Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, 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 a series of revelations, signs, studies, and instruction.
This is a bit of a long story, I will try to be as succinct as I can make it!
This article is an update of an article posted in September last year (2011)
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 4 years, my conviction has been fairly steadily on Trumpets as the time.
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 may be when the BRIDE, is COMPLETED, both in NUMBER and in SANCTIFICATION.
In addition, last week I saw an article on Elul 25 posted from the hebrewforchristians website which discussed the idea that Elul 25 in the Midrash is believed to be the first day of the Creation week,\. Adam was created on day 6 which would therefore have been Tishrei 1 or Rosh Hashana. As I considered this I saw the connection between Elul 25 and the “New Creation” and with the body of believers who are “a new creation in Christ”.
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, 2006 – In 2012, September 13th will be the 26th Elul (The day after the “completion” mentioned above)
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” 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.
>>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, 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.
** [ I now believe that this date correlates with the events of July 20th, 2012 in relation to “The Dark Knight Rising” and the accompanying blood sacrifice that occurred on that day, at the opening of the movie, in Aurora Colorado”]
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 in the Hebrew/ Aramaic rendering in one of his videos.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.
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.On September 4th, 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 …
……………….September 4th, 2010 was ELUL 25 and may just be a 2 year warning on the Jewish calendar.
And not only that, but the TIME of the 2010 NZ 7.1 quake was… local time of 4:35am = H435 = ELUL!!!
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 draweth nigh.”
The last day of Elul is Elul 29. We know 29 = “departure”. If the year 2013 is the 1st year 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.
[ John Tng, I think this is a confirmation of this date to you as well, brother.]
>>>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 2 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 its Hebrew calendar equivalent of Kislev 14 (Kislev 14 = NOV 28th in 2012, & also the date of the Penumbral Lunar Eclipse which follows the Total Solar Eclipse on November 14th.) is a day of that Judgement falling in some specific way.
The Lunar Eclipse on this day begins at 2:14:58 PM and ends at 6:51:02 PM Jerusalem time. The time of greatest eclipse at 16:33 in Jerusalem. It may be the one referred to in JOEL 2:31, “The sun shall be turned into darkness and the moon into blood, before the great and terrible day of the LORD come.
ROMANS 8:23 “And not only they, but ourselves also, which have the firstfruits of the Spirit, even we ourselves groan within ourselves, waiting for the adoption, to wit, the redemption of our body.”
Brothers and Sisters, note that this verse has the Rapture reference in the chapter and verse correlated to Strongs.. G823: atomos = “moment” (the “moment” in which we are “changed” to immortality referenced in 1 CORINTHIANS 15:52. And secondly, the word mentioned earlier in this post, G629: apolutrosis = redemption, deliverance is the word used in this verse and could pin point the date of the event we await.
1 CORINTHIANS 15:48 – 53.As is the earthy, such are they also that are earthy: and as is the heavenly, such are they also that are heavenly. And as we have borne the image of the earthy, we shall also bear the image of the heavenly. Now this I say, brethren, that flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God; neither doth corruption inherit incorruption.
Behold, I show you a mystery; We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed. In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed. For this corruptible must put on incorruption, and this mortal must put on immortality.”
1 THESSALONIANS 4:16, 17.
For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trumpet of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first: Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord.”
1 THESSALONIANS 5:1-4, 9.
But of the times and the seasons, brethren, ye have no need that I write unto you. For yourselves know perfectly that the day of the Lord so cometh as a thief in the night. 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. But ye, brethren, are not in darkness, that that day should overtake you as a thief. …. For God hath not appointed us to wrath, but to obtain salvation by our Lord Jesus Christ.”
MAY WE ENTER HIS GATES WITH THANKSGIVING AND HIS COURTS WITH PRAISE.
The last words before THE REVELATION OF JESUS CHRIST are:
NOW UNTO HIM THAT 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