There is a large placard hanging on the wall outside the Scottish Church in Jerusalem, placed there by Field Marshall Allenby, which says “In Commemoration of the Liberation of Jerusalem on December 9th, 1917, from the Turks.” Could this coming winter once again be the time for the Liberation of Jerusalem (and Israel), but this time from Islam?
I believe that Israel is now very close to the Gog Magog War of Ezekiel 38, 39, with Russia, Iran, and many other Arab nations, catalyst by the Iran nuclear facilities being destroyed, which could happen at any time now, which the God of Israel will Sovereignly Win. At the end of this War there are 7 years of burning weapons. Ezekiel 39:9. This will then begin the 70th Week of Daniel (Daniel 9:27), the last 7 years before Yeshua returns from Heaven. At the end of this War the Orthodox Jews will gain great political power and begin to build their Temple, and will also persecute those Jews & Gentiles living here in Israel who believe in Yeshua. And I believe then God will pour out His Spirit bringing the coming Great World Revival and the Great Harvest of souls, starting from Jerusalem. “ ‘And I will not hide My face from them (Israel) anymore; for I shall have poured out My Spirit on the House of Israel,’ says the Lord GOD.” Ezekiel 39:29 This Revival will probably continue a few years, and spread throughout the world. By mid Tribulation, the anti-Christ will have taken over the Jerusalem Temple. But first comes God’s Finest Hour!
God’s Finest Hour is definitely not the time for God to take Yeshua’s Bride out with any Pre-Trib Rapture. For Yeshua’s Bride are His best and finest and His most faithful soldiers!
To those who believe in a Pre Tribulation Rapture of Yeshua’s Bride consider the following Scriptures to better reveal the mystery of the Rapture of Yeshua’s Bride …
Matthew 25:5, 6 … says that the Bridegroom delayed … until the Midnight hour (or until the middle of the night). So what is the mystery of the Midnight hour, and when does this Midnight hour occur? The Midnight hour will occur very late in the Great Tribulation years. It will be just before God releases His Wrath from Heaven to destroy the evil ones on the earth.
For 2000 years all true believers who have died have gone to Heaven, and among all the believers in Heaven are those who are members of Yeshua’s Bride. The Midnight hour is when the Bridegroom will come, and all the remaining members of His Bride who are still alive on the earth will be caught up to Heaven, in preparation for His Marriage, which will follow shortly after.
Many years ago when I asked the Lord if there was any place in the Scriptures of the New Covenant where you find Yeshua’s Bride being taken up into Heaven at the Midnight Hour, God then directed me to this passage in Revelation 10:1-7… a Mighty Angel or Messenger (which I believe is Yeshua from all the descriptions) stepped down from Heaven and Roared like a Lion. Something happened when this Mighty Messenger Roared, in order for this Messenger to next say that there would be delay no longer. What was it that John saw? Because of what John saw right after this Messenger Roared like a Lion, which John was told by Heaven not to write about, this Messenger then says, “that there would be delay no longer, but in the days of the sounding of the 7th angel, when he is about to sound, the Mystery of God would be finished, as He declared to His servants the prophets.” Revelation 10:6, 7
First, I believe that the completion or fullness of Yeshua’s Bride will be taken up to Heaven when this Mighty Messenger Roars like a Lion, and that it will happen at the Midnight hour. I also believe that this will happen in fulfillment of the Feast of Shavuot, or First Fruits (Pentecost); for Yeshua’s Bride, like Yeshua Himself, is God’s First Fruits Harvest. And it will take place in preparation for the Wedding which will follow soon after. I also believe that this Mystery of God is all about the Wedding of Yeshua with His Bride in Heaven. For the Messenger says this Mystery of God will take place when the seventh angel sounds the seventh trumpet. Revelation 11:15 And then in Revelation 11:18 it says that now is the time to Reward God’s saints, and also that now the Wrath of God would be released upon God’s enemies.
