Day of Atonement and our Messianic King

The work of the Messiah is to come and deliver the saints.  It is also the work of the Messiah to prepare us for His coming.  The trumpets that blow during the Days of Awe are designed to do that.  It is His hope that all would come to the altar and receive pardon.  His great desire will culminate in a grand, but final altar call just before He comes. 

The call to the altar is delivered during the Days of Awe and is known as The Time of the End.  This period of time will last three and a half years and is a time of trial for the saints and reconciliation for the world.  It is also known as the Time of the Gentiles.  Revelation 11:1-7  This period of time reaches a climatic event known as the End of Time.  The spring festivals fold into the fall festivals at the end of time. 

Just before the Messiah comes, the prophets of God will be sacrificed.  Revelation 6:9-11; 16:5-6  This event is followed by a Passover.  Revelation 14:14-16  Then the prophets are offered as First Fruits (Revelation 14:1-13) which is followed by the plagues.  Revelation 14:18-20; 15:1-8; 16:1-21  The plagues are known as the time of Jacob's Trouble and are so terrible that unless they are cut short, no one will survive. 

Once the plagues have fallen, the saints, both living and dead in Christ, are resurrected and rescued celebrating Pentecost.  The Day of Atonement and Pentecost are the same event.  Only those that have received the at-one-ment will be reaped.   Mankind has been given the right of choice to serve God or the world. However, opportunity will knock and become null and void to those that would not open the door. Revelation 3:20-22 

Confessed sins have been collecting in the Heavenly temple since the foundation of the world.  These sins are cleansed from the temple and poured out on the devil.  (Azazel, the scapegoat)  This cleanses the tabernacle making it ready to receive the saints which have also been cleansed.

The end of time is a misnomer because it doesn't mean that time will not exist at this point; however, our time in servitude to sin and death will be over.  It describes the time when the saints have been given a respite from the bondage of this world and will be invited to tabernacle with God until he claims the planet and recreates a New Earth.  We have been released from servitude to sin through a sabbatical.  The Feast of Tabernacles is a sabbatical or high holy day and follows the Day of Atonement in celebration of the harvest. 

It appears to me that the beginning of sorrows will begin in the season of autumn (I don't know which autumn), and Jesus will come in the spring 3.5 years later.  Therefore, the spring festivals become intertwined with the fall festivals as they become guideposts for the time of the end (fall festivals) and the end of time (spring festivals).  The Abomination of Desolation initiates the time of trouble that the world has never known and requires a Passover.  Matthew 24:15-21; Mark 13:14-20; Luke 21:20-23  This time of trouble lasts during the days of the spring festivals and is the end of time. 

Pentecost (harvest of earth) and The Day of Atonement (Coming of Christ as King) come on the same day identifying the coming of our King and deliverance from bondage.   Matthew 24:29-31; Mark 13:24-27; Luke 21:25-28  This may appear strange to those that have studied the feasts, but consider the following.

  • The spring festivals, especially Pentecost, is a celebration of the harvest.  Leviticus 23
  • The end of the world is a harvest; therefore, the end of the world is Pentecost.  Matthew 13:27-30; 39
  • Jesus at His coming is the King of Kings and heralds the at-one-ment.  Revelation 19:11-16
  • Jesus reaps at His coming.  Matthew 25:24-27; Revelation 14:14-20


Passover - Abomination of Desolation - Prophets are Slain

Why do the spring festivals suddenly become pertinent?  This planet is about to be destroyed and the saints (including the dead in Christ) are preparing for a mass exodus.  An exodus from bondage often requires a Passover sacrifice.  We have multiple examples of this truth. Genesis 3:21-24; Genesis 8:18-20; Exodus 12:1-14  Ha Satan believes that if he slays the primary trouble makers (144,000) then the rest of the believers will be much easier to control.  Therefore, Ha Satan sets up the Abomination of Desolation.  He persuades his followers to commit an act that is so abominable that the world becomes a desolate place.  No longer will the voice of the bridegroom or the bride be heard.  The Holy Spirit will no longer invite men and women of the world to come unto salvation because the time of the gentiles has come to an end with their act of abomination.

