Our brothers in Christ over at http://unsealed.org headed up by Gary have written an article that we feel deserves to be read and taken into great consideration. Many bible scholars are now beginning to confirm the information you are about to read. Teachers and Pastors across the world are coming together and claiming that this is a time never seen before by a generation.

One of the things I want to make you aware of before you read this article. God is revealing to his children and to those whom he choses to bring the depth and the meat of his word to light. Our ministry for 9 years has stood on the doctrine of the Rapture, and has not altered or waived from that doctrine. Not because we are closed minded or will not accept different points of view, but because it is the only doctrine that can explain what appears to be controversy among the statements that Jesus made, and what Paul tells the Church.

The Article…..

The Day And Hour Revealed?

I’ve mentioned before how astonished I am at what seems to be a convergence of opinion among students of Bible prophecy regarding the Revelation 12 Sign and its significance.  I find this fascinating because I’ve never seen this sort of consensus among watchers before regarding specific signs and dates.  In times past, dates that were set have come and gone because it was usually lone rangers espousing them: Harold Camping, Edgar Whisenant, William Miller, Ellen G. White, and to a certain extent in recent times – John Hagee and Jonathan Cahn.  Dr. David Reagan had a very perceptive thing to say about these failed theories:

Two final observations. First, beware of Lone Ranger interpretations of prophecy that are not widely shared. God does not reveal the meaning of prophecy only to a person or two. 2 Peter 1:20 says, “no prophecy of Scripture is a matter of one’s own interpretation.” Private and peculiar interpretations like the recent “Pre-Wrath Rapture,” usually make a big initial splash and then fade quickly when submitted to critical review.

To be clear, Reagan was specifically addressing the new theory of an Islamic antichrist and revived Ottoman Empire espoused by Joel Richardson and Walid Shoebat, but his observations extend to other facets of Bible prophecy theories.

I certainly thought something significant could happen around the 2014 and 2015 blood moons, but there was little consensus or clarity in the watching community regarding what that something might be… the rapture?  The beginning of the Tribulation?  Psalm 83?  And which blood moon?  The first?  The second?  The third?  The fourth?

Many of us had a deep sense that God was trying to get our attention and sure enough He did.  Before the blood moons, only a very few in the Church were “looking up” at the heavens – some of this “looking up” was inspired by Rick Larson’s 2007 documentary, The Star of Bethlehem.  Yet as the blood moons began occurring and similar lunar eclipse patterns were found around significant dates in Jewish history, Christians began to realize God wasn’t joking when He said:

Let there be lights in the expanse of the heavens to separate the day from the night. And let them be for signs, and for appointed times, and for days and years. – Genesis 1:14

And

There will be great earthquakes, famines and pestilences in various places, and fearful events and great signs from heaven. – Luke 21:11

And

There will be signs in the sun, moon and stars. On the earth, nations will be in anguish and perplexity at the roaring and tossing of the sea. – Luke 21:25

Christians watching for Jesus’ return were now aware of the prophetic significance of the seven appointed times of the LORD (from Leviticus 23) and also that God was communicating prophetic events to us through the heavenly luminaries.  The blood moons served their purpose.  And don’t forget all the crazy things that actually did happen in September of 2015 around the time of the final blood moon: a freak sandstorm in Israel, lightning striking Mecca and killing 111, huge earthquakes, Pope Francis at the U.N. and addressing the U.S. Congress, the 2030 Agenda coming to fruition, the Knife Intifada, and Russia invading Syria.  Prophetic events did indeed happen, which stunned those of us watching, and those events served as a template of sorts for what is still to come: a rapture like lightning, world-rending earthquakes, Ezekiel 38, a false prophet, and a covenant with many.