The two witnesses have there ministry for 3 1/2 years, which begins sometime before the antiChrist’s begins his reign from Jerusalem at mid Tribulation, and for 3 1/2 years. Remember that the two witnesses die and then are raised to Heaven while the anti Christ is still in power. They go up to Heaven (Revelation 11:12) just prior to Revelaton 11:15. I believe that these two witnesses will be the two best men at Yeshua’s Marriage. And Yeshua’s Marriage, the Marriage of the Lamb takes place very late, just at the beginning of the last year of the 7 year period of Daniel’s last Week. This Marriage concludes with a one year Honeymoon before Yeshua returns back to the earth with His Bride and the rest of His armies in battle. Read Deuteronomy 24:5 and Isaiah 34:8 and Isaiah 63:4.
The first teaching that God ever taught me was the Mystery of the Shofar of God, or the 10 places in the Bible where you see Yeshua sound the Shofar. I will list the 10 places (this is not 10 different times) for you to see. What this mystery of the Shofar of God shows us is that Yeshua only sounds His Shofar two times into His Creation, first at Mount Sinai, known as the First Trump, when He called to the earth for His Bride from Jews and Gentiles.
And then He will sound His Shofar once again as He returns from Heaven with His Bride and with all the rest of His armies. He sounds this Last Trumpet, also known as the Great Trumpet as He comes from Heaven on the Feast Day of Battle, which is the Feast of Yom Kippur, destroying all His enemies who have prepared to fight Him at His return.
Here are 10 places in Scripture where Yeshua sounds the Shofar: Exodus 19:19; (First Trump); Matthew 24:31, Mark 13:26; Isaiah 27:13 (Great Trump); * Zechariah 9:14; 1st Corinthians 15:52 (Last Trump); 1st Thessalonians 4:15-17; Isaiah 18:3; Leviticus 25:8-10 (the Year of Jubilee); and Revelation 1:10 and Revelation 4:1.
The First Trump, and the Last Trump which Yeshua will sound, trace there history all the way back to Mount Moriah, in Genesis 22:2-19, when Abraham tells Isaac that God would provide Himself the Lamb for the Sacrifice. And then God spares the life of Isaac with a ram caught in the thicket by its two horns. This ram was then offered as a substitution for the life of Isaac, so that God could create the nation of Israel through Isaac, Abraham’s first born son of Promise. And those two horns of that ram would represent the two times that our God Yeshua, the Angel of the LORD, would use His Voice as a Shofar, first at Mount Sinai, calling for His Bride from Israel and the nations, called the First Trump. And later when Yeshua would return with His Bride from Heaven, He will once again use His Voice as a Shofar, the Last Trump, also called the Great Shofar, as He calls for all of His Body from both Heaven and from earth to be gathered into His Presence in the heavens as He returns!
Zechariah 9:14, 15, 16 This is the clearest place we can see Yeshua sounding the Shofar as He returns to the earth … “Then the LORD will be seen over them, and His arrow will go forth like lightning. The Lord GOD will blow the Shofar, and go with whirlwinds from the south. 9:15 The LORD of hosts will defend them … 9:16 The LORD their God will save them in that Day, as the flock of His people.”
What this also means is that all these specific Scriptures of the Shofar, which many people use to prove there different theories for Pre, Mid, or Post Tribulation Rapture of Yeshua’s Bride are all in error. For the fullness or completion of Yeshua’s Bride is taken to Heaven when Yeshua Roars like a Lion, and not with the Shofar, as so many teach. For these Scriptures which talk about the Shofar of God only relate to when Yeshua returns from Heaven with His Bride, after their Honeymoon, coming with the rest of His armies back to earth. This is at the end of the 7 years of Daniel’s 70th Week. These Shofar Scriptures are not about the Rapture of Yeshua’s Bride at all, but are only about Yeshua’s return.
Yeshua said in Matthew 24:22 and Mark 13:20 that unless those days would be shortened no flesh would survive, but for the elect’s sake those days would be shortened. The days of what? The days when the anti Christ will be murdering multitudes of Yeshua’s true believers. Just how does God shorten those days? God will shorten those days with the release of His Wrath from Heaven upon the evil ones on the earth. I believe that this Wrath of God begins just after the Wedding of Yeshua and His Bride concludes in Heaven, and it will continue for one year. (Revelation 11:18)
This is also the time when our Bridegroom and His Bride will be enjoying their Honeymoon, which also lasts for one year, and ends when the Lord returns from Heaven with His Bride and the rest of His armies on the Feast Day of Yom Kippur, destroying the evil ones still remaining on the earth at His return.
