The Church overcomers are about to be caught up to heaven by their heavenly Bridegroom! I am thrilled to announce the new moon was sighted by multiple witnesses over Jerusalem just a few hours ago today, September 21st, ushering in the next (fifth) appointment on God’s Kingdom calendar, the Feast of Trumpets (Yom Teruah)! I am so blessed to KNOW and have shared with you all what this means, detailed on this key post, The Rapture of Church Overcomers Will Be on the Feast of Trumpets (to which the Idiom “No One Knows the Day or the Hour” Refers). Please read it now if you haven’t already!
Here is a link to a site showing the new moon sighted over Jerusalem by multiple witnesses: http://whenisthenewmoon.com/
I hereby now publicly go on record stating that I truly believe Scriptures such as 1 Thess. 4:16-17 and 1 Cor. 15:50-55 are about to be fulfilled in less than 24 hours.* At the last trump – when the Feast of Trumpets ends at twilight Jerusalem time on the 22nd, the man-child of Revelation 12:1-5 should be caught up [Greek: harpazo, Latin rapturo, hence English term raptured] to God and to His throne. Hallelujah!
This is the birth of the Church, which was conceived 2,000 years ago on the fourth Levitical Feast, the Feast of Weeks, better known as Pentecost. Since this birth will precede the Revelation 12:1-2 great and wondrous sign… in heaven (for THAT won’t occur until Saturday September 23rd,) Isaiah 66:7-9 will be fulfilled! Read very carefully what God explains therein (emphasis is added):
7 “Before she goes into labor,
she gives birth;
before the pains come upon her,
she delivers a son.
8 Who has ever heard of such things?
Who has ever seen things like this?
Can a country be born in a day
or a nation be brought forth in a moment?
Yet no sooner is Zion in labor
than she gives birth to her children.
9 Do I bring to the moment of birth
and not give delivery?” says the Lord.
“Do I close up the womb
when I bring to delivery?” says your God.
Note that Zion is in labor, thus it cannot be the nation of Israel birthed in 1947, as so many theologians have taught incorrectly. Zion (Jerusalem) cannot give birth to the nation of Israel! Zion (the heavenly Jerusalem) gives birth to the Church overcomers – those Christ promised in Revelation 3:10 Since you have kept my command to endure patiently, I will also keep you from the hour of trial that is going to come on the whole world to test the inhabitants of the earth [a.k.a. the Tribulation]. We, the Church overcomers, are that royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people belonging to God, that [we] may declare the praises of him who called [us] out of darkness into his wonderful light (1 Peter 2:9, emphasis added).
The Church overcomers are the male child John saw in the great heavenly sign and described in Revelation 12:5, She gave birth to a son, a male child, who “will rule all the nations with an iron scepter.” And her child was snatched up [Greek: harpazo] to God and to his throne.
The rapture of the Church overcomers will usher in fulfillment of the numerous OT Scriptures pertaining to the woman in labor – the time of Jacob’s trouble, also known as Daniel’s 70th week, the day of the Lord, and the Tribulation. One of the most descriptive is Isaiah 26:17-21
17 As a pregnant woman about to give birth
writhes and cries out in her pain,
so were we in your presence, Lord.
18 We were with child, we writhed in labor,
but we gave birth to wind.
We have not brought salvation to the earth,
and the people of the world have not come to life.
19 But your dead will live, Lord;
their bodies will rise—
let those who dwell in the dust
wake up and shout for joy—
your dew is like the dew of the morning;
the earth will give birth to her dead.
20 Go, my people, enter your rooms
and shut the doors behind you;
hide yourselves for a little while
until his wrath has passed by.
21 See, the Lord is coming out of his dwelling
to punish the people of the earth for their sins.
The earth will disclose the blood shed on it;
the earth will conceal its slain no longer.
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Bottom line, Christian: If you are not certain you are a wise virgin with a sufficient supply of oil (see Matt. 25:1-13), repent and BE an overcomer (see Rev. 3:1-6 and Rev. 3:14-22). Heed our Lord’s words in 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.
Bottom line, unbeliever: repent! If you confess with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved (Romans 10:9).
See you in the clouds! Maranatha!
So very much love in Christ our Bridegroom, Your sister deanna
Links to entire series Our Exalted Position
* 24 hours later we note that my belief regarding the timing was wrong. Praise God, His word is truth; when our experience doesn’t align with His word, the issue is always with us, not the Lord.