High Watch Period. Pentecost 2020 – May 31st. Why We Should be Watching.
Consider what is happening the world, the season of the times. Consider clues that the Bible might give us. Let us consider the Feast festivals.
Past/Fulfilled Feasts: (Pre – Age of Grace). The early spring feasts (Passover, Unleavened Bread, Firstfruits) were fulfilled sequentially by the death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus Christ. Jesus and the “many saints” that were resurrected with Him, who were referred to as the “barley harvest” and ‘first fruits’.
NOT FULFILLED YET. NEXT SEQUENTIAL FEAST TO BE COMPLETED: The ‘Late Spring Feast’ known as Pentecost. Pentecost marks the beginning or the ‘conception’ of the Age of Grace or the Church Age.
‘Late Spring is late May,’ Spring being the time period of March-April-May. Shavout or the wheat harvest occurs for Israel from Sunset, 28 May – nightfall, 30 May 2020. This falls exactly just one (1) day before Pentecost for Christians.
After Jesus’ ascension, the Holy Spirit came down upon believers as the promised ‘Comforter’. The Comforter has been indwelling and sealing believers until the day of their redemption (rapture or harpazo). Will the Holy Spirit – Comforter – Restrainer leave on the same day as when He came down at the conception of the Church 2,000+ years ago? The Holy Spirit is God and reveals changes in the dispensations or ages. Israel’s wheat harvest could symbolically represent the resurrection and rapture of the Church (Bride of Christ) from the Age of Grace or Church Age. The wheat harvest is symbolically the fullest harvest or largest harvest. This feast is not grouped with either the spring or fall feasts. It sits uniquely in the middle of dispensations/feasts past (fulfilled) and future (yet unfulfilled).
Future/Unfulfilled Fall Feasts: (Post Age of Grace). Trumpets, Atonement and Tabernacles. These feasts are generally believed will be fulfilled when Christ commences His Millennial Reign on earth.
The Father sent a ‘Comforter – Helper – Restrainer’ – Holy Spirit at Pentecost to Christians:
Pentecost marked the ‘conception date’ of the dispensation of the Age of Grace, for the Gentiles/Christians in the New Testament. Will Pentecost 2020 also mark the end of the Age of Grace and introduce the interim seven (7) year dispensation of wrath referred to as the Tribulation or ‘The week of Jacob’s trouble?
What does the Bible say about the ‘Comforter or Helper’ at Pentecost?
“And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another Helper, to be with you forever, even the Spirit of truth, whom the world cannot receive, because it neither sees him nor knows him. You know him, for he dwells with you and will be in you.” (John 14:16-17)
In Him you also, when you heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation, and believed in him, were sealed with the promised Holy Spirit, who is the guarantee of our inheritance until we acquire possession of it, to the praise of his glory. (Ephesians 1:13-14)
Pentecost was the giving of the Spirit of the Law to the followers of Christ. Pentecost marks the “conception date” of the dispensation of Grace. From this point onward, the Holy Spirit dwells within and seals the body of Christ for the day of redemption (Ephesians 4:30). The ‘day of redemption’ is also the day of rapture- harpazo, when the True Church – Bride of Christ acquires possession of her inheritance.
When the day of Pentecost arrived, they were all together in one place. And suddenly there came from heaven a sound like a mighty rushing wind, and it filled the entire house where they were sitting. And divided tongues as of fire appeared to them and rested on each one of them. And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other tongues as the Spirit gave them utterance. (Acts 2:1-4)
The Father will send His Son, Jesus Christ to ‘collect – harvest’ Christians (dead and alive) at the rapture – harpazo. The Father will also pull or remove the Holy Spirit – Restrainer to allow the full measure of evil to descend upon the world at the onset of the seven (7) year tribulation.
1 Thessalonians 4:16-18 “For the Lord himself will descend from heaven with a cry of command, with the voice of an archangel, and with the sound of the trumpet of God. And the dead in Christ will rise first. Then we who are alive, who are left, will be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air, and so we will always be with the Lord. Therefore encourage one another with these words.”
1 Corinthians 15:20-25 But now is Christ risen from the dead, and become the firstfruits of them that slept. For since by man came death, by man came also the resurrection of the dead. For as in Adam all die, even so in Christ shall all be made alive. But every man in his own order: Christ the firstfruits; afterward they that are Christ’s at his coming. Then cometh the end, when he shall have delivered up the kingdom to God, even the Father; when he shall have put down all rule and all authority and power. For he must reign, till he hath put all enemies under his feet.
