Isaiah 60:1-2 Arise, shine; for your light has come! And the Glory of the LORD is risen upon you. For behold, the darkness shall cover the earth, and deep darkness the people. But the LORD will arise over you, and His Glory will be seen upon you.
God’s finest Hour, the time for the world’s Greatest Revival and Greatest Harvest of souls is now at the doors, and God needs His best soldiers here to help bring in this Great End Time Harvest.
1) So many believers teach that the Church is Yeshua’s Bride. But the Church is not Yeshua’s Bride. The Church is Yeshua’s Body! Read Ephesians 1:22, 23; Colossians 1:17-20, 24; Romans 12:5; Ephesians 4:11-16; and 1 Corinthians 12:27-31.
You may or may not have realized it, but Yeshua taught that there is a biblical progression of maturity to becoming Yeshua’s Bride. When you are first saved you are a child of God (John 1:12). Next you become a servant of God (Matthew 23:11 and Luke 22:27), then a disciple of Yeshua (Matthew 16:24). Next you become an overcomer (Revelation 2:7, etc…) Then a friend of God (John 15:15). Then a son of God (Revelation 21:7).
Finally the highest and greatest honor of all is in becoming Yeshua’s beloved Bride, His Wife (Revelation 19:7), those who have been made ready, who have been changed into the image and likeness of their Bridegroom King Yeshua.
Matthew 7:13 “Enter by the narrow gate; for wide is the gate and broad is the way that leads to destruction, and there are many who go in by it. 7:14 Because narrow is the gate and difficult is the way which leads to life, and there are few who find it.”
Within Yeshua’s Body is Yeshua’s Mystery Bride
The Bride position in Yeshua’s Body may be open to all believers to press into, attain to, living daily within the very Heart of Yeshua in total intimacy, surrender, obedience, honor, commitment, love, servanthood, and humility. Yeshua’s betrothed Bride are His best soldiers on the planet. They put Yeshua first in all things, always prefering others above themselves, laying down their lives for Yeshua and for others. And they are most needed here now.
Yeshua gave us one parable about His Bride going with Him into the Wedding, in Matthew 25:1-10. It was at the Midnight Hour and only five out of the ten virgins were Ready to go with their Bridegroom King into the Wedding.
For the last 2000 years all true believers who have died have been taken up to Heaven. For to be absent from the body is to be present with the Lord. 2nd Corinthians 5:8
John 14:2 “In My Father’s house are many mansions; if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. 14:3 And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and receive you to Myself; that where I am, there you may be also.”
John 17:24 “Father, I desire that they also whom You gave Me may be with Me where I am, that they may behold My Glory which You have given Me; for You loved Me before the foundation of the world.”
Among the large group in Heaven are some believers who will be Yeshua’s mystery Bride. But there must come a time when the fullness or completion of Yeshua’s Bride will be taken to Heaven, in preparation for the Marriage of the Lamb. And this will happen exactly when Yeshua had told us, at the Midnight Hour.
So what is the Midnight Hour? It is just before the release of God’s Wrath on the earth, and for one year: the Day of the LORD! (Isaiah 34:8; Isaiah 63:4) This occurs late in the 7 Tribulation years. It comes for the sake of the elect (Matthew 24:22) so the days of the anti Christ’s slaughter of believers will be shortened. For many believers will still be alive on earth when Lord Yeshua returns. Matthew 24:13-31; Luke 12:36; Revelation 6:15-17; Revelation 11:15-19; Isaiah 13:4-11; Joel 2:1-11;
Yeshua is the First Fruits of unleavened barley bread Harvest offering during Passover. Yeshua’s Bride, like Yeshua, is also a first fruits offering of two loaves of leavened wheat bread during Shavuot. (Leviticus 23:17) These two groups of Yeshua’s Bride can be seen in Revelation 7:4-8 (144,000 from the 12 tribes of Israel) and also in Revelation 14:1-5 (the 144,000 Gentiles coming from the nations). These two groups will be Messiah’s Bride.
