ARE WE IN THE TRANSITIONAL PERIOD OF 49 (7×7) DAYS, JUST LIKE THE DISCIPLES???
Ron Reese (18 Oct 2015)
As I am writing this, I have just learned that the Palestinians have just ravaged, and set on fire, JOSEPH’S tomb in Israel. It is the 7 Good Years of JOSEPH that we have just completed, on Sept. 23rd of this year, and now we are in the transitional period to the 7 Bad Years, the 7 Years of Famine, the 7 Years of Tribulation. I am expecting, for many, many reasons, for this transitional period to last 49 days, or 7 X 7 days, or one Jubilee cycle of DAYS, just like we have just finished one Jubilee cycle of YEARS, since Israel re-captured Jerusalem on June 7, 1967, in the 6-Day War, and have now entered the very first Jubilee Year for modern-day Israel. This would mean the world should enter the 7–Year Tribulation, on ELEVEN ELEVEN of this year.
Just as I sat down to write this post about 49–Day, or 7 X 7 Day, cycles, about 25 feet in front of me, outside my computer room window, SEVEN beautiful male wild turkeys crossed right in front of me. This is not an unusual experience for me, but what happened next has NEVER happened to me. When I see wild turkeys in my yard, seldom do I see them twice in one day. About 10 or 15 minutes later, these same SEVEN wild turkeys had evidently circled my large yard, and proceeded to cross my window once again, going in the same direction.
I was immediately reminded of the SEVEN fatted cows, followed by the SEVEN lean cows, in the story of Joseph. The foundation for the Fall of 2015 being the time that starts the SEVEN-Year Tribulation is based on the story of Joseph, the most complete type of Christ that we have in the entire Word of God, with his TWO SEVEN-Year periods. It has been obvious to me, for quite some time, that the SEVEN Good Years, or 7 Years of Preparation, started on Oct. 29, 2008, when Obama was revealed as the Antichrist, and when he made his covenant with the many (Daniel 9:27) to CHANGE THE WORLD. It is my conviction that we have EVERY reason to believe that we are currently in the 49–Day, or SEVEN TIMES SEVEN days, transitional period, that is leading directly to the start of the Tribulation period on 11/11/15.
Lo, and behold, the 7 X 7, or 49-Day transitional period, is the topic of this post, which I just sat down, on Friday morning, to write about. And here SEVEN beautiful large wild turkeys cross in front of my window. Then they go through a transitional period of a few minutes, which they had never done before in my sight, and then proceed to pass, once again, right in front of my window, headed in the same direction as before. The 2nd time there were also the same SEVEN wild turkeys.
This is much too AMAZING to me, to be coincidental, especially happening just as I am preparing to write about the transitional 49–Day, or 7 times 7 day, period, which I believe we are in right now, between the 7 Years of Preparation, and the 7 Years of Famine, or 7 Years of Tribulation. I stand in complete awe of God’s awesome ways that He has to give us personal confirmations of the date of 11/11/15. I have chosen to share what I believe to be a CONFIRMATION of this transitional period of passing from the 7 Years of Preparation, to the 7 Years of Tribulation, with all of you.
I often watch the squirrels in my yard, eating and playing, but until today had never seen them preparing for the hard times to come, the winter. But somehow, they caught my eye today, burying food, one in the ground, and another squirrel burying nuts in the grandchildren’s sandbox. How could I have gone so many years and never noticed them doing this before? But today, after my SEVEN wild turkey experience TWICE, I notice them preparing for the BAD times to come.
I believe the Lord was, once again, speaking to me. I believe He was affirming my spiritual, and physical, preparation for the 7 Years of Famine, or 7 Years of Tribulation. Spiritually, so that I would be among the number whom the Lord finds worthy to escape the Tribulation, in the form of the Rapture of the Bride. And physically, for whatever relatives are left behind, to be able to use the large quantity of food and supplies that we have prepared. Just like Joseph, and just like the squirrels, preparing for the bad times just ahead.
These events of the past few minutes have AMAZINGLY prepared my heart to write this post. I stand in complete awe of my Lord and Saviour. What a mighty, awesome, and powerful God we serve. For my Lord to prepare my heart to write this post, like I believe He has just done, is simply ASTOUNDING to me.