Most believers are not Yeshua’s Bride; they are members of Yeshua’s Body! Within Yeshua’s Body is His Mystery Bride: those who have entered into the deepest Love affair of all.
Also there is a major difference between a Wedding, Yeshua’s Marriage in Heaven and a Wedding banquet, or the Marriage Supper of the Lamb. Most of Yeshua’s parables in Matthew and Luke were not about a wedding at all, but about a wedding banquet with food and many guests. Yeshua’s Wedding will be held in Heaven on Zichron Teruah or Yom Teruah (the 5th of God’s biblical Feasts, first named Zichron Teruah, in Leviticus 23:24, and later named Yom Teruah, in Numbers 29:1). The term Zichron Teruah means in commemoration or in memorial of the Teruah, or the First Trumpet, when Yeshua first sounded His Shofar from the top of Mount Sinai, where He first called for His Bride to come forth from the earth, from both Jews and Gentiles, from Israel and from the nations.
The name of this Fifth Feast of the LORD, Zichron Teruah, mentioned in Leviticus 23:24, takes place in the fall on the 1st of Tishrei. This name was changed around 200 A.D. by the Orthodox religious Jews to Rosh HaShanah (which means ‘the head of the year’, or the Jewish New Year), in direct violation to the Word of God in Exodus 12:2, where God had said that the first of Nissan (or Abib) in March or April, would be the beginning of the New Year (real New Year’s day) for Israel. Exodus 12:1, 2 “Now the LORD spoke to Moses and Aaron in the land of Egypt, saying, ‘This month shall be your beginning of months; it shall be the first month of the year to you.'” Thus the real meaning of this fifth Feast has been kept hidden through religious deception.
The Wedding Banquet, the Marriage Supper of the Lamb will be held later in Jerusalem on Succoth, Yeshua’s Birthday, to inaugurate Yeshua’s Millennial Reign with His Bride for 1000 years. See Isaiah 25:6-10; Matthew 22:1-14; Matthew 25:11, 12; Luke 12:35-37; Luke 14:8-24; and Revelation 19:9.
You may also want to study all of Yeshua’s parables about His Bride and His Wedding: which are found in Matthew 25:1-10; Matthew 24:42-47; Luke 12:40-44; and Revelation 19:7, 8.
In Matthew 22:2-13, Yeshua specifically told us that He would not hold this Wedding Banquet with food and His guests (verse 10) until after He had sent His armies (coming with Him from Heaven [Revelation 19:14]), and had destroyed all His enemies (verse 7).
Revelation 19:9 says, “Blessed are those (the guests) invited to the Marriage Supper of the Lamb, which will be held in Jerusalem right after our Lord Yeshua returns from Heaven. Isaiah 25:6-10 may be the best description of Yeshua’s Marriage Supper to be held in Jerusalem, found in the Old Covenant.
25:6 And on this Mountain (Jerusalem) the LORD of hosts will make for all people a feast of choice pieces, a feast of wines on the lees, of fat things full of marrow, of well-refined wines on the lees. 25:7 And He will destroy on this Mountain the surface of the covering cast over all people, and the veil that is spread over all nations. 25:8 He will swallow up death forever, and the Lord GOD will wipe away tears from all faces; the rebuke of His people He will take away from all the earth; for the LORD has spoken. 25:9 And it will be said in that day, “Behold, this is our God; we have waited for Him, and He will save us. This is the LORD; we have waited for Him; we will be glad and rejoice in His Salvation.” 25:10 For on this Mountain the Hand of the LORD will rest …
Revelation 11:11 Now after the three-and-a-half days the breath of life from God entered them (the two witnesses), and they stood on their feet, and great fear fell on those who saw them. 11:12 And they heard a loud voice from Heaven saying to them, “Come up here.” And they ascended to Heaven in a cloud, and their enemies saw them. 11:13 In the same hour there was a great
earthquake, and a tenth of the city fell. In the earthquake seven thousand people were killed, and the rest were afraid and gave Glory to the God of Heaven.
