The Three Covenants

Acts 2:22 "Men of Israel, hear these words: Jesus of Nazareth, a man attested to you by God with mighty works and wonders and signs which God did through him in your midst, as you yourselves know-- 23 this Jesus, delivered up according to the definite plan and foreknowledge of God, you crucified and killed by the hands of lawless men.


This study is in a very simplified format to help the reader understand a very significant part of the Sanctuary system that pertains to all peoples wherever and whenever they lived. That God has a plan for their redemption that was set up long before sin came into existence, and that it is illustrated in the pattern given to Moses in the wilderness; The Sanctuary.

When Jesus died on the cross he was the “real deal”, the Anti-type of our salvation. There was no longer any need for an “illustration” or “type” because the fulfillment of that illustration had given Himself as our sacrifice.

All of the Illustrations “types” had their fulfillment in Jesus so therefore the entire pattern given to Moses pointed to him, down to the very “hour”.

This study will only address one segment of the pattern; the schedule of feasts and it will assume that if you have questions or concerns of validity that you will go to the longer version @www.starttofinishhisplaninaction.com and your own Bible.

Throughout the Gospels Jesus frequently stated that “his hour had not come” right up until it did and then he said that “his hour had come” (Matt 7:30 and 14:41). He knew the hour and so could have the Jewish leaders or for that matter anyone who made the sanctuary their study because it points right at him and the “hour”.

Please follow with me as we take a close look at the schedule of feasts and the day’s in-between which all point to the founder of our salvation, Jesus Christ.

 

 

As you will note the 3 feasts fit into a 6 month period of time. Biblical history from Adams fall onward comes to right around 6000 years of earth’s history. We know that Jesus’ death on the cross was the fulfillment of the “illustration” or “type” (Lamb) and that the timing of that great sacrifice will fit into this schedule of feasts.

We know that He was the lamb slain from the foundation of the world yet he personally was not sacrificed in the Garden of Eden. He was sacrificed at the appointed “hour”.

So now here we go: The sanctuary feast schedule is 6 months long and we are nearing the “end of time and his second coming” at right around 6000 years so we will figure that each of the sanctuary months = 1000 years ( for further texts and proof please see larger study). Since there are 29.5 days average in a lunar month and there are 6 months in the 3 feasts we will divide 29.5 into 1000 years = 33.898 years equaling one day anti-type. So if one “blew up” the “illustration/pattern” from 6 months into 6000 years each day of the month would equal 33.898 years.

Reading in Exodus 12 & 13, Leviticus 23-24, Numbers 28 and Deuteronomy 11 you will find a description of the schedule of feasts and the days in-between. There are 49 days between the evening of Passover and the Friday evening of the feast of weeks/ first fruits. Please see chart below.

We will multiply 49 days times 33.898 to equal 1661 years. Let’s see how this fits history. If one adds up the years between Adams fall and the flood you have 1657 years, just 4 years shy of 1661. Jesus died on cross AD 31 and the gospel went to the gentiles AD 34. (Please see Daniel 8 and larger study for further info). So the flood took place 3.5 years or so before the end of the “day” and the cross took place 3.5 years before the end of the “day”. If you divide 24 (hours per day) into 33.898 you get 1.41 years per hour. Christ didn’t die at sunset because he was in the tomb before the Sabbath began.

 

 

The flood and the cross have other striking similarities...

 

 

If you read in Genesis 6 you find that the people before the flood were given 120 years to repent...Noah preached 120 years while building the Ark. 120 divide by 33.898 and you get 3.5 years. The time after the flood to the Tower of Babel was 121 years or 3.5 years....Just like the Cross. Jesus died on the cross 3.5 years before the gospel went to the gentiles ending the covenant with the Jewish people at the “close of day” and the flood took place 3.5 years before the “close of the day” or the end of the covenant with the antediluvians. They both point directly at the cross!