The main purpose of this post is to CONFIRM that we have every reason to believe that we are indeed in a transitional period of 49 days, or 7 X 7 days, or one Jubilee cycle of days, leading from the day that everything was pointing towards, Sept. 23rd, DIRECTLY to ELEVEN ELEVEN of this year. I am now going to copy and paste a portion of an earlier post this year that deals with this topic. It is Sign #10, of my original 11 Signs Pointing Directly to ELEVEN ELEVEN of this year, to be the 1st Day of the Tribulation. It was written in March of this year.
SIGN #10. Some of you are still thinking that so much is pointing DIRECTLY to Day of Atonement, Sept. 23-24, 2015, and you are right. It is the most talked-about Prophetic day since June 7, 1967, when Israel re-captured Jerusalem in the 6-Day War. So much points DIRECTLY to that date. In my last post, I pointed out many of the Prophetic aspects of this extremely important date. Then why is this not the date we should be looking for to be the start date of the Tribulation?
Let me give you two reasons. The importance of Day of Atonement, Sept. 23-24, 2015, is that it takes us to Day 1 of the Jubilee Year. Sometime during the Jubilee Year is when we should expect the Tribulation to start. We should be fully expecting the Day of the Lord, the Tribulation to begin, on some day within the Jubilee Year, but not necessarily on Day 1, of the Jubilee Year. This is the first reason.
The second reason is because of how I started out this post today. Jesus MUST RETURN TO EARTH AT THE BATTLE OF ARMAGEDDON ON THE LAST DAY OF THE 2520-DAY TRIBULATION. THE TRIBULATION SHOULD START ON NOVEMBER 11, 2015, AS THIS IS 2520 DAYS BEFORE DAY OF ATONEMENT, OCT. 5, 2022!!! 11/11/15 is the perfect fit and is a day within the Year of Jubilee. So, we have so very much pointing to Day of Atonement, Sept. 23-24, 2015, because it STARTS the Jubilee Year, which should lead to the 1ST DAY of the Tribulation on 11/11/15.
Do you want further proof? Here it is. Both Leviticus 25 and Daniel 9 prove to us that Day of Atonement, Sept. 23-24, 2015, is the 1st day of the 1st Jubilee Year for modern-day Israel, RIGHT EXACTLY TO THE DAY. Both chapters say that to calculate the Jubilee Year, one should use 7 times 7, or 49 Prophetic Years, to find out the start date of the Jubilee Year. That would be a total of 17,640 days. How amazing is it that there are EXACTLY 17,640 DAYS between the day that God miraculously intervened on Israel’s behalf, and miraculously allowed their vastly outnumbered army to re-capture Jerusalem, on June 7, 1967, to Day of Atonement, Sept. 23, 2015!!!!!!!
This astounding and extremely Prophetic calculation trumps everything else when trying to establish a Biblical timeline for these very last days. For those with different timelines, how do they explain away this irrefutable calculation? God is making it sooooooooooo very obvious for us to see. Then we have the clincher of the Antichrist, Obama, making a covenant to CHANGE THE WORLD EXACTLY 7 PROPHETIC YEARS, TOTALING 2520 DAYS, FROM THIS VERY SAME DATE OF DAY OF ATONEMENT, SEPT. 23-24, 2015!!!!!!!
Yet Christians are still promoting other candidates to be the Antichrist and other timelines. No wonder there is so much confusion in the Bible Prophecy world. In my opinion, God is handing us the identity of the Antichrist on a silver platter and He is handing us the Biblical timeline of the Tribulation on a silver platter. Please do not become confused by other potential antichrists, and other potential timelines. Our God is NOT the author of confusion, and that is what you will become, totally confused, if you read enough opinions from well-meaning, but off-target, Bible Prophecy students.
So, back to this Jubilee cycle pointing DIRECTLY to Day of Atonement, Sept. 23-24, 2015. Could it be that the gap between this extremely prophetic day of 9/23-24/15, and the date of 11/11/15 for the actual start of the Tribulation, is a confirmation of the latter date? Could it be just one more sign that is pointing us DIRECTLY to 11/11/15? The answers are YES! and YES!