Remember that for 3 ½ years these two witnesses proclaimed that Yeshua is both the Messiah, Savior, and Lord! So many of those who gave Glory to the God of Heaven are religious Jews living in Jerusalem, who had been crying out to their God for all those years that the anti-Christ was murdering people. Remember that they had just watched God’s two witnesses rise up into
Heaven. So when it says that they gave Glory to the God of Heaven, I believe that this is where religious Israeli Jews finally cry out to Yeshua, ‘Baruch haba bashem Yeshua Adonai,’ acknowledging Him as the Son of God and King of Heaven. And so then Yeshua will be returning to earth soon after! (Matthew 23:39; Luke 13:35)
Being a disciple of Yeshua is the first step toward becoming Yeshua’s Bride. This Bridal position in Yeshua’s Body is open and available for all believers to attain to.
Seriously study the following verses from Luke 12:36, 37 … “… and you yourselves be like men who wait for their master, when he will return from the Wedding, that when he comes and knocks they may open to him immediately. 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.” Notice that this Scripture says nothing about these servants going to His Wedding.
I have also listed some Scriptures for study, to help encourage all of us to run the race so that we may win, to have the greatest and deepest love relationship with Yeshua, the Lover of our souls. For God’s greatest Reward will be to become the Bride of Yeshua. However our flesh is weak, and we need all the help that the Holy Spirit will give us in our daily walk, to surrender more, to let God change us, and help us get ready for what is just ahead of us, major War leading to Daniel’s 70th Week. This will be the last 7 years before Yeshua returns. First the Great Harvest of souls will begin from Jerusalem; and then the time of antiChrist will follow; then those who are still here will be gathered to our Bridegroom King.
What is the real motivation of your heart? Is it to put God first in all things? Is it to please God and obey God above all else, using the gifts which He has given you to serve His Body, by blessing others, by helping to build up Yeshua’s Body in Love?
Here are some supportive Scriptures to study and meditate on …
These Scriptures will help change a Pre Tribulation Rapture belief.
For God’s Finest Hour is now at the door.
For now is the time of the World’s Greatest End Time Revival!
Yeshua needs your help now more than ever before to bring in His Great End Time Harvest!
Amos 9:13-5 “Behold, the days are coming,” says the LORD, “When the plowman shall overtake the reaper, and the treader of grapes him who sows seed; the mountains shall drip with sweet wine, and all the hills shall flow with it. [the Great Harvest!] 9:14 I will bring back the captives of My people Israel; 9:15 I will plant them in their land, and no longer shall they be pulled up from the land I have given them,” says the LORD your God.
Joel 2:28-32 “And it shall come to pass afterward that I will pour out My Spirit on all flesh; Your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, your old men shall dream dreams, your young men shall see visions. And also on My menservants and on My maidservants I will pour out My Spirit in those days. And I will show wonders in the heavens and in the earth: blood and fire and pillars of smoke.
The sun shall be turned into darkness, and the moon into blood, before the coming of the Great and awesome Day of the LORD. And it shall come to pass that whoever calls on the name of the LORD shall be saved. For in Mount Zion and in Jerusalem there shall be deliverance (and salvation & healing), as the LORD has said, among the remnant whom the LORD calls.” [the World’s Great End Time Harvest!]
Mark 8:34, 35 When He had called the people to Himself, with His disciples also, He said to them, “Whoever desires to come after Me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow Me. For whoever desires to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for My sake and the Gospel’s will save it.”
John 12:24 “Most assuredly, I say to you, unless a grain of wheat falls into the ground and dies, it remains alone; but if it dies, it produces much grain. 12:25 He who loves his life will lose it, & he who hates his life in this world will keep it for Eternal Life.”
Acts 14:22 … strengthening the souls of the disciples, exhorting them to continue in the faith, and saying, “We must through many tribulations enter the Kingdom of God.”
Matthew 28:19, 20 “Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the Age.”
Revelation 12:11 And they overcame him by the Blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony, and they did not love their lives to the death.