Take the 33.898 years which equals 1 anti-type day and divide it by 24 (hours in a day) you get 1.41 years = 1 hour anti-type. 3.5 divided by 1.41years would then = 2.48 hours anti-type. Sunset in the Passover season is approximately 6:00 pm.  Jesus was in the tomb before sunset which means there was time to talk to Pilot, take him down from the cross and into the tomb before the Sabbath began which would aim the  hours right at 3:00 or just after.  As you will see from the chart following which deals with the actual day of Passover and the time frame of His death 3:00 + 2.48 = 5:48 (since we do not know the exact calendar day of His death and Passover for that year we can not set an exact time for sunset) just at sunset the beginning of the Sabbath day rest and end of the covenant day.  A covenant like a testament must be confirmed by the death of the testator.  No will is in effect until the death of the will maker thus a covenant is not complete until the death of the covenant maker which is Christ our Saviour. Hebrews 9:16,17  Paul wrote, "For where a testament is, there must also of necessity be the death of the testator.  For a testament is of force after men are dead: otherwise it is of no strength at all while the testator liveth."  All three Covenants point directly at His death confirming His word and confirming the covenant.

Please see chart following (In the Garden) which gives the timing of the 14th/Passover and Christ’s death on the cross. From Matthew 27:45 we read that “from the 6th hour until the ninth hour there was darkness over all the land” shielding Jesus in his agony from the gaze of the bystanders and those who would deride and mock.

 

 

                     "We have Abraham as our Father"
                                      John 8:39

           The Covenant with the Children of Abraham

                            

               Calculations:


Nisan 1 to Feast of Weeks = 63 days
Each day anti-type = 33.898 years
​63 x 33.898 = ​2,135.57 ​years

Passover to Feast of Weeks = 49 days
49 days anti-type = 1661 years

​Exodus to Gospel to Gentiles in 34 A.D. = 1661 years

  • ​Abraham was given the promise of his descendants inheriting the Promised Land and the coming of a Redeemer when he was 75 years of age 430 years before the exodus from Egypt.  (Exodus 12:40, Galatians 3:15-19) *​ (Genesis 15:13...400 years explained)
  • ​A descendant of Aaron became a priest at the age of 30 (Numbers 4:3)
  • ​Abraham was the Priest of his family and Father of the Nation of Israel of whom Aaron was a descendant. (Genesis 22:1-18)

Calculations:

Nisan 1 to Passover = 14 days.

33.898 x 14 = 474.57

474.57-430 = 44.57 years

Abraham was 75 entering Canaan (Genesis 12:1-4) when the promise of the 430 years was given

75-44.57 = 30.57 (The age at which a Priest comes of age)
 

Another way to calculate it: 1661 + 430 = 2,135.57

*  ​Those who apply the 400 years to Egyptian slavery don't take into account the "4" generations.  They assume that each generation was exactly 100 years.  This is contrary to biblical genealogy; Caleb belonged to the fourth generation from Judah, Aaron was of the third generation.  (Levi lived to be 137 years, Kohath his son 133 yrs, Amram his son 137 yrs, took to wife Jochebed his father's sister   Levi's daughter, Aaron his son left Egypt at 83 yrs of age.)  Please see Exodus 6:16-21.)  Also one must add up the generations from Abraham to Jacob in Egypt.  Please see Genesis 21:5, 25:26 and 47:9  It is therefore understood that there were 215 years with Abraham and his descendants in Canaan and 215 years in Egypt.  At the time Moses wrote the account Canaan was considered part of Egypt as well.  An accepted explanation of the 400 vs. 430 years is seen as the difference in time between the promise and the feast given when Isaac was weaned and Ishmael sent away, Genesis 21:8-12.

Every aspect of the Sanctuary service has an anti-type that we may more clearly see Gods great handiwork, that we as His children may depend upon our Loving Father more fully.  

