Thursday, February 19, 2015

Who Are The Redeemed?

Updated: July 24, June 10, 2015

“Then the reign of the heavens shall be compared to ten maidens who took their lamps and went out to meet the bridegroom.
(Mat 25:1 The Scriptures 1998+)

“And five of them were wise, and five foolish.
(Mat 25:2 The Scriptures 1998+)

“And the foolish said to the wise, ‘Give us of your oil, because our lamps are going out.’
(Mat 25:8 The Scriptures 1998+)

“But the wise answered, saying, ‘No, indeed, there would not be enough for us and you. Instead, go to those who sell, and buy for yourselves.’
(Mat 25:9 The Scriptures 1998+)

“And while they went to buy, the bridegroom came, and those who were ready went in with him to the wedding feast, and the door was shut.
(Mat 25:10 The Scriptures 1998+)

“And later the other maidens also came, saying, ‘Master, Master, open up for us!’
(Mat 25:11 The Scriptures 1998+)

“But he answering, said, ‘Truly, I say to you, I do not know you.’
(Mat 25:12 The Scriptures 1998+)

Please note: these are virgins: They represent the believers in the Judeo-Christian sects and denominations.

Now Note, and compare that with the doctrine "once saved always saved".

And if you have time later on, ponder upon the lyrics of the song "Redeemed By The Blood Of The Lamb" by Fanny Cosby, I have included the lyrics at the end of this essay for your convenience.

This essay only highlights the points which have touched me while I am writing about the "Seal Of The Living Elohim", (still coming up). See, I have to clear some concepts that have "assumptions" in them so that the message should be clearer as well. And that's how this essay came to be.

If anyone is curious how I detect "assumptions" and is interested to learn, I'm sharing the technology for free. Please see:

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The Pilgrim's Progress In A Nutshell

in whom you also, having heard the word of the truth, the Good News of your deliverance, in whom also, having believed, you were sealed with the Set-apart Spirit of promise,
(Eph 1:13 The Scriptures 1998+)

who is the pledge of our inheritance, until the redemption of the purchased possession, to the praise of His esteem.
(Eph 1:14 The Scriptures 1998+)

And do not grieve the Set-apart Spirit of Elohim, by whom you were sealed for the day of redemption.
(Eph 4:30 The Scriptures 1998+)

And do this, knowing the time, that it is already the hour for us to wake up from sleep, for now our deliverance is nearer than when we did believe.
(Rom 13:11 The Scriptures 1998+)

The night is far advanced, the day has come near. So let us put off the works of darkness, and let us put on the armour of light.
(Rom 13:12 The Scriptures 1998+)

Let us walk becomingly, as in the day, not in wild parties and drunkenness, not in living together and indecencies, not in fighting and envy,
(Rom 13:13 The Scriptures 1998+)

but put on the Master יהושע Messiah, and make no provision for the lusts of the flesh.
(Rom 13:14 The Scriptures 1998+)

Put on the complete armour of Elohim, for you to have power to stand against the schemes of the devil.
(Eph 6:11 The Scriptures 1998+)

Because we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against authorities, against the world-rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual matters of wickedness in the heavenlies.
(Eph 6:12 The Scriptures 1998+)

And after this I saw four messengers standing at the four corners of the earth, holding the four winds of the earth, that the wind should not blow on the earth, nor on the sea, nor on any tree.
(Rev 7:1 The Scriptures 1998+)

Buy the truth and do not sell it – Wisdom and discipline and understanding.
(Pro 23:23 The Scriptures 1998+)

“Then the reign of the heavens shall be compared to ten maidens who took their lamps and went out to meet the bridegroom.
(Mat 25:1 The Scriptures 1998+)

And I saw another messenger coming up from the rising of the sun, holding the seal of the living Elohim. And he cried with a loud voice to the four messengers to whom it was given to harm the earth and the sea,
(Rev 7:2 The Scriptures 1998+)

saying, “Do not harm the earth, nor the sea, nor the trees until we have sealed the servants of our Elohim upon their foreheads.”1
Footnote: 1See Rev 9:4, 14:1, 22:4.
(Rev 7:3 The Scriptures 1998+)

“For a day of vengeance is in My heart, and the year of My redeemed has come.
(Isa 63:4 The Scriptures 1998+)

And they shall be called, “The Set-apart People, the Redeemed of יהוה.” And you shall be called, “Sought Out, a City Not Forsaken.”
(Isa 62:12 The Scriptures 1998+)

Might The Four Winds Be The Plagues? AKA The Great Tribulation?

First, understand the "four winds" and "winds" which represents "the great tribulation". Because in Revelation 7:9 it says "after this" - this - being this "four winds", a crowd of people appears dressed in white.

Please note: However, other studies interpret these as the seven last plagues of revelation. And Revelation 15:1 says the plagues is the wrath of Elohim.

And I saw another sign in the heaven, great and marvellous: seven messengers having the seven last plagues,1 for the wrath of Elohim was ended in them.
Footnote: 1: See Rev 21:9.
(Rev 15:1 The Scriptures 1998+)

However, in 1 Thessalonians 5:9 it says, the believers are not appointed to wrath. And Hebrews 3:11 Shaul had quoted from Psalms 95:7-11 YHWH is saying "As I swore in My wrath, ‘If they shall enter into My rest...’"

Because Elohim did not appoint us to wrath, but to obtain deliverance through our Master יהושע Messiah,
(1Th 5:9 The Scriptures 1998+)

This "rest" could also mean "protection" from the plagues, IF the great tribulation is indeed the plagues.

And in Revelation 15:2 represents those peoples who:

"had gotten the victory triumphed over from the beast, and over from his image icon, and over from his mark tattoo, and over from the number of his name,"
(Rev 15:2 exeGeses Ready Research Bible - ERRB)

These peoples are now standing in the sea of glass -- the Father's rest, His protection from the "four winds". Might they be the 144,000 thousand? Please get your thinking cap on and start checking and searching.

And I saw like a sea of glass mixed with fire, and those overcoming the beast and his image and his mark and the number of his name, standing on the sea of glass, holding harps of Elohim.
(Rev 15:2 The Scriptures 1998+)

Please note that if the great tribulation is indeed the plagues, then some of the believers will be subjected to the plagues, to be purified. And the sea of glass mixed with fire could mean: the sea is the blood of the Lamb and fire is the "four winds" -- great tribulation.

Please see:

Who Are The Israelites

Allow me to sidetract very briefly:

To those who still think they are "gentiles" -- including the Jews who already knew they are not Jews" and to those who are of "Natural Israelite Blood", like maybe, some of the Jews (tribe of Judah and Benjamin and some of Levi), and also the lost 10 tribes of Israel - if they still know who they are.

For they have been dispersed in the nations, there may already be a few in Israel, probably, we don't know who they are certainly, because the Jews we see today are not really Jews also. So I propose, we must Now begin to act in spirit as one of Israel in Messiah. Both are grafted in Messiah as One.

