PREFACE: In drafting this late yesterday afternoon, 4th October, I stopped to attend to and blog about an issue with my Farcebuk page. Wednesday morning’s overnight news took priority – then spotted this on Koenig’s World Watch Daily about these two days!!
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The most holy day on the Hebrew calendar, Yom Kippur, or the Day of Atonement, began at sunset last night. Today, the whole of Israel is closed as the majority of the Jewish people spend this High Holy-day of fasting, gathering in their synagogues, and praying.
‘On this Day of Atonement, we Christians search our own lives and stand accountable before the Lord for our actions, even as we “confess our sins knowing that He is faithful and just to forgive us and cleanse us from all unrighteousness” (1 John 1:9). And most of all, let us “…rejoice that our name is written in heaven” (Luke 10:20). [Dr Juergen Buehler, CEO of The International Christian Embassy in Jerusalem.]
A couple of prophetic words published this week took me straight back to what I heard direct from the Lord 14 years ago, as recounted in this blog’s first item over 4,150 posts and pages ago. Here’s the essence of my first pre-blog email (‘About‘ refers), with a footnote about the remainder:
‘Last year, I encountered two conflicting claims about Jesus’ explanation of the parable on the end-time harvest of wheat and tares (Matt 13:36). So I went to check scripture but upon opening my Bible a deep excitement exploded within as I heard, “This is ALL about to be fulfilled”
So, we must study carefully His End-times instruction in Matthew 13 (NKJV) to prepare for the next couple of posts. This records Jesus’ direction as Commander-in-Chief of the heavenly host for dealing with all unrepentant practitioners of evil and lawlessness well BEFORE any eventual rapture of believers (underscoring added):
The Parable of the Tares Explained
36 Then Jesus sent the multitude away and went into the house. And His disciples came to Him, saying, “Explain to us the parable of the tares of the field.” 37 He answered and said to them:
“He who sows the good seed is the Son of Man. 38 The field is the world, the good seeds are the sons of the kingdom, but the tares are the sons of the wicked one. 39 The enemy who sowed them is the devil, the harvest is the end of the age, and the reapers are the angels. 40 Therefore as the tares are gathered and burned in the fire, so it will be at the end of this age. 41 The Son of Man will send out His angels, and they will gather out of His kingdom all things that offend, and those who practice lawlessness, 42 and will cast them into the furnace of fire. There will be wailing and gnashing of teeth. 43 Then the righteous will shine forth as the sun in the kingdom of their Father. He who has ears to hear, let him hear!”
Notice how this records the astonishing promise by Jesus to deal with evil by means of taking lives!! – The lives of unrepentant reprobates who persist in rebellion and serving the hater of humanity and father of lies, the fallen angel Lucifer.
The next part of my 28 February 2009 email is pertinent (actual copy):
‘Hence, my previous remarks about a sifting of the Church – in preparation for a rapid ‘sHifting’?
Jesus urged His disciples to look out for and observe signs of the times. Regarding their questions about His return at the end of this Age, the earliest Gospel account has Jesus stressing 7 times, “Watch…be alert…on your guard“ (Mark 13). Matthew 24 reports Jesus saying 4 times, “Watch…and when you see…” followed by the parables of the burglar and of the virgins:> “Don’t be caught napping!” [Is the Church still asleep?] Luke’s account has, “Be always on the watch…” (ch21:36) and chpt 12 (NIV) has sections on watchfulness and interpreting the times. In each Gospel Jesus commands, “Learn the lesson of the fig tree…”. Also, the Apostles went on to give more indicators (Acts 3:20-1, Hebrews 12:26-7, 2 Peter 3, 2 Timothy 3 and the first and second letters to the Thessalonians).’