Scottie Clarke had discovered the September 2017 alignment back in 2011, and we at Unsealed confirmed its significance as a perfect and literal match with the sign described in the twelfth chapter of Revelation back in 2012.  So if indeed this is the sign John saw, God was not just revealing it to one person.  It was not the convoluted theory of any one person or sect.  A number of other watchers began seeing the same thing from a broad range of Evangelical backgrounds (and even a few Catholics).  Now, truth be told, we first thought this sign would find its fulfillment in the middle of the Tribulation per traditional commentaries on interpreting the symbols in Revelation 12, yet as I suspect Daniel 12:4 was alluding to – prophetic knowledge increased – and an abundance of material from early-Dispensationalist scholars in the 19th century came to light that had been neglected for a century showing that not only was Revelation 12 describing the rapture of the Church, but Revelation 12:5 was the chief proof text of the pre-tribulational rapture because of the enormous weight of contextual considerations and also the use of the Greek word for “rapture” as opposed to the Greek words used for Jesus’ ascension.

Perhaps because of an averse reaction to the blood moons being perceived as a failed sign, or perhaps because of spiritual darkness or pride, or perhaps even because it doesn’t neatly fit with some of the preconceived notions found in the post-tribulational, pre-wrath, or preterist views of Bible prophecy, a massive cacophony of arguments have been presented against its significance.  Not primarily by the secular crowd or the “no one knows” Christian crowd as in times past, but by the watching community itself.  We’re living in strange and unprecedented times.

Perhaps this was God’s plan to draw greater attention to the sign and its significance.  As watchmen have answered various objections raised against it we’ve mutually discovered a number of interesting things as a result:

1. The September 23rd alignment truly is unique in the history of mankind, with the exception of a similar alignment in 3915 BC.  Scottie Clarke, Mark Chiswell, and others have independently confirmed this.  Chiswell used an algorithm and found no matches going 6,000 years back and 1,000 years into the future.  Clarke literally took 7,000 screenshots (one for each Fall when the Sun is in the constellation Virgo) and found nothing.  I’ve been personally sent numerous supposed examples of matches in years past and not one of them held up to scrutiny: twelve stars, but no male child, or Jupiter in the womb, but no crown of twelve stars, or Jupiter far outside the womb and only in the womb for a month or two, or that the moon was far from Virgo’s feet or not under her feet at all.  As I’ve weeded through all these supposed examples, it has only increased my confidence in the incredible precision of the alignment on September 23rd.  You can read about some of these other supposed alignments here under the Claims And Critiques section or just open up any astronomy software and look at the next closest matches yourself:

1827 AD – 1.5 month gestation, 10 stars in crown, the moon is in Libra (too far away), and Jupiter is still in the womb

1483 AD – 1.5 month gestation, 10-12 stars in obscure crown, the moon is far away and separated by Saturn, and Jupiter is still in the womb

1293 AD – 1.25 month gestation, 12 star crown + Uranus, shows conception, but not the birth of Jupiter

1056 AD – 1.25 month gestation, 12 star crown, but Venus obscures Regulus, and the moon is very far away

70 AD – No male child, and Venus and Jupiter are nearly indistinguishable in the crown

3 BC – No crown of 12 stars, no male child, and the moon is very far from Virgo’s feet

2. The sign finally makes sense of the prophetic image of the woman in labor found all throughout Scripture and connects the dots in Genesis 3:15-16, Jeremiah 4:31, Jeremiah 30:4-11, Isaiah 26:17-21, Isaiah 66:7-11, Micah 5:3, Matthew 24:8, Mark 13:8, John 16:19-22, Galatians 4:24-31, 1 Thessalonians 5:3, and Revelation 12.  It has been right under our noses for two millennia.  The woman consistently represents Jerusalem and/or Israel and her Son of Promise is Christ and the Church.

3. The contextual evidence for the male child being the Church (with Christ as its head) is surprisingly powerful.  In fact I now see the evidence as overwhelming and have yet to be presented with a successful rebuttal.  You can see for yourself here under the sections The Significance and Claims And Critiques.  You can also explore this evidence further here, here, and here.

For example, the claim that the Church is never identified as a man and only as a bride is oft repeated, but completely false.  The Church is twice called a man in Ephesians (2:15 and 4:13) and a bride is actually a lesser used symbol compared to the analogies of Christ’s body and the spiritual temple.  As a matter of fact, the only explicit reference to Christ’s actual bride is found twice in Revelation 21.  His bride is New Jerusalem, a city with equal aspects of Israel and the Church (twelve gates named after the twelve sons of Jacob and twelve foundations named after the Twelve Apostles).