We can refer to this time period as a gap, or a parenthetical time, a GET READY time, a time of tarrying, or waiting, or a WARNING SIGN, or a transitional time. But here it is. This gap, or transitional period, between Day of Atonement, Sept. 23-24th and 11/11 is EXACTLY 49 DAYS, OR 50 DAYS INCLUSIVE! That is ONE JUBILEE CYCLE OF DAYS. God directed us to ONE COMPLETE JUBILEE CYCLE OF YEARS, 49 years, OR 7 X 7, right to the day of Day of Atonement, Sept. 23–24, 2015. NOW HE IS GIVING US A COMPLETE JUBILEE CYCLE OF DAYS, OR 49 DAYS, OR 7 X 7, RIGHT TO THE DAY OF 11/11/15!!!
On the day of Christ’s death, how long did the Lord have His followers wait to be endued with the power of His Holy Spirit? It was on the Feast of Pentecost, 49 DAYS LATER, when Jesus sent His Holy Spirit to fill them. Their time of waiting, or time of tarrying was 49 Days. How long will Jesus wait until after the long-awaited day of Day of Atonement, Sept. 23-24, 2015? WE HAVE EVERY REASON TO BELIEVE IT WILL BE THE VERY SAME PERIOD OF 49 DAYS, UNTIL 11/11/15.
When Jesus filled His followers, with His Holy Spirit, on Pentecost, FIFTY DAYS inclusive after His death, they experienced the presence of Jesus, through the Holy Spirit, every day for the rest of their lives. Jesus was with them EVERY DAY. So, too, will we be with Jesus, after a waiting period of FIFTY DAYS. We, too, will be with Jesus EVERY DAY for all eternity. Can anybody say Hallelujah? It is hard for me to contain the excitement that I feel inside right now, as I am composing this, as I believe the Lord is leading me. The same principle applies to Jesus’ 1st Coming, as it does to HIs 2nd Coming. There should be a waiting period of 50 days inclusive, in both cases. Only God could orchestrate all of this. ONLY GOD COULD ORCHESTRATE ELEVEN MAJOR SIGNS POINTING DIRECTLY TO THE VERY SAME DATE OF 11/11/15.
The closer we get to this date, I believe the more obvious the date will become, but only to those who are willing to follow the SIGNS, just like the WISE men followed the SIGN of the star to Bethlehem. While the vast majority went about their daily business, A FEW WISE MEN WANTED TO KNOW THE TIME OF THE ARRIVAL OF THE MESSIAH, exactly how it is today. There are still a few who want to follow the SIGNS THE LORD IS LAYING OUT TO KNOW THE TIME OF OUR LORD’S RETURN, AND THE TIME OF OUR WEDDING DAY. Are you one of the few wise people?
I now want to show you some excerpts from Acts 1 and 2 about how the disciples upper room experience, after the death of Christ, is a Prophetic parallel of the upper room experience that all Watchers should be experiencing RIGHT NOW, as we anxiously anticipate our Lord’s Soon Return.
Acts 1:4 tells us that “Jesus, being assembled together with them, commanded them that they should not DEPART from Jerusalem, but WAIT FOR THE PROMISE OF THE FATHER”.
The parallel here is obvious. as Jesus is now telling us that our DEPARTURE is not quite ready to happen, and the PROMISE they were waiting for was the infilling of the Holy Spirit, while the PROMISE that we are waiting for is the 2nd Coming of Christ.
After Jesus ascended to Heaven, Acts 1:11 says, “Why stand ye gazing up into heaven? THIS SAME JESUS, WHO IS TAKEN UP FROM YOU INTO HEAVEN,
SHALL SO COME IN LIKE MANNER AS YOU HAVE SEEN HIM GO INTO HEAVEN.”
The first parallel here is obvious. Jesus ascended bodily into heaven and shall bodily return for us from heaven. I want to suggest a second parallel that may have been disguised from us all these years. Could the phrase “IN LIKE MANNER” also suggest that the very same time period will be involved. 49, or 7 X 7, days after the event that caused such sorrow and disappointment, in the lives of the followers of Christ, which was the death of Jesus, they received what they had been anxiously anticipating, the infilling of the Holy Spirit. From the Day of Pentecost onward, Jesus was with them everywhere they went. Their tears of sorrow, suddenly turned to tears of joy and victory and everlasting peace, all because of this new constant presence of Jesus in their lives, in the form of the Holy Spirit. But they had to WAIT 49 DAYS TO RECEIVE THE EVERLASTING PRESENCE OF JESUS!!!
