The Day Of The LORD Is At Hand
Five When-Then Events in 2015 Signal the End-Times, but they could not begin until after the sabbatical year of 2016 The destruction of Jerusalem (Zech 14:2) at Passover will be a sign of judgment for the US a month later when, “as the days of Noah,” the Flood came with Passover timing, but in the 2nd spring month, Genesis 7:11. The reasons for the timing are biblical, and once explained, are not difficult to understand.
Passover is the historic time for judgment, Exod 12:12. It was also when Titus began his siege of Jerusalem in 70 AD, but since that history is foggy to most people and Zech 14 initiates “the day of the Lord” with Jerusalem’s destruction, we should see it this spring at Passover, April 12, counting from the new moon crescent.
Here are five when-then events that signaled ‘the day of the LORD’ in 2015:
- A rare solar eclipse on the equinox had the same timing as the beginning of the biblical year in Exod 12:2.
- A blood moon two weeks later on Passover had the same timing as Exod 12 when they put blood on doorposts. ‘The sun shall be darkened and the moon turned to blood before (paniym, facing) the day of the Lord,’ Joel 2:31.
- “The day of the Lord comes as a thief in the night when they shall say, ‘Peace and safety,’ sudden destruction.” 1Thess 5:2,3 was fulfilled when seven nations signs the Iran Nuclear Treaty in 2015.
- Christ said, “When you see an abomination…standing where it ought not,” Mark 13:14. The Bible calls lying with mankind as with womankind an abomination, Lev 18:22. It had ‘standing where it ought not’ in the US Supreme Court in 2015.
- The US Constitution calls for separation of church and state. The pope calls for union of church and state and he was ‘standing where [he] ought not’ in the US Congress in 2015.
All of the above signal the day of the LORD as impending, but the end-times are a unit of seven years that could not begin until after a sabbatical year so that when the temple is filled with smoke in Rev 15:7,8 and the seven vials are poured out, Christ will cease his mediation in a sabbatical year. 2016 was a sabbatical year. 2017 offers opportunity for end-times to begin.
There are additional reasons why judgment will fall on the US. Egypt murdered hundreds of babies in Exodus 1. The US has murdered 60 million in the womb, and we profess to be a “Christian” nation. God afflicted Egypt with judgment and took Israel to a covenant, later saying, “I am married to you,” Jer 3:14. That’s how we marry Christ as Bridegroom. Israel didn’t see God in Exodus 12, and we won’t see Christ, but He will come in judgment.
His coming will fit the timing of 2nd Passover “as the days of Noah” when the Flood came with Passover timing, but in the 2nd spring month, Gen 7:4,11. Noah entered the ark on the 10th day—the same day the sacrifice was selected in Exod 12:3. When people didn’t enter the ark with Noah, they selected themselves for sacrifice.
‘Then shall two be in the field; one taken, the other left’ ‘Then’ means same timing and it may mean martial law.
When five women missed the wedding in Matthew 25, Christ said to watch (clue for Passover as the only night in the year Israel was to be awake). “You don’t eido—understand, for the kingdom of heaven is like a man traveling to a far country.” Israelites didn’t travel in winter, and if they took a long journey in spring and couldn’t get back in time for Passover, they were to keep it the 2nd spring month as the law in Num 9:10,11 shows.
Christ is the Master who took the long journey Matt 25:14, and his return in judgment will conform to the law that He said is in effect till heaven and earth pass, Matt 5:18. Doing so will be a sign to open-minded Jews that He is keeping the law that He gave—He must be the Master who foretold His coming in that passage 2000 years ago.
Even the ‘goodman’ in Matt 24:43 is seen to be on a long journey in Prov 7:19,20. He comes back at the yom kece, full moon. Passover is on a full moon, but long journey means 2nd Passover—all of Christ’s last seven parables support 2nd Passover timing and this includes the wedding parable of Matthew 25.
All three wedding parables support the need for instant readiness. The foolish women came a little late, but too late. We are to be watching (awake on the eve of [2nd] Passover that “when He comes and knocks, [we] may open unto Him immediately.” The ‘knock’ is an earthquake because the only other place Christ knocks is Rev 3:20, for a lukewarm church that ended in an earthquake circa 63 AD. End-times begin with an earthquake, Joel 2:10,11 and that’s why the goodman had his house broken for not watching and Paul says ‘sudden destruction’ in 1Thess 5:2,3.
Watching, being awake and praying is protective as implied by Matt 24:43 and Rev 3:3. Rather than empty forms of worship or communion weekly, monthly or quarterly, why not once a year as Christ did with His disciples and then ‘watch and pray’ by eating the Lamb spiritually—considering what He bore for us as we read the closing chapters on His life and pray that we can be His in this end-time that will soon engulf the world.
Further impetus to this is that 2nd Passover falls on Thursday evening, May 11—it corresponds to the same night Christ ate the Passover. As He did so, He instituted in its place the service that was to be the memorial of His great sacrifice. If we do so and are watching with prayer when He knocks, “He will gird himself and make us sit down to eat and will serve us, Luke 12:37. This is imagery of the Last Supper, again showing Passover timing.
If we see Jerusalem destroyed at Passover in April, HUGE effort should be make to awaken Christians everywhere to the issues so that everyone can be watching on the eve of 2nd Passover per His clues, because the reward is that “He will make [us] ruler over all that He has” but we will be beaten with many stripes if we shrug this off. Luke 12:44-48.