Wednesday, September 13, 2017

One Week and A Day From the Feast of Trumpets

Its time to get ready for the dress rehearsal.  Predictably, the nay sayers and scoffers have come out in full force with "you cant predict the day" and "you are going to destroy people's faith if nothing happens" nonsense.  Lets get something clear about predictions.  Do you know who predicted "something is going to happen" on the Feast of Trumpets?  The Lord God did.  He predicted fulfillment of all the appointed times and so far He is batting 100%.  All of the spring feast days were prophetically fulfilled-to the day...the exact day.

This writer is watching for the coming of the Lord every single day but around this time of year, the watching gets stepped up a notch.  Why?  The Lord told us nobody could know the day or hour of His secret coming.  True enough, the Feast of Trumpets spans two days, not one.  So, the Lord can be absolutely correct that we cannot know the day, but can we know within a span of two days?  There is not a single Word in the Bible that prevents us from knowing within two days when the Lord is coming back for us.  Now, can we be sure of the year?  Nope, which is why the Jews do a dress rehearsal every single should we.

This writer watches for the secret return of the Lord every year.  Years have passed, the Feast of Trumpets has passed for years, decades.  Can you imagine on one year or another someone throws their hands up in the air and says "well, that's it for me!  He didn't come back this year I'm cashing my chips in and going atheist!"  If it sounds stupid, that's because it is stupid.  Are you kidding me?  The Feast of Trumpets will be fulfilled just as the spring feasts were fulfilled.  We are to be continually watching for His return and praying

Luke 21:36 Be always on the watch, and pray that you may be able to escape all that is about to happen, and that you may be able to stand before the Son of Man.

The Lord can do whatever He wants to do, but He cannot lie.  If He said its going to happen you can be certain its going to happen, exactly as He said it would.  There are wise and foolish virgins according to Matt 25.  The foolish virgins are not going to be too happy when 1.  The Lord tells them He doesn't even know them and 2.  He closes the door on them:

Matt 25:1“At that time the kingdom of heaven will be like ten virgins who took their lamps and went out to meet the bridegroom. 2Five of them were foolish and five were wise. 3The foolish ones took their lamps but did not take any oil with them. 4The wise ones, however, took oil in jars along with their lamps. 5The bridegroom was a long time in coming, and they all became drowsy and fell asleep.
6“At midnight the cry rang out: ‘Here’s the bridegroom! Come out to meet him!’
7“Then all the virgins woke up and trimmed their lamps. 8The foolish ones said to the wise, ‘Give us some of your oil; our lamps are going out.’
9“ ‘No,’ they replied, ‘there may not be enough for both us and you. Instead, go to those who sell oil and buy some for yourselves.’
10“But while they were on their way to buy the oil, the bridegroom arrived. The virgins who were ready went in with him to the wedding banquet. And the door was shut.
11“Later the others also came. ‘Lord, Lord,’ they said, ‘open the door for us!’
12But he replied, ‘Truly I tell you, I don’t know you.’
13“Therefore keep watch, because you do not know the day or the hour.

We don't have to predict anything, the Lord already told us what is going to happen.  Our job is to be watching and ready.  Apparently there are multitudes out there who have a really hard time with this.  They want to argue until they are red in the face that all this watching and readiness is futile.  That argument sounds like a dispute with Almighty God since He is the one who told us over and over and over again to be watching for this unknown day and hour.

When the Lord returns on some Feast of Trumpets, He will be precisely correct that we did not know the day or hour and we will be precisely correct in watching for Him over that two day period.  When He tarries we do not throw our hands up in the air and tell the Lord He can have His salvation back, that's stupid (I have to call it what it is).  We do what we were told to do, continuing watching, continue praying and remembering what He told us:

Hebrews 6:12
12 That ye be not slothful, but followers of them who through faith and patience inherit the promises.

Through faith and what?  Patience.  Through faith and patience we inherit the promises.  However long it takes, that's how long we wait.

grace and peace