God revealed that on May 27th we had not entered the final physical day of man’s self-rule as we believed would happen, but we had entered the final prophetic day of man’s self-rule. We had entered the day that is scripturally referred to as the “Day of the LORD” which is the “Day of the Eternal’s (Yahweh’s)” execution of judgment upon mankind at the end of 6,000 years, just prior to His Son’s arrival as King of kings.
Time has passed quickly and we now find ourselves in a new year. Passover will be observed in just a few days, in this first month of God’s calendar. We believe that we have entered the most dramatic, dynamic, and life-changing year of all time. It is ever so fitting that God is revealing to us that the focus and foundation of what He is bringing to pass is based upon His Passover that He gave to mankind. With this year’s observance, God is giving us a sharper focus and deeper vision of the timing and purpose of events that will unfold between Passover and Pentecost.
God’s Execution of Judgment
On Pentecost we learned why Christ had not yet returned, as we had entered a prophetic day in which God’s judgment would be executed. It would not be executed throughout that day, but within that day.
Before the Millennium can be established, mankind must first receive God’s judgment upon them for rejecting Him over the past 6,000 years. That rejection is amplified most by the world’s rejection of His own Son and their judgment to put Jesus Christ to death. Mankind killed God’s Son, who died near 3 pm on Passover day. This world’s government and its leaders are guilty of the death of the Passover Lamb.
Christ foretold this event in the parable of Matthew 21:33. That parable describes a wealthy landowner who had planted a vineyard that was fully set up and equipped for the production of wine. Once everything was thoroughly furnished for production, the owner rented the entire operation to farmers (husbandmen) who were to reimburse only a small portion of the harvest. After everything had been entrusted to the farmers, the owner moved to a country far away. He periodically sent his servants to check on the land and the production, but those to whom he entrusted and rented it only abused his servants by beating some, stoning some, and killing others. This went on for a time and finally he sent his own son, as he believed they would at least show respect to him although they wouldn’t to any of his servants. However, when the son arrived they decided they would take all to themselves, and since the son was the sole heir they killed him.
This parable is how this world has always treated God’s servants and His own Son. After telling this parable, Jesus Christ asked a question that reveals the just response to this world.
“Therefore, when the owner of the vineyard comes, what will he do to those farmers?” They replied to him, “He will severely destroy those wicked men, and will rent out his vineyard to other farmers who will give payment to him in the season of production.” Jesus said to them, “Have you ever read in the scriptures: The stone which the builders rejected, the same has become the head of the corner. This is the Lord’s doing, and it is awesome in our eyes?'” (Mat. 21:40-42)
Indeed, a most fitting judgment upon mankind would be God’s execution of judgment that corresponds to the timing of the death of His Son on Passover. As God’s Church, we watch (both physically and spiritually), knowing God has granted us great blessing to be able to observe this Passover and the Days of Unleavened Bread. Within this observance of these days, a final countdown begins for the “stone that has been made the head of the corner” to become set in place as Jesus Christ is established as King of kings over this world.
All Happens In God’s Time
Time will soon reveal if God will now bring such judgment upon the world within this time period of Passover to Pentecost or if there is more to be learned that has not yet been given for us to see. If we do not yet have a completely clear picture of the timing of these end-time events, then we will humble ourselves before God and seek to learn what we do not know. God’s people can see no more than what God gives to be seen, and God has given us much!
But as of now, we boldly move forward knowing God’s richness that He has poured out upon us. However, we are not so filled with pride or arrogance to believe we are perfect or fully perfected. Yet, we should be filled with boldness and confidence of spirit that God will continue to lead us as He so powerfully has over the past many years since He reestablished His Church that had become scattered.
One only needs but to look at world events and conditions to see (discern) that summer is very near, as Christ gave in an analogy. North Korea and Iran are moving rapidly toward instigating a nuclear war. Russia and China are determined to destroy the petro-dollar. They collectively have enough gold on hand to turn the economy of the world upside down. There are numerous scenarios that portend the collapse of the U.S. dollar. This only scratches the surface of signs we should easily recognize that Christ’s coming is very near. Indeed, the world is very near major changes that include a complete worldwide economic collapse and a nuclear WW III.
Everything is a matter of timing — God’s timing!
God’s Church moves forward in the “present truth” in boldness of spirit. Ask God for more of that spirit and strength of resolve to keep at the fight of moving forward and not to be pulled backward in fear.
This is a great Passover that we are to partake of in just a few days. We are to examine ourselves in truth and in spirit concerning how we are living and carrying the name of God in our lives as part of the Church of God. In this same spirit of examination we are to look closely at our relationships with others and especially with God and our High Priest, Jesus Christ. More than ever, we should be deeply inspired and motivated to want to show our greatest thanks, respect, admiration, and love to Jesus Christ for what he has sacrificed to give us all that we have in God’s Church.
This season, more than any you have ever observed, should be geared to expressing and “living” great honor toward your Passover, your elder brother, and soon coming King. We are part (partakers) of something far greater than we can possibly understand, yet we should seek to understand and show honor to our Father for what we have been given to see.
God is making His Church to stand! As one elder recently stated (paraphrasing), the Church had been told that God would make us to stand in this prophetic day and this elder realized that is exactly what they were being blessed to do — to stand. Our being made to stand will take on far more meaning as this too is going to soon be magnified many times over.
Prepare for this Passover more than at any time in the past. Pray more. Examine yourself more before God. Seek to draw closer to God and Jesus Christ. As I have pointed out recently, this does not just happen, you have to make it happen. Make this Passover the most meaningful you have ever observed. Make this Passover very personal with God, in great honor to His Son.