Saturday, September 1, 2012

Can Jesus Return at Any Moment?

On the fourth day of Creation, God made the sun, moon, and stars and said, “Let them be for SIGNS, and for SEASONS, and for days, and years” (Genesis 1:14).  The word “signs” was translated from the Hebrew word ’ôt meaning: sign, mark, symbol, a signal or event that communicates.  The word “seasons” was translated from the Hebrew word mô’ēd meaning: Meeting, appointed time, designated time.  Thus, from the beginning of time, God declared His created celestial bodies – namely, the sun, moon, and stars – would act as visible indicators to mankind of WHEN He would meet with them!  What do you suppose these “Meetings" would be about?  Do you think they would be “significant events” in God’s plan for His newly created Earth and mankind on it? You better know it!

2,638 years (orbits of Earth around sun) later, God used the word mô’ēd for the second time when instituting 7 Feasts (Holydays) with the children of Israel in the wilderness: “These are the Feasts of the LORD, even holy convocations (Meetings), which ye shall proclaim in their SEASONS” (Leviticus 23:4).  God commanded the Israelites to keep these 7 Feasts each year, each at an "appointed time" based on the moon’s cycle.  Even the Psalmist confirmed it: “He (God) appointed the moon for SEASONS (Appointed Times)” (Psalmist 104:19). This “seasons” was again the word mô’ēd.

Around 1,400 years later (in the first century AD) Jesus explained to his disciples, after his death and resurrection, his fulfillment of the first 3 Feasts (on their very days and times!). This secret and stunning prophetic information must have THRILLED the disciples – not to mention, cemented their faith in God! – for it is evident they spread the exciting knowledge to others … a few years later Paul wrote about the remaining unfulfilled Feasts: “In respect of an Holyday (Feasts), or of the new moon, or of the Sabbath days: which are a SHADOW (prophetic picture) of THINGS TO COME” (Colossians 2:16-17).  No doubt, the first century Christians understood what God’s 7 Feasts (Appointed Times) signified!

So, can Jesus return at ANY moment?  Not a chance!  His Second Coming will occur at the phase of a new moon, in the season of fall, in precise prophetic fulfillment of God’s fifth Feast – the Feast of Trumpets.  Can he return for YOU tonight?  Absolutely!  For any of us can die at any moment, and that would be the "time" he came for you, ready or not.  But concerning THE Second Coming … it is an unchangeable, immovable, set time by God the Father: Earth’s 6,000 year, Feast of Trumpets.

Enjoy pics of yesterday's beautiful blue moon HERE.

Blessings in Christ Jesus,


Approximately 837 Weeks (Sabbaths) Remaining Till Christ's Return!

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