We here in the United States are in essense in lockdown. Our state governments have all issued edicts aimed at minimizing direct contact between citizens in order to reduce the exposure and infection spread of Covid-19.
I, my self am not a great believer in COVID-19 being a believer in Jesus, the Son of God. I also believe our governments collectively speaking to us all would involve and have involved themselves in a worldwide scheme to control and manipulate populations, markets, currencies, commodities etc.
The unintended or intended consequence may, before this is complete, be a worldwide economic collapse. If so, noting the word Corona means crown in Latin based European tongues, English a derivative of the related words and roots. I am keeping watch as Jesus instructed. Paul told the Thessaslonians after the great falling away, the anti-christ would be revealed.
So I watch the political landscape, also, to know if such is revealed.
Let’s turn to Jesus and his incredible parable in Matthew 24:
“Then will appear the sign of the Son of Man in heaven. And then all the peoples of the earth will mourn when they see the Son of Man coming on the clouds of heaven, with power and great glory. 31 And he will send his angels with a loud trumpet call, and they will gather his elect from the four winds, from one end of the heavens to the other.
32 “Now learn this lesson from the fig tree: As soon as its twigs get tender and its leaves come out, you know that summer is near. 33 Even so, when you see all these things, you know that it is near, right at the door. 34 Truly I tell you, this generation will certainly not pass away until all these things have happened. 35 Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will never pass away.
The fig tree is in full bloom. We are that generation. Jesus will be here soon, not a tender lamb, but the RAM of God. Been familiarizing myself with the nations God prophesied judgments on when the Son of God arrives for the final takedown. But first there is a preview that will wake the nations. Here is what we will see, the sign of the Son of Man in heaven, it will not done in secret. Then he spoke a parable:
“But about that day or hour no one knows, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father.
That is a revealing without the revealing. The “twinkling of an eye” is a moment when Jewish watchmen see the new moon coming on one of two potential days which was in Jesus’ time not possible to know. The watchers give the signal and the feast of trumpets begins. That last trumpet is the last longest blast of the 100 on the feast of trumpets. Listen to Jesus:
37 As it was in the days of Noah, so it will be at the coming of the Son of Man. 38 For in the days before the flood, people were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, up to the day Noah entered the ark; 39 and they knew nothing about what would happen until the flood came and took them all away. That is how it will be at the coming of the Son of Man. 40 Two men will be in the field; one will be taken and the other left. 41 Two women will be grinding with a hand mill; one will be taken and the other left.
HAPOZO a Greek Word pronounced Har-Pod’-Zo means suddenly seized and was translated in Latin as Rapimur (Rapture) then translated into English as “caught up.” Scoffers, as Peter tells us will leave off this early church teaching saying, “where is this coming?”
John 11: 23-27:
Jesus said to her, “Your brother will rise again.”
24 Martha answered, “I know he will rise again in the resurrection at the last day.”
25 Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life. The one who believes in me will live, even though they die; 26 and whoever lives by believing in me will never die. Do you believe this?”
7 “Yes, Lord,” she replied, “I believe that you are the Messiah, the Son of God, who is to come into the world.”
Then Jesus raised Lazarus from the dead. Paul, also spoke about this Harpozo prophecied by Jesus in Matthew 24 and John 11.
I Thessalonians 4:
“Brothers and sisters, we do not want you to be uninformed about those who sleep in death, so that you do not grieve like the rest of mankind, who have no hope. 14 For we believe that Jesus died and rose again, and so we believe that God will bring with Jesus those who have fallen asleep in him. 15 According to the Lord’s word, we tell you that we who are still alive, who are left until the coming of the Lord, will certainly not precede those who have fallen asleep. 16 For the Lord himself will come down from heaven, with a loud command, with the voice of the archangel and with the trumpet call of God, and the dead in Christ will rise first. 17 After that, we who are still alive and are left will be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. And so we will be with the Lord forever. 18 Therefore encourage one another with these words.
Paul speaks more on this in I Corinthians 15:
“Listen, I tell you a mystery: We will not all sleep, but we will all be changed— 52 in a flash, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet. For the trumpet will sound, the dead will be raised.”
The big argument is whether we are going at the last trumpet judgment or the before then? Revelation in the first chapters is speaking to the church. Again listen to Jesus, through John: Revelation1: 12-20:
“I turned around to see the voice that was speaking to me. And when I turned I saw seven golden lampstands, 13 and among the lampstands was someone like a son of man, dressed in a robe reaching down to his feet and with a golden sash around his chest. 14 The hair on his head was white like wool, as white as snow, and his eyes were like blazing fire. 15 His feet were like bronze glowing in a furnace, and his voice was like the sound of rushing waters. 16 In his right hand he held seven stars, and coming out of his mouth was a sharp, double-edged sword. His face was like the sun shining in all its brilliance.
17 When I saw him, I fell at his feet as though dead. Then he placed his right hand on me and said: “Do not be afraid. I am the First and the Last. 18 I am the Living One; I was dead, and now look, I am alive for ever and ever! And I hold the keys of death and Hades.
19 “Write, therefore, what you have seen, what is now and what will take place later. 20 The mystery of the seven stars that you saw in my right hand and of the seven golden lampstands is this: The seven stars are the angels of the seven churches, and the seven lampstands are the seven churches.
Jesus in the above is standing among seven golden lampstands, and in his hand were seven stars. in verse 20 Jesus gives John the explanation:
Revelation 1: 20: “The seven stars are the angels of the seven churches, and the seven lampstands are the seven churches.”
Now at 4: 1
“After this I looked, and there before me was a door standing open in heaven. And the voice I had first heard speaking to me like a trumpet said, “Come up here, and I will show you what must take place after this.”
John is here called up to heaven by a voice like a trumpet.
See also Matthew 24: 31 above.
In Revelation 4: 5:
“From the throne came flashes of lightning, rumblings and peals of thunder. In front of the throne, seven lamps were blazing.”
The churches are in heaven with John called up by the voice like a trumpet. The Jewish Feasts beginning with Passover and ending with Pentecost have as the next feast to be fulfilled, The Feast of Trumpets featuring 100 trumpet blasts with the last sustained and growing louder like the trumpet in Exodus 19: 18-20:
“Mount Sinai was covered with smoke, because the Lord descended on it in fire. The smoke billowed up from it like smoke from a furnace, and the whole mountain[b] trembled violently. 19 As the sound of the trumpet grew louder and louder, Moses spoke and the voice of God answered him.” The Lord descended to the top of Mount Sinai and called Moses to the top of the mountain.”
KEEP WATCH! Encourage one another with these words.