.  

The powers that be realize the only way that freedom-cherishing American citizens would submit to a global government, is if they have no choice and no power to resist the removal of their liberties.

That is why the administration and the Federal Reserve has been deliberately printing money out of thin air.

The intent is to devalue the dollar so they can fast track us to the one world government which will be the prophesied "antichrist" government.

A call for a one world currency is already being demanded by many globally:


This one world currency will be the precursor to the mark of the beast which is prophesied in the book of Revelation:

Rev.13:17"And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name."

The implantable microchip that is now being advertised will be the fulfillment of this prophesied mark of the beast, whereby "no man may buy or sell":


What is beyond amazing is that they did a million plus dollar study to detect the best place to implant the microchip.

It requires body heat to retain it's charge. The extensive study concluded that the best places for implantation were the FOREHEAD or back of the HAND.

Revelation 13:16 He also forced everyone, small and great, rich and poor, free and slave, to receive a mark on his right HAND or on his FOREHEAD, 17so that no one could buy or sell unless he had the mark, which is the name of the beast or the number of his name

There are approximately 2500 prophecies which appear in the pages of the Bible.

About 2000 of these have already been fulfilled to the very last detail with no errors.

The remaining 500 or so reach into the future and many are currently being seen unfolding, as we progress further towards the final days.

The below link that describes other Biblical prophecies in the past that were fulfilled:



In fact, the first coming of Jesus fulfilled around 300 prophecies itself. The below link details this:

Note that all prophecies from the Bible have always been fulfilled with 100% accuracy.

Recently, the Shroud of Turin, which many believe to be the burial cloth of Jesus, has been found to actually provide the name of Jesus of Nazareth on the actual shroud.

Along with this discovery, there was other substantiating information that strongly appears to prove that it is indeed Yeshua's shroud.

Please note that with all of our modern technology, they are unable to duplicate the Shroud.

The Shroud was produced as a result of the mortal body of Jesus being transformed into a resurrected body.

The transformation from a physical body into a glorified body caused an atomic rearrangement which produced a radioactive reaction. 

The result of this atomic process  imprinted the Shroud; much like a modern day x-ray.

These supernatural circumstances of the resurrection explain why today, it cannot be duplicated, even with all of our high tech knowledge and equipment.  

Therefore, here in these end times. God has mercifully provided mankind with actual physical evidence of the Resurrection of the risen Savior:


Added to this physical proof is the  fact that today's headlines are, in real time, fulfilling ancient Bible prophecy.

With the fulfillment of so many Biblical prophecies, we have been given actual PROOF that the Bible is God's Word and that the Bible is 100%Truth.

As such, the many warnings in it's pages are predicting real, calamitous events that are soon forthcoming.

We can easily recognize that we are now in the end times. However, we need to also be aware that anybody's "end of time" could come any day, as in death.

This life is fleeting and we are but a vapor. One day we will all pass into eternity, so it is prudent that we all evaluate our lives and ascertain where we will spend eternity.

Everyone is appointed a time to die. But, for those living during the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ to Rapture His own, it is imperative to be ready, lest you be left behind to face the horrors of the coming Tribulation.

Many who are lukewarm or lost may not even survive the global disasters that will follow the Rapture.

Therefore, no one should think that they can wait to"get right with God" or to "live for Jesus" and wait until after the Rapture to make a sure decision to follow Christ.

Immediately following the Rapture, the Earth will be in utter darkness, chaotic with cataclysmic events as the norm.

Many, however,will die from the disasters that will encompass the entire world when the wrath of God is unleashed on those who willfully resisted His grace and mercy.

The time to repent of all sins and give your ENTIRE life to Christ, asking Him to be both your Lord and your Savior is NOW...as time is running out!

Wednesday, October 26, 2011



"For if after they have escaped the pollutions of the world through the knowledge of the Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, they are again entangled therein, and overcome, THE LATTER END IS WORSE with them than the beginning.

For it had been better for them not to have known the way of righteousness, than, after they have known it, to turn from the holy commandment delivered unto them." 2 Peter 2:20-21

The below is paraphrased from the following link and contains a vital last minute warning to us all:
"So many run here; and there; and everywhere to find answers for living. 
There is ONE WAY ...only through JESUS,  the ONE and ONLY WAY, the only LIGHT, the only HOPE, the only TRUTH. 
All other ways, roads are leading to destruction.  Many are being led astray.  The enemy has crafted a large trap and many are falling into it daily.  

Men are seeking other men for all the answers to their problems. 

So many listen intently, daily to men who do not really know the Lord, as if these mere men have all the answers to this troubled world. 

So many of the children of God are clinging to and seeking answers in many places— in mammon, in governments, in man’s vain philosophies, through wooden idols and through scores of books written by men who are mortal and too busy writing their books to even read the most important book ever written: GOD's BOOK.

All answers lie in JESUS and the words of His Book.  It is time to seek only Him, Seek only His Words. 

Time is nearly up for true repentance. It is time to wash ourselves in the Word of Yeshua and His Blood.

This is a warning to get right with your GOD while there is still time. We need to go before HIM in serious repentance, seeking HIM for all our answers.