1 Corinthians 15:42-49 So also is the resurrection of the dead. It is sown in corruption; it is raised in incorruption: It is sown in dishonour; it is raised in glory: it is sown in weakness; it is raised in power: It is sown a natural body; it is raised a spiritual body. There is a natural body, and there is a spiritual body. And so it is written, The first man Adam was made a living soul; the last Adam was made a quickening spirit. Howbeit that was not first which is spiritual, but that which is natural; and afterward that which is spiritual. The first man is of the earth, earthy; the second man is the Lord from heaven. As is the earthy, such are they also that are earthy: and as is the heavenly, such are they also that are heavenly. And as we have borne the image of the earthy, we shall also bear the image of the heavenly.
1 Corinthians 15:50-54 Now this I say, brethren, that flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God; neither doth corruption inherit incorruption. Behold, I shew you a mystery; We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed. In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed. For this corruptible must put on incorruption, and this mortal must put on immortality. So when this corruptible shall have put on incorruption, and this mortal shall have put on immortality, then shall be brought to pass the saying that is written, Death is swallowed up in victory.
2 Thessalonians 2:7-8 For the mystery of iniquity doth already work: only he who now letteth will let, until he be taken out of the way. And then shall that Wicked be revealed, whom the Lord shall consume with the spirit of his mouth, and shall destroy with the brightness of his coming:
Will Pentecost 2020 be the rapture – harpazo – redemption or the ‘birth’ of the True Church – Bride of Christ? The Comforter – Restrainer will be removed along with the Church – Bride of Christ before the onset of the tribulation. This fits within the timeframe of the ‘confirmation’ of Israel’s false covenant of ‘peace and security’ by the prince/beast. The birth and rapture of the Church, removal of the Restrainer and confirmation of the false covenant for Israel is to allow for the redemption of Israel and for wrath to be poured out on evil mankind.
Pentecost. Sunday, May 31, 2020. Be Watchful.
Yes, I do not know the day or the hour, or even the month. I would rather be found being watchful and ready, than not watching and not being ready. All things considered that are going on in the world today, and for the past three (3) intense and emphatic years (2017, 2018 and 2019). A person has to logically understand that the season of the times or the Age of Grace is coming to a close, quickly. I have provided close to 9,000 (3×3) blog postings regarding the season of the times in which we live. The proof of many end times prophecies clearly seem to either be fulfilled or are in the process of being fulfilled. I believe most discerning people would agree. I am not trying to set a date (although some of you might think that I am). Jesus could come for His Bride sometime between now and Pentecost or sometime after it. Will you be found watching and hopeful? I will propose that 2020 is ‘the year’. I believe this. Could I be right? Yes. Could I be wrong? Yes. Time will tell. 2020-2027. 2028 is Israel’s 80th anniversary. Eight (8) denotes a new beginning, a new epoch, a new millennium, a new phase, a new era, a new plan or a new dispensation. The dispensation being the Millennial Reign of Jesus Christ.
How divine would it be for the Church, having been ‘conceived’ 2,000+ years ago on Pentecost, were to be born or raptured – harpazoed – redeemed on the exact same day, 2000+ years later? Bookends, as it were, of the Age of Grace or the gestation of the child.
What about the ‘birth’ of the child or the Church who was ‘caught up into heaven’?
Revelation12 1-5 And there appeared a great wonder in heaven; a woman clothed with the sun, and the moon under her feet, and upon her head a crown of twelve stars: And she being with child cried, travailing in birth, and pained to be delivered. And there appeared another wonder in heaven; and behold a great red dragon, having seven heads and ten horns, and seven crowns upon his heads. And his tail drew the third part of the stars of heaven, and did cast them to the earth: and the dragon stood before the woman which was ready to be delivered, for to devour her child as soon as it was born. And she brought forth a man child, who was to rule all nations with a rod of iron: and her child was caught up unto God, and to his throne.
This is a sign or wonder meant for Christians and not Israel/Jews. Why would God reveal this sign just three (3) intense and emphatic years ago? Is He giving us a sign that this is the season of the rapture, harpazo or redemption of the Child or the Church?