Daniel 2:21 He changes times and seasons; He removes kings and sets up kings; He gives wisdom to the wise and knowledge to those who have understanding; He reveals deep and mysterious things; He knows what is in the darkness, and the light dwells with Him.

 

The Destruction of Jerusalem and the 50th day

So far we have used only 49 days in our calculations yet there are 50 to complete these two feasts.  Christ was nailed to the cross in 31 A.D.  The gospel went to the gentiles in 34 A.D. just 3.5 years later.  Christ didn't die at sunset but in the 9th hour (during the hour of 3 pm, ​Matthew 27:45) which is well before the setting of sun and a new day beginning (Matthew 27:57, John 19:38-42, Luke 23:54).  Each hour anti-type = 1.41 years. (33.898 divided by 24)  3.5 divided by 1.41 = 2.48 hours


​Given these calculations the 49th day anti-type ended 3.5 years after Christ died on the cross: 34 A.D. The 50th day would have added one more anti-type day at 33.898 years taking us to the end of the 67th/68th year.  History shows that the Romans besieged Jerusalem then departed suddenly in November A.D. 66, when victory was easily at hand providing an excellent opportunity for escape (Matthew 24:15-21, Luke 21:20,  Daniel 9:24-27).  Thus the Christians were given an opportunity before the fall in A.D. 70 to escape the tribulations of the time. ("God Cares 2" by Mervyn Maxwell;Josephus, War, 2.556; Loeb 2:5366,537)

​This piece of evidence only shows more clearly the great "I AM" who we serve; that the covenants point directly at the cross of Jesus as outlined in the schedule of feasts throughout the "Sanctuary Year".  We can then rest assured that the Lord of the universe has us all in His mighty care.

 

3rd Covenant or the “New” covenant


You see the covenants didn’t end with the cross. 1 Corinthians 11:25 In the same way also the cup, after supper, saying, "This cup is the new covenant in my blood. Do this, as often as you drink it, in remembrance of me." 26 For as often as you eat this bread and drink the cup, you proclaim the Lord's death until he comes. So this “new” covenant lasts until the "Time of the End" or the 3rd feast which is 3 in one...Trumpets, Atonement and Booths. 3 in one: The Holy Spirit convicts and calls us from sin, He Trumpets, Jesus is our surety of salvation, our Atonement, and the Father is our “hiding place” our refuge in a time of storm, our Booth.

 

 

If one counts the days from the selecting of the lamb on the 10th day of Nisan to the Friday evening of the 49th skipping over the 14th of Nisan (Passover which we will count but not as a full day) you get 53 days then add in .4 being the time before sunrise.  The remaining .6 of the day was taken up with His betrayal and crucifixion.  53.4 x 33.898 = 1810 years. Now add 1810 years to the end of the covenant AD34 when the gospel went to the gentiles and you arrive at 1844 Day of Atonement begins.   There is yet another way to arrive at 1844 as you will see in the Prophetic chart on Daniel.

 

 

Prophetic chart & Sanctuary Days

           Working Together

 

Prophetic and Sanctuary Days working together

         Prophetic years pointing directly at Jesus and the Cross

 Sanctuary Days pointing directly at the 14th of Nissan/Passover. 

The .25 would be the mid-nite hour; Jesus in the garden pleading with the Father for strength to accomplish His will (the sacrifice).  The 14.45 on the other end would be nearing the 6:00AM when Jesus was brought before the Gentile Pilot for judgement (Gospel to the Gentiles).  The two methods fit perfectly with one another and thus prove each other!  