The great day of disappointment in the hearts of Christians and Watchers everywhere was Sept. 23, 2015. It was a date filled with great promise and expectations. It was a date with several calculations pointing DIRECTLY to it. It was the start date of the Year of Jubilee. Many, many Christians were expecting their day of departure on Sept. 23–24th. It turned into a day of disappointment, a day of sorrow, for many, because the Rapture did not happen.
In Acts 1:12–14, we read, “Then returned they unto Jerusalem…And when they were come in, THEY WENT INTO AN UPPER ROOM…they all continued with one accord in prayer and supplication.”
This UPPER ROOM EXPERIENCE changed these disciples of Jesus FOREVER. 49, or 7 X 7, days after the death of Christ, they were rewarded with the gift of the Holy Spirit. Right now, in October of 2015, we should be basking in our UPPER ROOM EXPERIENCE, with prayer, and eager anticipation of our Lord’s Soon Return. We should be fully expecting that our Lord will Return for us, in the Rapture of the Bride, THE SAME 49 DAYS after the day of great disappointment, just like He Returned, in the form of the Holy Spirit, for the early disciples, 49 days after their Day of Great Disappointment, the day of the death of their Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ. From that day onward, Jesus was with them FOREVER! 49, or 7 X 7, days later, on 11/11/15, will we be with Jesus FOREVER? I believe that we have EVERY reason to expect that to be the case.
In Acts 2:1–2, we read, “And when the day of Pentecost WAS FULLY COME…SUDDENLY there came a SOUND FROM HEAVEN as of a mighty rushing wind, and it filled all the house where they were sitting.”
The Rapture will also happen, when the CHOSEN day has fully come, SUDDENLY, because it happens at the same time as the SUDDEN Destruction of 1st Thessalonians 5. There will also be SOUNDS FROM HEAVEN, as we think about the Trumpet sounds, and the shout of the archangel.
In the next chapter, in Acts 2: 20, we find another exciting clue as to the timing of the Tribulation, and our probable Rapture, as we read, “The sun shall be turned into darkness, and the moon into blood, BEFORE that great and terrible day of the Lord come.” This is a quote from the book of Joel. Many Watchers, including myself, believe this is a DIRECT reference to the month of September, this year, as we witnessed the sun turning to darkness with the solar eclipse, and the moon turned to blood, with the very last of the blood red moon eclipses of the much-talked about tetrad of lunar eclipses. This is one reason that the Day of the Lord, the Tribulation, could NOT begin on Feast of Trumpets, or Day of Atonement. Because those days were BEFORE, and not AFTER, as the Scriptures tell us.
I trust that you can see the many parallels here of the 49, or 7 X 7, days of waiting for the Holy Spirit to come, compared to the waiting of our Lord to come, in these very, very last days. It was one of my original 11 Signs, pointing DIRECTLY to 11/11/15. And right now, in October of 2015, we should be experiencing that glorious anticipation of being with Jesus FOREVER. We should be experiencing that awesome Upper Room experience, like the disciples did at the 1st Coming of Christ. How remarkable, and awesome is it that God apparently has given us the same amount of time that He gave the early disciples, 49, or 7 X 7, days, or one Jubilee cycle of DAYS, right after the 49-YEAR Jubilee cycle of YEARS has ended, on Sept. 23, 2015.
Now, let’s look a little bit closer as to WHY. WHY would Jesus make us wait another 49 days, after the day that everything seemed to be pointing towards???
If the Final 7 Good Years, or 7 Years of Preparation, ended on Sept. 23, 2015, why didn’t the Final 7 Bad Years, or Years of Famine, or Years of Tribulation, start the very same day. With our natural minds, this would make great sense. But God’s ways are higher than our ways, His thoughts deeper than our thoughts. God’s perfect Prophetic plan is right on course. IT HAS NOT BEEN DELAYED! I want to show you TWO Prophetic reasons why what seems to many Watchers to be a delay, is not a delay. Here is a reminder of an excerpt from my post from several months ago, and from earlier in this post:
“We can refer to this time period (the 49 days, or one Jubilee cycle of DAYS) as a gap, or a parenthetical time, a GET READY time, a time of tarrying, or waiting, or a WARNING SIGN, or a transitional time.” Yes, a time to Get Ready, or PREPARE. Much of the Upper Room experience for the early disciples was a time of prayer, and spiritual preparation, so that they would be spiritually prepared to receive the gift of the Holy Spirit. None of us want to be caught off guard at the time of the Rapture of the Bride. We want to be fully prepared spiritually. Let each of us use these few short days that we have left to do just that.
