ML (6 Aug 2013)
"ELUL 25 - WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO CHRIST'S CHURCH - THE END OF SUMMER IS NIGH."

 

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,  this post is a reprint of  some of the things revealed to me over the last 7 years that I have come to understand were VERY date – specific. For those who have seen this title before, I have combined the original titles under which I posted this material in 2011 and again in 2012.

 

The reason I am posting it again now is because I think all the pieces of the unfolding puzzle have come together and the interpretation of them that follows is, I believe, correct. IF I have misinterpreted anything in it, I ask for your mercy and grace.

 

The previous articles can be checked on the Five Doves site. But what follows is the same information but with the added revelation I have received as the LORD has taken me back over these revelations, signs, studies and instruction and shown that it is all linked together like a tapestry.

 

As a short personal background, I have always been a pre-trib believer, some 25 years now, and been interested in watching the Lord’s program for most of that time. I have been watching for the Rapture at Trumpets since 1998 and though I have briefly considered the possibility of other Feast days since reading on the net the last 5 years, my conviction has been fairly steadily on Trumpets as the time.

 

 

 This story is one of an unfolding revelation that began in mid 2006. It may just be that the LORD showed me the answer to our question right at the beginning of this series of revelations, signs, studies, and instruction.

 

 

 

In mid 2006, the Lord began to tutor me in a deeper way (some of you will understand what I mean)

 

At that time, He drew my attention to the passage in Nehemiah 6:15, “So the wall was finished in the twenty and fifth day of the month Elul, in fifty and two days” ……………..

 

Believing that there had to be some correlation in the New Testament, I had the question in my mind, “What do the walls of Jerusalem represent in the N.T.?”

 

NEXT, the LORD directed me to “go and look at 1 Peter 2:1ff” where Peter says, in v.5, “Ye also as living stones, are built up a spiritual house, an holy priesthood, to offer up spiritual sacrifices, acceptable to God by Jesus Christ”.

 

 THEN, He directed me to Revelation 21:9, 10 where John describes his conversation with the angel, “Come hither, I will shew thee the bride, the Lamb’s wife. And he carried me away in the Spirit to a great and high mountain, and shewed me that great city, the Holy Jerusalem, descending out of heaven from God”.

 

The point that I was given to understand is that the completion of the Church is paralleled with the rebuilding of the city walls mentioned in Nehemiah, four days before the Feast of Trumpets.

 

 

JERUSALEM is THE CITY OF GOD, THE HOLY CITY. In the New Testament, the NEW JERUSALEM is presented as the HOLY JERUSALEM, the BRIDE of CHRIST.

 The Church is a Holy City comprised of living, spiritual stones – the members of the Bride of Christ.

 

 I believe that Elul 25 is when the BRIDE, is COMPLETED, both in NUMBER and in SANCTIFICATION.

 

 

Then,

>>In September 2006, on the 13th, I was praying with a friend and I saw a vision (I had NEVER had a vision before in 21 years of being a Christian)

 

What I saw that day was a very heavy steel gate, like you would see on a castle or fortress, tremendously heavy. Just observing it I could ‘feel” or ‘sense” the awesome weight it had some how. As I watched, the gate came down slowly and was suspended a short space from the ground where it hung for a time, but the immense weight of it was impressed on me.  Suddenly it slammed down to the ground. I have come to call that vision “THE STEEL GATE JUDGEMENT.”

 

**It should be noted that the date was September 13th, 2006In 2013, September 13th will be the eve of Day of Atonement. This is also the 20th anniversary of the signing of the Oslo Accords, in Washington DC on September 13th, 1993. In a possible scenario of a covenant being confirmed or strengthened on this day, it would mean that the first day of that period would be the actual Day of Atonement, Israel’s time of testing. IF this is the beginning of the 70th week, then 3.5 years later would land on Nisan 10, 2017.

Some Bible teachers have thought that the Great Tribulation (last 3.5 years) might begin on this date, the day when Jesus presented himself to Israel as the Passover lamb. 

 

**This is one of two possible timelines that I see for the 7 year Tribulation.

The other is the Nisan – Nisan timeline presented by Andy Hunt and others.

 

 

 

Then, from September 15-18th, that year (2006) I was caught up in a vision of sorts where the Lord was speaking to me about HIS COMING FOR HIS BRIDE. It was very detailed, but one of the clearest statements that I still remember was, “I am going to prepare My people for My Coming, and I am going to do it. I am going to separate the holy from the profane” In other parts of this vision He stated that there were things that would happen before that day, and I understood them at that time.

 

It should be noted that September 15-18th, 2006 was ELUL 22-25 inclusive, ending on that day ELUL 25, from Nehemiah 6:15.

