The Real Gospel for the
End-Time is Different Than We Expect!
Gospel means 'good news,' and there are lots of
sincere people teaching
what they believe is the gospel, but in most
cases, it's only part of the story
that goes something like this:
Christ died for our sins and if we invite Him
into our hearts, He will
save us. That's an important part of the picture,
but it misses an
There's also a changing aspect of the gospel. In
Noah's day, it meant being
saved from destruction. In Moses' time, it
was deliverance from slavery.
Christ offered eternal salvation.
This changing aspect of truth (and Christ
is the Truth) makes
present truth easy to miss. Human nature clings to the
familiar and tends to oppose what's new.
For us, the gospel is better than any of the
above because it's all of them
and more. If we meet the
conditions in Luke's wedding parable, "He will
make [us] ruler over
all that He has," but those parables show we are
lights out, as in Matthew 25:5.
We are like Pilgrim on
our way to the Celestial City. Christ said, Strive
to enter the narrow gate. We
want to be among the wise virgins that get
Clarion Call to the 'Wise Virgins'-The Time is Fulfilled;
Kingdom of God is at Hand; Repent & Believe
this for you? It
should be. Christ said, He will make the servant
who is 'so-doing,'
ruler over all that He has, but we will be beaten with
stripes if we
fail to prepare. In this age of scams, shouldn't
the real deal from the One who hung the world in space and
died to give
us life with Him? It must be important for Him to put the
reward in this wedding parable.
Weddings are important because they affect
destiny as three wedding
parables show. They are also a measure of maturity.
Christ is looking
for a mature bride spiritually and wise people
consider a matter before
answering; please read on.
Luke's wedding parable says we must "open to
If this were about His coming
in the sky, we would all be ready to go to
heaven whenever He
comes, but this is a different event as we'll see.
To be ready immediately implies prior consideration, as James and
who heard the baptizer announce the
Lamb of God (John 1:29) so when
Christ called them, "they immediately left the ship and their father
followed Him," Matthew 4:22. Our prior understanding is necessary
an immediate response when He 'knocks.' Please be like the Bereans
with an open attitude.
Everyone deserves an invitation to the
wedding, only the wise invite
others to the wedding as God's servants
do in Matthew 22:3-10.
Sharing this and asking your email list, Have
you seen this?-What do
you think? seems good.
time is fulfilled.' Christ's words in Mark 1:15 are true now,
a different time-the time that 2Pet 3:8-10 says not to ignore.
The 70-week prophecy of Daniel 9:24 (70 x 7 = 490 years) spanned 10
jubilees. Jubilees came every 49 years, because the
50th year (Leviticus
25:10) was also the first year of the next 'week' of
prophecy began at a jubilee event when Israelites were
and returned to their land in 457 BC by Artaxerxes'
But if we add 40 more jubilees (40 x 49) we
come to the 50 jubilee-
the jubilee of jubilees in 1994-95when Pope John Paul spoke to the
United Nations on the Day of Atonement.
Then a 20-year gap and Pope Francis also
went to the UN and ALSO
on the Day of Atonement, the same date that
jubilee was proclaimed
in Lev 25. The odds of this being 'just a
coincidence' might be less
than one in a million. We should ask
ourselves, What does it mean
and why the 20-year gap?
Peter says not to ignore 1,000 years
as a day. How can we know it?
If we put the jubilees into 1,000 years,
490 years (10 jubilees) + 490
years = 980 years, and 20 years left over-signaled by the
at the end of the jubilees! In context of 1000 years, the
of the Lord' comes with no delay.
The 50 jubilee cycles ended in 1994-95, and
we've had 3 Sabbatical
cycles, (3 x 7 = 21) as a 'tarrying time,'
Matt 25:5. The 3rd Sabbatical
is 2015-16 and the last week of seven years (like
Joseph's famine or
the king eating grass x 7 in Daniel 4), will
begin in 2017 after this
papal 'Year of Mercy' ends December
Kingdom of God is at hand, but it's a different kingdom!
said Blessed are the meek, the merciful.the kingdom is within
you, Luke 17:21. The disciples wanted more when they asked, "Will
you at this time restore the kingdom?" Acts 1:6. Christ said it
for them to know the "times or seasons," but Paul said "the times
and seasons, you
know perfectly, for the day of the Lord comes as
a thief.for when they say 'Peace and safety,'** sudden destruction
comes as travail
on a woman with child." 1Thess 5:1-3.