Old Testament passages make pretty clear that Israel and Judah were also God’s bride (Jeremiah 3, 31:31-33, Isaiah 54:5, 62:5, Hosea 2:14-20) and though they were spiritually divorced for a time, they will again be married forever.  I don’t personally see Scriptural support for the Church as the exclusive bride and Israel as only “friends of the Groom” or “wedding guests”.  As far as I know, only the Parable of the Wise and Foolish Virgins in Matthew 25 can be offered as support and that is, after all, a parable.  Some believe that parable has modern applicability to the Church, as well.

Sometimes these biblical symbols overlap and even have layers of meaning, but if you were to ask me, I would say the simplest and clearest way to describe these terms would be that the Bride of Christ is the city of New Jerusalem containing both the Gentile Church, the Old Testament saints who had faith in the coming Messiah, and those in post-rapture Israel who will ultimately place their faith in Messiah.  The Messiah is their Husband as well as ours.  We are the wild branches grafted in after all.  In other words, the Bride is the eternal collective of those saved by grace through faith in the Messiah.  Yet we are individually called the children of God.  Therefore as far as analogies go, the collective is the Body or Bride of Christ and the individuals are the children of God.

4. The sign occurs in a year filled with an incredible abundance of biblically-significant date markers: 120 years since the First Zionist Congress, 100 years since the Balfour Declaration, 70 years since the U.N. mandate to establish a Jewish state, 70 prophetic years of 360-days each since the rebirth of Israel, 50 years since the Israeli conquest of Jerusalem, and 40 years since the modern peace process began.  It’s also a year filled to the brim with “sevens” – the very number of most prophetic significance in the books of Daniel and Revelation.

As I’ve said before, it amazes me that so many of our brothers and sisters are seeing the same thing even down to the minute details.  I’ve never seen this kind of convergence among watchers before.  Some believe the rapture will occur on September 23rd.  Others on the 22nd or 21st or anytime between now and then.  Others say it could happen at any of a few remaining conjunctions following the sign in October or November.  I personally choose not to set a date, but I believe we are getting closer and I believe this sign is the great sign in the sun, moon, and stars spoken of in Revelation 12 and Luke 21:11 and 21:25.

Look up, for your redemption draws near!  (End of Article)

So….can we know based on the studies of numerous expositors, theologians, Pastors and preachers, Prophecy Teachers, Evangelists….can we know the time of Jesus’s Return?

I say YES we can. It was revealed to the Jews of the time of Christ’s first coming. Prophecy that was foretold thousands of years before he came was fulfilled, even to the exact day of his crucifixion. If Christ is God in the flesh, then when Jesus stated that ONLY THE FATHER KNOWS would not only have caused controversy among believers understanding what Jesus was truly telling his disciples, but would have made him a liar by claiming he was God in the flesh.

We have heard this statement “Only the Father Knows” based on what Christ was telling his disciples taken out of context for eons. I agree that we cannot know the exact day or the exact hour. But we can know of the season, the times we live in, and the fulfillment of biblical prophecy to know strongly enough that Christ’s return will be in this generation reading this article. In fact, it very well could be this September, 2017. Will the Church be blind to the second coming of Christ just as the Jews were at his first coming? Will they ignore all of the signs given to them and walk away mocking and scoffing at those who teach that Jesus is at the very door for his bride?

If you plan on making the wedding feast…you better wake up..and quickly get your lamp trimmed and full of oil…JESUS is coming back much sooner than you believe.