 

Daniel 8:14 “And he said to me. “For two thousand three hundred days; then the sanctuary shall be cleansed” (Day for year principle found in Ezekiel 4:6 and Numbers 14:34) (NKJV)

Daniel 9:24-27 (New King James Version) “Seventy weeks are determined for your people and for your holy city, to finish the transgression, to make an end of sins, to make reconciliation for iniquity, to bring in everlasting righteousness, to seal up vision and prophecy, and to anoint the Most Holy. 25 “Know therefore and understand, that from the going forth of the command to restore and build Jerusalem until Messiah the Prince, There shall be seven weeks and sixty-two weeks; the street shall be built again, and the wall, even in troublesome times. 26 “And after the sixty-two weeks Messiah shall be cut off, but not for Himself; and the people of the prince who is to come shall destroy the city and the sanctuary. The end of it shall be with a flood, and till the end of the war desolations are determined. 27 “Then he shall confirm a covenant with many for one week; but in the middle of the week He shall bring an end to sacrifice and offering. And on the wing of abominations shall be one who makes desolate, even until the consummation, which is determined, is poured out on the desolate.”

The 7 weeks mentioned above have their reference in the Feast of First Fruits/Weeks (7 weeks of Sabbaths to the 49th Sabbath and First Fruits on the 50th).

Thus the 3rd or “New” Covenant stretched from AD34 to 1844 and the Day of Atonement. The New Covenant also covers our day in that the feasts were 3 in one.

Jubilee

We must go back in time to the Exodus so as establish the beginning of the countdown to Jubilee.

Gospel went to the gentiles in AD 34 signaling the end of the covenant with the Jewish nation. The covenant was based on the 49 days between the evening of the Passover and the Friday evening just before Feast of Weeks and First Fruits. Both of those Friday evenings represent the Cross in that the first was eaten with unleavened bread and the second with leaven, and both representing Jesus. We then take 49 x 33.898 to equal 1661; 1661 – 34 = 1627 and the very first Passover in Egypt. The Israelites were in the wilderness 40 years; 1627-40=1587 when they entered the Promised Land and 50 years later should have been the very first Jubilee but wasn’t because they didn’t celebrate it until they came back from Babylon...you might say they “forgot” about it. The requirements for Jubilee take faith in God as our provider and they had already begun the worship of other gods by then. (The question is do we have that kind of faith today?)

And the Lord said to Moses on Mount Sinai, “Say to the people of Israel, when you come into the land which I give you, the land shall keep a sabbath to the Lord. Six years you shall sow your fields, and six years you shall prune your vineyard, and gather in its fruits; but in the seventh year there shall be a sabbath of solemn rest for the land, a Sabbath to the Lord; you shall not sow your fields or prune your vineyard. What grows of itself in your harvest you shall not reap, and the grapes of your undressed vine you shall not gather it shall be a year of solemn rest for the land....And you shall count 7 weeks of years, seven times seven years, so that the time of the seven weeks of years shall be to you 49 years. Then you shall hallow the fiftieth year, and proclaim liberty throughout the land to all its inhabitants; it shall be a jubilee for you, when each of you shall return to the property and each of you shall return to his family. A jubilee shall that fiftieth year be to you; in it you shall neither sow, nor reap what grows of itself, nor gather the grapes from the undressed vines. For it is a jubilee; it shall be holy to you; you shall eat what it yields out of the field.....Leviticus 25:1-12

Leviticus 25: 20 And if you say, 'What shall we eat in the seventh year, if we may not sow or gather in our crop?' 21 I will command my blessing upon you in the sixth year, so that it will bring forth fruit for three years. 22 When you sow in the eighth year, you will be eating old produce; until the ninth year, when its produce comes in, you shall eat the old.

From this text we see after the 7th year (Sabbath year) there wasn’t a 1st year (Sunday) but a continuation of years...7,8,9,10 and so forth; also remembering that the Jubilee year was considered a “Sabbath” as well... 2 Sabbaths together. (One cannot have a Sabbath and a Sunday together at the same time.) The precedent set by the 7th, 8th, 9th and so forth would then be carried on to Jubilee...49,50,51....100 thus making 50 years in-between Jubilee instead of 49. So let’s try it out...