**The Iran Nuke Treaty is peace and safety and with
other signs like
the solar eclipse, blood moon (Joel 2:31) and pope's visit, mark 2015.
on woman with child' was the birth of Israel as God's
when He executed judgment on Egypt (Exod
and took Israel to
a covenant, making them His
19:5,6 and Bride, Jer
3:14. Paul included the Exodus-their "passing
through the seas.ALL those things happened to them for
(types, marg).ends of the
Egypt murdered babies; the US has aborted 60 million.
afflict this land for its abominations
that include redefining marriage
and He will take
those who are ready to be His kingdom by making
Paul said we know the times and
seasons (to restore kingdom) and
it's when they say 'Peace and safety' (Iran Nuclear
#4. Repent. We are by nature lukewarm
Laodiceans, content with
possessions. We think we wouldn't do as the rich
young ruler who,
when asked to sell what he had,
went away sad. But Christ tells us
to do the
same in His introduction to Luke's wedding
12:32-48. "Let this mind be in you."? Phil
Christ warned His followers to flee when they
saw an abomination
"standing where it ought not." Mk 13:14. The Supreme Court
decision on marriage was an abomination, Lev
understood His warning to include the Roman army
and we saw a military drill on US soil along with the
coming to the US Congress. All of it, "standing where it
We are so numb with
signs that maybe no one moved out of a city,
though martial law could come
anytime, as anticipated by
Orders that are in place.
Homeland Security documents show that what pioneers
prudent planning with extra food
stored for drought will now be
"hording" and will
be confiscated. Food will be dispensed by food
banks that will require addresses and permission to
house for guns and who knows what
Christ foresaw all this and told us to flee when we
that some are seeing as reported on
YouTube and alt media.
And in His introduction to
Luke's wedding parable, Christ said,
little flock, it is your Father's good pleasure to give you
the kingdom. Sell what you have." Luke 12:32,33.
lands may be a problem when mobility
or seclusion are needed.
God took Israel to the wilderness. Christian patriots
"strategic re-location" away from high
population density where
martial law will be.
Moving to the country a year early is better
a day late-Matt
#5. Believe the Gospel.
"The Bridegroom Comes" is Great
News in all this. Those words startled sleeping
were waiting for a wedding. Christ's
parable in Matthew 25
describes most Christians
today. In spite of many signs of His
Christians are asleep with lights out in their under-
standing of the wedding parables.
We think we are mature, but what's coming could
God is going to have a people who be
true to Him, even in the
face of death. The
coming judgment will bring life or death
as in Daniel 1-6.
The 144,000 are
seen in Rev
14:1-5 before three messages are
given in verses 6-10. Now is the time for the 1st
judgment on the US and the
Luke's wedding parable offers high reward; we
consider it now.
'Ruler Over All That He Has' or 'Beaten With Many
All three wedding parables suggest that we don't
The wedding invitation in
Matthew 22 is scorned. Even the wise
asleep with lights out, like us? Peter asked if the
parable was for them or all. Christ said it was for
"so doing" when He comes; "He will
make him ruler over all
that He has," or beaten
with stripes for failure to prepare.
Some Bible students recognize that where a word or
first found, it may have a meaning or
context for end-times
because Christ is the Word.
the First and the Last.
This helps us understand the midnight cry in Matthew
25. A cry
midnight is first found when God "executed
judgment" on Egypt
and took Israel
to a covenant (marriage). Paul included the Exodus
in "all those things happened for examples.ends of
That history will
replay for the US as Egypt for those who sing
song of Moses and the Lamb, Rev 14:3
Matthew 22:7 reveals calamity as a city burns. It
judgment when the king discerns a
man without a wedding garment,
v 11. This could
represent pastors in lukewarm churches because
the Laodicean message is addressed to the aggelos, messenger,
who is "naked." Hint: it's not an angel who is
Some may think this is taking "naked" out of context
in applying it
to the wedding parable of Matthew
22, but six parallels to Luke's
wedding parable make Laodicea's message a wedding
1. Having loins girded is like naked and needing
2. Having lamps burning is the same idea as needing eye
3. Both get a "knock." We appreciate Jesus always
knocking at our
heart's door, but we forget that
lukewarm church in Rev 3:14-20
ended in an earthquake that destroyed the
4. Both are to "open," but in
Luke, it's "immediately." It suggests
other than Jesus always knocking. When Christ called
James and John, they "immediately left the ship and
their father and
followed Him." Are we that ready
to drop all to have what He offers?
over all that He has" in Luke is the same reward as "sit with
Me in my throne."This isn't some
internet scam. It's the real deal.
