Rapture

Prophetic Ironies and Riddles: What now? The ‘Twinkling’ did not happen (yet). What next? God is forcing us to ‘dig a little deeper’. MUST READ for ‘twinkler watchers and waiters.’

Watchmen and Women: (June 22, 2020)

I have to be honest with you, as is my privilege to do so. I woke ‘up’ this morning and still found myself aching, grumpy, knees hurting, sneezing and feeling a bit ‘ornery’ and also sad (but with a hint happiness.) Sounds like a recipe for a serving of your favorite drink.

Yes, I stand accused of ‘suggesting’ (not setting any date), of ‘watching’ this sign and that sign for the possibility of the ‘twinkling.’ Today is June 22, 2020 (2+2+2+2=8) … and the ‘twinkling’ obviously has not occurred. ‘Uh, did I miss something?’ Did ‘something sneak past the watchful eye of the Eagle?’ I don’t think so, and even if it did, it doesn’t matter. God is in control and ‘plays his cards’ when he sees good and fit to do so. He doesn’t play his cards to appease us, he plays his cards according to His Divine Will. We see through the veil darkly, yet continue to yearn for our Lord’s return. Signs are signs are signs. It is what it is. They just keep telling us to ‘get ready.’ But, boy-oh-boy, have the ‘signs’ been screaming in neon/neom lately. This, there can be NO denying. The Bible is clear that the rapture/twinkling is a sign less event. Thus the irony to which we must attend. June 20th and June 21st, both days ‘really looked like either day could be the day,’ based on ALL the things leading up to them. And yet, the irony is that there was no ‘twinkling.’ For those in the Bride, yet, I have to admit, this IS frustrating. The Bride is getting tired and perhaps losing a ‘bit of patience’ having to contend with all of these signs, shapes, shadows, wonders in the heavens, exit now posts and exhortations. Just when the Bride thinks she hears her Lord coming down the street in a ‘top of the line Ferrari’, it turns out to be a 1975 Ford Pinto, ready to explode. (pun intended). Adding insult to impatience, I believe the ‘nit-pickers’, mockers, deniers and the ‘who-the-..ll-cares’ among some within in the church and virtually everyone outside the church, are now fighting for their voices to be heard among all the other alphabet-soup causes going on today around the world.

This is the way it was meant to be. Period. While the Bride is still getting dressed, so to speak.

So, it is obvious and truthful that I must bring up the ‘800 pound pig, or fallen angel’ that is sitting in the corner of your computer screen, and address possibly ‘why’ and ‘what next.’ Fair and honest questions from the imagers of God.

Why:

  1. Figuratively and literally, the Bride is not yet ready.
  2. The Child has bit more ‘maturing’ to go through.
  3. Perhaps the Father is trying to ‘squeeze’ a little bit more faith and patience from the child.
  4. Perhaps the Father is trying to ‘squeeze’ a little bit more ‘dirty water’ from the dirty dishrag.
  5. God is ‘long suffering’ that ALL should come to repentance and none should die.
  6. God’s sense of ‘time’ is obviously much different that our sense of time.
  7. Nearing ‘Midnight’ … in London? In New York? In Tokyo? In Paris? In Moscow? In Neom? Or, in which country? We don’t know. It doesn’t matter. Midnight is midnight is midnight, when God wants it to be midnight. Not what or when we think is midnight.
  8. Perhaps ‘midnight’ to God, is more a ‘spiritual, faith status’ and not a ‘time’ status. I believe this is true. Limited human intelligence tends to think in the physical / here  now / space / time continuum. Not so our Lord, His measuring stick for space, time and eternity is much different than ours. Hence, His ‘midnight’ is not our ‘midnight.’

So, here are eight (8) reasons. A ‘NEW ERA’ of three (3) faithful 1. Watching, 2. Waiting and 3. Discernment. This also just ‘happens’ to be an eight (8) page document AND June 22, 2020 = 2+2+2+2=8. So it goes. Go figure … or count. Also, eight (8) verses on patience. For a total of four (4) equally balanced and equally weighted and equally important sets of ‘data’ for consideration. This just one method of God’s divine will in the use and discernment of His mathematics.

What does our Lord say about ‘patience?’ This is actually one of his ‘MVP’ character traits he looks for in His Saints. Really? Yes. How so? There are 33 (3, 3) references to ‘patience’ in the KJV. Do you think this is intensely important to our Lord? The following are just a few of His exhortations for his Bride to be Patient. (Yes, I know this is tough, that is why the Lord values our effort so much.) Seriously.

Eight (8) verses on ‘Patience’:

2 Peter 1:6 And to knowledge temperance; and to temperance patience; and to patience godliness;

Revelation 1:9 I John, who also am your brother, and companion in tribulation, and in the kingdom and patience of Jesus Christ, was in the isle that is called Patmos, for the word of God, and for the testimony of Jesus Christ.