2) Most of Yeshua’s other marriage parables were about the guests at the Marriage Supper of the Lamb, the Banquet celebration. In Matthew 22:1-14, verse 7 tells us that before this Banquet with food, that God would first send His armies and destroy all His enemies. Revelation 19:14 shows this. Verse 22:10 tells us about the guests. There are still believers alive on earth when Yeshua returns. See Luke 12:36 “… and you yourselves be like men who wait for their Master, when He will return from the Wedding.” Luke 14:8-24; Luke 19:13; Luke 20:9-18; Revelation 19:9;
There is a major difference between the Marriage Ceremony (Wedding) versus the Marriage Supper or Banquet celebration where food is served. The Marriage of the Lamb Yeshua will be held in Heaven on the mystery fifth biblical Feast called Zichron Teruah (in Leviticus 23:24), also Yom Teruah (in Numbers 29:1). These names relate to the first Shofar call sounded by Yeshua over Mount Sinai in Exodus 19, where Yeshua first called for His Bride to come forth from Israel and the nations. Next comes a one year honeymoon in Heaven (Deuteronomy 24:5), where Yeshua’s Wife will learn more about ‘as it is in Heaven, so be it on the earth.’
Yeshua will return to earth on Yom Kippur, the Feast of Battle, with His Wife (Bride) and the rest of His armies, as He destroys all the rest of His enemies still alive on earth. Zechariah 9:14, The LORD shall be seen over them, and His arrow shall go forth as the lightning, and the Lord GOD (Yeshua) shall blow the Shofar.
The Marriage Supper of the Lamb Yeshua and His Wife will be held in Jerusalem with all the invited Guests: Revelation 19:9, “Blessed are those (guests) who are invited to the Marriage Supper of the Lamb.” This event will be held in Jerusalem on Succoth, after the Lord returns with His Wife (Bride), and can be best seen in Isaiah 25:6-10: And in this mountain the LORD of hosts will make for all people a feast … 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 … This Celebration will also be held on Yeshua’s true Birthday, Succoth, the Feast of Tabernacles, and commemorated each year during the Millennial Kingdom. Matthew 22:7; Luke 12:36; Zechariah 14:16; Revelation 19:9, 11-16.
3) The main Bible Scripture about Yeshua’s Wedding is found in Matthew 25:1 “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. 25:5 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!’ 25:10 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.” Also read Revelation 19:7 “Let us be glad and rejoice and give Him glory, for the Marriage of the Lamb has come, and His Wife has made herself ready. 19:8 And to her it was granted to be arrayed in fine linen, clean and bright, for the fine linen is the righteous acts of the saints.”
Is there anywhere else in Bible Scriptures where we can see this mystery of Yeshua’s Bride being taken up into Heaven in preparation for Yeshua’s Wedding? Years ago, when I asked the Lord this question, He led me to Revelation chapter 10. And He showed me verses 1 – 3, that this Mighty Messenger is Yeshua, who Roared like a Lion. And when He Roared something special happened that John saw and was about to write. But Heaven told him not to write it. And then, because of what had happened with Yeshua’s Roar, He then says that now, when the seventh angel is about to sound the seventh trumpet, that the Mystery of God would be finished. What is this Mystery of God? That Yeshua would have a Bride and would have His Wedding in Heaven!
Revelation 10:1 I saw still another mighty angel (Messenger Yeshua) coming down from Heaven, clothed with a cloud and a rainbow was on his head. His face was like the Sun, and His feet like pillars of fire. 10:2 He had a little book open in His hand. And He set his right foot on the sea and His left foot on the land, 10:3 and cried with a loud voice, as when a Lion Roars. When He cried out, seven thunders uttered their voices. 10:4 Now when the seven thunders uttered their voices, I was about to write; but I (John) heard a voice from heaven saying to me, “Seal up the things which the seven thunders uttered, and do not write them.” 10:5 The angel (Messenger Yeshua) whom I saw standing on the sea and on the land raised up His hand to Heaven 10:6 and swore by Him who lives forever and ever, who created heaven and the things that are in it, the earth and the things that are in it, and the sea and the things that are in it, that there should be delay no longer, 10:7 but in the days of the sounding of the seventh angel, when he is about to sound, (see Revelation 11:15) the Mystery of God would be finished, as He declared to His servants the prophets.
I believe at Yeshua’s Roar the remainder of Yeshua’s Bride will be taken to Heaven, so that the Wedding of Yeshua will happen.
At the sounding of the 7th Trumpet the Marriage of Yeshua to His Bride will have been completed in Heaven, (verse 15). And this will take place on Zichron Teruah, the 5th biblical Feast of the LORD. Also verse 11:18, God rewards His servants the prophets and saints as He also begins to release His Wrath onto the earth.