The only reason one is thinking to be a gentile (or a Jew) and not one of Israel and vice versa, is:

  • (1) because of the doctrine of "spiritual Israel" and "Natural blood Israel", might this be classified as a separation theology?;

  • (2) there is also what is known as a replacement theology, where the Christians replaces the Jews, therefore is entitled to the promises; and

  • (3) because of the tacit prejudice or knowledge that one is not One with Yahushua, Messiah for not guarding His commands, and vice versa, by following one's teachers.

    This is subtle because one acts unaware of one's actions. Borne out of deep-seated belief taught in a church or synagogue or temple -- Jews to abhor Christians and Christians not Judaize but be unique and without traces of Jewishness though it came from the same branch.

    These beliefs may have already been buried several layers deep that one can no longer trace the real roots of one's faith. This is true on both sides of the Judeo-Christian sects and denominations.

    But the Ruach HaQodesh is constantly knocking on anyone's hearts anyway until it is clear that He is not welcome. And the Ruach HaQodesh is the Father.

    But here's a tip from (2Co 10:5, Rom 12:2, 1Th 5:21, Isa 8:20): be aware of the dialogue that goes on, on your mind, in time you will recognize which is which, and then test everything hold on to that which is good (to that which agrees with the Torah[His Instructions] and the Testimony[the ten commandments and the prophets]).

And these prophecies of the time of the end in Daniel and Revelation and elsewhere relates to Israel -- the natural and the wild both grafted in Messiah, and there are no distinguishing marks.

The Falling Away

Now, back to the main: I guess, it is worth noting because the last days prophecies are sealed in Daniel until the time of the end.

Also John in Revelation 10:4 was also commanded to "seal the voices of the seven thunders".

I believe unsealing them in the time of the end (in our time) is not done at one time rather it is progressive and it involves new knowledge of truths as they are known and sometimes coupled also with current events in science, education, politics, the land of Israel today and Jerusalem, and the body of Yahushua, just like the men of Issachar. Keep that in mind as you continue on with your study and searching for the truths.

Please note also: the winds are also associated with gathering the people of Elohim.

I believe, the scattering happens first and at the same time gathering the people of Elohim in clusters in different places around the globe.

Might this gathering in clusters mean the various denominations of "believers" we see today?

For the tribulation had started since John's time until now, and the great tribulation will still happen sometime in the near future.

Might the "falling away" (2Th 2:3) that Paul talked about refer to the prophecy of the Messiah about the Pharisees and the nation they represent? (Mat 21:43)

For After the days of the Messiah, They were driven away from their land Israel and dispersed to all the nations (falling away). They left their land as dark-skinned Jews and assimilated among the nations, they came back in 1948 as white-men -- Jews. DNA shows, they do not have the blood of the ancient Jews.
- Who Are The Modern Jews?
- http://www.biblebelievers.org.au/hittites.htm

But it was written, and the prophecy of Yahushua was fulfilled in them. For though the majority of them do not believe on Yahushua as the annointed, the Messiah. A few do and hold fast on the teachings of the Messiah and bear fruit.

The Ashkenazi sometime around 8 AD were looking for a national religion and they choose Judaism taught to them from the Babylonian Rabbis and not from the Rabbis from Jerusalem.

The Ashkenazi were zealous of their new religion that they overtake the teachings of the Rabbis in Jerusalem that eventually got lost or pretty much covered up.

Thus the first part of Paul's prophecy was beginning to take shape even at those times.

Let no one deceive you in any way, because the falling away is to come first, and the man of lawlessness1 is to be revealed, the son of destruction,
Footnote: 1: Some texts read sin instead of lawlessness. This man might be the same one we read of in the prophecy in Isa. 14:12 – Hĕlĕl (“Heileil”), meaning “the shining one,” the sovereign of Baḇel.
cite> (2Th 2:3 The Scriptures 1998+)

“Because of this I say to you: the reign of Elohim shall be taken from you and given to a nation bringing forth the fruits of it.
(Mat 21:43 The Scriptures 1998+)

Please Note: Jews and the Nazarenes / Christians (most were also Jews) during and after the time of the Messiah, share many things. They go to the same synagogue, they celebrate the same feasts of the Most High, they keep the Torah.

Their distinction is by the Messiah. The followers of the Messiah were also called Nazarenes or Messianics / Christians, depending on who is talking, those who were Not Jews and came from pagan backgrounds call them Christians, but among the Pharisees and the Jews they are identified as a sect known as the Nazarenes and the followers of "The Way".

for having found this man a pestilence, and moving a dissension to all the Jews through the world--a ringleader also of the sect of the Nazarenes--
(Act 24:5 YLT)

But I confess this to you that according to the Way, which they say is a sect, I do serve the Elohim of my fathers, believing all the things written in the Torah and in the prophets.
(Act 24:14 HRB)

But as early as the time of the apostles, several years after the Messiah, the "falling away" may have already begun. Where John and some of the Jews were no longer welcomed in a "church". (3Jn 1:9,10). Today, there are no more Nazarenes but Christians, and they do not identify with the Jews and vice versa.

But there were Jews who followed the Messiah they were identified as Nazarenes or Messianics / Christians (no distinctions at this time yet). They still kept the traditions in what we identify today in Judaism, but they adhere to the teachings of the Messiah. Shedding much of the "workings of law" and retaining that which is helpful to one, for training in faith.

And Agrippa said to Sha’ul, “With a little you might persuade me to become a Messianite!”
(Act 26:28 The Scriptures 1998+)

Then Agrippa said unto Paul, Almost thou persuadest me to be a Christian.
(Act 26:28 KJV)

But if one suffers being Messianic, let him not be ashamed, but let him esteem Elohim in this matter.
(1Pe 4:16 The Scriptures 1998+)

Yet if any man suffer as a Christian, let him not be ashamed; but let him glorify God on this behalf.
(1Pe 4:16 KJV)

In the beginning all went well. But because of the restrictive and dogmatic nature of the Babylonian teachings. The Babylonian Jews' teachings are mixed with what is now known as Jewish Mystism or Cabala or Kabbalah.

The new converts from the gentiles (nations, pagan nations) to Christianity assimilate the same traits into Christianity and become even more dogmatic. And eventually Christianity no longer welcomes any Jews or traces of Jewishness into Christianity by mixing paganism into the beliefs. And in the Council of Nicaea in AD 325, Christianity was officially born fused with pagan beliefs into the Gospels.

Pagan Beliefs that found its way into the Gospels were:

  • Incarnation

  • Emanation

  • Virgin Birth

  • Original Sin

  • Trinity, among others

And the Nazarenes were put into bad light. And they disappeared or went into hiding. I would like to believe they went into hiding.

The following verses alludes that the apostle John (a Jew) and other Jews (brothers) were not welcomed in a "church".

