The Lateness of the Hour

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The Biblical Blood Red Moon Tetrad of 2014 and 2015 ushered in many events, not the least of which was the Year of Jubilee, which began last September and ended this September. While some questions remain about the exact date of the Jubilee Year, one thing is certain – it is immediately upon us. When Jesus began His ministry He declared it the Acceptable Year that Isaiah prophesied would come – it was a Jubilee Year

“The Spirit of the Lord GOD is upon me; because the LORD hath anointed me to preach good tidings unto the meek; he hath sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and the opening of the prison to them that are bound; To proclaim the acceptable year of the LORD, and the day of vengeance of our God; to comfort all that mourn;” – Isaiah 61:1,2

After reading them this scripture He declared: This day is this scripture fulfilled in your ears.” (Luke 4:19). The Scripture that He read that day was the declaration of God’s intended rule over the nations, in other words, the end of the age. Isaiah declared the purpose of the acceptable year was to introduce the millennial kingdom of God –

“I will greatly rejoice in the LORD, my soul shall be joyful in my God; for he hath clothed me with the garments of salvation, he hath covered me with the robe of righteousness, as a bridegroom decketh himself with ornaments, and as a bride adorneth herself with her jewels. For as the earth bringeth forth her bud, and as the garden causeth the things that are sown in it to spring forth; so the Lord GOD will cause righteousness and praise to spring forth before all the nations.” – Isaiah 61:10,11

His ministry began with a message of hope, healing, and deliverance but it will end with a marriage – the marriage of the Lamb of God at the end of the age. We know this marriage has not yet happened so, the Acceptable Year is not yet fulfilled. The ministry of Jesus lasted 3 1/2 years but, there was a break because the Jews rejected and crucified Him. This allowed the message of salvation to go to the nations resulting in the largest outpouring of mercy and grace man has ever known, lasting 2000 years.

If you remember what Peter declared that “that one day is with the Lord as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day.” (2 Peter 3:8), and what the prophet Hosea wrote –

“Come, and let us return unto the LORD: for he hath torn, and he will heal us; he hath smitten, and he will bind us up. After two days will he revive us: in the third day he will raise us up, and we shall live in his sight. Then shall we know, if we follow on to know the LORD: his going forth is prepared as the morning; and he shall come unto us as the rain, as the latter and former rain unto the earth.” – Hosea 6:1-3

It has been 2 days since the time of Jesus’ first coming and the third day is upon us!

As always Satan tries to mimic what God is doing but, he is a counterfeiter. His false messiah will also come for 7 years and there will be a 3 1/2 year break as well, as
Daniel declared –

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As Daniel predicted, Jesus appeared on the scene at the right time and was crucified (cut off) after ministering for 3 1/2 years. Next came the Romans who destroyed Jerusalem, tore down the Temple, and exiled the Jewish people from the land. Throughout the next 2000 years of war against the Jewish people “desolation’s were determined“. Now they are back

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High Priest Makes the Omer Sacrifice

and they have taken control of Jerusalem. All that is left is for them to rebuild the Temple.

The Jewish Sanhedrin has been reconstituted and the High Priest was chosen this year, 2016. Priestly schools have been set up to train the priesthood how to minister in the Temple. Their garments have been made and the utensils they need have been made. The High Priest recently made the traditional offering of the Omer (the barley offering) in Jerusalem. All that is needed now is for the Temple to be rebuilt. According to Daniel the Antichrist is also near, maybe already here, because after 3 1/2 years, he stops the Temple sacrifice and sets up an abomination that desolates it.

Hosea prophesied  “After two days will he revive us: in the third day he will raise us up” but, there was a serious condition on this promise! if we follow on to know the LORD” then we will be part of His victory and He will send His “latter rain” upon us. God is not going to let Satan or his Antichrist win. God is going to raise up a standard against him, those who are endued with power from on high. The “former rain” came at Pentecost and the “latter rain” is going to come with the same  power and grace, only more so. Scripture reveals that over 500 were invited to that first Holy Ghost meeting but, only 120 showed up and they waited, fasting and praying. Those who stay away or are not willing to ask for rain in the time of the latter rain (Zechariah 10:1) will be left out.

There are many signs pointing to the lateness of the hour so now is the time to choose to follow Jesus Christ with all that is in you. You can be one who receives the latter rain if you are willing to surrender all to Jesus and follow on to know Him.

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