6. Luke's parable is "when
He comes," Laodicea is the last church.
Because of these parallels, we should consider the
man without a
wedding garment in Matthew 22
represents messengers to lukewarm
US churches who
talk on old familiar truths, but have the door closed
to new understanding not ready for Christ's coming as
a thief in spite
of signs like 'peace and
So what does God want from us? Both wedding parables
tell us to "watch." We think it means to be aware,
as if everyone watching TV news is aware. Let's turn
the TV off and
use our concordances. The Greek
word for watch is gregoreo, and
it means to
If would be unfair for Christ to tell us to be awake
specific; we can't be awake every
night. But Passover was the only
night that being
awake was commanded. They were to eat the
Passover lamb and leave nothing till
Why couldn't we do
this spiritually by considering His suffering
reading the Bible account in John 13-20 or an online biography
such as Desire of Ages, chapters 71-81, praying God will pass
us in judgment.
As Christ ate the Passover with His disciples,
He instituted in its
the emblems of His sacrifice. It means at
Passover; wouldn't it be good
if churches everywhere were
open on the eve of Passover to celebrate
tokens of our Lord's death and review what He did for us, praying
as He asked us to do?
The eve of Passover
is 2 weeks from the new moon crescent (chodesh)
that God said was the beginning of the
month, Exod 12:2. It's a day or
so later than most calendar show because they go by
the dark moon in
conjunction as seen here. God gave Israel a
visible sign and they blew
the trumpet when they
saw the crescent in the west, about 20 minutes
so after sunset in the spring.
The pure woman
12 is standing on the moon-she has a
lunar understanding that the crescent (chodesh) is the beginning of
months and the basis of God's appointed times (mo'ed)
before Moses gave the ceremonial laws that
applied to them and that
ended at the cross. We
can now share the Lord's Supper instead of
lamb and bitter herbs, etc.
Paul said they "are
shadows of things to come." Colossians
they are just shadows, 'the body is of Christ.' Let's examine
the text. The italicized "is" indicates translators added it and
the meaning. Without the "is," the text could read, Don't let
judge how you keep those days but the body
of Christ. (The local
church can decide how to
observe those times.)
Paul kept those
days with Greek believers in Philippi and Corinth,
and He said,
'Follow me as I follow
Christ.' He didn't change his mind.
Paul's fear of the
Galatians was their legalistic effort to earn their
salvation by the works of the law; they had become
hair-splitters as the
"scrupulous" meaning for
"observe" in Greek shows in Galatians
God executed judgment on Egypt. The US has numerous
Egypt. They were the greatest nation
then as we have been. Israel
went to Egypt in a
time of famine. Pioneers came to America when
there was a famine for the Bread of Life when the
Bible was banned
by the medieval church. Israel
got into bondage and millions in the US
bondage to alcohol, tobacco, drugs and lifestyles celebrated as
freedom-we may need martial law to see
Because there is no
tarrying in the context of 2Peter 3:8-10, we can
expect God to act in spring, Amos
Readiness is crucial. Several
that 'watching' is protective. "If the goodman of the
house had known in what watch the thief would come,
he would have
watched, and would not have
suffered his house to be broken up."
If we don't watch,
Christ said He will come as a thief.
"watch" when citing "sudden destruction."
We could be like the goodman who has his house broken
by the thief.
The King James has further insight to the goodman.
"The goodman is
not at home, he is gone a
long journey: He has a bag of money and will
home at the yom kece [Hebrew means full moon].
Passover comes on a full moon, but long journey means
Israelites didn't travel in winter. If they took a
long journey in spring
and couldn't get back for
Passover, they kept it a month later-a
for travel in the law of Numbers
Numbers 9:10,11 is a surprise basis of
timing for five of Christ's mini-
they all reflect a sudden
event "as the days of Noah"
between Christ's 2nd coming in Matt 24:30 and again in Matt
When five women
missed the wedding, Christ said to watch (be awake
at Passover) for you know neither the day nor the hour. The
eido, means because you don't understand, "for the kingdom of
is like a man traveling to a far
country." Christ is linking the reason they
understand to a long journey*--a clue for 2nd Passover explained
Christ would be taking the far journey. His return as Bridegroom
must conform to the law that He said is in effect
"till heaven and earth
1. *That 'long journey' was
also His introduction to His last parable-
the wise stewards knew when to expect Him and they were ready.