I wrote to the assembly, but Diotrephes, who loves to be the first among them, does not receive us.
(3Jn 1:9 The Scriptures 1998+)

So if I come, I shall call to mind his works which he does, babbling against us with wicked words. And not satisfied with that, he himself does not receive the brothers, and forbids those who wish to, putting them out of the assembly.
(3Jn 1:10 The Scriptures 1998+)

Mixing heaven's Appointed Times with pagan holidays such as Easter, Valentines, Mardi Gras, Halloween, Christmas and the like. Eventually forgetting heaven's Appointed Times by putting Christian slant into pagan holidays and thus replaced the heaven's Appointed Times or feast days.

Today, there can be seen a distinction between "Messianics" and "Christians" and "Judaism".

What must one do?

So then, my beloved, even as you always obeyed, not as in my presence only, but now much rather in my absence, work out your salvation with fear and trembling,
(Php 2:12 HRB)

The Gathering

Please also note: our Father certainly has preserved a remnant of Judah (the Jews) and of Israel. A few of them may be in the state of Israel today. The rest of them are in all the nations of the world.

The Ashkenazi Jews today, I believe, is also one among the instruments of Elohim to incite jealousy among the dispersed house of Judah (including Benjamin and Levi) and Israel (the lost 10 tribes of Israel), so that when they realized they would go back to their roots, "the Hebrew Roots and learn from the gentile Ashkenazi Jews of today, the teachings they learned and preserved from the original Jews who taught them, (though muddled with Babylonian teachings) which they hold fast onto. (Rom 11:11,12)

Their conversion might go like this, from whatever beliefs they are into to Judaism (any sects) to the modern Messianic or Christianity (any sects or denominations), and from Messianic or Christianity to the "Hebrew Roots" where one finally realizes how the body of Yahushua had fallen away since after the time of the Messiah.

And slowly realizing, being gathered into different classes of training and learning of the truths (the Messianic or Judeo-Christian sects and denominations).

And finally, to heeding the call of Revelation to come out of her (Mystery Babylon who leads all to fall away from The Way) and decides to follow "The Way" personally and taking personal responsibility of each ones families as a unit in the body of Yahushua (Mat 24:45,46), Messiah forming a community NOT ruled by a pyramid structure of men (the teachings of the Nicolaitans), but ruled by one Master Yahushua HaMashiach.

I say then, have they stumbled that they should fall? Let it not be! But by their fall deliverance has come to the gentiles, to provoke them to jealousy.
(Rom 11:11 The Scriptures 1998+)

And if their fall is riches for the world, and their failure riches for the gentiles, how much more their completeness!
(Rom 11:12 The Scriptures 1998+)

As we can see, how the whole world considers the Ashkenazi Jews to be the real Jews. And Note: that is by virtue of their following the traditions handed to them.

The Christians view these as the traditions of men that Yahushua said "do not do according to their works" (Mat 23:3) failing to notice that within these traditions are also embedded the commands of YHWH. The Messianics recognize this and are taking heed.

Therefore they (the modern Jews today) have become the "sign" (Isa 18:3, Mat 24:32) to the world as a separate (holy) nation. And thus still receives the blessings of the spoken Word to Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob/Israel.

Please see The Parable Of The Fig Tree

If they are considered by the world as a different or indifferent (holy) nation from among all nations of the world. How much more Elohim would consider gentiles and Jews alike as one OF true Israel IN Messiah IF, and only IF they truly guard Yahushua's commands? Which is actually the commands of YHWH.

Because those Israelites (including the tribes of the Jews) will be pruned from the main branch of Israel for UNbelief. Indeed the majority of them already have been. But let us not forget there will always be a remnant (a few true blooded Israelites) that Elohim always keep. And they already bear fruit.

So Both: the pruned Israelites are grafted back in and the gentiles (the nations) are also grafted into Israel, IF and Only IF they Believe And Truly Guard Yahushua's Commands. Which is the Word of YHWH, also known as the The Instructions or The Torah. (Col 3:11, Rom 11:23)

Please note: there are 613 Commandments in the Old Testament that the Israelites are to guard. Most of them are related to the animal sacrifices and meal offerings and Levitical Priests' functions -- these have been done away with the final sacrifice which was Yahushua, The Anointed (Messiah).

Yahushua showed us how easy it is to "lived by The Torah", without the "works of Torah" that the original Jews have put around "The Torah".

Even though the original 613 Commandments was cut down to a few, Yahushua and His apostles expounded on these and now in the New Testament we have 1050 Commandments to Keep and Guard. Search them out: this is "The Way".

The Modern Jews today are the keepers of The Torah, as was prophesied by the Messiah, that it will be given to another nation, and that is Them. To protect and preserve the Torah. To fulfill the times of the gentiles, to incite jealousy to All of Israel assimilated among all the nations in the world. That they may go back To the ancient paths: The Way.

The one obvious thing the modern Jews have failed to guard and keep is the True Sabbath of the Scripture which can be found on the same Hebrew Lunar Week of the Hebrew Lunar Months. Because the Sabbath they kept today is found on the Gregorian Calendar Week, not on the Hebrew Lunar Week.

This is why Jerusalem until today is still torn by wars and rumors of wars as was prophesied by the Prophet Jeremiah, Jer 17:27. It is certain, Jerusalem will only have peace when Israel, as a Nation, restores the true Sabbath of the Scriptures.

And if ye do not hearken unto me to sanctify the day of rest, And so as not to bear a burden, And to come in at the gates of Jerusalem on the day of rest, Then I have kindled a fire in its gates, And it hath consumed the high places of Jerusalem, And it is not quenched!' (It will be quenched only when the True Sabbath is kept, guarded, and observed in Israel, Not Saturday, nor Sunday.)
(Jer 17:27 YLT)

Please see: Lunar Sabbath and Solar Sabbaths

But the majority of the modern Jews today do not believe on the Messiah, partly because of the tradition handed down to them by the real Babylonian Jews, in the beginning of their conversion. Thus the Messiah and His apostles' teaching or expounding of The Torah to 1050 Commandments are missing. But even though, one will not really see a big difference; not including "The Levitical Laws".

I propose, it will be "The Fourth Way" between Judaism, Messianic, Christianity and the Hebrew Roots movement. Now, as we go back to the ancient paths, we are warned by Yahushua that there will be false prophets who would say this is the way.

Might we all be gathered into such? Elohim forbid. But let us all pray that we will be united in the Torah.

Then after the crowd of people of Elohim are tried, tested and made purified through the winds (the great tribulation); I believe the final gathering of all the people of Elohim shall happen, they will all be gathered as one, I believe this is when "rapture" happens, just before the seventh plague is poured out without mixture of mercy. (Rev 16:15)

“See, I am coming as a thief. Blessed is he who is staying awake and guarding his garments, lest he walk naked and they see his shame.”
(Rev 16:15 The Scriptures 1998+)

Please see The Four Winds Of Revelation.

Sealed With The "Spirit" Of The Pledge Of Redemption

Also, As I was studying this, I also found out that all the people of Elohim are "Sealed With The Pledge Of Redemption" that takes place upon conversion.

This is the first time I encountered this, perhaps some of you already have. I never heard of this before in the church I used to belong to. I am just stating a fact, for it could be true to you too.