My 2nd point as to WHY, is this. The disciples HAD to wait 49, or 7 X 7, days because THE FEAST OF PENTECOST HAD TO BE FULFILLED. With Jesus’ death, burial, and resurrection, Jesus had already, by God’s Perfect Divine Plan, fulfilled Feast of Passover, Feast of Unleavened Bread, and Feast of Firstfruits. There is absolutely NO way that God could send His Holy Spirit even one day before Feast of Pentecost. This was the CHOSEN FEAST DAY for God to send His Holy Spirit, and to start the Church of Jesus Christ. It was absolutely the ONLY day that fit God’s Perfect Prophetic Plan for the Feast Days.
So, now we come to our current time, the Fall of 2015 to the Fall of 2022. The very same principle applies NOW, that applied during the Year of the 1st Coming of Christ. The last half of God’s PERFECT PROPHETIC PLAN FOR HIS FEAST DAYS MUST BE FULFILLED, just as designed from the beginning of time, by our God of order, patterns, precision, and timing. The first four Feast Days were all fulfilled in the same year, and in the same season, which was the Spring of the year in which Jesus was crucified and resurrected. It is, therefore, very, very likely that our God will continue His same pattern of perfect Prophetic timing, by having Jesus fulfill the last 3 Feasts in the Fall of the Year of His 2nd Coming.
If Jesus is literally Returning in the Fall of 2022, and we have EVERY reason to believe that He will, we should fully expect God to fulfill the rest of the Feast Days at this time. After all, JESUS IS THE FULFILLMENT OF THE 7 FEAST DAYS. God is still trying to reveal Jesus as the Messiah to the Jewish people. As I have explained several times before, we should expect Jesus to Return at the END of the Tribulation, on Day of Atonement, the most Holy Day of the year for the Jews. So, backing up 2520 days, or 7 Prophetic Years, from the proposed last day of the Tribulation, Oct. 5, 2022, should take us to the 1st Day of the Tribulation, which would be on 11/11/15, the very same day where we have so very MANY signs pointing DIRECTLY to it.
So, the bottom line here is this: Jesus could NOT start the Church Age, and He could NOT send His Holy Spirit until the DIVINELY ORDERED CHOSEN DAY OF FEAST OF PENTECOST. His Perfect Prophetic Plan would not accept ANY OTHER DAY. So, they had to wait 49, or 7 x 7 days, or one complete Jubilee cycle of days, before their Day of Victory.
In the very same way, as a Prophetic parallel, God CANNOT start the Tribulation until HIS DIVINELY ORDERED CHOSEN DAY, IN ORDER TO FULFILL THE FALL FEAST DAYS DURING THE YEAR OF HIS 2ND COMING, in 2022. All Prophetic evidence at our disposal, in my opinion, tells us that we have EVERY reason to expect that the CHOSEN day is 2520 days from Day of Atonement, Oct. 5, 2022, the Day of ELEVEN ELEVEN of 2015. We should also expect this to be the Day of the simultaneous Rapture and Sudden Destruction.
So, in my opinion, the abundance of evidence shows that we have to now wait the very same amount of days that the early disciples had to wait, which is 49 DAYS, or one complete Jubilee cycle of DAYS, before our Day of Victory. Why? So, that God can fulfill His Perfect Prophetic Plan to reveal Jesus to the world, revolving around God’s Feast Days. We have EVERY reason to expect that these two transitional periods of preparation, with both being 49, or 7 X 7, days, or one Jubilee cycle of days, are DIVINELY ORDERED, AS PART OF GOD’S PERFECT PROPHETIC PLAN. They are not a coincidence.
It is NOW time for all of us to be experiencing our Upper Room spiritual experience, to become fully prepared to part of the Bride of Christ. We still have a short time to get spiritually ready, but not much. If you are ready, please help others to become ready too.
Even so, come, Lord Jesus!