What act do they commit that is so abominable?  They slay the prophets.  In the time of the end, everyone that becomes a servant of God begins to prophesy.  Therefore, those that receive the message of the prophets also receive the prophets reward and are anointed with the testimony of Jesus, which is the spirit of prophecy.  Revelation 19:10; Matthew 10:40-42  However, Ha Satan needs servants in his kingdom.  He believes that if he can silence the prophets that initiated the prophecy, the persuaded ones will walk away from the message.  He promises greater peace and prosperity to those that will eliminate the problem.  Therefore, the abomination of desolation is set up as a sacrifice of the prophets.

Why would God allow such a heinous act?  The blood of the prophets will not save anyone during the time of wrath anymore than the shed blood of bulls and goats can save anyone.  It is the blood of Jesus that saves; however, it is the shedding of innocent blood that moves us to recognize our need and seek the Savior.  The prophets know from the beginning this will be their end, but they are strong in their faith and demonstrate that the way often goes by the cross.  This special group of people are willing to follow their Lord wherever He leads.  Since they submit their will, Christ will use their public commitment to display His power in a grand event.


Feast of Unleavened Bread - Saints Seek a Safe Place

As soon as the abomination of Desolation is set up, the persuaded ones know to flee to a place of safety.  Is that a literal place?  Probably, but certainly it is a spiritual refuge where they will be sheltered under the arm of God.  They have just witnessed the slaying of the prophets.  This is a trial of faith.  They must demonstrate their faith by fleeing from the world and depending upon God to shelter them.  Their run to God is a demonstration for the universe and proves Ha Satan wrong about the children of God.  God rewards their faith by giving them the ability to stand on the sea of glass just like Peter walked on water. 

The sea of glass is the laver that stands in the courtyard just in front of the tabernacle.  The laver is where the priest would wash himself before entering the tabernacle.  The saints have been washed and are clean with a heart's desire is to dwell in the tabernacle of God and serve Him as priests and kings.  Revelation 7:9-17  They cannot enter in until the Heavenly tabernacle has been cleansed from confessed sins.  Revelation 15:1-8  Remember, no man could enter the earthly tabernacle until the incense had been offered and the atonement made.  Leviticus 16:17 

This act was demonstrated on the Day of Atonement by the Great High Priest bringing the blood of the sacrificial goat mingled with the sins of the faithful out of the tabernacle and placing it on the head of the scapegoat.  The scapegoat was then led into the wilderness by a strong man.  Leviticus 16  This will literally happen when God's wrath is poured out and Satan is left in this desolate place for 1,000 years.  Revelation 20:1-3 

The courtyard represents the wilderness of the earth.  The tabernacle represents the Heavenly dwelling place of God.  Hebrews 8:1-6  As long as the saints are standing on the sea of glass (laver) they are still on earth waiting redemption.  They stand there demonstrating the power and strength of their God manifest through their faith. 

The laver represents the sea where God casts our confessed sins never to be remembered anymore.  The sins of the saints no longer weigh them down pulling them under.  They believe God can cleanse them and make them whole.  Their faith in God allows them to rise above their sins and walk on water.  However, it is the devil's desire to shake their faith, but the faith of those standing on the sea of glass is unshakable. 

Peter started walking on the water and became afraid but, when he cried out, Jesus stretched out His hand and saved Peter.  The saints will cry unto their Savior during this time and He will answer them.  This time of standing on the sea of glass marks the spring festival Feast of Unleavened Bread and begins the day after Passover.  Before this time began, the saints rid themselves of all leavening (sin) in their lives.  Their house (body) is filled with faith in God.  This time of trial will last a week, but God will work a miracle in the midst of the week which will strengthen the saints.
 