I have to study and clear this before I could go on the study of the seal of Elohim. So I did.

Some teachers refer to one's conversion as being saved -- and once saved always saved. This is only half the truth, the other half is omitted. Because the pledge of redemption can be broken by one who said to be already saved (this is the other half of the truth). And half-truths are still lies.

And another side of this seal of the pledge of redemption by most teachings refer to this as the sealing of the 144,000 thousand and yet it is not.

How is it not?

By analogy this "Seal of the Pledge of Redemption" is a "ticket" to redemption at the "Appointed Time" of YHWH.

And we are to hold fast to this "ticket" onto the "Appointed Time" of "Redemption", hopefully, in the very near future.

The "ticket" represents "The Ruach HaQodesh of the Father" and the "prescription on how to hold fast" is "Guarding the Commands of Yahushua".

There is a prescription on how to hold fast to this "ticket" that we don't lose it. Please see The Pledge Of Redemption.

I believe redemption is the day of the rapture: the second coming. When our mortal bodies will change from corruptible to incorruptible in the twinkling of an eye. (1Co 15:52)

See, I speak a secret to you: We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed,
(1Co 15:51 The Scriptures 1998+)

in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet. For the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed.
(1Co 15:52 The Scriptures 1998+)

And All those who still have this "Seal of the Pledge of Redemption" in good condition (not broken), by analogy still holding fast to this "Ticket of Redemption" are the ones who will see redemption. And I believe this is already together with the 144,000 thousand just before the seventh plague is poured out.

And by analogy, the "prescription" on how to hold fast to this ticket, actually Is a process or a mechanism that by following it, it is also creating our characters to perfection according to "prescription".

This prescription (truths/His Commands) however, was lost, but then, it will be dynamically revealed, progressively. Some of it was revealed to our fore-fathers, in different Judeo-Christian sects and denominations and the rest of it will be revealed in our lifetime.

Please see The Pledge Of Redemption for the "prescription".

The Seal Of The 144,000 Thousand

This is where the "Seal of the Ruach HaQodesh of the Father Of the Pledge of Redemption" differs to the "Seal" of the 144,000 thousand:

The "Seal of the 144,000 thousand" is to secure and protect them from the "Great Tribulation aka the four winds" (Psa 91:1-16). This is the "Seal of Approval for Protection or Security".

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A thousand fall at your side, And ten thousand at your right hand; But it does not come near you.
(Psa 91:7 The Scriptures 1998+)

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Note however, they are not raptured yet, for when rapture happens, All are raptured -- the dead first and then the living will be caught up with them. (1Th 4:15-17)

For this we say to you by the word of the Master, that we, the living who are left over at the coming of the Master shall in no way go before those who are asleep.
(1Th 4:15 The Scriptures 1998+)

Because the Master Himself shall come down from heaven with a shout, with the voice of a chief messenger, and with the trumpet of Elohim, and the dead in Messiah shall rise first.
(1Th 4:16 The Scriptures 1998+)

Then we, the living who are left over, shall be caught away together with them in the clouds to meet the Master in the air – and so we shall always be with the Master.
(1Th 4:17 The Scriptures 1998+)

While the "Seal of the Ruach HaQodesh of the Father of the Pledge of Redemption" is a "Seal of Promise of Redemption". By analogy this is a "ticket" and if we hold fast to this ticket according to the prescription, then at the "Appointed Time of Redemption" of YHWH we will be redeemed.

Now, IF we can follow the Lamb (Yahushua, the Annointed), wherever He leads us (Guard His Commands, including truths restored, and truths are progressive.) We can be sealed with the 144,000 thousand.

Therefore, please note that there is, a point where the 144,000 thousand branches off from the path we all got started into, By advancing to the paths (new truths uncovered and restored) the Lamb has revealed. And because of this and therefore as a result at the time appointed they are sealed -- they are secured and protected from the great tribulation. Hopefully we shall be able to see the paths the Lamb has revealed and restored.

Please see: The Pledge Of Redemption

The Four Winds: The Great Tribulation: The Plagues

We already know the "winds" is the "the great tribulation"? Might the great tribulation be the plagues? Ellen G. White saw in a vision: it is the plagues.

Please see The Four Winds Of Revelation.

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At the commencement of the Holy Sabbath, (January 5,) we engaged in prayer with Bro. Belden’s family at Rocky Hill, Ct., and the Holy Ghost fell upon us.

I was taken off in Vision to the most holy place, where I saw Jesus[Yahushua] still interceding for Israel. On the bottom of his garment was a bell and a pomegranate, a bell and a pomegranate.

Then I saw that Jesus would not leave the most holy place until every case was decided either for salvation or destruction: and that the wrath of God could not come until Jesus had finished his work in the most holy place—laid off his priestly attire and clothed himself with the garments of vengeance.

Then Jesus will step out from between the Father and man, and God will keep silent no longer; but pour out his wrath on those who have rejected his truth.

I saw that the anger of the nations, the wrath of God, and the time to judge the dead, were separate events, one following the other.

I saw that Michael had not stood up, and that the time of trouble, such as never was, had not yet commenced. The nations are now getting angry, but when our High Priest has finished his work in the Sanctuary, he will stand up, put on the garments of vengeance, and then the seven last plagues will be poured out.

I saw that the four angels would hold the four winds until Jesus work was done in the Sanctuary, and then will come the seven last plagues.

These plagues enraged the wicked against the righteous, and they thought that we had brought them down upon them, and if they could rid the earth of us, then the plagues would be stayed.

A decree went forth to slay the saints, which caused them to cry day and night for deliverance. This was the time of Jacob’s trouble.

Then all the saints cried out with anguish of spirit, and were delivered by the Voice of God. Then the 144,000 triumphed. Their faces were lighted up with the glory of God.

NOTE: I have broken this quotation into several paragraphs from one whole paragraph for fast/quick easy reading.
"To Those Who Are Receiving The Seal Of The Living God" -
Jan 31, 1849 -
Ellen G. White Writings

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[emphasis mine]

The Assembly Of Philadelphia?

Although the general characteristic of the assembly of Yahushua today is Laodicea, I believe, the characteristics of all the assemblies before us, have also prevailed among us.

Therefore, I proposed there remains a small number of the assembly of Philadelphia. As there are with other assemblies as well now mixed into the assembly of Laodicea (our general characteristics).

There will be four major groups of people:

  • 1) The 144,000 thousand (Rev 7:4); The Bride? The Assembly of Philadelphia? (Rev 3:13)
  • 2) The crowd of people that cannot be numbered (Rev 7:9-14, Dan 11:35); The Remnant? (Rev 12:17, 14:12)
  • 3) Those who called "Master, Master" but ignored for they are not known -- at Yom Kippur? (1Co 13:12, Mat 7:15,20-23,27 Mat 25:11-13, Lk 12:46)
  • 4) The unbelievers

"The seal of the living Elohim".

