Daniel 9:26-27 And after threescore and two weeks shall Messiah be cut off, but not for himself: and the people of the prince that shall come shall destroy the city and the sanctuary; and the end thereof shall be with a flood, and unto the end of the war desolations are determined. And he shall confirm the covenant with many for one week: and in the midst of the week he shall cause the sacrifice and the oblation to cease, and for the overspreading of abominations he shall make it desolate, even until the consummation, and that determined shall be poured upon the desolate.
Isaiah 28:14-19 Wherefore hear the word of the Lord, ye scornful men, that rule this people which is in Jerusalem. Because ye have said, We have made a covenant with death, and with hell are we at agreement; when the overflowing scourge shall pass through, it shall not come unto us: for we have made lies our refuge, and under falsehood have we hid ourselves: Therefore thus saith the Lord God, Behold, I lay in Zion for a foundation a stone, a tried stone, a precious corner stone, a sure foundation: he that believeth shall not make haste. Judgment also will I lay to the line, and righteousness to the plummet: and the hail shall sweep away the refuge of lies, and the waters shall overflow the hiding place. And your covenant with death shall be disannulled, and your agreement with hell shall not stand; when the overflowing scourge shall pass through, then ye shall be trodden down by it. From the time that it goeth forth it shall take you: for morning by morning shall it pass over, by day and by night: and it shall be a vexation only to understand the report.
Feast of Trumpets. September 18-20, 2020. The Feast of Trumpets points to the Rapture – the last great harvest. 1st Fall Feast. “Of that day and hour no one knows.”
While the four spring feasts look back at what Christ fulfilled at His first coming, the three fall feasts point us toward the glory of the second coming. The spring feasts are the source of our hope in Christ—His finished work of atonement for sins—and the fall feasts are the promise of what is to come—eternity with Christ. Understanding the significance of these God-appointed Jewish festivals helps us to better see and understand the complete picture and plan of redemption found in Scripture.
The next unfulfilled feast is the Feast of Trumpets. The Hidden Day / It was ‘hidden’ because they didn’t know the exact day it would begin due to the fact that it is the only feast that starts on a new moon. Thus it was a two day feast because they didn’t want to celebrate it on the wrong day. Concerning Rosh HaShanah, the Jews would typically say “Of that day and hour no one knows.”
The Feast of Trumpets points to the Rapture (and the ‘confirmation’ of a 7 year false covenant of ‘peace and security’) – the last great harvest.
Are we approaching the time when the confirmation of the covenant is made AND the heavenly trumpet will be heard?
The Coming Confirmation from the Beast is ALMOST HERE!!!; How the Shofar is used on Shabbat
Why is the shofar blown during the preceding month of Elul?
By RAYMOND APPLE SEPTEMBER 16, 2020 Jerusalem Post
Rosh Hashanah is Yom Teruah, “a day of blowing blasts” (Numbers 29:1). Teruah literally means “shouting,” since the day was probably initially a great popular acclamation of God, enhanced and led by trumpet calls.
Why is the shofar blown during the preceding month of Elul? It forces the ba’al tekiah, the shofar blower, to rehearse. His art is much harder than most people realize. The Talmud calls it hochmah v’einah melachah, “art but not hard work,” but the art is not for everyone.
I once trained a ba’al tekiah who became a virtuoso, far better than me, which reminds me that Enrico Caruso’s singing teacher couldn’t sing a note. Historically, we know that when Moses ascended Mount Sinai the second time, the people were told to sound the shofar in the camp so they would not sin again. Since this happened in Elul, we take care during this month not to commit any further transgressions, and the shofar is our warning signal.
If, like this year, the first day of the festival falls on a Shabbat, the shofar is silent and the day is zichron teruah, “a reminder of the blowing of blasts.” (The Babylonian Talmud holds that not blowing on Shabbat was introduced by the sages, whereas the Jerusalem Talmud says the rule is biblical.)
