Bear with me today as I take you on a bit of a whirlwind ride here. I want to talk about Pentecost and it’s significance to the Feast of Trumpets this year, that means we’re going to be all over the scriptures as we look into it. This post is also the lead in for a series I am going to be doing about the Gospel Message in the Stars which I hope you will all find as fascinating as I do. So let’s get started.
And when the day of Pentecost was fully come, they were all with one accord in one place. And suddenly there came a sound from heaven as of a rushing mighty wind, and it filled all the house where they were sitting. And there appeared unto them cloven tongues like as of fire, and it sat upon each of them. And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit, and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance. And there were dwelling at Jerusalem Jews, devout men, out of every nation under heaven. Now when this was noised abroad, the multitude came together, and were confounded, because that every man heard them speak in his own language. And they were all amazed and marvelled, … And they were all amazed, and were in doubt, saying one to another, What meaneth this? Others mocking said, These men are full of new wine. But Peter, standing up with the eleven, lifted up his voice, and said unto them, Ye men of Judaea, and all ye that dwell at Jerusalem, be this known unto you, and hearken to my words: For these are not drunken, as ye suppose, seeing it is but the third hour of the day. But this is that which was spoken by the prophet Joel;… Then Peter said unto them, Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost. For the promise is unto you, and to your children, and to all that are afar off, even as many as the Lord our God shall call. And with many other words did he testify and exhort, saying, Save yourselves from this untoward generation. Then they that gladly received his word were baptized: and the same day there were added unto them about three thousand souls. Acts 2:1-7,12-16,38-41
There’s a lot going on in these few verses I know but it is vital to us today. see something amazing happened that day in Israel and we are still a part of it today. That Pentecost day when the mighty rushing wind and tongues of fire descended on a group of Jesus followers and they began to speak in strange, not their native, tongues so that all who were gathered in Jerusalem devout spiritual Jews, believers in the God of Abraham, from all nations, these were not Israeli or ethnic Jews mind you, could suddenly understand them perfectly – even though the disciples were Galileans, considered to be ignorant, unlearned. Add to that the fact that they all had actual tongues of fire on them, well let’s just say folks in that day were intrigued. They had to go find out what was going on. So the disciples lead all these people back to the Apostles where Peter begins to preach. He takes them through it starting with the prophet Joel and ending with the gospel and a call to repentance. Those Jews from all over, they knew a good thing when they heard it, well, low and behold before it was all said and done about three thousand of them had become new believers! I look forward one to hearing old Peter tell this story – the story of the churches conception!
Yes, you read that right, that Pentecost day was not the birth of the church, or body of believers, but the conception of it. It’s still growing today, still being formed, it’s not complete or ready to be born just yet. But I think it is getting pretty close, I think we might just be born very, very soon. This year in fact and when we are, well I just hope you’re among us because this world seems bad now but we ain’t seen nothing yet. Because once the church, or body of Christ, is born to heaven well all hell is going to break out here on earth.
Two things happened that great day, one we’ve just discussed the conception of the body of believers, church. But just like when a human child is conceived something has to happen first. That day Jesus sent down the Holy Spirit, that was the mighty rushing wind and tongues of fire and all. The Holy Spirit came filled every true believer, just as it still does today. This is actually a promise of Jesus gave his disciples (and all believers) before He ascended to his Father’s throne in heaven.
And I will pray the Father, and he shall give you another Comforter, that he may abide with you for ever; … But the Comforter, which is the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in my name, he shall teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto you. John 14:16 & 26
But when the Comforter is come, whom I will send unto you from the Father, even the Spirit of truth, which proceedeth from the Father, he shall bear witness of me: John 15:26
Nevertheless I tell you the truth; It is expedient for you that I go away: for if I go not away, the Comforter will not come unto you; but if I go, I will send him unto you. John 16:7
And, being assembled together with them, commanded them that they should not depart from Jerusalem, but wait for the promise of the Father, which, saith he, ye have heard of me. For John truly baptized with water; but ye shall be baptized with the Holy Ghost not many days hence. Acts 1:4-5
And he said unto them, It is not for you to know the times or the seasons, which the Father hath put in his own power. But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you: and ye shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judaea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth. And when he had spoken these things, while they beheld, he was taken up; and a cloud received him out of their sight. Acts 1:7-9
That’s a great promise and great news for us today, we are filled with the Holy Spirit, enabling us to do the will of the Father and share the good news of salvation through Jesus Christ the Son. It also acts as a restrainer against Satan and his wily, evil ways. As long as the Holy Spirit is filling all true believers here on earth then his power is limited, sorta like a governor on your car keeping you from driving too fast. But when the body of believers in which the Spirit now dwells is born into heaven well it goes with them, back to whence it came from. suddenly Satan has nothing restraining him, plus he’s going to know then his time is short since when Jesus returns to the earth bodily and sets foot on the mount of Olives He is going to bind ole Slewfoot and cast him in chains into the pit for a thousand years. We know from Scripture that when the restrainer is gone, no longer hindering what he does on earth Satan is going to… well it’s going to be hell on earth folks, seriously.