Revelation 2:2 I know thy works, and thy labour, and thy patience, and how thou canst not bear them which are evil: and thou hast tried them which say they are apostles, and are not, and hast found them liars:

Revelation 2:3 And hast borne, and hast patience, and for my name’s sake hast laboured, and hast not fainted.

Revelation 2:19I know thy works, and charity, and service, and faith, and thy patience, and thy works; and the last to be more than the first.

Revelation 3:10 Because thou hast kept the word of my patience, I also will keep thee from the hour of temptation, which shall come upon all the world, to try them that dwell upon the earth.

Revelation 13:10 He that leadeth into captivity shall go into captivity: he that killeth with the sword must be killed with the sword. Here is the patience and the faith of the saints.

Revelation 14:12 Here is the patience of the saints: here are they that keep the commandments of God, and the faith of Jesus.

Consider the ‘patience’, of those who are martyred for Christ that is tested. Point made.

Here is a heartfelt question. If you knew someone whom you loved could be that ‘last soul’ saved prior to the ‘door to the ark closing’, would you display patience with your perception of time that they might come ‘into the ark at the last possible second?’ OF COURSE YOU WOULD. Just as you wish that your spouse, son, daughter, cousins, aunt, uncle … whomever, might be saved, so does our Lord towards corporate humanity. This is dogmatic doctrine and can’t be undone or denied by the False Prophet. Christ came to earth so that NONE SHOULD PERISH. That doesn’t mean that just a few should perish, or a just a few from particular ‘tribe, tongue, nationality, peoples or political group.’ Lord Jesus Christ came so that EVERYONE COULD BE SAVED, regardless of which side of the pond you come from or from which direction your political needle points. That includes those deceived by Islam (and the world’s other false isms…) and those ‘forced’ by Communism. ALL SHOULD BE SAVED!!!

As we are the Bride, God wants to add a last few remaining participants to the ‘wedding feast.’ This may be somewhat of a cliché and overused metaphor, but it is still relevant and meaningful. Patience.

The above mentioned ‘discernments’ are not a complete grocery list of why I should still be patient and watching, but I think they ‘do good service’ in attempting to explain, ‘Did I miss the catching up while I was taking a cat nap?’

A ‘Glass of water or time that is half empty or half full.’ This is a ‘well worn’ metaphor that anyone who hasn’t been living under a rock will understand. Which is why I will use it.

Both water and time are fluid, they can flow in many directions. Time can stand up or lay down. Water can flow in four directions (NSEW). Are you half full of impatience? Are you half full of denial or mockery? Are you half full of giving up watching and desire to go back to the things of this world? Get the point?… It seems almost as if God, who sees the souls, minds and hearts of men … both saved and unsaved, deems it necessary to ‘make the clay pot’ full of whatever it is he trying to put into that particular human being. Be it patience, humbleness, spirit of service, hopefulness, joy … whatever, you name it. I suspect the ‘it’ is a little different for each one of us. MYSELF INCLUDED. God wants us to have a ‘full suit case of righteous character’ when we arrive in heaven, not a ‘half full suitcase.’ The linen or cloth of righteousness that only can be given to us by the Lamb of God.  Not only our ‘external’ clothing, but also our ‘internal clothing.’  Hopefully, my little analogies or metaphors make sense for the wise amongst us.

O.K. What next? ‘I’m feeling a little better now, I think I might know why I should be patient. I’m not as bummed as I was when I woke up this morning.’ GREAT QUESTION! I’m glad you asked.

Of all of the rhetorical questions positioned (and answered to), the ‘what’s next’ question is probably the most difficult to answer, because its answer lies individually, within each of us.

The ‘what’s next’ is UP TO YOU. How are you going to respond in faith and in behavior? Are you going to ‘throw in the towel’ and chalk up this ‘rapture stuff’ to the stuff of conspiracy nuts? Are you going to join the ranks of the ‘nitpickers, deniers, mockers and those who say the ..ll with it? Are you going to join the ranks of the ‘rave-on’s’ in the UK looking imminently for Aliens. Or the ‘Burners on the Playa’ at the world’s granddaddy of pagan, satanic ‘do as thou wilst’ festivals known as Burning Man. Alien worship is a ‘must see and attend’ event at this festival of demonic nonsense and delusion (strong delusion sent for those who love not the truth, or the Word of God.)