The Israelites left Egypt in the Passover season of 1627 BC and were 40 years in the wilderness: 1627 – 40 = 1587 B.C.

The Israelites entered Canaan in the year 1587 B.C.

1587 was the beginning year for the countdown to the 49th and 50th year. Thus: 1587,1537,1487,1437 and so on to the year of the siege of Jerusalem. The Babylonians lay siege to Jerusalem in the year 588, which would have been the 49th year if the Israelites had been keeping the jubilee as they should have. The siege provided for the 49th year “rest” for the land and Jubilee 587 for they were in siege and could not keep their fields or vines. They were thus carried away captive in the year 586 and Jerusalem was destroyed. (Ezra 3:1-6; Nehemiah 8:17-18; Jeremiah 31:33-34; 34:13-17)

End of siege; city falls; Jer. 39:1, 2 & Ezekiel 40:1 (Day of Atonement and end of the year of Jubilee) 586 After the disposed land had enjoyed its “Sabbath” for seventy years to make up for the centuries of neglect, the returned and chastened captives were much more ready to observe these regulations (Josephus, Antiquities, XII;8;1 XIV:10;6; XV:1:2) See also Ezra 3:1 & Nehemiah 8:13-17 The 70 years began with the 1st captives lead away 20 years earlier.

Continuing the count for Jubilee, when the Israelites were allowed to return to their homeland 537 B.C. 1st decree of Cyrus was also a JubileeEzra 1:1-3 1Now in the first year of Cyrus king of Persia, that the word of Jehovah by the mouth of Jeremiah might be accomplished, Jehovah stirred up the spirit of Cyrus king of Persia, so that he made a proclamation throughout all his kingdom, and put it also in writing, saying, 2Thus saith Cyrus king of Persia, All the kingdoms of the earth hath Jehovah, the God of heaven, given me; and he hath charged me to build him a house in Jerusalem, which is in Judah. 3Whosoever there is among you of all his people, his God be with him, and let him go up to Jerusalem, which is in Judah, and build the house of Jehovah, the God of Israel (he is God), which is in Jerusalem. The first jubilee celebrated in the land of Canaan would have been 487 B.C. Continuing the count.... 487, 437,387,337,287,237, 187,137, 87, 37 BC, AD 14, 64, 114, 164, ..314, 364...514, 664...1864, 1914, 1964, 2014/15. Jubilee began at the Day of Atonement and lasted an entire year thus ending at the beginning of the following year, Atonement to Atonement.

Between 487 BC (1st Jubilee celebrated in Canaan after Babylon captivity) and 2014/15 AD there are exactly 2500 years. 2500 divided by 50 is 50.

We also see that using this method to count the years of Jubilee would also apply to the counting of every 7th year of release and rest for the land, which if one counts 7 years from AD 14...21...27/28 which year was the baptism of Jesus (his anointing) and he proclaimed that he came to set the captives free thus a “year of release”. It all fits like stepping stones.

It also just so happens that 2013/14 was the beginning of the Feast of Booths (Dependent on which sunset marks the end of the day and the beginning of the next. There are 3 different sunsets; civil, astronomical, and nautical. They usually range several hours apart. Christ died close to 3pm but the last of the sunsets was apx 5 hours later. Therefore since 1 hr anti-type is 1.41 years Feast of Booths might not actually begin for another 7 years or 2021) as was the Day of Atonement in 1844. Let’s not forget that this feast period encompasses 3 feasts in one; The Holy Spirit speaks to our hearts and sometimes shouts or trumpets at us convicting us of our need of... Jesus who is our Great Atonement, and the Father is our “resting place” a sure and safe Booth in time of need) Trumpets, Day of Atonement and Feast of Booths, 3 in one.

For more on the subject please see the manuscript in its entirety @ starttofinishhisplaninaction.com and go to the study guide. There you will find an overwhelming amount of information/texts and charts that explain much more than this simplified version intends to do.