First Fruits - Prophets are Resurrected - Plagues Fall

There will come a time when the saints stand on this sea of glass by virtue of their faith without having to be propped up.  God is about to reward the faith of the prophets (144,000) and the saints with a grand event mentioned earlier.  God is the God of the living.  Just like Jesus used the death of Lazarus to demonstrate the power of God unto life through the resurrection, He will use the death of the prophets for the same purpose.  God will resurrect the 144,000 on First Fruits.  Revelation 14:1-5  When the saints witness the resurrection of the prophets, their faith is rewarded with assurance.  They know that their redemption also draws nigh because First Fruits will begin the counting of the Omer.  They know they do not have more than fifty days until Jesus comes; however, this is the time that is so horrible that it will be cut short for the sake of the saints.  If God did not cut it short, their would be none left alive.  Matthew 24:22; Mark 13:20

The moment the prophets are resurrected as first fruits, the wrath of God is poured out in the form of the plagues.  Satan and his followers do not have time or resources to pursue the saints because they are occupied at the moment.  The saints are not harmed by the plagues because they are sheltered by God.  Since they chose to tabernacle with God during this time of duress, they will tabernacle with God in His Heavenly sanctuary where they will serve him during their respite from all pain and suffering.  Revelation 7:9-17


Pentecost/Day of Atonement - Harvest of the World - Jesus Comes as King of Kings

Pharaoh wanted relief from the plagues and agreed to let the Israelites go, but he never really repented from his sins.  His pursuit of the Israelites with the intention to make war against them was proof that he did not have any genuine remorse.  The followers of Ha Satan know that he is a deceiver but neither do they repent of their sins.  Revelation 16:10-11 

Ha Satan also knows that the way has been made for the saints to cross over into the exodus.  Isaiah 11:15-16; Revelation 16:12  He also gathers his army to make war against the saints and their God.  Revelation 16:13-16  The pursuit of the Israelites by Pharaoh are a type of the battle of Armageddon.  They make a lot of noise, but they never really enter into battle.  The tolerance of God has been spent.  The vial of the seventh angel is poured out delivering the fierceness of God's wrath which completely annihilates Babylon and all the cities of the nations.

The Day of Atonement is a day of reckoning.  If you have chosen God, He will prepare you to meet your Maker.  If you chose another, you do not want to meet your Maker.  The presence of the Holy God is more terrifying than the ugly side of Ha Satan.  Matthew 10:28  However, for the saints, it is a blessed moment in time.  

The dead in Christ are resurrected and those of us that are left alive ascend to meet them in the sky for our journey to Heaven.  1 Thessalonians 4:13-18  God desires to dwell with man and has invited us to His Heavenly abode for a respite during the Sabbatical of the land.  The earth is left desolate and Satan is left behind with all of his dead servants that will not be resurrected until the second resurrection which is not a blessed and holy event.  The ones participating in the second resurrection also partake of the second death at the Great White Throne judgment.  Revelation 20:4-6; 11-15