4) All the main pre Trib ‘caught up’ theories use one or more of the 7 Scriptures where Yeshua uses His Voice as a Shofar, to prove the pre Trib theories. But the big problem here is that all of these 7 Scriptures of Yeshua sounding His Voice as a Shofar are not about Yeshua’s Bride being ‘caught up,’ but are all the same event recorded by different bible writers showing Yeshua’s return to earth with His Wife (Bride) and the rest of His armies, where, He gathers all believers on earth and those in Heaven to Himself in the air at the Sound of His last Shofar, which occurs at the end of the 7 years of Tribulation. This explanation is very different from the theological understanding taught by all the pre Trib theologians who teach Yeshua’s Bride ‘caught up.’ (1 Thes 4:17 & Eph 1:10)
The fullness of Yeshua’s Bride will be taken to Heaven at the Midnight Hour with the Roar of the Lion, and not with the Shofar.
The Shofar was first sounded by Yeshua from the top of Mount Sinai in Exodus 19:13, 16, 19, and in 20:18, and is called the First Trump! The next seven places where we see the Shofar sounded by Yeshua all describe His return; this is called the Last Trump, also known as the Great Trump! This will be on Yom Kippur, and will be on the final Year of Jubilee. Leviticus 25:10
Yeshua sounded the Shofar at Mt Sinai, called the 1st Jubilee; He does this again at His return on the last year of Jubilee.
1) Zechariah 9:14; 2) Matthew 24:27-31 and Mark 13:24-27; 3) 1st Thessalonians 4:16, 17; 4) 1st Corinthians 15:51, 52; 5) Isaiah 27:12, 13; 6) Isaiah 18: 3; 7) Leviticus 25:8-11,12;
Ephesians 1:10 “… that in the dispensation of the fullness of the times, He might gather together in One all things in Messiah, both which are in Heaven and which are on earth, in Him.”
Also see Psalm 50:5 “Gather My saints together to Me, those who have made a covenant with Me by sacrifice.”
The Mystery Shofar of God!
The 10 Places in the Bible where God Yeshua sounds His Shofar!
Exodus 19:13 (# 3104), 16, 19 and 20:18 (shofar). Mount Sinai shofar is called the First Trump! This was the 1st Jubilee.
Zechariah 9:14 The LORD shall be seen over them, and His arrow shall go forth as the lightning, and the Lord GOD (Yeshua) shall blow the Shofar. [This will be on Yom Kippur, Feast of Battle!] Lord Yeshua Himself sounds this Shofar!
Matthew 24:27-31 “He will send His angels with a Great sound of a Trumpet, [the Shofar Gadol, the Great Shofar] and they will gather together His elect from the four winds, from one end of Heaven to the other.”
Mark 13:24-27 “He will send His angels, and gather together His elect from the four winds, from the farthest part of earth to the farthest part of Heaven.”
1 Thessalonians 4:16 For the Lord Himself will descend from heaven with a shout, with the Voice of an archangel (or malakh, or the Messenger of the LORD, which is Yeshua Himself), and with the Trumpet of God. And the dead in Christ will rise first. 4:17 Then we who are alive & remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. And thus we shall always be with the Lord.
1st Corinthians 15:51 Behold, I tell you a mystery: We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed 15:52 in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the Last Trumpet. For the Trumpet will sound, and the dead will be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed.
Isaiah 18:3 All inhabitants of the world and dwellers on the earth, … when He blows a Shofar (Trumpet), you hear it!
Isaiah 27:12, 13 And it shall come to pass in that Day, that a Great Shofar (the Shofar Gadol) shall be blown! They shall come who were about to perish in the land of Assyria, and the outcasts in the land of Egypt; and they shall worship the LORD in the Holy Mountain (Mount Zion) at Jerusalem.
Leviticus 25:8-11, 12 (in the Year of Jubilee!) On the tenth day of the seventh month; in the Day of Atonement [Yom Kippur] you shall make the shofar to sound throughout all your land … on the fiftieth year proclaim liberty throughout the land … It shall be a Jubilee … as was Exodus 19:13. Strong’s # 3104
The Lord Yeshua will be returning on a Jubilee year.
Revelation 1:10, 11 I (John) was in the Spirit on the Lord’s day, and heard behind me a Great Voice as of a Trumpet, saying, “I am the Aleph and the Tav, the First and the Last.”
