Rapture 2018: The Pentecost Prophecy

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But Peter stood up with the Eleven, raised his voice, and proclaimed to them: “Men of Judah and all you residents of Jerusalem, let me explain this to you and pay attention to my words. For these people are not drunk, as you suppose, since it’s only nine in the morning. On the contrary, this is what was spoken through the prophet Joel:

And it will be in the last days, says God,
that I will pour out My Spirit on all humanity;
then your sons and your daughters will prophesy,
your young men will see visions,
and your old men will dream dreams.
I will even pour out My Spirit
on My male and female slaves in those days,
and they will prophesy.
I will display wonders in the heaven above
and signs on the earth below:
blood and fire and a cloud of smoke.
The sun will be turned to darkness
and the moon to blood
before the great and remarkable Day of the Lord comes.
Then everyone who calls
on the name of the Lord will be saved.

(Acts 2:14-21)

This year, Pentecost, or Shavuot, begins at sundown on May 19, and concludes at nightfall on Monday, May 21 (some Messianic believers use the date of May 26-27). That was when the Lord gave Moses the law, and was the day the Church was born.

A convergence of world events is happening in May 2018, many of which center around Donald Trump:

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* Trump will decide on keeping or dropping the Iran nuclear deal

* Trump could meet with Kim Jong Un, the North Korean leader

* The Trump administration could cut funding to the UN for Palestine

* The US will move the embassy to Jerusalem

* The Trump Middle East Peace Plan could be released

* The “March of Millions” by the enemies of Israel will storm the Israel borders, mainly because of Trump policies

* The Jews will celebrate the 70th anniversary of Israel

Interestingly, Enoch was said to have been born on Pentecost, and Raptured on Pentecost.

The Rapture is a harvest of souls, and Pentecost is a harvest Feast. The main theme surrounding Pentecost (or Shavuot, the “Feast of Weeks) is the harvest of the firstfruits, or the barley harvest, which was the first grain crop to ripen during Israel’s agricultural year.

Does the history of the Pentecost give us clues on the Rapture?

The Israelites were enslaved by the Egyptians, and around 1,400 B. C. God used a man named Moses to deliver them from their slavery. After leaving Egypt, the Israelites wandered through the wilderness on their way to a good land, which God wanted them to live in. While they were in the wilderness, God gave Moses the law, which Moses taught the Israelites to obey. The 10 Commandments were given at Mt. Sinai, a mountain in the Sinai Peninsula of Egypt. This law provided the infrastructure for their society, for generations to come, and still impacts us today.

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Every year on the holiday of Shavuot the Jewish people renew their acceptance of God’s gift, and God “re-gives” the Torah. The word Shavuot means “weeks.” It marks the completion of the seven-week counting period between Passover and Shavuot.

The giving of the Law (or Torah) was a far-reaching spiritual event, compared to a wedding between God and the Jewish people. Shavuot also means “oaths,” for on this day God swore eternal devotion to the Jewish people, and they in turn pledged everlasting loyalty to Him.

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Two wheat loaves would be offered at the Holy Temple, and the Jewish people would begin to bring their first fruits, to thank God for Israel’s bounty.

Just as Passover celebrates physical freedom of the Israelite’s redemption from bondage in Egypt, Shavuot celebrates spiritual liberation through their experience of God’s presence and revelation at Sinai. In the Passover exodus, God brought a people out from among the nations.

At Sinai on that first Shavuot and later at Pentecost, God created a nation set apart for Himself. He revealed Himself and how to live as a redeemed community, a kingdom of priests and a holy nation (Exodus 19:6).

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As the Jewish people celebrate this feast year after year, they recount the awesome events that took place at the foot of Mt. Sinai. It is what defines them as a people. Therefore it was not by chance that God chose Shavuot, called Pentecost among Christians, for this miraculous event took place exactly seven weeks following Jesus’s last Passover. This was a time when Jerusalem would have been filled with Jews from all the surrounding lands who had come with great anticipation to “meet with the Lord”—the meaning of the “appointed times” listed in Leviticus 23—Jewish people of that time had a keen sense of this.

The first followers of Jesus must have had a greater sense of expectation as they were told by the Lord Himself that, “in a few days you will be immersed in the Holy Spirit!” (see Acts 1:5) before He was taken up before their eyes.

Acts 2 records that approximately 120 followers of Jesus were gathered in Jerusalem for the Shavuot celebration when “suddenly there came a sound from the sky like the roar of a violent wind, and it filled the whole house where they were sitting. Then they saw what looked like tongues of fire, which separated and came to rest on each one of them. They were all filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in different languages, as the Spirit enabled them” (Acts 2:1-4).

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No longer would man walk by commandments on tablets of stone, but by the Holy Spirit, who would write the law on hearts of flesh and give power to overcome the powers of darkness…the law of sin and death…while empowering us to become witnesses to the ends of the earth! The “church” had been born.