We need to surrender our all in all to the Savior. There is but a fraction of time left in which  to come to Jesus in deep repentance.

This world now has easy and plentiful access to His Truth.  Those who reject His Word, so readily available will be held at a higher level of accountability.

To trample on the HOLY WORDS of GOD as if the world and what it has to offer is so much more valuable and credible than His Word, and His Truth, and His Offer of Wholeness and Salvation is dangerous, with eternal consequences."

May we all seek Him with our whole hearts, giving Him the glory and honor He deserves.
Let us refocus our lives today, giving the things of God priority over these passing earthly pursuits.

It is time to see that we are at the end of the age and this world and all it offers is passing away, so; the Kingdom of God that will NEVER pass away is where all our affections should be focused. 
After all, God's Heavenly Kingdom is where the citizenship of all true believers lies.



Wednesday, October 5, 2011


The following information has just been discovered and is beyond amazing!

Please note that the below, EXACT astronomical sign appeared last week on the Lord's appointed Feast Day of Rosh Hashanah:

"A great and wondrous sign appeared in heaven: a woman clothed with the sun, with the moon under her feet and a crown of twelve stars on her head." Revelation 12:1

NOTE: This EXACT alignment will not appear again until 2102.


Therefore, prepare to be amazed!

The "hyperactive Draconid Meteor Shower" begins on October 8, 2011, which just so happens to be on the Lord's appointed Feast Day of Yom Kippur/Day of Atonement.


The root "Draco" from the word "Draconoid" is of Greek Origin and its meaning is: DRAGON; serpent!

The Draconoid (Dragon) meteor shower would certainly appear as "stars being flung" to Earth:

"Then another sign appeared in heaven: an enormous red DRAGON with seven heads and ten horns and seven crowns on his heads.

It is important to note that the coming Draconoid showers may produce over 750 meteors per hour.

"They pass our way every 6.6 years. Every time it orbits the sun it lays down a stream of particles, kind of like a family in a car throwing litter out the window as they go along. 

Most years, we pass through the streams without touching them, or just grazing them. This year, we are predicted to have a head-on encounter with three of the streams!"


Noteworthy is the fact that the Draconoid showers only pass by earth every 6.6 years and then, going on every seventh year, we usually just pass through the streams without touching them or just graze them.

This year, however, it is predicted that not only will we pass through them, but that we will actually have a
head-on encounter with three of the streams.
 The preceding facts show the extreme rarity of the Draconoid showers being passed through, to the point that they might appear as "1/3 of the stars being flung to earth".

This rarity attests to just how astounding this incidence of hyperactive showers, in conjunction with the "wondrous 
sign in the heavens" (Rev. 12:1) truly is.

The fact that both of these prophesied "signs in the heavens" are also on consecutive Feast days of the Lord is beyond amazing!

Note that these same Feast Days are extra special this year because they both actually fall on Sabbath Days.

Neither of these two Feast Days will fall on a Sabbath Day again for SEVEN more years. This would correspond with a seven year Tribulation period in between. 

That seven year period would culminate with the Second Coming being able to also occur on a Feast Day, that falls on a Sabbath.

Remember, "The woman clothed with the sun, with the moon under her feet and a crown of twelve stars on her head" is the exact alignment which occurred on Rosh Hashanah, just last week.

Consider the fact that this alignment of Revelation 12:1-3 will not occur again until the year 2102.

May I again reiterate that both of these current "signs in the heavens" are fulfilling Revelation 12, ON God's Feast Days.

The odds of these events happening on the Fall Feast Days, that are falling on Sabbath Days, are truly ASTRONOMICAL!!!

(Pun intended) ;)

Next, follows Revelation 12:4-5:

"4..the dragon stood in front of the woman who was about to give birth...5 She gave birth to a son, a male child, who will rule all the nations with an iron scepter. And her CHILD WAS SNATCHED UP TO GOD AND HIS THRONE."

True believers are the BODY OF CHRIST and the CHILD "SNATCHED UP" to God and His Throne may well represent the Rapture of the readied Bride, who are the CHILDREN of the almighty God!

This may be the "escape" of the wrath to come"!

"Keep alert at all times. And pray that you might be strong enough to ESCAPE THESE COMING HORRORS and stand before the Son of Man." Luke 21:36

This dying world, with its ever increasing woes, cannot last another 91 years for this sign to again be fulfilled.


In fact, the celestial alignment of the woman laboring to give birth, found in Revelation 12:1, doesn't happen again until October 14, 2102 and then, it DOES NOT occur on a Feast day!

So, the alignment in 2102 is not even significant, showing that the time has to be NOW!

These are the "signs in the heavens" that we were told to watch for!

“And I shall give SIGNS IN THE HEAVENS and miracles in The Earth, blood, fire and PLUMES OF SMOKE.” Acts 2:19

Important to note is the fact, that in 2011,we have unprecedented volcanic activity which as it continues to escalate; is causing many "PLUMES OF SMOKE".

Please see the following link for a photo layout of some of the many volcanic eruptions of 2011:


For an abundance of supporting information regarding Yom Kippur and its Biblical connections to the Rapture, please see:

Please go and read the above details and be prepared to be "floored'!

