Monday, 2 November 2020

God Knows the Season


Scripture:  Acts 1 v 7 - 8:  "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.
8  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."

Ecclesiastes 2 v 1 - 2:  "To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven:
 2  A time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up that which is planted;"

Our Father knew that the enquiring mind of men would want answers to immediate political, and spiritual problems that had perplexed them for so many years.  Like when will we be free of the Romans and when will Israel be restored in her land.  He knew the ultra long wait for the answers would discourage them, so He hid that knowledge from them.

Right now they have those answers and its looking better for Israel every day.  The Eye of God is favouring Israel at this time.  Seventy years ago the season of Israel's salvation began in earnest.  The Jews legally obtained the right to call Israel their forever home.  

All the Arab nations disagreed and declared war on Israel.  The Arabs living in Israel formed a group and called themselves Palestinians, the true owners of Palestine.  The call the rightful occupiers, Jewish Settlers, who stole their land.  They call The Temple of Solomon, upon which the Al Aqsa mosque was built next to the Golden Dome, Al Suq.  It is their short name for the Temple of the Jews.  Meaning that the Jews had ownership of the land for thousands of years.

This weekend an Iranian journalist wrote an article heavily criticising Iran's government for it's determination to wipe Israel off the planet.  He told them its time to make peace.  If Iran would stop funding the Palestinians, Hamas and Hezbollah, there would be peace in the Middle East.

If this happens a whole new spiritual season starts up.  The last seven years before Armageddon.  Sometime in this period, let's not speculate when, only the Father knows, the Rapture will occur.  

In ancient Jewish history, a marriage feast lasted about seven days.  The Groom and his friends partied and made merry until almost the last day, and then suddenly the Groom would leave the feast accompanied by his cheering friends to surprise his Bride, who would be waiting with her lamp lit in the window.

The Groom takes his Bride to his Father's house where the marriage is consummated, then the newlyweds rejoin the party and continue the celebrations.  It sets a framework for the activities of the last seven years from God's perspective.

We are fixed on the idea that the Church is the Bride of Christ and before the Marriage Feast starts the Church will be Raptured and the wedding of "Jesus to His Church" will take place and celebrate for seven years till Israel needs to be rescued from Armageddon.  Who, then, is Israel in this matter?

From Genesis to Revelations every book of the Bible is written by a Jew.  The Jews were the Chosen race.  Chosen for what?  Chosen by the Son of God to be His Bride.  Covenants, Gifts, Her own land, Promises, Discipline, Punishment for Adultery, the Law, the Temples, The Ark, the coming of Jesus to Israel.....coming unto His own but His own received Him not.  

John 1 v 10 - 11: "He was in the world, and the world was made by him, and the world knew him not.
11  He came unto his own, and his own received him not."

He showed Her His nature and abilities, His love for Her, His willingness to forgive and restore everything to Her.  She rejected Him and had Him crucified.  He rose from the dead and turned His attention to restoring His own Body, the Church, made up of Gentiles (non-Jews) as well as some Jewish believers.  The Church did not become the new Bride.  The Church is His Body broken for us.

When Jesus was partaking in the Last Supper, when He broke the bread He said, This is My Body broken for you, do this in remembrance of Me.  When was His Body broken?  He had not been arrested yet, and even at His death no bone of Jesus was broken.

In Isaiah 53, the prophecy of the crucifixion, which Jews are banned from reading, where it says He was cut off for our transgressions, the Hebrew word, Maveth, means the plural of violent deaths.  It speaks of more than one death.  

This ties in with Revelation 13 v 8 - 9: "And all that dwell upon the earth shall worship him, whose names are not written in the book of life of the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world.
9  If any man have an ear, let him hear."

In the tribulation period everyone on Earth will worship the Beast except those whose names are written in the Lamb's Book of Life, Who was slain from the foundation of the world.  The world is Satan's world system that started when Jesus created the Earth as a rescue station for the souls taken hostage by Satan and tormented in his evil realm to ensure that we were born in sin.  

We were brainwashed into believing Lucifer or Satan was the true anointed of God, and all religions lead to Heaven.  We were dead in sin before we ever were born on Earth, hopelessly lost for eternity unless God turned the world upside down with a formidable rescue plan.

The plan started aeons before the Earth was turned from a rock into something resembling Heaven.  Something that would remind us of Home.  He first brought all the broken, dead souls back to Heaven and prepared them for fleshly bodies in order to manifest what damages needed fixing.  Then He started with Adam and Eve.  They turned against Him in favour of Satan.

The manifestation of sin became so terrible that God repented that He had made mankind and wiped out all but eight people in the Flood.  He changed their lifespan to seventy years to speed things up.  He sent in prophets, judges, kings, Deliverers to help first Israel become a nation who worshipped Him.  Then He turned to the rest of the world and said in John 3 v 16 - 17: 
"For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.
17  For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved."

So we must believe in Jesus and follow Him in love and obedience to be saved.  When we are born again our life is restored to us and we start to understand how awful sin is and the death it brings.  

Micah 5 v 2: 
"But thou, Bethlehem Ephratah, though thou be little among the thousands of Judah, yet out of thee shall he come forth unto me that is to be ruler in Israel; whose goings forth have been from of old, from everlasting."

Jesus came forth before this Earth was formed.  He went through terrible sufferings and His first death in Satan's  realm as part of God's plan to rescue first the kidnapped Bride for whom Jesus was the Ransom.  Like her He was smashed into fragments and each fragment was a soul ordained to become a human being.  These souls that make up His Body were collected into seven containers.  They were manifested in parable form at the feeding of the 4000 where 7 baskets of fragments were collected, as well as in Revelation in the letters to the 7 churches.

The Bride's fragments were collected in twelve baskets, one for each tribe.  This was manifested in the feeding of the 5000 and the scraps or fragments being gathered into 12 baskets.  Everything was done to try jog our memories.  To try bring us out of our comatose state of zero response.

Strangely, the Lord used a popular novel, The Bourne Identity, to help me connect the dots on this revelation on who we really are and why did we land up on Earth.  It's about a man who has lost his memory and identity after being near death and unconscious.  I was also in a deep ministry to someone in a long term coma at the same time.  These connected in a serendipity way to open my understanding about our origins and future.

The scripture I got when I had this revelation sorted in my mind and heart had me in tears.  For days. After five years of searching and lots of frustration as there was no one to ask.  Mark 1 v 1: "The beginning of the gospel of Jesus Christ the Son of God."

The Father alone knows the unfolding of our rescue.  We must just be obedient.  He knows the things that must be accomplished to rescue the Bride from her hostility towards her Groom. It will happen the moment the Antichrist ascends the Throne in the rebuilt Temple in Jerusalem.  Her eyes will be opened to all his filthy lies and she will flee to Jordan.

He has brought us to new understanding, deep discernment, effective praying and a desire to share the love and truth of Jesus with those who are floundering in the world.   I pray your eyes will be opened to know the truth and set you free.

Prayer:  Heavenly Father, whenever I write about these things I feel Your awesome presence around me.  I pray that all who read it are granted the understanding You surprised me with.  May they experience Your love and presence in full measure.
In Jesus' name. Amen.