2. The evil servant at the end of
Matthew 24 begins to smite his fellows.
kingdom of heaven be like 10 virgins." We saw above
that parable has 2nd Passover timing.
3. The goodman in Matthew 24:43
is ALSO on a long journey in Prov
explained previously as pointing to 2nd Passover.
4. "As the days of Noah," the
Flood came with Passover timing, but
2nd spring month.
Methuselah's name meant, "at his death,
the sending forth of waters." He died the year of the Flood and
had to bury his grandfather. He was unclean
by reason of a dead body
as Numbers 9:10,11
shows; the Flood came in the 2nd spring month.
The Flood had Passover timing because Noah entered
the ark on the
10nd day, the same day that the sacrifice was selected in
refused Noah's invitation, they selected themselves
We misunderstand "you don't know the day or
hour." Eido means
aware, consider, understand. Christ was saying
we don't understand
and each time He said it, He
gave examples like the days of Noah or
who was on a long journey (Prov 7:19) for 2nd Passover.
Christians should be preparing for what is soon to
break on the world
as an overwhelming surprise.
Paul said it comes as a thief when they
'Peace and safety.' The
Iran Nuclear Treaty was 'peace &
That event and other "when-then" signs in 2015 suggest
huge is impending.
We aren't setting times; God set them. We said they
are mo'ed, first
in Genesis 1:14 before sin, enforced by statutes forever.
forget those appointed time would be 'nailed to the cross' or
have we misunderstood somethings since the little
changed those times (Daniel 7:25)
as they admit?
If Elijah is to
come and "restore all things," shouldn't we
'repairers of the breach'? Isaiah
We may wonder what
the 'all things' are, but we gain insight from
4:4,5-"Remember the law of Moses.with the
statutes and judgments.
Behold I send you
Elijah." As a mark of end-time truth, the statutes and
judgments have a seven-fold emphasis in Ezekiel
because we look forward to making a covenant with
Christ and Bible covenants were also linked to 7's, like the
Abraham gave to Abimelech in Genesis
21:27,28 and the seven holy
convocations God gave Israel in Leviticus
23. Seven times God told
Abraham He would give him the land. Genesis
12:1-17:8. God was the
initiator of the
covenant--He alone went between the pieces of sacrifice
as a burning lamp in making the covenant, Gen
Christ tells us to
have our lights burning be the initiator if
If so, we have the opportunity
of becoming His kingdom and Bride by
Feast of Unleavened Bread as a prenuptial supper of
The Feast of
Unleavened Bread is not about crackers, Matt
16:12, and it
fulfilled by Christ--He was in the grave with no holy convocation
as in Leviticus 23:7 says. Unleavened bread is
used for communion.
It means union with Christ
in His unleavened Word. But marriage also
is union with Him and
the covenant we make is also based on His Word
with topics having a 7-fold emphasis.
These two meanings
superimpose for the seven days of unleavened
bread and the week for a biblical wedding
29:27) if Christ knocks
at His mo'ed (appointed time) while we are watching
as He asked.
If so, we 'open to Him immediately' by initiating a
Unleavened Bread, mentally chewing 7
topics that beg our consider-
ation because of
their 7-fold emphasis and their need to be restored.
Christ said, "Open unto Him immediately" because His
'knock' is at
the beginning--the 1st of 7 days of Unleavened Bread. For a sample
of what we need to consider if He knocks, you
The whole world
needs to hear that a time of judgment is impending
and by complying with Scripture, we can be spared.
decide for themselves whether they
wish "watch and pray" on the eve
If we count
ourselves as God's children, we should do what we
to share the information. This is implied
by having "lights burning" in
Most people are asleep, numb from so many signs, but
we must act on
His Word? How can we claim His promise to make us
"ruler over all that He has" if we just 'wait and
see'? That takes no faith
and "whatsoever is
not of faith is sin" Romans 14:23.
Let's do what we can to share with our email or church list and ask,
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