Revelation 4:1 The first Voice which I heard was like a Trumpet speaking with me, saying, ‘Come up here.’
Twice in the Book of Revelation we see Yeshua using His Voice as a Shofar or Trumpet. This fact reinforces the truth of Yeshua using His Voice twice as a Shofar into His Creation for His plans for setting up His Kingdom on earth with His beloved Bride.
In Genesis 22:13 we see the ram that was placed in the thicket by God, caught by its two horns, and given to Abraham to offer up as a substitute sacrifice instead of Abraham’s son Isaac, there on Mount Moriah. God spared Isaac with that ram for the creation of the nation of Israel. And those two horns would represent the two times that God Yeshua would use His Voice as a Shofar, first at Mount Sinai, and then in the heavens as He returns with His Wife.
5) When will Yeshua’s believing Body know for sure that these pre Trib theories are in error? We are now at the door of the Gog Magog War of Ezekiel 38 – 39. At the end of this War which the God of Israel sovereignly wins, the man of (sin) peace will then arise to help bring peace between Israel and the other nations. This will then begin the 70th Year of Daniel, the last seven years of great tribulation for our planet before our Lord Yeshua returns.
The fact that if pre Trib believers will still be here on the earth after this war will then show them that their theories were wrong. So then what is the Truth? Let’s look at a few Scriptures …
Revelation 3:10 “Because you have kept My command to persevere, I also will keep you from the hour of trial which shall come upon the whole world, to test those who dwell on the earth.”
Luke 21:34 “But take heed to yourselves, lest your hearts be weighed down with carousing, drunkenness, and cares of this life, and that Day come on you unexpectedly. 21:35 For it will come as a snare on all those who dwell on the face of the whole earth. 21:36 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.”
Malachi 3:16 Then those who feared the LORD spoke to one another. And the LORD listened and heard them; so a Book of Remembrance was written before Him for those who fear the LORD and who meditate on His name. 3:17 “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.” 3:18 Then you shall again discern between the righteous and the wicked, between one who serves God and one who does not serve Him.
Matthew 24:21 “For then there will be Great Tribulation, such as has not been since the beginning of the world until this time, no, nor ever shall be. 24:22 And unless those days were shortened, no flesh would be saved; but for the elect’s sake those days will be shortened.
Revelation 11:15 Then the seventh angel sounded! And there were loud voices in Heaven, saying, “The kingdoms of this world have become the Kingdoms of our Lord and of His Messiah, and He shall reign forever and ever!” 11:16 And the twenty-four elders who sat before God on their thrones fell on their faces and worshiped God, 11:17 saying, “We give You thanks, O Lord God Almighty, the One who is and who was and who is to come, because You have taken Your great Power and Reigned. 11:18 The nations were angry, and Your Wrath has come, and the time of the dead, that they should be Judged. And that You should Reward Your servants the prophets and the saints, and those who fear Your name, small and great. And You should destroy those who destroy the earth.”
What causes the days of the Great Tribulation to be shortened? The Wrath of God will begin from Heaven upon all the evil ones on earth when the seventh angel sounds the seventh silver trumpet. I believe this happens exactly after the Wedding of the Lamb and His Bride has been concluded. This is the Mystery of God as mentioned in Revelation 10:7 and Revelation 11:15, which God had showed me many years ago.
Conclusion: In Yeshua’s Body, His Bride are His best soldiers on the planet. They are the ones whom He can trust to carry out His most difficult assignments. We are now about to enter the time of the Great Tribulation, the last seven years on our planet, the last Week of Daniel 9:27, which will be catalyst by the Gog Magog War of Ezekiel 38 – 39, which the God of Israel will win. At the end of this War the Israeli Orthodox religious Jews will come into great political power and begin building their house on Mount Moriah hill in Jerusalem. With their newly gained power, they will also persecute those Jews and Gentiles in Israel who believe in Yeshua. This will then be the time when the God of Israel will pour out His Spirit with great signs and wonders and miracles. It will be the time of the Greatest Revival and Harvest of souls the world has ever seen. This Revival may last for a few years. And also in the diaspora this will be the time of very great persecution against the Jewish people, forcing them to flee for their lives, and to come home to Israel. For they will have heard of the Great Outpouring of God’s Holy Spirit falling in Jerusalem!