Gerry Almond (31 May 2015)
"We really are going home"
May 28, 2015
The time of the rapture of the Philadelphian Church of Revelation 3 was
never revealed in the Scriptures. I was not pre-trib, nor post trib, nor
any trib at all. The only promise of Scripture is that the rapture
event would be PRE WRATH OF GOD. That means that it has nothing whatever
to do with Israel, the signing of peace treaties, the 70th week of
Daniel's prophecy, etc. It is a stand-alone event. That is why it was
preached by earlier preachers as imminent. They meant by that term that
the rapture could have been any time at all, from Peter's Pentecost
sermon until now. It turns out that the time is now.
God had Solomon write the Song of Songs circa 900 B. C. It is a
prophetic stage play in which types and symbols were used. It could not
be prophetically understood until our time. It is only now that we can
see the prophetic significance of this book. It ties the various
passages together dealing with the rapture of Jesus saved ones. It
explains the why of Jesus' teaching. I'll explain.
First Jesus said in Matthew 25 that there were 10 virgins. Five of these
were wise and five of these were foolish. The wise had lamps and oil as
they awaited the call of the Bridegroom, who was to come for them. The
foolish has lamps, but no oil in them as they too awaited the call of
the Bridegroom. At midnight, the call came forth for them to arise and
go out to meet the Bridegroom. All of the ten did just that, but the
foolish ones had no lamp to see the pathway with, so they begged oil of
the wise. But the wise barely had enougb to light their lamps, so the
foolish had to go and buy oil. While they were gone, the Bridegroom came
and took the five wise and left the five foolish behind.
The Song of Songs shows this in type and symbol. In the Song, there is
one girl, a gentile called a Shulamite. She is in love with a Shepherd
who dwell in heaven (among the lilies). She has been kidnaped by Solomon
(a type of Satan) who wants to make her is own. He heaps all the palace
treasure (the world system) on her but to no avail. She is just simply
in love with her Shepherd (Jesus). This gentile girl is the Church of
Jesus Christ on earth and in the world. His descriptions of her are
beautiful and her descriptions of Him are magnificent. She truly loves
her absent shepherd lover (the lover of her soul). He expects her to
love Him as well, although they are absent from one another.
There are 8 acts to the play. Each chapter is an act. So in chapter
2:10ff the Shepherd comes to take her away. It is some year, in the
Spring time, beginning at the Solstice, but late in the season when the
green figs appear and the grape vines have tender (green) grapes. This
speaks eloquently of Pentecost. The year has turned out to be 2015 A. D.
Pentecost this year is May 24 or thereabouts, depending on which
calendar is the true one. The general expectation is that the first
rapture will occur about now. (Later you will find the reason for this
statement: that I believe it to be May 31/June 1 because just 120 days
forward is the final blood moon of the tetrad on September 28, 2015.
In that same year, just 4 month away is the rapture of the left behind.
It occurs in chapter 6:12. It is at the time of the pomegranates budding
when the grapes are ripening full. That is September quite late in the
Chapter 7 talks about the marriage of the Bridegroom to the bride. And
chapter 8 deals with the bride and later modern Israel and what to do
The key to understanding the two phases of the rapture seen in the Song
of Songs is found in Revelation chapter 3. All the members of the Church
before the Philadelphian and Laodicean church ages are dead. They have
learned to obey Christ by being in heaven where their souls reside. Only
Philadelphia and Laodicea have living members, therefore only these two
are in the Song of Songs. The first group are Philadelphians, that is
they who love Jesus and have served Him. Since the treasure of man is
the focus of his heart, God sees and judges the heart of man, not his
deeds. These Philadelphians are in every denomination on earth and in
the Catholic group as well. God knows who they are and Jesus is coming
to take them out of the world.
But the poor, miserable, blind, naked, wretched, and miserable
Laodiceans (who don't even know they are like that, but think they are
rich and in need of nothing) whose hearts are not focused on Jesus will
be left behind to learn obedience in their hearts. These are the five
foolish virgins who have accepted Jesus at some time (they have lamps)
but no guiding Holy Spirit These are the rapture people of chapter 6,
taken only after they learn to obey Christ through hardship.
Tie this in now with the very important message of Jesus Christ to His
disciples while at the Samaritan well. He said to them in John 4:35 “Say
not ye there are yet four months and then cometh the harvest? Behold, I
say unto you, Lift up your, and look on the fields; for they are white
already to harvest”. How does this govern the Song of Songs and tell us
when these two raptures will be? Jesus was speaking to the Samaritan
woman on Pentecost. The BARLEY crop was white to harvest, that is, it
was ripe. The WHEAT crop was yet 4 months from being ripe to harvest.
That totals 120 days. That is Rosh Hashana or Atonement or Tabernacles,
more or less.
So, the Song of Songs said that the first rapture would be at the time
of the barley, which is a type of the Philadelphian Church. It's rapure
would be PRE-WRATH, and in the Spring of some year. That year is now,
2015. The second rapture would be 120 days later on September 28, or so
the FINAL BLOOD MOON.
This also ties the Laodicean rapture to the parable of Matthew 13.
Notice that verse 24ff says “Another parable put He forth unto them,
saying, The kingdom of heaven is likened unto a man who sowed seed in
His field: But while men slept, His enemy came and sowed tares among the
wheat, and when his way. But when the blade was spring up, and brought
forth fruit, then appeared the tares also. So, the servants of the
householder came and said unto Him, Sir, didst not Thou sow good seed in
the field? From where, then hath it tares? He said unto them, an enemy
hath done this. The servants said unto Him, Wilt thou, then that we go
and gather them up? But He said, Nay: lest while ye gather up the tares,
ye root up also the wheat with them. LET BOTH GROW TOGETHER (LAODICEAN
CHURCH AND THE WORLD)until the time of the harvest: and in the time of
the harvest I will say reapers, Gather first the tares and bind them
into bundles to burn them, but gather the wheat into my barn”.
So the poor Laodiceans are so mixed with the world that one can't tell
them apart, but they do have the lamp of salvation. They will become
WHEAT, and tares cannot do that. The wheat will be taken in the rapture
of Song chapter 6:12 while the world will burn.
What this has done is to tie the Song of Songs to Revelation 3, and to Matthew 25, and to Matthew 13, and finally to John 4.