And I heard the number of those who were sealed, one hundred and forty-four thousand, sealed out of all the tribes of the children of Yisra’ĕl:
(Rev 7:4 The Scriptures 1998+)

There is only a very small number of people that were sealed -- "secured or protected" from the winds.

Could this small number of people be the assembly of Philadelphia?

“Because you have guarded My Word of endurance, I also shall guard you from the hour of trial which shall come upon all the world, to try those who dwell on the earth.
 (Rev 3:10 The Scriptures 1998+)

The Remnant?

And some will go into the great tribulation to be tried and be purified.

The "remnant" here is not referring to the "church" nor is it to the bloodline of Israel. Please note above The Falling Away and The Gathering: both grafted into the Messiah.

But this remnant here in Revelation refers to those who should go through the fire to be purified, according to the verdict of their cases. This is the remnant spoken of here.

And this is also both: the Jews and the gentiles. Remember all prophecies applies to Israel (that already includes the gentiles grafted in, and those Israelites who were pruned for unbelief that later believed and were grafted back in).

The Rabbis taught that there will be three books opened at the Yom Teruah - Feast of Trumpets.

One book is of the righteous, one book is of those who try to be righteous but fallen a little bit short, and one book is of the unrighteous. And the verdict is pronounced at Yom Kippur - Day of Atonement.

“And some of those who have insight shall stumble, to refine them, and to cleanse them, and to make them white, until the time of the end, for it is still for an appointed time.
 (Dan 11:35 The Scriptures 1998+)

And the dragon was enraged with the woman, and he went to fight with the remnant of her seed, those guarding the commands of Elohim and possessing the witness of יהושע Messiah.
(Rev 12:17 The Scriptures 1998+)

Here is the endurance of the set-apart ones,1 here are those guarding the commands of Elohim and the belief of יהושע.
Footnotes: 1: In Rev 12:17 they are called “the remnant”
(Rev 14:12 The Scriptures 1998+)

o o o

Then I saw four angels who had a work to do on the earth, and were on their way to accomplish it.

Jesus [Yahushua] was clothed with Priestly garments. He gazed in pity on the remnant, then raised his hands upward, and with a voice of deep pity cried—’My Blood, Father, my Blood, my Blood, my Blood.”

Then I saw an exceeding bright light come from God, who sat upon the great white throne, and was shed all about Jesus.

Then I saw an angel with a commission from Jesus, swiftly flying to the four angels who had a work to do on the earth, and waving something up and down in his hand, and crying with a loud voice—“Hold,! Hold! Hold! Hold! until the servants of God are sealed in their foreheads.”

—I asked my accompanying angel the meaning of what I heard, and what the four angels were about to do.

He said to me that it was God that restrained the powers, and that he gave his angels charge over things on the earth, and that the four angels had power from God to hold the four winds,

and that they were about to let the four winds go, and while they had started on their mission to let them go, the merciful eye of Jesus gazed on the remnant that were not all sealed, then he raised his hands to the Father and plead with him that he had spilled his blood for them.

Then another angel was commissioned to fly swiftly to the four angels, and bid them hold until the servants of God were sealed with the seal of the living God in their foreheads.

o o o

NOTE: I have broken this quotation into several paragraphs from one whole paragraph for fast/quick easy reading.
"To Those Who Are Receiving The Seal Of The Living God" -
Jan 31, 1849 -
Ellen G. White Writings

o o o
[emphasis mine]

Remnant of her seed (Revelation 12:17). The "her" refers to the assembly of Yahushua, the believers, including the new converts. The "seed" points to Yahushua.

I believe, Some of them are just learning the truths and keeping and guarding them. Some of them may be veterans in their faith already but are lukewarm -- a very dangerous situation to be in.

And some are just plain cold. Might they fall under the group of the foolish virgins? They hear the truths, but disregard the truths. Meaning they did not have the understanding of the truths (Torah - as they are revealed progressively). Understanding comes from the Father through His Ruach HaQodesh.

Instead they heed the teachings of "Lawlessness -- Torahlessness". Saying that the "Law of Moses" is just a shadow and is done away with. And they will be slain by the sword. (Rev 19:21)

Failing to see that Yahushua, is the Living Torah, because He expounded it to us not only in words, but also by living it, to show us as an example of how it is done. And His disciples expounded them as well. There are already 1050 Commandments in the New Testament as opposed to 613 Commandments in the Old Testament. All points back to the Torah (The Word of YHWH). Watch therefore, and Guard His Words.

Then "After this" -- this "great tribulation" John saw "a great crowd ... dressed in white robes ... having washed their robes... by the blood of the Lamb" during the great tribulation.

After this I looked and saw a great crowd which no one was able to count, out of all nations and tribes and peoples and tongues, standing before the throne and before the Lamb, dressed in white robes, and palm branches in their hands,
(Rev 7:9 The Scriptures 1998+)

and crying out with a loud voice, saying, “Deliverance belongs to our Elohim who sits on the throne, and to the Lamb!”
(Rev 7:10 The Scriptures 1998+)

And one of the elders responded, saying to me, “Who are these dressed in white robes, and where did they come from?”
(Rev 7:13 The Scriptures 1998+)

And I said to him, “Master, you know.” And he said to me, “These are those coming out of the great distress, having washed their robes and made them white in the blood of the Lamb.
(Rev 7:14 The Scriptures 1998+)

The "winds" are judgments and tests of faith.

The great tribulation will start when the people of Elohim are sealed, some are sealed for protection, some are sealed to go through the fire to be purified.

The Foolish Virgins?

Please remember how the "church" have fallen since After the time of the Messiah. Please refer back to "The Falling Away" above, in this essay.

Understand how the calendar was changed. And the ripple effect it has created. And how the Sabbath sign, was trodden, forgotten and buried by several layers of centuries of time.

Please read the whole book of Hosea to Understand why YHWH, our Elohim, have caused to ceased ALL His Appointed Times, that includes the weekly Sabbath. In short, it is because of their transgression that desolates the Torah.

“And I shall cause all her rejoicing, her festivals, her New Moons, and her Sabbaths(H7676), even all her appointed times, to cease,
(Hos 2:11 The Scriptures 1998+)

“Stop bringing futile offerings, incense, it is an abomination to Me. New Moons, Sabbaths(H7676), the calling of meetings – I am unable to bear unrighteousness and assembly.
(Isa 1:13 The Scriptures 1998+)

“My being hates your New Moons and your appointed times, they are a trouble to Me, I am weary of bearing them.
(Isa 1:14 The Scriptures 1998+)

He has demolished His booth like a garden, He has destroyed His place of meeting. יהוה has made the appointed times1 and Sabbaths(H7676) To be forgotten in Tsiyon, And despises sovereign and priest In His raging displeasure. Footnote: 1Or festivals.
(Lam 2:6 The Scriptures 1998+)

Many among us do not believe that YHWH, our Elohim, would do this. But read, again, carefully, those words in context -- few verses before and after or the whole chapter. Those words were Words of YHWH.