So, we covered ‘the glass full/empty’ analogy. What about ‘watching.’ This is the endless ‘water-drip of testing.’ This not only requires patience and discernment, but also persistence (Perseverance … in so many words). Being consistently watchful is like running a race to cross the finish line. More so if we have a foggy idea of where the finish line is, even if we are told one is there. ‘You watch your step running in the fog so you don’t trip.’ Painful as it may be, or not be, we are being asked to continue ‘watching’ so that our patience may be found full and brimming at the top of the cup. So, what should we look for, or be watching for? Everything and nothing. Hu’h? Please explain. God says for us to watchful for everything, to be as sharp as lions or eagles, to watch for signs … that which he reveals per His Divine Will. I have posted over 9,330 postings regarding completions of His signs. How many more do I need to post. I ‘dunno’. I have to be watching to find out. That is how it goes.

Will we see the confirmation (maybe, but I doubt it). Will we see an ‘alien/fallen angel invasion’ (I doubt it). Will we see yet more Anarchy, Chaos, Depravity, Deception, Delusion, Defiance and Denial? I would also add stupidity of astronomical proportions. Yes. More bigger, badder, beastlier volcanos and storms? Yes. More bizzare ‘signs in the heavens’ of ‘shooting fart balls?’ Yes. The list goes on. God will reveal whatever it is he wants to reveal, when he wants to reveal it. In the ‘occupy until He comes’ time, keep watching and grow in your discernment and understanding and patience. The ‘twinkling’ WILL COME, make-no-mistake.

Lastly, God has blessed us with another excellent ‘Watchman.’ Mr. Greg Laurie is perhaps our version of ‘Billy Graham’ for the last generation of the Church. Most of you know, I seldom warrant a reference to another watchman for fear of bias. However, Mr. Laure and a few other watchmen and women are spirit filled and serve a noble purpose of ‘confirming and agreeing’ and understanding and discerning of which is occurring in this ‘season of the times.’ So, what is the point in bringing up Mr. Laurie (and others by logical extension)? Mr. Laurie agrees with or confirms with my assessment of the times in which we live. Perhaps this is no ‘big deal’ since just about everyone is preaching in one form or another that ‘door of the season of the times’ has been almost closed. Yet, I bring up Mr. Laurie’s comments as follows, from one of his exhortations from this very past couple of days.

Why the Rapture Hasn’t Happened (Yet) – Greg Laurie

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Mr. Laurie is in the ‘public eye’, yet we are saying the SAME THING, in so many words. I am not putting words in his mouth, nor is he putting words in mine. However, we come to the EXACT SAME CONCLUSION AT THE EXACT SAME POINT IN TIME. Coincidence? His discernment comes ‘before’ the Bride was expecting the ‘twinkling.’ My discernment comes ‘after’ the ‘twinkling’ came not. Coincidence? Two shall confirm a matter or be in agreement. I don’t know Mr. Laurie, I doubt he knows me. Yet, we see the same thing and come to the same conclusions, unbeknownst to either of us.

Now that is a sign within a sign. Watchmen should be watching watchmen who are telling the world to watch. Three (3) references to ‘watching.’ Keep watching God’s prophetic timepiece or clock known as Israel or Jacob. I posted yesterday that there is an ‘emergency or unprecedented’ meeting to take place this week regarding the US green lighting Israel’s sovereignty and annexation plan. Time to ‘Rock n Roll.’ So say those scornful men that rule Jerusalem. The world will ‘rock and roll’ like no other time, past – present – future, for the next seven years. We just don’t which day or hour the starting gun will sound.

Keep watching. Be patient and hopeful. Discern for yourself how you will respond to the disappointment in the ‘delay’ of the ‘twinkling. It could here in two weeks or less. Just as I have been saying for the last two.  Doctrine of Imminence. It could literally be a minute BEFORE they officially start dividing Jerusalem or the day that the covenant is ‘confirmed,’ by the Man-by-Satan, MbS.

God bless you. Be patient. ‘But it is SO HARD!!!.’ Yes, I know, so does God and Christ. That is why our Lord values our efforts at patience so much. …’until His work is fulfilled in you.’

In His Service.

Night Watchman

Paul Rolland

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).

True Church / Bride of Christ Spared from God’s Wrath:

 Romans 5:8-10. “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 12:19Dearly beloved, avenge not yourselves, but rather give place unto wrath: for it is written, Vengeance is mine; I will repay, saith the Lord.

1 Thessalonians 1:10. And to wait for his Son from heaven, whom he raised from the dead, even Jesus, which delivered us from the wrath to come.

1 Thessalonians 5:9. For God hath not appointed us to wrath, but to obtain salvation by our Lord Jesus Christ,

Romans 8:35. Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword?

Jeremiah 30:7. Alas! for that day is great, so that none is like it: it is even the time of Jacob’s trouble, but he shall be saved out of it.

Revelation 3:10 Because thou hast kept the word of my patience, I also will keep thee from the hour of temptation, which shall come upon all the world, to try them that dwell upon the earth.

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