Watch and pray and …

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But when you hear of wars and disturbances, do not be terrified, for all these things must first occur, but the end is not at once. And He said to them, Nation shall rise up against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. And great earthquakes shall be in different places, and famines and plagues. And there shall be terrors and great signs from Heaven. – Luke 21:9 – 11

I have just returned home to Mt. Carmel after a 10-day speaking tour in Wales and England. It was one of the most fruitful visits I have made to the UK in the 19 years that I have been ministering in the nations, and I believe that is partly due to an increase of prayer in the UK and the time in which we are living. Many of my messages focused on possible signs over the last 2 or 3 years, and the events we are witnessing right now, that may well be indicators, (signs from God), that the return of Yeshua is getting very close. I will share my message here.

Over the last several years we have seen an notable increase of natural disasters – earthquakes, tsunamis, storms, floods, and fires caused by hot and dry weather conditions. Many of these events have been described as the strongest, biggest, windiest, wettest or worst events of their kind ever recorded. I am sure we are all aware of the intensity and damaged caused by hurricanes Harvey and Irma. These extreme weather events may have been caused by 2 massive solar flares that erupted from the Sun over the last 2 weeks, but then let us not forget that YHVH controls the entire universe. We also recently passed through the time of the 4 blood red moons or the Tetrad. Red moons are simply caused by atmospheric conditions and occur regularly, but these 4 red moons all occurred on the first night Passover and the first night of the Feast of Tabernacles, 2 years in a row – back to back, which is very unusual, and when the Tetrads have occurred in the past, there have often been serious events concerning Israel and the Jewish people taking place. Now we are coming up to a very rare and very interesting alignment of the stars on September 23rd (for more information, go to Google). And again YHVH controls the sun and the moon and the stars.

Turning to YHVH’s calendar, many believe that the period between September 2015 and September 2017 was a Shmitah year, or the year of release that GOD commanded the Israelites to keep every 7th year. That Shmitah may have been the 7th in the set of 7, which would make 2016 to 2017 a Jubilee year, or the year of return. We are about to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the British Partition of Palestine, and the liberation of Jerusalem from the Turkish Otterman Empire in 1917 – 1918, which led to the return of Israel as a nation in 1947 – 1948. Then in 1967, at the end of the Six Day War, Jerusalem was reunited under Jewish control after 1900 years of foreign occupation. The next 50 year step brings us to 2017.

Also in connection with the LORD’s calendar the Fall Feasts are now approaching. These are not Jewish feasts but the Feasts of the LORD which He calls My Moedim or Appointed Times, and seem to be a prophetic blueprint of YHVH’s plans and purposes for Planet Earth. The first 4 have been fulfilled exactly by the death and resurrection of Yeshua and the outpouring of the Holy Spirit on what we call Pentecost, and the last 3 are the blueprint for the End Times. You can imagine what is happening in the spirit realm when the LORD’s feasts are approaching – The Host in Heaven are rejoicing, and the evil ones in the other kingdom are trembling with hatred. How much more so with the Fall Feasts that shadow their final defeat! This is proven by the fact that many attacks against Israel happen just prior or during the time of the Feasts.

I am not predicting that something definate is about to happen, but I am posing the question, Could it be that the extreme weather, the patterns in the heavens and the feast season that is now approaching are an indication that God is about to do something dramatic? Add to all of the above the very tense situation with North Korea. A conflict could erupt there any day now and the insane leader of North Korea is more that likely to use nuclear weapons. That very possible scenario will dramatically change all of our lives, crashing the world’s financial system and bringing in the New World Order that has been spoken of for many decades now, beginning the final 7 year countdown to the return of Yeshua to the Temple Mount to rule His Father’s Kingdom for 1000 years, and then the new Heavens and the new Earth will be revealed.

Just as every other end time forecast has been wrong so far, nothing may happen in the next 30 days, but it must surely be close. Some nay sayers are suggesting that it is wrong to attach any significance to the natural disasters and the signs in the heavens, but they are wrong to do that. In Matthew 16:3, Yeshua rebukes the people for not being aware of the signs of the times in which they lived. And the words of Yeshua in the opening verse from Luke 21:9 – 11, clearly tell us that these things are a sign that we are living in the last days. Whether it is now or 5 years away, there are some things that we should all be doing, more and more as the time draws near.

On the last evening of His earthly life, Yeshua instructed His disciples to watch and pray. The reason I wrote this article is to encourage you to do the same …. Watch world events and the signs in the heavens and pray as the Spirit leads. And I will add one more word to Yeshua’s instruction: watch and pray… and SAY (speak up). This is not the time to be silent – we need to speak up and warn our unsaved family, friends, neighbours, work mates, and everyone we meet about the imminent return of the Messiah and the urgency to accept His blood sacrifice as the only way to come into an eternal relationship with the Father, before all Hell breaks loose and the gates are closed.

This article originally appeared on Out of Zion Ministries, September 15, 2017, and reposted with permission.