5 COMMENTS

  1. Matt 24 is all about Leviticus 23.
    Matt 24:1-2=Destruction of the Temple
    Abraham’s birth 1947 BCE +2017 years = 70 CE +1947 Years = 2017.
    Matt 24:3-14= 5 seals of Rev. 6.
    Matt 24:15= Passover. Daniel 9:27+1260 days= Passover+1290 days = Day of Atonement event +40 days = 2nd month 17th day+ 40 days = Chanukkah event. 2550 days from start to end.
    Matt 24:28 Day of Atonement for it is one Day and one hour long. Day and Hour no man knoweth. Ezek 38/39 War or War of Armageddon
    Matt 24:31 Day of Trumpet –Second Coming = Lev 23:24-26; Zeph 1:15-16 Day of the Lord which begins on the Day of Atonement is a Day of Trumpet and Alarm (Matt 25:1-14). Separation of the Wheat and Tares/Sheep and Goats are during the Days of Awe (Day of Trumpet to Day of Atonement at the Second Coming. I Cor 15:52 Last Trump= Jn 6:40, 44,54, on the Day of Atonement but it is a Day of Trumpet; I Thess 4:16-18 Day of Trumpet. Rev 11—7th Bowl Judgment= Rev 12:1 Day of Trumpet, Sept 23, 2017 with Virgo and Leo
    Matt 24:32 Pentecost. 1948 Israel became a nation 1 to 2 days prior to Pentecost but the proclamation went out in 1947 (Psalm 90:10) +70 years = 2017 (Psalm 117). 1948+70 years = 2018 (Psalm 118).
    Matt 24:35 Heaven and earth shall pass away…V. 36 But of that Day and Hour no man knoweth, not even the Angels in Heaven. Either on the first sliver of the new moon in the 8th month or it will be on the first month in 3017.

  2. Do we Know of the Hour of the Rapture based on the Bible
    We have learned in these articles a lot of the Bible and especially Leviticus 23. We have come to learn that the Day and Hour No man Knoweth is taken out of context by Christians because they do not understand Leviticus 23.
    So is there a possibility of knowing the Hour of the Rapture by way of the Bible. This is only a guess but we can narrow it down by looking at the life of the Jews and the Temple Services and Creation and other events.
    Here is what we know. Creation of the Earth took 7 days and at the end of each day there was mentioned Evening and Morning. So we know the Day began in the Evening when the first three stars came out and the Day went from Evening to Evening.
    Gen_26:24 And the LORD appeared unto him the same night, and said, I am the God of Abraham thy father: fear not, for I am with thee, and will bless thee, and multiply thy seed for my servant Abraham’s sake.
    Exo_12:12 For I will pass through the land of Egypt this night, and will smite all the firstborn in the land of Egypt, both man and beast; and against all the gods of Egypt I will execute judgment: I am the LORD. Passover Night.
    Exo 12:29 And it came to pass, that at midnight the LORD smote all the firstborn in the land of Egypt, from the firstborn of Pharaoh that sat on his throne unto the firstborn of the captive that was in the dungeon; and all the firstborn of cattle.
    Exo_12:42 It is a night to be much observed unto the LORD for bringing them out from the land of Egypt: this is that night of the LORD to be observed of all the children of Israel in their generations.
    Why do we have the Passover meal at night besides to remember the Exodus? We have it as a dress rehearsal to be ready for our gathering/resurrection at night.
    2Ki_19:35 And it came to pass that night, that the angel of the LORD went out, and smote in the camp of the Assyrians an hundred fourscore and five thousand: and when they arose early in the morning, behold, they were all dead corpses.
    2Ch_1:7 In that night did God appear unto Solomon, and said unto him, Ask what I shall give thee. 2Ch_7:12 And the LORD appeared to Solomon by night, and said unto him, I have heard thy prayer, and have chosen this place to myself for an house of sacrifice.

    Oba_1:5 If thieves came to thee, if robbers by night, (how art thou cut off!) would they not have stolen till they had enough? if the grapegatherers came to thee, would they not leave some grapes?
    Zec_14:7 But it shall be one day which shall be known to the LORD, not day, nor night: but it shall come to pass, that at evening time it shall be light.