Just as the nation of Israel had been created in the wilderness of Sinai to reveal the one true God to the world, now the doors had opened to the nations to come and know and worship Him in Spirit and in truth. Whereas God once dwelt in the Temple fashioned of bricks and mortar, by His Spirit, He now dwells in vessels of clay.

Whereas men once went up to Jerusalem to enjoy God’s presence, His presence now remains with us as we travel the earth taking His wonderful message—this Good News of the Messiah of Israel to the Jewish People and to the nations.

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* The Kingdom began on Pentecost, along with the End Times

* The Lord descended upon man in the form of fire on both Pentecost and Shavuot

* Pentecost was the reverse of the Babel curse

The Acts 2 checklist itself is interesting:

I will display wonders in the heaven above
and signs on the earth below:
blood and fire and a cloud of smoke.
The sun will be turned to darkness
and the moon to blood
before the great and remarkable Day of the Lord comes.
Then everyone who calls
on the name of the Lord will be saved.

(Acts 2:19-21)

check-mark blood and fire and a cloud of smoke – A clear reference to volcanic activity. These are a few of the reports from The Big Wobble, on current volcanic activity:

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Houses collapsing trees falling and exacerbated breathing conditions as Vanuatu’s Ambae Island volcano blows during tropical cyclone / April 12, 2018

BOOM! Mexican colossus Popocatepetl known as El Popo spews ash 1km into the sky with a series of exhalations and tremors / April 11, 2018

Chile colossus Nevados de Chillan volcano awakes blowing a column of white smoke and a string of tremors and explosions / April 8, 2018

The Turrialba Volcano in Costa Rica just doesn’t stop as two more significant eruptions spews ash 500-700 meters into the sky / April 2, 2018

Mount Shinmoedake in Kyushu Japan eruption rains cinder and ash on the town of Takaharu / March 25, 2018

Mount Etna Europe’s most active volcano is on the move: Billions of tonnes of rock causing incalculable stress is ‘sliding towards the Mediterranean Sea / March 24, 2018

Mount Ijen East Java Indonesia belched thick clouds of sulphuric gas on Wednesday causing vomiting and difficulty in breathing to locals / March 22, 2018

Mnt Sinabung continues to blow ash 5000 meters into the sky just 20km from the worlds largest supervolcano which could cause a volcanic winter / February 20, 2018

Outflow of lava is at 2 million cubic meters per day and heading towards Legazpi City and Daraga town as Mount Mayon remains at danger level / February 4, 2018

 

check-mark The sun will be turned to darkness and the moon to blood – A clear reference to solar eclipses and blood moons. Can also refer to the sun and moon being darkened by volcanic activity.

On August 21, 2017, darkness fell across the face of America. It was the Great American Eclipse. It had a trajectory exclusive to the U.S. for the first time since the nation’s birth in 1776. 9 months later is Feast of Pentecost, May 20, 2018.

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On January 31, 2018, there was a “super blue blood moon” – a combination of lunar eclipse, blood moon and super moon — visible in the western hemisphere for the first time in 152 years.

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check-mark before the great and remarkable Day of the Lord comes – A clear reference to the Day of the Lord, which is the beginning of the 7 year Tribulation period. Current events show this day rapidly approaching.

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check-mark Then everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved – A clear reference to the Rapture. 

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Are we nearing the time of the Rapture?

You have not come to a mountain that can be touched and that is burning with fire; to darkness, gloom and storm; to a trumpet blast or to such a voice speaking words that those who heard it begged that no further word be spoken to them, because they could not bear what was commanded: “If even an animal touches the mountain, it must be stoned to death.” The sight was so terrifying that Moses said, “I am trembling with fear.”

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But you have come to Mount Zion, to the city of the living God, the heavenly Jerusalem. You have come to thousands upon thousands of angels in joyful assembly, to the church of the firstborn, whose names are written in heaven. You have come to God, the Judge of all, to the spirits of the righteous made perfect, to Jesus the mediator of a new covenant, and to the sprinkled blood that speaks a better word than the blood of Abel.

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See to it that you do not refuse him who speaks. If they did not escape when they refused him who warned them on earth, how much less will we, if we turn away from him who warns us from heaven? At that time his voice shook the earth, but now he has promised, “Once more I will shake not only the earth but also the heavens.” The words “once more” indicate the removing of what can be shaken—that is, created things—so that what cannot be shaken may remain.

Therefore, since we are receiving a kingdom that cannot be shaken, let us be thankful, and so worship God acceptably with reverence and awe, for our “God is a consuming fire.” (Hebrews 12:18-29)

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If you are not sure that you are saved, you can accept Christ into your life right now, by praying:

“Lord Jesus, I believe you are the Son of God. Thank you for dying on the cross for my sins.  Please forgive my sins and give me the gift of eternal life.  I ask you in to my life and heart to be my Lord and Savior.”

 

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