 

** Another poster on Five Doves – DP- Posted on 8 August 2012 – that they had an experience of the glory falling on them on ELUL 25, in 2010 which was the date of the CHRISTCHURCH EQ on September 4th, 2010. (more about this date a little later)

 

>>Please understand, I understood that the LORD was sharing something very intimate with me, but the understanding and putting it together has been progressive and given in instalments over the intervening time. All Glory to Jesus Christ our Risen LORD.

 

One year later, exactly, on September 18th, 2007 I awoke and there appeared a semeion of ‘stars’ on my bedroom ceiling.  It was as if the ceiling had been removed and I was looking at the night sky. There are no words to describe the awe I felt at this sight. The ‘stars’ were in a group and looked like a constellation but I did not know anything about astronomy back then!  With trembling voice I said, “What is that Lord?” The one word answer came, “Pleiades”.

The only thing I knew about the name Pleiades was that it was in the book of Job somewhere.  That very night I began to study Biblical Astronomy.

The semeion appeared regularly over the next 10 months and then it ceased. The day it ended was July 20th, 2008 (17th Tammuz, an ominous day for Israel in history- I was learning on the go)

 

 

Later in 2009 there were 2 more single appearances of the semeion and one in early 2010. I believe the dates are significant, but probably to Israel’s future and events early in the Tribulation.

 

 

FAST FORWARD NOW TO 2011.

 

On August 14th, 2011, I had a short dream in which I saw CCC the Canterbury Rugby logo which looks like a stylised 666. The ‘picture’ of the logo was then repeated. I woke at 10:18 (a time that the LORD has consistently highlighted as a “marker” for the verse Luke 10:18 in which Jesus speaks of seeing Satan fall as “lightening from heaven”… a phrase that PP Simmons analysed as reading  ‘Barak O Bama’ in the Hebrew rendering.

 

** Notice that the symbol was repeated (i.e. given 2 times) This, I realized was indicating 2 years from 2011.

 

Well anyway, I pondered the meaning of this dream; I understood the reference to 666 and the antichrist but I felt that I was missing something. Indeed I was!

How gracious the LORD is with us when we are slow to understand.

 

3 days later I had another short dream in which I saw the word ELUL -ELUL-ELUL displayed three times.  I awoke at 4:35 am that morning.. Strongs Hebrew word, H435: ELUL. And again at 4:52am. H452: ELIJAH. (The Raptured man)

 

Well, I thought, Elul is the 6th month; it’s a reference to 666 AND ELUL. So far so good, but I still wasn’t getting it fully.

 

**As the Lord kept taking me back over this, I saw that by basic Biblical interpretation of dreams, the 3 ELULS = 3 years and since the dream was in the month of AV – Elul of 2013 is indicated. (2011, 2012, 2013)

Also the 3days between the two dreams indicate the same thing.

August 14th = 2010 when the Christchurch EQ happened, August 15th = 2011,

August 16th = 2012 and August 17th = 2013. That is my understanding of it now.

 

**The timeframe of August 14 -17 is also relevant, I believe, in 2013, but this is the subject of another post. I will say though that I believe it is a time to be thoroughly prepared.

 

Later that day, whilst watching the evening news, there was a story about some sheep that were going to be moved from a ship to a feed pasture in 2 days, (the Friday) and I nearly fell off my chair, when the lady in the story’s name was ELULL!

 

I still didn’t have all the pieces, but kept asking for more understanding.

** Note that a third confirmation appears in this “2 days” which represents 2 years – 2011 – 2013.

 

On September 4th, 2011 I was resting, watching the World News after a very tiring day, and there came on a segment about the 1 year anniversary of the New Zealand quake, of September 4th, 2010.

The entire segment was talking about CANTERBURY and the damage to that area.

 

 Suddenly the penny dropped… The Lord was highlighting the DATE of the CHRISTCHURCH EQ 1 YEAR ago. Many Christians recognized that the Christchurch EQ was a herald to the Church that the Rapture is near and the fact that there were no fatalities from such a large EQ was noted by many watching believers.

 

**September 4th, 2010 was ELUL 25 and may just be a 3 year warning on both the Jewish calendar and the Gregorian calendar.

 

**And not only that, but the TIME of the 2010 NZ 7.1 quake was… local time of 4:35am = H435 = ELUL and this word is only found in 1 verse of the bible – Nehemiah 6:15 – The very verse that the LORD began to teach me with back in mid 2006.

 

I have previously written about the acronym that makes up the word ELUL, as have others here.

 The first letters of the verse “I am to my beloved and my beloved is to me” or “ani le dodi v’dodi li” spell ELUL.

 

****ELUL is the month, then, associated with the BELOVED.

 

Something else I discovered in matching Strongs Numbers to date references was this.

