Some may feel that more posts should be written, but I count it as a great blessing that I have not had the need to write, since the world has not yet been thrust into great devastation and suffering which will begin once the Second Trumpet sounds. Only a few understand this current period of grace and mercy that God has granted this world, as He is holding back the sounding of that trumpet.
As I am starting to write this post, I think of the date today and its symbolic importance, since this is day 666 to the return of Jesus Christ on Pentecost of 2012. For me personally, this is now a countdown from evil and the evil one. The time of dwelling with evil in this world is nearing its end. For God’s Church, this year’s Feast of Tabernacles (now only a few weeks away) will be focusing on the end of evil and the beginning of real peace on this earth; something that mankind has never truly experienced. Yet that message of peace has been the gospel (God’s good news) given to mankind for the past 6,000 years, and now it is almost here.
Yes, God is revealing to this world (although it does not yet know it) that He is filled with infinite mercy and He loves His creation. Not only is God going to intervene and prevent mankind from annihilating himself on May 27th of 2012, but He is holding back the traumatic suffering that will begin once that Second Trumpet sounds. This constraint on the sounding of the remaining trumpets is also being done in order to grant the “potential” for more people being saved. Ultimately, however, it is each individual’s choice to humble his or herself in order to be saved.
Worldwide devastation and massive suffering would already be here if it were not for God’s purpose to “manifest” the depths of His mercy and to grant His Church answers to their prayers to save more people.
The consequences of the normal sequence of events for this 21st Century world are being constrained by God. Due to the condition that man has brought to this world through the misuse of modern technology, the corruption of governments, and the Babylonian economic system that exists worldwide, the world would have already been thrust into traumatic tribulation if not for God’s intervention. With such selfish human nature, mankind is his own worst enemy.
God moved His Church to observe a two-day fast (Jan. 31, 2009) shortly after the Seventh Seal had been opened and the First Trumpet had sounded. It would be good once more to read part of what was posted nearly a year and a half ago concerning that fast.
FROM AN EARLIER POST (March 6, 2009)
Bold bracketed “[ ]” text indicates added comments:
“This “holding back” is in large part due to the result of God answering the prayers of His people who set aside a time of fasting, similar to that of Esther, whose results are remembered to this day in what is called the Feast of Purim.
On January 31 , the Church of God entered a prolonged fast (a fast that lasts beyond the normal one day), and God’s people petitioned God, humbling themselves in the process, seeking that God would humble more people, and thereby deliver many more than He initially revealed would be saved [by a normal sequence of end-time events due to what man has brought this world to at this stage after 6,000 years]. This is all the result of God’s will and His purpose that is being worked out for this world, and although God has granted to offer mercy to more people in this end-time by bringing more to humility [more can be brought to humility through such a process as being explained in this post], the choice of repentance is still in the hands of those whom God humbles and grants mercy. It is sad that there will be many who will still refuse God’s mercy and His offer to save them physically through this final end-time.
The petitions that went up before God were not for the purpose that the destructive power be lessened (as this cannot be changed), but that the period of time of the actual physical suffering from it will be lessened [the actual duration condensed], and that through this very process more people will potentially be able to be saved (who can indeed live on into the millennial period that is rapidly approaching). This not only includes the possibility of many more people of different nations being saved, but it also includes an offer of saving many more who were part of the scattering in the Church after the apostasy in 1994 (who otherwise would not have been given such opportunity and blessing).”
CONTINUING PRESENT POST
Yes, that two-day fast was for the people of this world. It was a petition requesting that more would have the potential of being saved than would otherwise be the case if things happened in their natural, normal progression. Through this fast, God revealed His desire to grant great mercy to all mankind by lessening the time for actual suffering that begins once the Second Trumpet sounds. Once the world begins to become aware of this, the potential for more being saved will become a reality.
2010 Feast of Tabernacles & New Truth
God’s Church is blessed this year to be able to observe God’s eight day Feast in twelve sponsored locations, with six being international and the remainder being in the U.S.
This year’s Feast is going to be one of the most exciting and fulfilling spiritual Feasts that God has ever inspired! God will establish four additional doctrinal truths that will be given at this Feast. Two of these truths have been referred to only in passing (in the very slightest of terms), but they have not been focused upon and have not yet been taught and established as doctrine in the Church.
God gave the 50th Truth which led us to understanding the correct timing for the return of Jesus Christ. In Worldwide, we had come to believe that Jesus Christ would return on a Feast of Trumpets, however, with the revelation of this truth we came to understand that Christ would return on Pentecost—specifically, Pentecost of 2012.
At the time that this truth was being revealed, I believed that this was the final truth God would give us. That was partially true. It was the last truth to be given during the Laodicean Era (the last era of God’s Church). Shortly after this truth was given, we came to understand that God’s work for the Firstfruits was complete once the 144,000 were sealed by the Feast of Trumpets in 2008 (Sept. 30th).
It was on this day that the eras of God’s Church ended, with the final Laodicean Era coming to an end. On this day, the work of God for the past 6,000 years concerning the preparation and complete sealing of the 144,000 who would be resurrected when Jesus Christ returns had ended. Those who had died in the faith and those still alive (who would make up that count of the 144,000) were fully sealed by that date.
Anyone being called of God and becoming a part of the Church from that date forward would not be part of that resurrection, but would live on into a new age, as the Church of God would continue on into that new Millennium.
A new era began on Trumpets of 2008, although a short one, which would continue up to the day of Christ’s return as King of kings. It was the beginning of the final countdown of the 1335 days prophesied in Daniel 12.
In this new era of the countdown to Christ’s return, God has continued revealing new truth to His Church. God’s true Church has never stagnated since the apostasy in December 1994, but has continued to grow in truth that God has revealed. All others have stagnated and only carry a resemblance of the Church before the apostasy.
To date, three additional truths have been given in this new era and four more will be given during the Feast of Tabernacles. This will bring the total number of new truths revealed to God’s Church since the apostasy to a number that should have deeply significant meaning to all who know the history of the last three Church Eras. After the Feast, God will have given a total of 36 new truths to His Church since the apostasy. How incredible is that? Who could have known that such a thing would come to pass?
Yes, this year’s Feast of Tabernacles will prove to be one of the most exciting and fulfilling spiritual Feasts that God has ever inspired!