Sunday, September 13, 2015

Dear Family,

This may be a Dear John letter... and it should be read immediately.  

For the past few months I’ve been doing some online research mostly at a website called, Torah Calendar. It’s quite in-depth. But, to make a long story short I submit to you their findings in a nutshell: God’s plan of redemption is 7000 years. They show a seven thousand year calendar from Creation to the Great White Throne Judgment.

They have determined specific dates using technology that reads the sky like a clock. NASA will agree the sky is a giant clock—and map. Sailors used the stars to navigate for centuries.

The Hebrew calendar is built around reading the sky. The sun and moon are for signs and for seasons, just as God said in Genesis. 

They go to great lengths to explain their conclusions. One big event, no, one HUGE event is about to happen. Sundown in Israel on September 14th to sundown on the 15th (because Hebrew days are sunset to sunset) is the last day of the sixth month (Elul) and the last day of 6000 years. The next day, September 15th – 16th (1st of Tishrei) is The Day of Trumpets, Rosh Hashanah, The Civil New Year and according to Creation Calendar, The Age of Life begins with The Marriage Supper of the Lamb. And thus begins the last millenium before the Great White Throne Judgement.

It’s a big day.
I fully intend to be at that wedding feast. Yeehaw and yum yum.
But hold on a second, wait a cotton pickin’ minute...
Didn’t Jesus say no man knows the day or the hour?
I spent a good deal of time reading their explanation for date setting and they make a valid argument that believers are called to watch and pray and read and know the signs of the times, so they will not be taken unawares. And, for the first time in a lifetime of listening to preachers, I’ve heard sermons that claim, perhaps, we who are paying attention will know the time of His imminent return.
Regarding the, no man knows the day or hour statement—it was actually a clue. You see, the Jewish calendar isn’t like ours. It floats with the sky. And the month would begin at the first sighting of the new moon. And since no man knows the day or hour when that will be until it happens, it was an excellent description of the first of the month.

The Jewish Holy Days clearly pointed to Jesus and foreshadowed things to come to the exact pattern and day.
Jesus died on Passover, rose on First Fruits and then the disciples were filled with the Holy Spirit on The Day of Pentecost.
Next is The Day of Trumpets in which a series of signals are blown on the Shofar. The last trump is the sound of the Shofar Gedolah or the Great Trumpet. It is mentioned in Isaiah 27:13. This is the last sound that is played on Rosh Hashanah and also the last trumpet blown on the Day of Atonement. Rabbis believe that this is the trumpet blast that heralds in the coming of Messiah.

 Behold, I tell you a mystery: We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed—in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump. For the trumpet will sound, and the dead will be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed. 1 Corinthians 15:51-52

As I write this millions of homeless refugees are fleeing wars and rumors of wars, our government pays abortionists to dissect millions of babies and sell their body parts. Their blood cries out from the earth. Sexual immorality is encouraged by our legal system and dissenters are punished. America’s leaders stab their greatest ally, Israel, in the back to make nuclear deals with the devil. The Pope is scheduled to visit just after the fourth blood moon with a plan for the New World Order…perhaps a seven year ‘peace’ plan.
And listen to this. As we waved flags and vowed to never forget 911, the rains let up and a double rainbow floated where fourteen years prior, twin towers stood. A beautiful sign God gave Noah to say He’d never destroy the earth with a flood. Perhaps it was God’s way of saying, He never forgets. Or a warning to us, that He did destroy the earth once because of its wickedness. The very sign of His warning and promise is now used to represent perversion. We’d do well to remember His words, “As in the days of Noah so shall the coming of the Son of Man be.”
Across the water, while flags of 911 remembrances were still waving in New York, a lightning bolt caused a crane owned by Saudi Binladin Group to collapse at the Grand Mosque in Mecca in Saudi Arabia.  At least 107 people were killed and at least 238 others were injured. Pools of blood, dead bodies and rubble littered the polished tile floors of Islam’s most holy site as soot covered survivors ran for cover.  
As for me, I think, for those who’ll unstop their ears—God's Voice is loud and clear.
One would have to be in denial or deceived not to see the world is spiraling out of control. Any attempts to pull out of the nosedive are called hateful and intolerant.  
We have very little time.
Whether one day or a hundred years…life here is a vapor.

I’ve said all that to say this.
I love you. I want us to have more time together. As long as you have breath, it’s not too late.
If The Trumpet blows, sometime between the sunsets, on The Day of Trumpets and the dead in Christ are raised and we who are alive and remain are caught up to meet them in the air, I hope, and pray you are there.
If not…
I may never see you again.
You see, in this matter, when it comes to eternal Life, God is pro-choice. He lets you choose. “Today I set before you life and death—” And just so there is no room for doubt, He lets you know His choice for you— “choose life.” Deuteronomy 30:19.

So, this may be, see ya later…or good bye.
You decide.
Prayerfully yours,

No man knows the day – this is a fascinating teaching by Pastor Greg Stone.
At the last trump (not Donald)


David Rupert said...

Doug...I'm with you in this trip out of here (come quickly Jesus)

jude urbanski said...

It helps to read information like this. We need to keep our lamps trimmed. We don't know, but I want to be ready. God will not tarry forever.