Why doesn’t the shofar override Shabbat in the same way as the mitzvah of brit milah, circumcision, takes precedence? The Mishna (Rosh Hashanah 4:1-2) says that on Shabbat in Temple times, the shofar was blown in the Mikdash (sanctuary) but not in the medina, i.e. outside the sanctuary. Rabban Yohanan ben Zakkai allowed the shofar on Shabbat wherever there was a Beit Din (rabbinical court). R. Elazar limited this to Yavne. Others said it applied both in Yavne and wherever there was a Beit Din. In actuality, wherever people could see Jerusalem they blew the shofar on Shabbat, but in Yavne, only in the Beit Din.
Rashi says that Mikdash means the Temple, and medina includes the rest of Jerusalem. Maimonides says that Mikdash includes all of Jerusalem, and medina is everywhere else. The practice as it firmed up is as we have it today. The sages applied the ban to lulav as well, so there is no netilat lulav (waving of palm fronds) if the first day of Sukkot is on Shabbat.
The authority to make such rulings is from Deuteronomy 17:10. Rabbah explains (Rosh Hashanah 29b) that as not everyone is skilled in tekiat shofar, one might take the shofar through the streets on Shabbat to get expert guidance.
THOUGH THE rabbis sought to protect the laws of Shabbat by preventing people from carrying the shofar on the Sabbath, this did not apply in the Temple.
But if there was a biblical ban on blowing the shofar on Shabbat, how could Yohanan ben Zakkai allow it outside the Temple? He feared that people might learn to live without a Temple, so Temple procedures had to be preserved.
The Hassidim Harishonim, the early pietists, said the shofar symbolizes man’s yearning for a good relationship with God, but on Shabbat, the day already provides that happy relationship. Why then was the shofar still blown in the Temple on Shabbat? Because the stature of the Temple was so high that no concession was made in its procedures.
There is evidence from the Cairo Genizah, a collection of ancient Jewish manuscript fragments, that until the 12th century some places practiced Shabbat shofar-blowing. About a century ago there was an attempt to reinstitute the practice in Jerusalem, but without success. When the Temple is rebuilt, the problem will solve itself.
Samson Raphael Hirsch said that the first shofar note (tekiah) draws our attention to God. The second note (shevarim/teruah) sees the idea of God shake your consciousness and penetrate your inner being. The third note (tekiah) strengthens you and sends you off to a life before God.
Rav Moshe Feinstein said that everyone yearns for a smooth ride (tekiah) but sometimes we end up with a broken life (shevarim). Often the years turn out to be short spurts of joy or sadness (teruah), but in the end most of us decide we’ve really had quite a smooth and good life (tekiah gedolah).
The first-century BCE Jewish philosopher Philo of Alexandria said the shofar connotes both war and peace – one of the theological tensions of Judaism. The war is not just the Almighty’s eternal battle against evil and inhumanity, but “a kind of war ordained by God, when nature is at variance with itself and its different parts attack one another.”
When creation is out of joint there cannot be harmony in the world. Redemption – peace – comes when man and God unite to stabilize the universe, “not allowing a single spark that could lead to destruction or destructiveness.”
When man and God work together, they are at one and the world is at one. The same applies in our personal lives. When the shofar calls us to personal equilibrium, we are no longer mixed-up personalities torn apart by conflicted drives and desires, but endowed with stability and harmony throughout our being.
The writer is emeritus rabbi of the Great Synagogue, Sydney, Australia.
Daniel 9:26-27 And after threescore and two weeks shall Messiah be cut off, but not for himself: and the people of the ‘prince’ that shall come shall destroy the city and the sanctuary; and the end thereof shall be with a flood, and unto the end of the war desolations are determined. And ‘he’ shall confirm the covenant with many for one week: and in the midst of the week he shall cause the sacrifice and the oblation to cease, and for the overspreading of abominations he shall make it desolate, even until the consummation, and that determined shall be poured upon the desolate.
Night Watchman Prophetic Discernment: I have been saying this now for three (3) years. It is obvious ‘WHO’ the CONFIMER is that confirms the covenant ‘among many,’ (MENA Arabic/Islamic Nations). The Prince/Beast that has the most power and influence in the Middle East among Muslims via money, politics and religion as the custodian of the ‘dragon’s holiest mosques.’ So, will the ‘True Church’ or Bride be here to witness the Prince/Beast’s Confirmation? Almost universally, it is understood that once the confirmation is made for seven (7) years, the tribulation commences. Given that the UAE and Bahrain ‘normalized’ their relations with Israel over the span of seven (7) days, or so, the confirmation by the Prince/Beast among many looks to be IMMINENT. Here are the scenarios I see.