ELUL 29 = 629 >> G629 is apolutrosis = redemption, deliverance,

and found in LUKE 21:28, “And when these things begin to come to pass, then look up, and lift up your heads; for your redemption [629] draweth nigh.”

 

The last day of Elul is Elul 29. We know 29 = “departure”. If the year 2013 is the beginning of the Tribulation, then on God’s calendar, the Hebrew year begins on the 1st Tishrei. It would seem appropriate for the Church to be removed on the eve of the New Year and during the month of Elul which bears the nomenclature of “Beloved”, perhaps even the last day of the month. “

 

**ENOCH was raptured 669 years before the flood. At that time in history, the oldest man lived almost 1 millennial day. PSALM 90:4 & 2 PETER 3:8

So ENOCH was raptured .669 of a day before the flood using the time calculation of that dispensation. Today, we live in the time where the natural lifespan of a man is 70 – 80 yrs and in a time that we see from Daniel & also Revelation 1:1 is one of acceleration. In this verse we see the phrase, “must shortly come to pass” has the word G5034: tachos = quickly, speedily (having the connotation of acceleration)

In our “day”, .669 of a “day” is about 16 hours. There may be a conclusion to draw from this. There is a 16 hr difference between Christchurch and Washington DC.

 

The time of the Christchurch EQ was 4:35 am, local epicentre time, which was also 16:35 UT, 12:35 in Washington DC, and 19:35 in Israel the previous evening, September 3rd, but a little over half an hour after sunset – so still the beginning of ELUL 29 in Israel and also in that time known as “the twinkling of an eye” that occurs between sunset and night in the twilight period approximately an hour or so after sunset. It is still determined twilight while 2 stars are visible, and night when the 3rd star becomes visible.

 

According to timeanddate.com summer ends on Sunday September 22nd in Jerusalem at 11:44 PM. (Autumnal equinox) hence my reference to the end of summer being near.

I have noted that some writers consider the last day of Elul to be the end of summer as well.

 

 

>>>Later in 2010, on November 21st (Kislev 14) I woke up early in the morning with the Voice of the LORD speaking directly to me. I sat up on the edge of my bed trembling. He said, “Shall not I rise up to judge the inhabitants of the earth?”  I could only think of Abraham’s reply in regard to Sodom. The LORD’S Voice was stern and booming and it was a question that seemed to demand an answer. I said, “Yes, LORD, but extend mercy and grace first.”

I believe that is what the last 3 years has been- the final days of the “Age of Grace” before the Judgement of God on an unbelieving world.

 

**I believe that this date NOV 21st, or more likely, its Hebrew calendar equivalent of Kislev 14 is going to witness some expression of God’s Judgement on the inhabitants of the earth (earth dwellers) in the Tribulation period.

 

 

>>> In November 2012, I learned the connection of the Pleiades with the Hindu Festival of Lights known as Karthigai Deepam and wrote a post on it called

“The Light that is Dark vs. The Light of God”

 

 

Here is an excerpt from that post:

 

“Last year (2011) in the days preceding Hanukkah there was a “Hanukkah” lighting ceremony that drew attention because it was done in such a way as to demote and denigrate the True Light and also the central focus of Hanukkah.

 

**Jean Stepnoski also highlighted this in her Nov 16 post, and said that it was done “as a clear ANTI- HANUKKAH MESSAGE”

 

**[Thankyou Jean, and also Kari for your contributions in helping to follow this through to understand what was really going on with that “ceremony”]

 

I have previously written about the overview of JOHN 10 as it has been unfolded to my understanding, that there seems to be a context in that chapter of Jesus first outlining the contrast between Himself as the Good Shepherd, and the Antichrist or false /idol shepherd who is a pretender and doesn’t care for the sheep at all.

 

Then immediately following this discussion we see Jesus at the Feast of Dedication (or Lights) and giving the reassurance that no one can pluck (harpazo G726) his sheep out of His hand.

 

In Kari’s post on Nov 20th she mentioned the link between Pleiades and the “Festival of Lights” known as KARTHIKAI DEEPAM. Although I knew there was a Hindu festival of lights, as it was mentioned in November 2010 in proximity to Barack Obama’s visit to India, I did not “get” the connection until this week.

 

Kari’s post caused me to take another look at this festival and what I discovered seems to have “connected many of the dots” for me.

 I am amazed and give thanks for the revelation to the LORD.

 

KARTHIKAI DEEPAM is the last day of a ten day festival in which lamps are lit in honor of Lord Shiva (The destroyer) who is considered as appearing as an endless flame of light.. The name Karthikai means Pleiades and Deepam means lamps. The last day of this festival occurs on the Full Moon, when it is in conjunction with the constellation Pleiades (in our November, on Kislev 14)

 

** It therefore precedes Hanukkah, the True Festival of Lights, representing the True Light of the World, by TEN DAYS.  This year, 2012 Karthikai Deepam falls on November 28th.  This date is also the day of the LUNAR ECLIPSE.  Lunar eclipses are (I believe) thought by the ancient rabbis to be an omen (warning) for Israel, whilst Solar eclipses a warning to the world.