    Yeshua/Jesus died at 3 PM on Passover day (not a Sabbath but a Day of Preparation). He was buried prior to dark and when the two men came out they looked up and saw the first three stars come out. 3 days and 3 nights later (72 hours), Yeshua rose on the Feast of First Fruits when the First 3 stars came out.
    3 times we have the mentioning of the first 3 stars coming out at night. Hmm! Very interesting.
    Mat 25:1 Then shall the kingdom of heaven be likened unto ten virgins, which took their lamps, and went forth to meet the bridegroom.
    Mat 25:2 And five of them were wise, and five were foolish.
    Mat 25:3 They that were foolish took their lamps, and took no oil with them:
    Mat 25:4 But the wise took oil in their vessels with their lamps.
    Mat 25:5 While the bridegroom tarried, they all slumbered and slept.
    Mat 25:6 And at midnight there was a cry made, Behold, the bridegroom cometh; go ye out to meet him.
    Mat 25:7 Then all those virgins arose, and trimmed their lamps.
    Mat 25:8 And the foolish said unto the wise, Give us of your oil; for our lamps are gone out.
    Mat 25:9 But the wise answered, saying, Not so; lest there be not enough for us and you: but go ye rather to them that sell, and buy for yourselves.
    Mat 25:10 And while they went to buy, the bridegroom came; and they that were ready went in with him to the marriage: and the door was shut.
    Mat 25:11 Afterward came also the other virgins, saying, Lord, Lord, open to us.
    Mat 25:12 But he answered and said, Verily I say unto you, I know you not.
    Mat 25:13 Watch therefore, for ye know neither the day nor the hour wherein the Son of man cometh.
    Midnight is mentioned in Matthew 25:6.
    When did Jesus arrive at the Garden of Gethsemene.
    Mat 26:34 Jesus said unto him, Verily I say unto thee, That this night, before the cock crow, thou shalt deny me thrice.
    Mat 26:35 Peter said unto him, Though I should die with thee, yet will I not deny thee. Likewise also said all the disciples.
    Mat 26:36 Then cometh Jesus with them unto a place called Gethsemane,
    Night.
    Mar 14:27 And Jesus saith unto them, All ye shall be offended because of me this night: for it is written, I will smite the shepherd, and the sheep shall be scattered.
    Night.
    According to Dr. Denis Otero, the Passover for most began around 9 PM and ended at Midnight.
    We know Yeshua was put on the stake at Noon and died at 3 PM when the last lamb in the Temple died at 3 PM.
    The morning services ended around 9 Am and then began the sacrificing of the Passover lambs. 250,000 lambs were killed the Day before Passover on the Fast of the Firstborn and then another 250,000 lambs were killed on Passover and this is when the Priests killed their own Passover lambs.
    1Th 5:1 But of the times and the seasons, brethren, ye have no need that I write unto you.
    1Th 5:2 For yourselves know perfectly that the day of the Lord so cometh as a thief in the night.
    1Th 5:3 For when they shall say, Peace and safety; then sudden destruction cometh upon them, as travail upon a woman with child; and they shall not escape.
    Again here we see that the event prophetically will occur at night.
    Conclusion: Major events in the Bible pointing to the arrival of the Messiah points to a night time event between the first three stars coming out at night to around the midnight hour. Based on Matthew 25:1-14, I would say that it would happen around the midnight hour.

  3. Matthew 24:35-36 states:
    Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will never pass away. But about that day or hour no one knows, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father.

    Now, for the life of me, I can’t find anything in this passage about the rapture. Rather, Jesus is referring to the day and hour that heaven and earth will pass away, and not even to the timing of that event, but just “about that day and hour”. To me, Jesus was pointing to the end of the physical universe, and probably the word “heaven” should have been translated “the heavens”, referring to the universe beyond our planet. And that makes a lot of sense, because we won’t be around when the present universe is destroyed, so we don’t need to know anything about it. We will be in the new heaven and new earth by then.

    • Yes, Matt 24:36 refers to v. 35 but Passover is at verse. 15. Day of Atonement is v. 28. Day of Trumpet is v. 31 which is the rapture. V. 32 is Pentecost because Israel in 1948 signed the dotted line 1-2 days prior to Pentecost. Armageddon is War and is on Day of Atonement -1260 days to 1290 days puts you to Passover month 3.5 years earlier.

  4. in response to the last comment. You need to read all of matthew 24. Jesus describes all the birth pangs that will occur before the rapture. Then in Matthew 24:29-30 “IMMEDIATELY after the distress of those days, the sun will be darkened and the moon will not give its light, the stars will fall from the sky and the heavenly bodies will be shaken 30. Then will appear the sign of the son of man in heaven. And all the peoples of the earth will mourn when they see the son of man coming on the clouds of heaven with power and great glory. This is the Rapture and Jesus himself is telling us when to expect it.

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