Be Ready

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Try to be Ready

King Jesus tells His disciples, in the parable of the 10 virgins, to always be ready to receive Him and not to scoff and mock His return (Mat 25:1-13). If He doesn’t come, then we have more time to perfect our Christian walk because He will definitely come later. The idea is that Jesus doesn’t want us to get ready at the last moment like 5 of the 10 virgins did. He wants us to live our lives in a constant state of preparedness or “ready to receive Him.”

False Prophecies

Y2K was simply a 2-digit date computer bug not bible prophecy of the end times. Nostradamus was a self-proclaimed prophet who didn’t even quote from the bible. He quoted every 4th verse from the Quran called a quatrain. His prediction of chaos at the turn of the 2nd century was false.

Harold Camping was the only source of the Dooms Day Prophecy in 2011. He twisted scripture to say that the Rapture and judgment would happen on May 21, 2011. We now know that the earth will not just end without all of bible prophecy coming true, first. Namely:

  1. The 7-year tribulation
  2. The Rapture of the remnant of the 144,000 elect and the first resurrection of the dead
  3. The 7-bowl, judgment plagues on the earth
  4. King Jesus fights the battle at Armageddon
  5. King Jesus rules on earth for 1000 years with the Saints
  6. Then the earth is still not destroyed. It is refurbished

None of these false doomsday dates fall on a new month, a new year or a new 7-year cycle (Shemmitah) on God’s Hebrew calendar. However, this September is filled with important dates on God’s Hebrew calendar:

  1. Rosh Hashanah (Jewish New Year), Yom Teruah (Day of Trumpets) – sunset Sept. 14 or 15
  2. Yom Kippur (Day of Atonement) – sunset Sept. 23 or 24
  3. Sukkot (Feast of Tabernacles) – begins sunset Sept. 28 or 29

I Hope Prophecies are not Fulfilled at this Time

I don’t want to say that some bible prophecy will be fulfilled on these High Holy days because it may come true. Instead, I will say that, “I hope nothing bad happens during these High Holy days.”

God’s Holy Days and Timetable of 7’s

Rosh Hashanah, which falls on Sept. 14 or 15 (depending on when the new moon is sighted in Jerusalem) at sunset, is the first day of the first month of the New Year on the Hebrew calendar. This date also begins a new 7-year cycle called a Shemmitah. I hope this is not believed to be the last Shemmitah, which is the 7-year tribulation on earth. In addition, the date also happens to begin a Jubilee year (the year after 7 Shemmitahs or after 49 years – Lev. 25:8-13). The Jubilee year is a special year of remission of sins, universal pardon and liberty for the people and the land. During this time, slaves and prisoners are freed, debts are forgiven, homes and properties sold out of hardship are returned and the mercies of God are particularly manifested. The Jubilee is a holy year like the 7th day of the week, the 7th year of the Shemmitah, and the 7th millennial reign of Christ.

The last Jubilee year back in 1967, Israel took Jerusalem at the end of the 7-day-war. It is believed that this Jubilee year there will be some prophecy fulfillment concerning the Jews and the land of Israel. It is possible that Israel will finally have peace, rebuild the 3rd Temple and resume sacrifices (Dan 9:25-27). Do you think the Iranian Nuke Deal was for nothing? It paves the way for the 7 Year Peace Covenant with Israel.

Can non-believers be influenced by God’s Hebrew Calendar?

Interestingly, there appears to be major events centered around these Jewish Holy days:

  • I hope Sept. 15 doesn’t begin The New World Order
  • I hope this is not the last Shemmitah – the Tribulation
  • I hope the Pope doesn’t drop a bombshell and declare Catholicism to be the One World Religion (Rev. 13:11-15)
  • I hope the dollar and the economy doesn’t crash
  • I hope we are not forced to receive the mark of the Beast (Rev. 13:16-18)

Jessus told us to watch for signs of His return and pray for deliverance. Many Christians care very little about prophecy, would rather not hear about it or have no time for it. Few uphold the Sabbath, know about the Shemmitah, the Jubilee or of God’s High Holy Days.

It’s a Jewish Thing

I tell people all the time that, “The bible was written by Jews to Jews for the benefit of Jews with the plan that they would draw other nations to God.” It is a Jewish story with the main theme being Jesus (King of the Jews), The Jews, and Jerusalem (The Jewish Holy City). In order to understand the intimate things of God, one should have a working knowledge of the culture of the Jews at the time of the writing of the bible.

May we all know and understand bible prophecy and may we be ready for them.

Recommended  Basic Disaster Supply Kit

A basic emergency supply kit could include the following recommended items:

  • Water, one gallon of water per person per day for at least three days, for drinking and sanitation
  • Food, at least a three-day supply of non-perishable food
  • Medicine
  • Battery-powered or hand crank radio and a NOAA Weather Radio with tone alert and extra batteries for both
  • Flashlight and extra batteries
  • First aid kit
  • Whistle to signal for help
  • Moist towelettes, garbage bags and plastic ties for personal sanitation
  • Wrench or pliers to turn off utilities
  • Manual can opener for food
  • Cell phone with chargers, inverter or solar charger
  • Cash, change, gold or jewelry
  • A complete change of clothes and a warm blanket
  • Household chlorine bleach and medicine dropper – When diluted, nine parts water to one part bleach, bleach can be used as a disinfectant. Or in an emergency, you can use it to treat water by using 16 drops of regular household liquid bleach per gallon of water. Do not use scented, color safe or bleaches with added cleaners.
  • Matches or lighters in a waterproof container
  • Feminine supplies and personal hygiene items
  • Mess kits, paper cups, plates, paper towels and plastic utensils
  • Paper and pencil
  • Books, games, crossword puzzles or other activities
  • Most of all…The bible. It is Him and His Word that will save us