Note: This ‘great sign or wonder’ in heaven literally occurred on September 23, 2017. And is believed by most watchmen to be a wakeup call of sorts for the time and season at hand. It is a sign for Christians, not for Israel/Jews. The ‘child’ is the Church. The ‘dragon’ is Satan. The ‘to devour’ is Satan’s plan to kill or destroy the child or the Church, as it is being born. ‘Caught up’ is the rapture – harpazo – redemption of the child, Church, Bride of Christ. The child is birthed or born and before Satan can kill it, the child is quickly rescued up to the throne of God. Satan knows the times and the season, but even he doesn’t know the ‘day or the hour.’ Only God, the Father knows. As such, Satan knows the gestation of the child, or the growth of the Church is almost finished and ‘ready to be birthed’. The Church has been in the womb growing and under the Comforter for over 2,000+ years. Satan’s attempt to devour the child could come as a result of the COVID 19 plague AND a worldwide attempt to give everyone a ‘mark, number or name.’ We are told worldly things can destroy a person’s body but can’t destroy a person’s soul because of our salvation through Christ. HOWEVER, we are told repeatedly that those who take the ‘mark, name or number’ are destined for the second death or the lake of fire and brimstone for eternity. Let that sink in for a moment. WHAT IF, sometime at the end of May or June of 2020, the world government and health organizations launch a plan that requires EVERYONE to receive a MANDATORY vaccination, under the guise of ID2020, that would leave behind a translucent ‘stamp’ or ‘tattoo’ on each person that would reveal proof of vaccination and the presence or requisite antibodies. These people, with a ‘mark, number or name’ would be the ones allowed to re-enter society, travel, work, buy and sell. Again, let that sink in for a moment. I have presented a tremendous amount of evidence regarding the development of various biometric ‘signatures’ being developed today, in one form or another.
It is not important ‘how’ the rapture occurs or the physics behind it. One can even say it is not important, from our perspective, as to ‘when’ the rapture occurs. So what is important? What is important is that you personally are considered saved and forgiven by Christ. That you believe in Him and who He say He is. That you believe in His past resurrection and the shedding of His blood on your behalf. That you confess your sins and ask forgiveness of them, so you can be considered one of ‘those’ who will be rescued from the hour that will come upon the earth to try or test men with wrath of God. What is also important is that you are found to be watching, hopeful and looking for the Lord’s return. That you are not found to be ‘sleeping,’ but rather found to be paying attention, watching and understanding the unfolding and completion of the promises God has foretold would happen. Both promises for those redeemed and promises for those whom wrath is declared.
If Pentecost 2020 comes and goes without a ‘twinkling of an eye,’ I will still be found to be watching and hopeful. How about you? The shadows are getting long, the day is almost over. Yet, as we see these things come to pass, know that your redemption draws nigh! Do you have oil in your lamp and awaiting for, watching for, looking for the groom?
In His Service,
Night Watchman Ministries
Jesus Christ’s Offer of Salvation:
The ABCs of Salvation through Jesus Christ (the Lamb)
A. Admit/Acknowledge/Accept that you are sinner. Ask God’s forgiveness and repent of your sins.
“For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God.” (Romans 3:23).
“As it is written, There is none righteous, no, not one.” (Romans 3:10).
“If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us.” (1 John 1:8).
B. Believe Jesus is Lord. Believe that Jesus Christ is who He claimed to be; that He was both fully God and fully man and that we are saved through His death, burial, and resurrection. Put your trust in Him as your only hope of salvation. Become a son or daughter of God by receiving Christ.
“That whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have eternal life. For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. For God sent not his son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved. (John 3:15-17). For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.” (Romans 10:13).
C. Call upon His name, Confess with your heart and with your lips that Jesus is your Lord and Savior.
“That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.” (Romans 10:9-10).
“If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us. If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. If we say that we have not sinned, we make him a liar, and his word is not in us.” (John 1:8-10).
“And he is the propitiation for our sins: and not for ours only, but also for the sins of the whole world. (John 2:2).
“In this was manifested the love of god toward us, because that God sent his only begotten Son into the world, that we might live through him. And we have seen and do testify that the Father sent the Son to be the Saviour of the world. Whosoever shall confess that Jesus is the Son of God, God dwelleth in him, and he in God.” (1 John 4:9, 14-15).
“But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us. Much more then, being now justified by his blood, we shall be saved from wrath through him. For if, when we were enemies, we were reconciled to God by the death of his Son, much more, being reconciled, we shall be saved by his life.” (Romans 5:8-10).
“For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.” (Romans 6:23).
“Jesus saith unto them, I am the way, the truth, and the life, no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.” (John 14:6).
“For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to everyone that believeth.” (Romans 1:16).
“Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved.” (Acts: 4:12).
“Who will have all men to be saved, and to come unto the knowledge of the truth for there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus.” (1 Timothy 2:4-6).
“For God did not appoint us to suffer wrath but to receive salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ.” (1 Thessalonians 5:9).
“But as many as received him, to them gave the power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name.” (John 1:12).