 

**So, on November 21st, 2010 (14 Kislev) when the LORD woke me at 4:08 am and posed the question “Shall not I rise up to judge the inhabitants of the earth?”… was the very day and time of the Karthigai Deepam’s main ritual occurs between 4- 4:30 am.

 

**Last year, 2012, on November 28th (14 Kislev) was Karthigai Deepam  (the festival of false light) and also the Lunar Eclipse.

(In 2013, it will fall on Sunday, November 17. (14 Kislev)

 

**This may have been pointing to Comet ISON’s closet approach to the sun on November 28th, this year, 2013 – which happens to fall on Hanukkah.  (The festival of the TRUE Light)

 

The LORD is ready to judge the pretender. The principle is that the False Christ with the false light will come first. THEN the True Christ, the TRUE LIGHT OF THE WORLD will come.  This is the same pattern shown in John 10. First the False Shepherd (the antichrist) .. but then The Good Shepherd comes.

 

 I have believed for many years that the last 75 days of Daniel’s timeline is the period between Yom Kippur and Hanukkah and that the Feast of the Dedication of the Temple is the end date of the 1335 days. I also have thought that the Lord would return on Yom Kippur at the Second Coming.

 

I am aware of the alternative timeline that runs from Nisan to Nisan for the 7oth week of Daniel and I do not dismiss it as a possibility as I have learned how difficult it can be to correctly interpret all the clues God gives us.

I do believe however that the Feasts are indeed God’s Timetable and that Hanukkah will be a prominent feature in the Tribulation timeline, whether at the midpoint or the end. We have also seen how the antichrist will use his own “times and seasons” within his program, and mentioned in Daniel.

 

 

>>For another angle at the September 4th, 2013 date of ELUL 29, I must acknowledge Will Schumacher’s posts on the fact that the 777 point drop on Wall Street on September 29, 2008 occurred on ELUL 29 .

He noted that the number 777 in the Bible relates to Lamech who died at the age of 777 years5 years before the flood.  September 29, 2008 (Elul 29) to September 4th, 2013 (Elul 29) is 5 years.

 

Will further noted that the number of days between these two dates is 1802 days (inclusive of the start date of September 29, 2008 – ELUL29) which seems to be another “wink” from God as G1802 : ENOCH  - The raptured man.

 

Will highlights the # 3022 in his post which led me to look at G3022: leukos = white, light, bright, brilliant from whiteness, used of the raiment of angels. This word is found in Matthew 17:2 speaking of Jesus’ clothing at his transfiguration.

 

Will says, “There seems to be compelling evidence that God has tied together the 777 point drop, the closing number of the Dow and Lamech and the Son of David. Possibly Enoch.”

LINK to Will’s post :

http://www.fivedoves.com/letters/may2013/wills56.htm

 

 

>> Another scripture study that the LORD led me to was the narrative in 2 Samuel 20:19 where David and Jonathon arrange to meet  at the stone Ezel (H237) In the previous verse, Jonathon says to David, “Tomorrow is the New moon: and thou shalt be missed, because thy seat will be empty”

 

H237: Ezel = departure. David (beloved) is gone before the New Moon.

G237:  allochothen = some other way, from another place.

 

These 2 words #237 in the Hebrew and Greek only appear once each in the Bible.

 

 G237 only appears in JOHN 10:1 where Jesus refers to the antichrist and the mode of his coming in “some other way” or alternatively “from some other place”. This links in the JOHN 10 narrative in a further way and the use of the # 237 points to the OT text which gives a specific day that a “departure” happens.

 

Later in the chapter, 2 SAMUEL 20:39 it says this “But the lad knew not anything: only Jonathon and David knew the matter”

If we take the highlighted phrase and write it according to the Hebrew words and their meanings we have :- “Jehovah has given” “ Beloved” knowledge of the matter.”

 

Michelle Kennedy’s post on 23 April 2013  a was another confirmation of what I had been shown and she links the above narrative to the number 904 which could be seen as a date marker for 4th September.

 

Soon and very soon we are going to see the KING!

 

The last words before the Revelation of Jesus Christ are,

 

“NOW UNTO HIM WHO IS ABLE TO KEEP YOU FROM FALLING, AND TO PRESENT YOU FAULTLESS BEFORE THE PRESENCE OF HIS GLORY WITH EXCEEDING JOY, TO THE ONLY WISE GOD OUR SAVIOUR, BE GLORY AND MAJESTY, DOMINION AND POWER, BOTH NOW AND FOREVER AMEN.”

 

ML.