Now we beseech you, brethren, touching the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, and our gathering together unto him; to the end that ye be not quickly shaken from your mind, nor yet be troubled, either by spirit, or by word, or by epistle as from us, as that the day of the Lord is now present; let no man beguile you in any wise: for it will not be, except the falling away come first, and the man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition, 2 Thessalonians 2:1-3
More on that later, let’s get back to why I say the church of true believers conceived on Pentecost and waiting to be born to heaven might just be very, very soon. See the church of true believers is also referred to as the body of Christ. That’s kinda weird but very important. Christ himself is referred to as the head of the church, and the rock or cornerstone as we discussed earlier this week, which makes sense, you can’t have a headless body.
and he put all things in subjection under his feet, and gave him to be head over all things to the church, which is his body, the fulness of him that filleth all in all.
For the husband is the head of the wife, as Christ also is the head of the church, being himself the saviour of the body. But as the church is subject to Christ, so let the wives also be to their husbands in everything. Ephesians 5:23-24 (Actually 22-33 are highly profitable reading and clarify much.)
And he is the head of the body, the church: who is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead; that in all things he might have the preeminence. Colossians 1:18
And since Christ, the head, ascended or was born into heaven when He ascended 40 days after His resurrection, the body has to follow Him at some point. You can’t really have a bodyless head either. So obviously at some point we, the body of Christ, must ascend to heaven. Scripture points with remarkably clear evidence to that birth occuring this Rosh Hashanah, or Feast of Trumpets.
Say what? Now where are you coming up with that, you ask. Don’t I know that Jesus said no man knows the day or the hour when He will return? Yes I do know Jesus said that, but I do not think He meant what you think he meant. Let’s just read what he said first :
But of that day and hour knoweth no man, no, not the angels of heaven, but my Father only. Matthew 24:36
But of that day and that hour knoweth no man, no, not the angels which are in heaven, neither the Son, but the Father. Mark 13:32
I would suggest here that the Jews Jesus was speaking to in the above passages understood the idioms he choose to use and what they referred to. Both a Jewish wedding feast and Rosh Hashanah are known by this common saying.
See in a traditional Jewish wedding the groom became betrothed then went away to his father’s home to prepare a place for his bride, he would work on it until his father said it was complete and he could go fetch his bride, whenever the groom was asked when the big day would be he would reply with “of that day and hour knoweth no man, no, not the angels of heaven, but my Father only”. Now consider some of Jesus’ other statements in light of that.
In my Father’s house are many mansions; if it were not so, I would have told you; for I go to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I come again, and will receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also. John 14:2-3
The kingdom of heaven is likened unto a certain king, which made a marriage feast for his son, Matthew 22:2
And while they went away to buy, the bridegroom came; and they that were ready went in with him to the marriage feast: and the door was shut. Matthew 25:10
And I heard as it were the voice of a great multitude, and as the voice of many waters, and as the voice of mighty thunders, saying, Hallelujah: for the Lord our God, the Almighty, reigneth. Let us rejoice and be exceeding glad, and let us give the glory unto him: for the marriage of the Lamb is come, and his wife hath made herself ready. And it was given unto her that she should array herself in fine linen, bright and pure: for the fine linen is the righteous acts of the saints.
And he saith unto me, Write, Blessed are they which are bidden to the marriage supper of the Lamb. And he saith unto me, These are true words of God. Revelation 19:6-9
I believe it is very possible that Jesus was referring to the idiom used to refer to a wedding to refer to our wedding and thus the hearers at that day understood it well. I might now note that a Jewish wedding feast lasted 7 days, we know that 7 days is one week and from Daniel we have yet to see the fulfillment of the 70th week of years or the last 7 years, might that last 7 years coincide with our marriage feast with the Lamb and the 7 year period of the Antichrist’s reign and God’s subsequent judgement discussed in the book of Revelation.
I further present that the feast of Trumpets or Rosh Hasanah, the Jewish New Year (this is the civil new year not the ecclesiastical) , is known by this idiom as well since it is the one feast dependent upon the sighting of the new moon by two witnesses. Weather, eyesight, etc. could affect when this condition is met making it a possibility on one of two nights. Hence the Jews refer to it as the day which no man knows save the Father and celebrate it over two whole days. To understand this farther let us refer to the actual giving of this feast day in the book of Leviticus chapter 23:
And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying, Speak unto the children of Israel, saying, In the seventh month, in the first day of the month, shall be a solemn rest unto you, a memorial of blowing of trumpets, an holy convocation. Ye shall do no servile work: and ye shall offer an offering made by fire unto the LORD. Leviticus 23:23-25
This is further discussed in Numbers 29 among other places. Since it occurs over two days it is referred to by the idiom, because really before hand it is the day that only God knows.