RememberH2142 the (Beacon SignalH853) sabbathH7676 day,H3117 to keep it holy.H6942
(Exo 20:8 KJV+)

H7676 שׁבּת shabbâth shab-bawth'

Intensive from H7673; intermission, that is, (specifically) the Sabbath: - (+ every) sabbath.

H7676 שׁבּת shabbâth

BDB Definition:

  • 1) Sabbath
  • 1a) sabbath
  • 1b) day of atonement
  • 1c) sabbath year
  • 1d) week
  • 1e) produce (in sabbath year)

El is not a man that He should lie, or a son of man that He should repent. Has He said, and shall He not do it? And has He spoken, and shall He not make it good?
(Num 23:19 HRB)

Then, after Yahushua, The Anointed One, was gone the "falling away" began. It is known in history as The Dark Ages.

Today we are uncovering the truths of these. Please have an ear and Listen. Take a time, and check, verify. And take heed.

The following is a vision of Mrs White. --

o o o

Then I was shown a company who were howling in agony.

On their garments was written in large characters—thou art weighed in the balance, and found wanting.

I asked who this company were. The angel said,“these are they who have once kept the Sabbath and have given it up.”

I heard them cry with a loud voice—“we have believed in thy coming, and taught it with energy.” And while they were speaking, their eyes would fall upon their garments and see the writing, and then they would wail aloud.

I saw they had drunk of the deep waters, and fouled the residue with their feet—trodden the Sabbath underfoot, and that is why they were weighed in the balance and found wanting.

o o o

Sabbath afternoon one of our number was sick, and requested prayers that he might be healed. We all united in applying to the Physician who never lost a case, and while healing power came down, and the sick was healed, the Spirit fell upon me and I was taken off in vision.

I saw the state of some who stood on present truth, but disregarded the visions,—the way God had chosen to teach in some cases, those who erred from Bible truth.

I saw that in striking against the visions they did not strike against the worm—the feeble instrument that God spake through; but against the Holy Ghost.

I saw it was a small thing to speak against the instrument, but it was dangerous to slight the words of God.

I saw if they were in error and God chose to show them their errors through visions, and they disregarded the teachings of God through visions, they would be left to take their own way, and run in the way of error, and think they were right, until they would find it out too late.

Then in the time of trouble I heard them cry to God in agony—“Why didst thou not show us our wrong, that we might have got right and been ready for this time?”

Then an angel pointed to them and said—“My Father taught, but you would not be taught.—He spoke through visions, but you disregarded his voice, and he gave you up to your own ways, to be filled with your own doings.”

o o o

NOTE: I have broken this quotation into several paragraphs from one whole paragraph for fast/quick easy reading.
"To Those Who Are Receiving The Seal Of The Living God" -
Jan 31, 1849 -
Ellen G. White Writings

o o o
[emphasis mine]

Please view the following 10-min video of a Prophetic Dream:

This is holy mother church, her season has ended and she has died. The times of the gentiles have been fulfilled.

When the moon hits your eye like a big pizza pie that's a mooring.


ibid

moor·ing
ˈmo͝oriNG

noun
a place where a boat or ship is moored.
"the boat had been at its usual moorings immediately prior to the storm"
the ropes, chains, or anchors by or to which a boat, ship, or buoy is moored.
"the great ship slipped its moorings and slid out into the Atlantic"

Face To Face

Those who are sealed will have the name of the Father and the Son on their foreheads. (Rev 14:1)

And I looked and saw a Lamb standing on Mount Tsiyon, and with Him one hundred and forty-four thousand1, having His Father’s Name2 written upon their foreheads.
Footnote: 1The Scriptures on many instances uses round numbers, this is no exception.
2Some texts read: having His Name and His Father’s Name.
(Rev 14:1 The Scriptures 1998+)

And they shall see His face, and His Name shall be upon their foreheads.
 (Rev 22:4 The Scriptures 1998+)

This means, they know the Father and the Son and they are also known by the Father and the Son. (1Co 13:12)

Also note that the phrase "face to face" or "see His face" is a Hebrew idiomatic expression which means "Day of Atonement" or "Yom Kippur". Might this then be a call that alludes to keeping or guarding the "appointed time" where we shall see Him "face to face" (Yom Kippur)?

Day of Atonement -- Yom Kippur

and he shall make atonement for the Most Set-apart Place, and make atonement for the Tent of Meeting and for the altar, and make atonement for the priests and for all the people of the assembly.
(Lev 16:33 The Scriptures 1998+)

Also referred to as "the day of redemption - Yom HaPeduth".

The first coming of Yahushua was a day of individual pledge of redemption as the passover Lamb of Elohim to All who believed (obeyed and guard His commands) in Him. Please hold that thought.

Please see: The Pledge Of Redemption

Through Him by believing (guarding His commands) we are sealed with the Set-apart Spirit of redemption, that will apply towards "that day of redemption". The final day of redemption when Yahushua comes out of the most Set-apart place in heaven is the Day we are anticipating that is soon to come. (Isa 59:20)

“And the Redeemer shall come to Tsiyon, and to those turning from transgression in Yaʽaqoḇ,” declares יהוה.
(Isa 59:20 The Scriptures 1998+)

Today, our present times, our High Priest IS Yahushua HaMashiach (The Anointed). He is in the "Most Set-apart" (holy) place in the temple in heaven "atoning" for our sins. Are we meeting Him "face to face" on His "set appointed time of Yom Kippur"? (Heb 2:10, 5:10, 6:20, 2:17, 9:12, Col 1:14, Jn 3:15, Lev 23:26-32)

For Messiah has not entered into a Set-apart Place made by hand – figures of the true – but into the heaven itself, now to appear in the presence of Elohim on our behalf,
(Heb 9:24 The Scriptures 1998+)

not that He should offer Himself often, as the high priest enters into the Set-apart Place year by year with blood not his own.
(Heb 9:25 The Scriptures 1998+)

For if so, He would have had to suffer often, since the foundation of the world. But now He has appeared once for all at the end of the ages to put away sin by the offering of Himself.
(Heb 9:26 The Scriptures 1998+)

And as it awaits men to die once, and after this the judgment,
(Heb 9:27 The Scriptures 1998+)

so also the Messiah, having been offered once to bear the sins of many, shall appear a second time, apart from sin, to those waiting for Him, unto deliverance.
(Heb 9:28 The Scriptures 1998+)

Do we see then an opportunity to know the Father and His Son and also be known by Them "face to face"? Are we keeping His most solemn "appointed times" of the "Day of Atonement" once a year? Or do we believe "the different Christian doctrines of ceremonial law" that made this done away with?

WARNING: "Ceremonial Law" doctrine is a man-made doctrine. Search the KJV Bible for the phrase "Ceremonial Law" and you will get "0" [zero], results; zilch, nada, nothing. "Test everything, hold fast to that which is good".

HINT: The phrase "Ceremonial Law" came from Judaism. Adopted by denominations (like the SDA, the Mormons, and the Jehovah's Witnesses, to mention just three among others) but with a twist.