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Posted by Site Administrator on 02-03-2015
Todd,
Thank you so very much for you comments. It is remarkable how much I agree with your explanation regarding these matters. I especially agree that the trumpets are judgments with an opportunity for repentance. God is very merciful to us to send us a time of warning before the door of mercy closes. Thank you again for your thoughtful comments.
Posted by Todd Ott on 12-27-2014
Moses married Zipporah and after 40 years Moses returned to free Israel from bondage to Egypt. Jesus married the Church at Pentecost and after 4 months, 40 Jubilee years, Jesus will return to free His people from their bondage to the world. The ten plagues poured out on Egypt seem to symbolize the "ten days" between Trumpets and Atonement. Moses and Aaron are a type of the Two Witnesses in the Book of Revelation. The Two Witnesses are said to be able to turn the waters to blood and strike the earth with plagues whenever they want to. Are the seven trumpet judgements initiated by the Two Witnesses, just as the plagues of Egypt were initiated by Moses and Aaron?
The Trumpet judgements then, are seen in the ten plagues. They are not a time of wrath. They are a time of judgement, which begins at the house of God. The purpose of these judgements is to bring repentance. But just as Pharaoh hardened his heart, and increased the burden of the Israelites, so the world will harden their hearts and bring persecution on the saints. But after the "ten days" of plagues, God will rescue His people out of the Sea as it overwhelms Pharaoh and his army. The crossing of the Red Sea is a picture of the wrath of God, as is the flood of Noah. Peter tells us that the flood represents baptism which saves us. That baptism is the wrath of God poured out on Jesus on the cross. By faith, His death is our death, so in a sense we have already experienced the wrath of God, when we died with Christ. But we will soon be raised to new life at the rapture/resurrection at Jesus' Second Coming. In Christ all die, but all will be made alive. The wrath of God will be poured out on the earth immediately after the resurrection/rapture, just as the Red sea destroyed Pharaoh and his armies (a picture of the Antichrist and his followers) after Israel passed through. The same flood which destroyed the earth at the time of Noah, also caused the Ark to rise. The wrath that saves us, because through it we die to sin, is the same wrath that destroys those in unbelief because they die in sin. Moses and Aaron brought the children of Israel through the Red Sea at the same time Pharoah and his armies were drowned. Rahab was rescued by the two spies and taken outside the camp of Israel at same time Jericho fell. Lot was rescued from Sodom by two angels at the same time the fire, brimstone, pitch and salt fell. The Church is escorted to Heaven by the Two Witnesses at the same time the Bowls of Wrath are poured out on Babylon the Great. And Lot's wife, a picture of Mystery Babylon, the Harlot, the foolish virgins, and the tares, will be caught in the destruction because her bread was leavened, and therefore she could not leave in haste. She wasn't ready, but Bride made herself ready. She had the Word as a Lamp unto her feet and a Light unto her path and was therefore able to see in the darkness. She obeyed Jesus' instructions to watch and pray lest she fall into temptation.
During the 1260 days, Satan will snatch the Word from the hearts of many. Because of the deceitfulness of sin, the cares of the life, and persecution, many will fall away because they didn't build their houses on the Rock of Jesus' Word.
Jesus had just told His disciples that He was going to die, , but Peter in his pride, assured the Lord that, "Even though these others might, I never will. I would die with you. Shortly afterward, during His "hour of temptation" Jesus urged the three to watch and pray, lest they fall into temptation. They fell asleep and not long afterward Peter denied the Lord, while the others ran away to hide. It will be the same at the end. An hour of temptation is coming on the whole world, to try them and test them. A time is coming when God is going to shake the heavens and the earth, so that all that remains will be those things that are unshakable. Many will stumble, but their faith will come out as gold tried in the fire. The time is coming when God will send a famine, not of bread, but of the Word. As deceptions and heresies and false doctrines increase and culminate during the darkness of the Tribulation, the Light of the Gospel will be all but extinguished. The foolish virgins "will stagger from sea to sea, looking for bread, but will not find it." "The wise will understand, but the wicked will continue to be wicked." Just as a frog remains in hot water as the temperature is gradually increased to the boiling point, so those who are not watching will be caught unaware. Just as birthpains of a women in labor gradually increase in intensity and frequency, so also will wars and famines and earthquakes gradually increase. They will say, where is this coming He promised, for things continue as they always have." It will be business as usual for them, and they will not know when the thief comes to take them all away.
The Trumpet judgements affect 1/3 of the earth and those who have the mark of the beast. During this time the Door remains opened. It is a time of judgement, but also a time of mercy, when repentance is freely offered. However, "the rest of mankind who were not killed by these plagues refused to repent..." After the Trumpets God will close the Door of the Ark, and the Bowls of Wrath will be poured out as a flood. The mercy and patience of God is seen through the Trumpet judgements, but wrath of God will be swift and full and final. There will be no chance of repentance. For the foolish virgins it will be too late, and they will be left in darkness where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.
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