Counting from BC to AD
! – 50 years
01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 ...50

BC 36 – AD 14 (37 being the year of Jubilee) 
36 35 34 33 32 31 30 29 28 27 26 25 24 23 22 21 20 19 18 17 16 15 14 13 12 11 10 09 08 07 06 05 04 03 02 01 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 ...14
(Jubilee begins with the Day of Atonement and ends a year later at the Day of Atonement)
(Year of Release happens at the Feast of Booths every 7 years)

This is quite wonderful and yet vexing in that I’ve been wrong in the count. The only thing that I can figure is that the Lord didn’t want me to get it right the first time. I’ve done this over and over before and it always came up with 13 and not 14. Perhaps all the discouragement and “delay” as it has seemed was just what my soul needed. At any rate I do find this absolutely wonderful in that it so fits with the blood moons.   As far as the “stepping stones” of time here also is what I have found:

1863-1865  First Jubilee after 1844 (20-21 years)
The Emancipation Proclamation was a presidential proclamation issued by President Abraham Lincoln on January 1, 1863,... Thus pressed, Lincoln staked a large part of his 1864 presidential campaign on a constitutional amendment to abolish slavery uniformly throughout the United States. Lincoln's campaign was bolstered by separate votes in both Maryland and Missouri to abolish slavery in those states. Maryland's new constitution abolishing slavery took effect in November 1864. Slavery in Missouri was ended by executive proclamation of its governor, Thomas C. Fletcher, on January 11, 1865....To ensure the abolition of slavery in all of the U.S., Lincoln pushed for passage of the Thirteenth Amendment. Congress passed it by the necessary two-thirds vote on January 31, 1865, and it was ratified by the states on December 6, 1865

*So as you can see it was a 2 year process just like the Jubilee “weekend” or 49th year of release and 50th year Jubilee.
1963 = the 49th year of release with 1964/65 Jubilee

1914/15 World War 1 begins Curses instead of Freedom.

Leviticus 26= Blessings and Curses

Leviticus 26:34 "Then the land shall enjoy its sabbaths as long as it lies desolate, while you are in your enemies' land; then the land shall rest, and enjoy its sabbaths. and Daniel 9:11 All Israel has transgressed thy law and turned aside, refusing to obey thy voice. And the curse and oath which are written in the law of Moses the servant of God have been poured out upon us, because we have sinned against him.

1963-1964
Kennedy called the congressional leaders to the White House in late October, 1963 to line up the necessary votes in the House for passage. The bill was reported out of the Judiciary Committee in November 1963, and referred to the Rules Committee, whose chairman, a Democrat and avid segregationist indicated his intention to keep the bill bottled up indefinitely.

Johnson's appeal to Congress The assassination of John F. Kennedy on November 22, 1963, changed the political situation. His successor, President Johnson in his first address to a joint session of Congress on November 27, 1963, told the legislators, "No memorial oration or eulogy could more eloquently honor President Kennedy's memory than the earliest possible passage of the civil rights bill for which he fought so long."

The Civil Rights Act of 1964, enacted July 2, 1964 is a landmark piece of civil rights legislation that outlawed discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, or national origin. It ended unequal application of voter registration requirements and racial segregation in schools, at the workplace and by facilities that served the general public (known as "public accommodations").

*As it appears now 2013 would have been the “49th” year “A Holy Sabbath to the Lord” and year of release and then 2014/15 would be Jubilee. And here I counted it out so many times before but there you have it we aren’t done with Jubilee after all!

At the end of the Nation of Israel just before their captivity to Babylon they set their slaves free but then took them back again. Jeremiah 34:6-20 In essence we did the same thing. Although we set our slaves free in 1864/65 we didn’t incorporate them into society but kept them uneducated and poor.  In 1964/65 we gave them the vote but put them on social welfare which is in turn a type of slavery.