Meaning, all have different definitions, they partially agree with one another, and also partially agree with Judaism. One Must understand what Judaism meant with this phrase. And then One Must also understand what Their denominations meant with this phrase.

And because of that twisted doctrine of "Ceremonial Law" Many cannot grasped the allusion that Shaul/Paul is conveying in this phrase "but then I shall know, as I also have been known", Until one begins to observe "Yom Kippur" and feels the reality of the Messiah interceding as the High Priest for one, internally.

And In time, one, dimly, at each "Yom Kippur", will know in part, until Then at that final "Yom Kippur -- the day of redemption", one shall know, as one also have been known. (1Co 13:12)

For now we see in a mirror, dimly, but then face to face. Now I know in part, but then I shall know, as I also have been known.
(1Co 13:12 The Scriptures 1998+)

I have remembered Your Name in the night, O יהוה, And I guard Your Torah.
 (Psa 119:55 The Scriptures 1998+)

The Feast Of Trumpets

The Feast of Trumpets (Yom Teruah) is the prophetic opening of "The Books" (the record books) in heaven and leads up to the closing of "The Books" (verdict) at the Day of Atonement (Yom Kippur) which is ten days after. (Dan 7:10, Rev 20:12)

The Feast Of Trumpets sets the stage that judgment is coming. (Joel 2:1, Zep 1:14,16, Rev 9:20,21)

"Rosh Hashanah is a day of judgment with mercy and Yom Kippur is a day of mercy with judgment."
Moses Nahmanides, a medieval rabbi

Might "The Feast of Trumpets"(Yom Teruah) -- a prophetic commencement of the great tribulation?

These ten days are "The Days of Awe", the days of reflection on the Torah (instructions) and the Testimony (ten commandments). And making everything right with Elohim. As the great tribulation is to purify and make one white and whole.

Might these ten days of awe also a prophetic length of time of the great tribulation? Which is shortened, and taking a cue that this is still mixed with mercy, which is associated with one-third. And one-third of ten days would be 3 1/2 days rounded, or three and half years prophetically.

OR Might this be literally 10 days? Let Us Watch Therefore! Remember Truth IS Progressive.

If the 144,000 thousand are sealed to be secured and protected before the start of the great tribulation, I believe, the remnant likewise is sealed to be purified at this time meaning they are already destined to be, to go into the great tribulation but will be delivered at the rapture.

Remember the 144,000 thousand are NOT raptured. They will still be in the midst of this great tribulation. They will see "a thousand fall on one side and ten thousand on another side but it wont come near them (supernaturally)" (Psa 91:7). Thus is what is meant by "sealed to be secured and protected".

Can we deduce that some will not be able to go through the whole period of the great tribulation for they will die in Messiah? And Might some will survive? But the passages seem to convey they were all living, weren't they?

However, the rest, out of the 144,000 thousand, the remnant, will go through the great tribulation. And some will die in Messiah and some will survive.

Why are both groups sealed at the same time? The 144,000 thousand sealed for protection? And the remnant sealed but will still go through the great tribulation to be purified?

Because if Michael (Dan 12:1), is the same as Yahushua, the Messiah, and when He stands up, Then there will be no mediator between man and the Father at this time. Meaning, every individual's case have already been decided. And He will have put on the robe of vengeance at this time.

Therefore, this is also the end of the probationary period. The "probationary period" is when (Michael) Yahushua, Messiah is still pleading for each ones' case with the Father. Therefore, when He stands up, He has finished His ministry, and His coming with a vengeance.

And it is likely that this great tribulation is literally 10 days. I believe we will know this when the seven voice of thunders are unsealed. It will be revealed to those who have the oil for their lamps.

“Now at that time Miḵa’ĕl shall stand up, the great head who is standing over the sons of your people. And there shall be a time of distress, such as never was since there was a nation, until that time. And at that time your people shall be delivered, every one who is found written in the book,
(Dan 12:1 The Scriptures 1998+)

and many of those who sleep in the dust of the earth wake up, some to everlasting life, and some to reproaches, everlasting abhorrence.
(Dan 12:2 The Scriptures 1998+)

And those who go through the great tribulation will still be delivered according to the verdict of their individuals' cases. And this then culminates to the rapture.

The Day And The Hour No One Knows

If it is so, the question of "When would this be?" is obvious. But Yom Teruah is also associated with the idiom "the day and the hour, no one knows".

But IF one is rehearsing the "Feast of Trumpets" and all the set appointed times of YHWH, might One know months or weeks in advance?

Might the key be the "abomination of desolation spoken of by Daniel"? (Mat 24:15)

If it is so, we shall see it happen in any of these "Appointed Times" of "Passovers" in the years to come, and when it happens, then, might it be in that year that the great tribulation commences on "Yom Teruah"?

I say, Guard (rehearse) All the Set Appointed Times of YHWH. Rehearsal is a convocation -- a convocation is a rehearsal, a practice, an exercise for that final day and hour. AKA a trimming of the lamps, so to speak.

Let us trim our lamps (the Torah, the Word, the teachings) every now and then so we will know if we still got oil -- the Ruach HaQodesh gives us understanding.

When we understand the Word, our light shines. And light will pierce through the darkness -- will give Scripture to correct, to rebuke, to reprove a brother or a sister. Such as this blog.

And when the midnight cry will be heard, some of the believers will come to you and I for oil, yet we cannot give them the oil they need, for the Ruach HaQodesh is not for us to give.

And no matter how many times you or I will try to convey the truth, in any angle one can humanly extrapolate, yet no understanding will come to them. Might this time already be upon us? Might they no longer have oil (Ruach HaQodesh) at this time -- our time now, today? (Mat 25:3)

If it is, there is still time to go to the seller, the source of the Ruach HaQodesh. Seek Him now while He can still be found. Ask Him whether what this blog teaches is indeed the truth. And if it is, then follow the truth.

“But the wise answered, saying, ‘No, indeed, there would not be enough for us and you. Instead, go to those who sell, and buy for yourselves.’
(Mat 25:9 The Scriptures 1998+)

And might the one who sell, also would be selling oil (ointment) - Ruach HaQodesh?

“I advise you to buy from Me gold refined in the fire,1 so that you become rich; and white garments, so that you become dressed, so that the shame of your nakedness might not be shown; and anoint your eyes with ointment, so that you see.
Footnote: 1: Ps. 19:10, Ps. 119:72 & 127, Prov. 30:5.
(Rev 3:18 The Scriptures 1998+)

As The Days Of Noah Were

The "Day of Atonement" is also a day of affliction (fasting) which starts from evening on the 9th day until evening on the 10th day. Although Yom Kippur is on the tenth. And anyone who does not afflicts his soul is cut off from Israel. (Lev 23:29)

Might the end of the "Day of Atonement" be the prophetic "rapture"? In which, in the 9th day is a festive spirit before commencing the fast or "affliction" at evening until the evening of the 10th day.