That is two clear biblical based references to the phrase Jesus used but that is not all we have to go on to lead us to believe that we could at least know the season and a window of the day if not the hour. For instance at any given moment of time there are actually two distinct days on the earth and the time zones mean we have 38 time zones world wide, that means we have 38 unique hours at any given moment. So again no man can know the day or hour when there are two days and 38 hours to choose from. People in Jesus’ time would have understood this as it is based on the sun and moon which they themselves could observe moving. There is also the fact to consider that at the time Jesus spoke those words saying no man would know he too was a man, but once He died and rose as the first fruits He was glorified (evidenced by the fact that the disciples did not immediately recognize him) and then He ascended to heaven and the Father in His glorified body, hence He was no longer a mere man. Obviously after He went to sit on His Father’s throne He was let in on new information about what was to come, hence the book of Revelation, he could have at this point been given the time of the rapture and the beginning of His return to claim His own kingdom and throne.
I know as well that the word rapture isn’t in the scriptures specifically but the word harpazo is and guess what it means caught up, snatched away suddenly, raptured. So it is in there, more on this later though.
Now let me explain why I feel pretty certain that our birthday as the church, the body and bride of Christ is in September of this year, 2017, on the Feast of Trumpets. I can go into more detail on some of this later if anyone wants me to, but this post is getting quite long as the scriptures fully back up my thinking and I don’t want to loose you all here so I will try to keep it simple. If the church was conceived on Pentecost, which was the fulfillment of that Jewish feast day by Jesus, he has fulfilled all four of the spring feasts in order by the way, then the next feast in line to be fulfilled is Trumpets which just happens to be the feast our Lord was born on. It only makes sense for the body to have the same birthday (feast day) as the head. So what is so special about this particular Feast of Trumpets then?
Read Rev. 12:1-5 about the great sign that appears in heaven a woman clothed with the sun, moon at her feet wearing a crown of 12 stars and pregnant about to give birth, then another sign appears the great red dragon and he wants to devour the child as it is born but instead the child is caught up to God, the child who just happens to have an iron rod, the same iron rod Jesus gave the churches in Rev. 2:27. Folks, that very exact sign appears in the sky over Jerusalem on the evening of Sept. 23, 2017! Let me repeat that the perfectly exact sign that is described in scripture (in a prophecy given by Jesus himself) is appearing in the sky in just a couple months! This sign has never occurred before, not in the exact configuration given in scripture, ever. The guy who discovered Scott Clark of http://www.erfministries.com/ used the Stellarium program to make his find. He used the program to check over 12,000 years of star movements and only found two alignments that even came close to this one. One about 6,000 years ago and the other in 3 B.C. – there just happens to be very important events coinciding with each alignment. The first was the fall and the promise of a seed of the woman to bruise the head of the serpent. The second was the Star of Bethlehem. In both of these times there were some slight differences the first time the womb is empty and the second time it is different wandering stars and the second time the baby is born quickly, it doesn’t hang out in the womb of Virgo for 42 weeks like it is doing this year. So let me explain what Scott discovered:
Last fall Jupiter, the king planet, entered Virgo, the Virgin also referred to as Israel, womb where it began a 42 week long stay thanks to a weird retrograde action keeping it in the womb. As it is about to be born the sun moves to Virgo’s shoulder and clothes her, while the moon moves to literally directly below her feet and finally the 9 stars of Leo, the lion, are joined with 3 wandering stars (planets) to make up the crown of 12 stars. Those 3 wanderers are Mars, meaning war; Mercury, the messenger, and Venus, the morning star. Add to that the alpha star of the constellation Leo is Regulus the king star. I can’t make this stuff up ya’ll, God put this sign in the sky and then He told us about it so we could be ready to be born. I believe we are the child about to be born, the body of our King who was born on the Feast of Trumpets as well. That’s why the child has a rod of iron and why the Greek scriptures use the word harpazo for the english phrase caught up. That is also the phrase used in the rapture verse:
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 that are alive, that are left, shall together with them be caught up in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord. 1 Thessalonians 4:16-17
Rev. 12 is a clear rapture verse and it is also clear that the child is not Jesus as many speculate since Jesus has already ascended to heaven and it wasn’t what you would call a caught up, snatching away kinda moment either, it wasn’t a harpazo. Many also try to say the woman is the church which is pregnant which is a HUGE problem since the church is portrayed as a virgin bride and if it is Virgo then we got a problem. Israel though is linked to Virgo and we know, as established above, she has been pregnant with the church since it’s conception on Pentecost over 2,000 years ago. So we see clearly that Virgo is Israel and the child the church which is going be born and then caught up to God. That’s pretty clear that we are getting ready to fly.
Just a couple more quick pieces of evidence pointing to this then I will stop for now. This is the Jewish year 5777, which ends on Sept. 23. 5 in Scripture means grace and 7 repeated 3 times means completion, thus we have the year of the completion of grace. Consider also that we are in the 120th Jubilee cycle since Adam, the 70th since Abraham and the 40th since Jesus. God said in Genesis that mans days would be 120 years, or jubilees. I think that’s enough for now, I will be covering much of this more in depth in the star studies which will begin later.
If you have not already done so I beg of you to hear the words of Peter and follow Christ, join the conceived church now, and be born into heaven with us.
Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost. For the promise is unto you, and to your children, and to all that are afar off, even as many as the Lord our God shall call. And with many other words did he testify and exhort, saying, Save yourselves from this untoward generation.
As always my beloved brothers and sisters in Christ, may the Father bless and keep you.