‘IF’ the Prince/Beast offers his confirmation over the next 10 (5 + 5) days, then I think it is likely we may ‘witness’ the confirmation. The next 10 days takes us to the Feast of Trumpets, the Fall Harvest and EXACTLY three (3) months since the ‘Crown or Ring of Fire’ (June 20/21) total solar eclipse for the Beast, Kings of the East, and geographies of the ’10 kings for an hour with the Beast – EU Military Coalition.
It will conceivably take the Prince/Beast ‘some time’ to build a consensus among the other MENA nations to ‘normalize’ with Israel. Based on news related to the Palestinians being backed into a corner because of their vitriol against MbS and the UAE’s crown prince, it is obvious that the Palestinians are NOT overly involved in the driver’s seat of agreements with Jacob. Given the raw or shear number of MENA countries, it is obvious that it would take a long time for each one to INDIVIDUALLY come to a peace agreement of normalization with Jacob. To indicate ‘cohesiveness, expediency, and regionalization for peace and security against Iran’, the Beast will make a peace treaty with Jacob ON BEHALF OF ALL MENA. I believe the Prince/Beast/MbS is doing this, as I write. The Beast’s vain ego would be ‘pinched’ right now if he individually made an agreement with Jacob, given a lot of the public backlash that his counterpart and BFF received in the UAE. IF ALL the MENA Countries leadership agree, public perception of his role in the confirmation is diminished, minimized and deflected. It makes infinitely more political sense for the Beast/Prince NOT to conduct an individual confirmation of the false peace agreement for just Saudi Arabia. Since the current plan (Satan’s plan) for investment with the Palestinians is only five (5) years, I discern that God will cause the Prince/Beast to ‘sweeten the pot’ so…to…speak… to entice the Palestinians to bite on what the Prince / Beast proposes to them, on BEHALF of all of MENA. I also believe the ‘financial pot’ will be sweetened, not exclusively by the Prince / Beast, but will have increased contributions from some of the ‘larger’ oil generating MENA countries. I can’t discern specifically, but it will be somewhere in the neighborhood of $50 billion, $70 billion or $100 billion over the seven (7) years. It could be seven billion a year, or ten billion a year. Even Saudi Arabia (the evil pit of money) is not going to drop that much coin, at once, on the ‘barking, yappy little dog who is ungrateful.’ The Prince / Beast largesse will be doled out over the seven (7) years. I DON’T see all of this being arranged over the next 10 days. Yet, I may be wrong. Building a consensus among many people always takes a lot of time. He may have already been doing this prior to the UAE’s and Bahrain’s announcements. It is public knowledge that Bahrain stated that they were ‘waiting on the Saudi’s’ to make an announcement, but apparently became tired of ‘waiting.’ So, the desert snow ball has started rolling down the sand dune.
So… if building the consensus takes long AND ‘they’ are waiting to see how the US elections pan out, I believe the confirmation among MENA would likely come in December or even January 2021. If this is the case, I humbly believe the Church / Bride will be long raptured by then. Keep in mind, that IF the rapture/harpazo happens sometime during the third (3) week in September (3×3), the world will be in a state of ‘shock’ for sixty (6) days. Add in the chaos and anarchy in the US related to whatever the outcome is from the election. The Beast / Prince may ‘wait’ until the political chaos temporarily relaxes and then he may make his confirmation in December.
Many biblical scholars believe the Bride/Church will be raptured/harpazoed BEFORE the confirmation. Given the signs that we have NOW AND the process it takes to build a consensus among MENA countries, it is very likely that we will experience ‘the blessed hope’ well before the confirmation.
Look Up!!! Your Redemption Draws NIGH. Perhaps this WEEKEND!!! Are you ready?
In His Service,
Night Watchman Ministries
Make Your Decision for Christ NOW!!!!!!! Time is Up!!!!!!!
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 12:19. Dearly 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.