Gerry Almond (23 Aug 2015)
"Our Soon Homegoing"
August 21, 2015
We are at the very beginning of the harvest of grapes in Israel,
that is very late August and into September. Why is this
important? Because the fragrance of the grapes is the
strongest just before the harvest and the tender grapes make the
best wine in Israel. That is also true in California, but
there the harvest is in September. This is the last of the
sign of Song of Songs chapter 2:10ff. We have gone through
the Springtime when the flowers appear, the birds sing, the
turtledove is in the land, etc. and the very last is the
grapes. This makes a September rapture possible for the
first of the two, the Philadelphia Christians.
Laodicean Christians are left behind. But for how
long? I don't know, but is will be long enough for
them to repent of their apostasy and then appear before the door
of the wedding supper chamber. There they will be denied
admittance with the words "I know you not" (Matt 25:12).
These are the last 5 of the virgins, that had to go after oil
for their lamps (Matt 25:1-13). These are going to find
the path rough and fraught with "weeping and gnashing of teeth"
in a world that is in chaos. So, how long between the two
Christian groups? I don't know. Not
long, I surmise.
I am so sorry for the Laodicean brethren who will not accompany
me. I pray for them. They are not lost, that is,
they are one of the seven Churches of Rev 2 and 3. They
have lamps (Salvation) but NO OIL (Holy Spirit) in their
salvation lamps, and they fall into what James described as no
works to support their faith. They took Jesus gift of
salvation and were glad to have it, but did not deem it
necessary to follow Him in their lives thereafter, rather they
went after the things of the world. This was coined by the
phrase "easy believism" some time ago. It means that you could
be saved and then live in the world because salvation is without
repentance on God's part, thus you can't lose it. But you
can lose the first rapture phase, according to the Song of
Songs, and also the Gospels. Paul, James, Peter, etc. all
warned against taking God for granted and not obeying His holy
commands. God is a very jealous God, and will not be
mocked. This is so very sad. Because these heaped to
themselves hireling pastors and preachers that tickled their
ears with soft, uplifting messages, but never the whole counsel
of God as God demanded. Listen and understand...even God's
saved ones cannot mock God....by His own words, He simply will
not stand for it.
As for those watching and waiting, loving the Lord and His ways,
obeying from HEART the things of Christ and His Father, and
walking daily in the Spirit of Grace, we are soon to enjoy the
wedding supper, prepared for us by our Bridegroom in
heaven. What a day, what a feast!!!
Look up, brothers and sisters, our redemption draws nigh.