Matthew 25:1-10 “Then the Kingdom of Heaven shall be likened to ten virgins who took their lamps and went out to meet the Bridegroom. 25:2 Now five of them were wise, and five were foolish. 25:3 Those who were foolish took their lamps and took no oil with them, 25:4 but the wise took oil in their vessels with their lamps. 25:5 But while the Bridegroom was delayed, they all slumbered and slept. 25:6 “And at Midnight a cry was heard, ‘Behold, the Bridegroom is coming; go out to meet him!’ 25:7 Then all those virgins arose and trimmed their lamps. 25:8 And the foolish said to the wise, ‘Give us some of your oil, for
our lamps are going out.’ 25:9 But the wise answered, saying, ‘No, lest there should not be enough for us and you; but go rather to those who sell, and buy for yourselves.’ 25:10 And while they went to buy, the Bridegroom came, and those who were ready went in with Him to the Wedding; and the door was shut.” Philippians 3:10, 11 … that I may know Him and the Power of His Resurrection, and the fellowship of His Sufferings, being conformed to His death, if, by any means, I may attain to the Resurrection from the dead.
Daniel 12:3, 10 Those who are wise shall shine like the brightness of the firmament, and those who turn many to righteousness like the stars forever and ever. Many shall be purified, made white, and refined, but the wicked shall do wickedly; and none of the wicked shall understand, but the wise shall understand! Matthew 24:22 & Mark 13:20 “And unless those days were shortened, no flesh would be saved; but for the elect’s sake those days will be shortened (by God’s Wrath)!”
Luke 21:34-36 “But take heed to yourselves, lest your hearts be weighed down with carousing, drunkenness, and cares of this life, and that Day (the Day of the LORD) come on you unexpectedly. For it will come as a snare on all those who dwell on the face of the whole earth. Watch therefore, and pray always that you may be counted worthy to escape all these things that will come to pass, and to stand before the Son of Man.”
Revelation 3:10 Because you have kept My command to persevere, I also will keep you from the hour of trial (which comes from God, which I believe is the Day of the LORD) which shall come upon the whole world, to test those who dwell on the earth.
Malachi 3:17, 18 “They shall be Mine,” says the LORD of hosts, “on the Day that I make them My jewels. And I will spare them as a man spares his own son who serves him.” Then you shall again discern between the righteous and the wicked, between one who serves God and one who does not serve Him.
Revelation 11:3, 4 “And I will give power to my two witnesses, and they will prophesy one thousand two hundred and sixty days (3 ½ years), clothed in sackcloth.” These are the two olive trees and the two lampstands standing before the God of the earth.
Daniel 9:27 Then he (the antiChrist) shall confirm a covenant with many for one Week; but in the middle of the Week (of 7 years) he shall bring an end to sacrifice and offering.
Revelation 13:5-8 And he (the antiChrist) was given a mouth speaking great things and blasphemies, and he was given authority to continue for forty-two months (3 ½ years). 13:6 Then he opened his mouth in blasphemy against God, to blaspheme His name, His Tabernacle, and those who dwell in Heaven. 13:7 It was granted to him to make war with the saints and to overcome them.
And authority was given him over every tribe, tongue, and nation. 13:8 All who dwell on the earth will worship him, whose names have not been written in the Book of Life of the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world.
What is Yeshua’s Perfect Blood and Perfect DNA accomplishing within each one of us, within our own DNA, in that we are part of Yeshua’s own Body? We are being changed into the Image and Likeness of Yeshua! This Perfect Blood of the Lamb of God, Yeshua, our King and Great High Priest of Heaven, along with carrying within it the fulfillment of the blood of kings from David, and the fulfillment of the blood of High Priests from Yehoshua (Yeshua), of Zadok, of Aaron, is Alive with the Holy Spirit in our spirit being. All ‘born again’ believers have this Divine Blood from Heaven’s King, the King of Glory, and Heaven’s Great High Priest, Melchi Zedek, my King of Righteousness; they also have Yeshua’s own Jewish blood in their spirit’s; but not just their King Yeshua’s
Jewish blood, but Yeshua’s Jewish blood of Jewish royalty, the fulfillment from the Jewish kings from David and from the Jewish high priests from high priest Zadok of high priest Aaron.
We are the only Creation of humanity that has God’s own Blood!
Truly we are God’s New Creation! 2nd Corinthians 5:17
“Therefore, if anyone is in the Messiah, he is a New Creation;
old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new.”