Also noteworthy is the fact that Yom Kippur means "DAY OF THE HIDING"!

Those who have repented and have sought righteousness with humility, thus readying themselves for the Lord; will be HIDDEN when they are Raptured!

"Seek the LORD, All you humble of the earth Who have carried out His ordinances; Seek righteousness, seek humility. Perhaps you will be HIDDEN IN THE DAY OF THE LORD'S ANGER." Zephaniah 2:3

Yom Kippur is also known as the Feast of Ingathering and also as THE HARVEST!

John 4:35 Say not ye, There are yet four months, and then cometh HARVEST? behold, I say unto you, Lift up your eyes, and look on the fields; for they are white ALREADY TO HARVEST.

We know that we are supposed to be about harvesting souls while we await the Lord's return.

Matthew 13:39 The enemy that sowed them is the devil; the HARVEST; and the reapers are the angels.

Yeshua's reference to"As in the days of Noah"'s eating, drinking and marrying is actually pointing to Day of Atonement.
"As it was in the days of Noah, so it will be at the coming of the Son of Man.For in the days before the flood, people were EATING AND DRINKING AND MARRYING AND GIVING IN MARRIAGE, up to the day Noah entered the ark" Matthew 24:37-38

The Day of Atonement is the only Biblically mandated fast day. Therefore, people eat excessively the day before since they will be going the next 24 hours without EATING or DRINKING.

No MARRYING is allowed on Day of Atonement either.

So, people will be eating, drinking and marrying UP TO the Day of Atonement!

Just as Noah then entered the safety of the ark, so shall the readied Bride be snatched away to safety in Heaven.

The following short video shows other substantiating astronomical signs that prove that 2011 HAS TO BE THE YEAR!!

In Genesis 1:14 God said, "Let there be lights in the firmament of the heaven to divide the day from the night; and LET THEM BE FOR SIGNS, and for seasons, and for days, and years"

The Hebrew word for SIGNS in this verse is translated as "signals of something to come"...like "one if by land and two if by sea".

So, God gave us the astronomical signs to watch for, as they are infallible.

Just like" the Wise Men in the Christmas story were watching the "Signs in the heavens", the star of Bethlehem, that announced the Savior's birth...

Now, we have the celestial signs of Revelation 12, announcing the Savior's return for His Bride!

Notable is the fact that Jesus told us: "This generation is an evil generation; it seeks a sign, but no sign will be given it, except the SIGN OF JONAH" Luke 11:30.

The Book of Jonah just so happens to be the Book that is read on Day of Atonement!

Please see the previous blog entry that gives details regarding the physical sign of Jonah, that appears to have been given as a last days signal to us:


In the parable of the virgins, we know the Bridegroom was delayed.

Many watched fervently for the Rapture on Rosh Hashanah and were expectant, but to no avail.

What we were not realizing is that Yeshua had to delay until Day of Atonement, in order to give everybody the full 40 day period to repent.

God is long suffering and wants none to perish!

It is time for us all to look inwardly and repent; while shifting our focus off the world, and onto God and His eternal Kingdom!

Saturday, October 1, 2011


We are now in the ten days of awe between Rosh Hashanah/Feast of Trumpets and Yom Kippur (also known as Day of Atonement).

Many had perceived that prophetic events appeared to be converging for a Rosh Hashanah Rapture this year.

We now need to re-focus and see that there still is a possibility for the Rapture in the window of time, from now until Day of Atonement.

The 40 days of repentance began on Elul 1, lead into Rosh Hashanah and will end on Yom Kippur.

At present, we find ourselves in the ten "Days of Awe", which are the days of continued reflection and repentance, between Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur.

Following, I want to share an in-depth exhortation on the possibility of the Rapture on the Day of Atonement or during the Days of Awe.

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 representing "the sign of Jonah".

This sign 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."


Also, notable is the fact that in Judaism, everyone is to wear white on Day of Atonement. This is to reflect the purity, after the prior 40 days of introspection have lead to forgiveness, reconciliation and true repentance. Of course, a bride wears white for her wedding as a symbolism of purity so this parallel is easily seen.

On the night of Yom Kippur service, called the "closing of the gate", the ark stays open for the entire evening, signifying that the gates of Heaven are wide open to our prayers and entreaties.

At the end of the Yom Kippur Service, the last and final blast of the Shofar is sounded. Theoretically, this could be the last trump that Paul referred to in 1 Corinthians 15:52:

"In a flash, in the twinkling of an eye, at the LAST TRUMP. For the trumpet will sound, the dead will be raised imperishable, and we will be changed."

After the blowing of the last trump, the gates are considered closed. This closing of the gate symbolizes that the time of repentance and reconciliation has drawn to close. 

Those who have not made amends with God and one another by this time, are considered shut out with their fate sealed.

This appears to be a reflection of the foolish virgins, who were not ready, to whom the door was shut and the Bridegroom (Yeshua) told them "I don't know you":

Matthew 25:10 “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!’
   12 “But 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."

 Here is one last 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.