And Might the 9th day also, before the affliction, refers to "as in the days of Noah were ..."? Which shall we say half a year or so. And the ten days of awe may also prophetically point to the seven thunders in Revelation 10:4? Speaking to us the final message we should know? Perhaps one of the message might be: when the time of the appearing of the High Priest (Yahushua HaMashiach) as He stands and steps out of the most Set-apart place?

The Day Of Atonement and The Levitical Law

The "Day of Atonement" is the day when the high priest makes an atonement for himself, the temple, and the people of Israel in ancient times. It is the most solemn day in ancient Israel. It also points prophetically to the fulfillment in the future appointed times, which will be at any of "this appointed times" of Yom Kippur in our times today (the last days).

The priest could die if his sin is not forgiven and him atoned for, and the atonement for the rest will be at risk. Our High Priest, Yahushua Messiah, is pure and spotless and is ministering in the most Set-apart(holy) place for our atonement with the Father.

So, in the days of Herod, several priests were trained and put in line after the first priest, just in case.

While the priest enters the set-apart place, and the most set-apart place; the people gathers and waits around outside the temple and each one praying and making supplications for forgiveness of their sins. It's a national prayer and fasting.

If the priest comes out alive from the most set-apart place, it means every thing is okay, and the service continues. They will release the scapegoat tied with a scarlet cloth or ribbon. Half of this cloth or ribbon is also tied on the door post of the set-apart place. And the following morning this scarlet ribbon will turn into white, signifying their sins, have been forgiven (Isa 1:18).

“Come now, and let us reason together,” says יהוה. “Though your sins are like scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they are red like crimson, they shall be as wool.
(Isa 1:18 The Scriptures 1998+)

At present times, our High Priest, Yahushua HaMashiach, is in the most set-apart place in the temple in heaven, ministering for forgiveness of our sins and atonement with the Father.

At the death of the Messiah the four-inch thick curtain separating the Set-apart place and the Most Set-apart place was torn into two (Mat 27:51), signifying that the "Levitical Law" of meal offering and sacrifices and its priestly ordinances was put to an end through the death sacrifice of the Messiah (a type met the anti-type) and therefore, no longer needed.

And see, the veil of the Dwelling Place was torn in two from top to bottom, and the earth was shaken, and the rocks were split,
(Mat 27:51 The Scriptures 1998+)

After that the slaughtering and meal offering was, unto this day, replaced with the fruit of our lips, of offering of praise to Elohim, giving thanks to His Name.

Also the four-inch thick curtain torn into two signifies that All may go into the most Set-apart place to plead for atonement of one's sins through Yahushua Messiah.

Through Him then, let us continually offer up a slaughter offering of praise to Elohim, that is, the fruit of our lips,1 giving thanks to His Name.
Footnote: 1Or “bulls of our lips” - See Hosh. 14:2.
(Heb 13:15 The Scriptures 1998+)

And do not forget to do good and to share, for with such slaughter offerings Elohim is well pleased.
(Heb 13:16 The Scriptures 1998+)

But from then until the last temple was destroyed, the Jews continued their sacrifices, for unbelief that it is no longer needed.

  • It was also recorded in the Talmud that the scarlet ribbon on the door knob of the most set-apart place would no longer turn into white 40 years before the destruction of the last temple.

    Now, it was taught in most Christian circles that this is because the real sacrifice -- the Messiah -- have come already. Whether this account is true or not cannot yet be determined.

    Because, the majority of the Christians believe the crucifixion happened in AD 33, some in AD 30, a few in AD 31, the Talmud records the last temple was destroyed in AD 68, deduct 40 years from that we would arrived in AD 28 -- the beginning year that the scarlet ribbon would not turn white.

  • Isa 1:18 does not refer to this scarlet ribbon by the door of the most set-apart place. Rather, it symbolizes the color of sin.

    Might there be a connection? I do not know.

And the real service is presently going on in heaven--Our High Priest, Yahushua HaMashiach is ministering in the Most Set-apart place in the temple in heaven every single day of our precious lives and at "Yom Kippur" atoning those who are coming to Him for atonement (redemption) back with the Father through Him (Messiah).

The Appointed Times Of YHWH

Our observance of the appointed time "Yom Kippur" continues as our rehearsal (convocation) without the sacrifices and the Levitical priestly ordinances.

The "Day of Atonement" is the day of redemption. This is the day of fulfillment of the "Pledge of Redemption".

Again, let me repeat that: The "Day of Atonement" is the day of redemption. This is the day of fulfillment of the "Pledge of Redemption".

IF the seal of the pledge of redemption is not broken, then one can be certain to be redeemed.

One of the instructions for Israel (including you and I, as grafted into Israel) is to continue rehearsing the "Appointed Times of YHWH" found in Leviticus Chapter 23, and one of it is the "Day of Atonement" (Lev 23:26-32). Doesn't that make sense, following the narrow path?

And of course, no more animal sacrifices, no more meal offerings, no more priestly ordinances. These have been replaced with Hymns of praise and worship and prayers through our lips in spirit and in truth. But The instructions still stand and will stand even in the millenium.

“You do no work – a law forever throughout your generations in all your dwellings.
(Lev 23:31 The Scriptures 1998+)

‘It is a Sabbath of rest to you, and you shall afflict your beings. On the ninth day of the month at evening, from evening to evening, you observe your Sabbath.”
(Lev 23:32 The Scriptures 1998+)

Also note: The Israelites would wear white robes on "Yom Kippur", and the Jews today, still do. Now compare that with Revelation 7:9 were the crowd of people wearing white robes. Might that allude that the culmination of the "four winds" in relations to the believers (All of Israel -- no more Jews and no more gentiles), is at "Yom Kippur"?

Note: Revelation 7:14 says “These are those coming out of the great distress, having washed their robes and made them white in the blood of the Lamb." This is the language of "Yom Kippur".

How would one wash ones robe? Except coming to the most Set-apart place where our High Priest is, at His "Set Appointed Times" and "confessing" our sins, thereby washing our robes, knowing our High Priest is still making intercession for us with the Father. This is done by keeping and guarding (rehearsing) His set appointed times, and one of it is "Yom Kippur".

Please see:

  • Leviticus 16:1-34
  • Leviticus 23:26-32
  • Numbers 29:7-11
  • Yom Kippur - Wikipedia
  • Today, this is how the Jews observe Yom Kippur: What Is Yom Kippur
  • The Paradox.
  • There is a video teaching on Yom Kippur by Pastor Mark Biltz in YouTube (about 1 hour): http://youtu.be/-eucVQtdvQQ
  • Here is also a re-enactment of Yom Kippur in YouTube (about 10 mins): http://youtu.be/RRCKKNj-VcI

Please take note: This means we are to do something that will make us right to meet Him "face to face". To labour and live by every Word of Yahuah.

“Do not labour for the food that is perishing, but for the food that is remaining to everlasting life, which the Son of Aḏam shall give you,1 for the Father, Elohim, has set His seal on Him.”
Footnote: 1See Jn 6:35, 48, 51, 58, and Mt. 4:4.
 (Joh 6:27 The Scriptures 1998+)


Shalom! Shalom!


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