2014/15 Jubilee should have happened but after the council and signatures signed on documents nothing really came of it! See below:

XLVIII World Day of Peace 2015 - No longer slaves, but ...

www.vatican.va › messages › peace › documents › pap...

XLVIII World Day of Peace 2015, No longer slaves, but brothers and sisters, 8 December 2014. ... as the result of an authoritative divine decree, without the exercise of personal freedom: in a ... seen as a crime against humanity,[4] has been formally abolished throughout the world. ... From the Vatican, 8 December 2014.  

So Jubilee didn't happen when it should have for the same reason Israel didn't get it but went into captivity they didn't really set their slaves free!

Signs in the Heavens:

*And on top of it there shall be signs in the Heavens: “And I will show wonders in the heavens, and in the earth, blood and fire and pillars of smoke. The sun shall be turned into darkness, and the moon into blood, before the coming of the great and awesome day of the Lord.” Joel 2:30-31

Blood Moons: April 15, 2014 Passover....October 8 2014 Booths.... April 4 2015 Passover....September 28, 2015 Booths...= 4 Blood Moons

Total Eclipse of the Sun March 30, 2015 happens on Nisan 1 the beginning of the “Sanctuary Year”

Because it all fits-A Recap:

Heavenly pattern/earthly illustration = Anti-type/type

6 lunar months = 6000 years age of earth
1 lunar month = 1000 years anti-type
1 lunar month = 29.5 days average
1000 years divided by 29.5 = 33.898 years anti-type 49 type days x 33.898 = 1661 years
53.4 type days x 33.898 = 1810 years

1 day has 24 hours in it.
33.898 years = 1 day anti-type
33.898 divided by 24 = 1.41 years

587/586 was a Jubilee year Jerusalem falls and Israel taken to Babylon
537...50 years later Israel was set free also Jubilee
487...50 years later 1st Jubilee celebrated in Israel
AD 27/28 Jesus was anointed/baptized was a 7 year release

There is no way other than counting every 50 years that these dates line up.
Jubilee happens every 50 years not every 49 years. You can’t have Sabbath and Sunday at the same time!

*Please the intent of this study is NOT to set a date or year for the 2nd Coming!!!!!

It is merely to point out that we are in fact nearing His soon return and that the events now taking place are of extreme importance. If anything this knowledge should lead us to great care and study in preparation for eternity. It should compel us to join in the mission of saving the lost!!!!

WE are on the razor edge of time and all our thoughts should be central to that theme. As we can see the above dates all fit into history perfectly, like stepping stones giving credence to the times we are now living in.  

                   Silence in Heaven

Let's have a look at Revelation 8:1-5 (NKJV)  When He opened the seventh seal, there was silence in heaven for about half an hour. (One hour = 1.41 Sanctuary years so 1/2 hour would be 7 months.  Now it reads "about" so perhaps less or more) And I saw the seven angels who stand before God, and to them were given seven trumpets.  (Trumpets waiting to blow) Then another angel, having a golden censer, came and stood at the alter. He was given much incense, that he should offer it with the prayers of all the saints upon the golden alter which was before the throne.  And the smoke of the incense, with the prayers of the saints, ascended before God from the angel's hand.  ( Saints are still praying for themselves and for others...Probation not closed yet! Could it be that the "silence in heaven" was due to the fact that all of heaven is emptied, that the Angels (please see Matt. 13:39, Joel 3) have come to earth to help us or to finish the work because God loves us so much and He knows we are weak and can't do it all by ourselves.  They; all heaven are coming to our rescue, all of heaven emptied on our behalf.  How loving a Savior we serve. 5 Then the angel took the censer, filled it with fire from the alter, and threw it to the earth. And there were noises, thunderings, lightnings, and an earthquake.  (Probation ended)  

But for 6 1/2 to 7 months ALL heaven will be working with us for the salvation of the lost, our families, kids, friends all for whom we have prayed for so many years.   What a God we serve.  Praise the Lord!!!!!


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