Three weeks ago my husband Tom and I were lounging on a beach in South Carolina. It was early in the morning when we realized there had been a wedding taking place only a few yards from us. Immediately Jesus’ words came to me:
And as it was in the days of Noe, so shall it be also in the days of the Son of man. They did eat, they drank, they married wives, they were given in marriage, until the day that Noe entered into the ark, and the flood came, and destroyed them all. - Luke 17:26-27 KJV
And I asked, “Any word, Lord?”
“Our Wedding is near. I want all who are bidden to come, yet not all will.”
I sensed His emotions--the thrill of our soon Marriage was mixed with grief.
Then I watched as the newlyweds left the beachfront. My eyes were on the bride as she toiled in the deep sand making her way towards the path. She held her lacey tea length ivory gown in one hand and her wildflower bouquet with the other. The groom toiled in the dunes at her side.
“It’s odd that there are no ships and hardly any gulls.”
Tom’s comment broke into my rumination causing me to look around and see the emptiness of which he spoke and realized it was odd since it was still feeding time for the sea birds. My thoughts went back to the bride who was now gone. Once the Bride of Christ leaves barrenness will come to the world and there will be a thirsting for the Word of God.
I shuddered at the thought of what was to befall the earth after the Rapture.
No wonder He wishes to give the world another chance to believe--perhaps with a PreTribulation judgment leading to a Great Awakening--but also during Jacob’s Trouble when it will be available to have one’s name written in the Book of Life by those who refuse the mark of the beast and are beheaded for the witness of Jesus (Revelation 20:4).
But when I looked deeper into the meaning of what the Lord said to me--"I want all who are bidden to come, yet not all will”--it reminded me of what He spoke in Matthew 22--
And Jesus answered and spake unto them again by parables, and said, The kingdom of heaven is like unto a certain king, which made a marriage for his son,
And sent forth his servants to call them that were bidden to the wedding: and they would not come. - Matthew 22:1-3 KJV
Those that were first bidden were Israel. His heart was then and still is burdened for ISRAEL. David Brown’s Commentary confirms this:
3. and sent forth his servants--representing
all preachers of the Gospel.
to call them that were bidden--here meaning the Jews, who were "bidden," from the first choice of them onwards through every summons addressed to them by the prophets to hold themselves in readiness for the appearing of their King.
to the wedding--or the marriage festivities, when the preparations were all concluded.
and they would not come--as the issue of the whole ministry of the Baptist, our Lord Himself, and His apostles thereafter, too sadly showed.
Any who would have believed on Jesus at His first coming would have been part of the BRIDE; however, during Jacob’s Trouble, those who believe will be the Wedding GUESTS! Father God in His foreknowledge knew that most of Israel would end up being Guests and not part of the Bride. I believe that is why the Bride is not even mentioned at all in the Matthew 22 parable!
Oh, praise God for allowing both Jews and Gentiles to be a part of the Bride now during this Age of Grace. The Spirit and the Bride say COME!
Jesus, our Summer Rose
Dear Ones, something special happened as I was rewriting the notes I had taken on the beach and copying them into my journal. A fragrance of roses wafted over me and lingered for some time. Like a Love Letter scented with a signature fragrance, He is expressing His longing for the Bride.
I had wanted to pull together lots of signs, research, and informative videos pointing to the Rapture, but when I asked HIM what I should share, it was His longing for His Bride.
I [am] the rose of Sharon, [and] the lily of the valleys. - Song of Songs 2:1 KJV
Because of the savour of thy good ointments thy name [is as] ointment poured forth, therefore do the virgins love thee. - Song of Songs 1:3 KJV
I was led to look further into the rose’s prophetic meaning. I did not know this, but the rose is June's birth flower--its sweet fragrance and timeless beauty heralds the advent of summer like no other bloom. And Something happens in “The Summer”:
Now learn a parable of the fig tree; When his branch is yet tender, and putteth forth leaves, ye know that summer [is] nigh: So likewise ye, when ye shall see all these things, know that it is near, [even] at the doors. Verily I say unto you, This generation shall not pass, till all these things be fulfilled. Heaven and earth shall pass away, but my words shall not pass away. - Matthew 24:32-35 KJV
Will it Happen This Summer”?
Summer symbolizes the end of the Church Age and therefore we long for it to be this Summer that our Wedding occurs! And, Beloved Ones, I believe it will!
A few days after returning from the beach I was seeking His
face early in the day. This is when I remembered I needed to dig out those
notes from my beach bag; but before I did I asked, “Lord, what is coming?” This
is what I believe He replied:
The calm before the storm.
It is coming--a great dark storm and
the Bride will see it coming.
It’s off in the distance now but soon it will
be almost upon Her.
Fear not, I am with you
and again I say, fear not.
For as this storm approaches so does my great glory.
As you emanate My glory,
you will disregard the darkness--
Fear will flee!
Boldness in the face of darkness!
Humility before the Lord!
Many will come to the Light
So fear not the days ahead My children.
Your Father has you by the hand never letting go!
I pressed in further and dared to ask, “Lord, is 2021 the year we are caught away to be with You?
My jaw dropped! Did He actually answer, “YES”?!?
Ruth and Boaz
The Lord did not tell me which month He was coming, and as T. W. Tramm noted, “Biblically, summer begins at the vernal equinox in March and ends at the autumnal equinox in September”; HOWEVER, it is my hope that the Bride of Christ’s marriage will parallel that of Boaz and Ruth. The Scriptures tell us they married after the grain harvest was completed; and, therefore, might have been wed at the time of Tu B’Av. According to the Mishna, Tu B'Av was a joyous holiday in the days of the Temple in Jerusalem, marking the beginning of the grape harvest. Yom Kippur marked the end of the grape harvest. On both dates the unmarried girls of Jerusalem dressed in white garments, and went out to dance in the vineyards. Wikipedia
Some speculate that Ruth’s wedding to Boaz—a typological picture of the wedding of the Church to Messiah—occurred on Tu B’Av. Scripture records that Ruth lived with her mother-in-law, Naomi, until all of the wheat harvest was complete (Ruth 2:21-23). Tu B’Av traditionally marks the beginning of the grape harvest and, therefore, an unofficial conclusion to the wheat harvest. This time, or soon after, is when Ruth would have stopped living with her mother-in-law to take up residence with her new husband/redeemer, Boaz. TWTramm fb
Hebcal.com tells us that Tu B'Av for the Hebrew Year 5781 begins at sundown on Friday, July 23, 2021 and ends at nightfall on Saturday, July 24, 2021 and has been said to be a "great day for weddings".
JULY and NEW WINE
On the third day a wedding took place at Cana in Galilee.
Jesus' mother was there,
and Jesus and his disciples
had also been invited to the wedding.
John 2:1-2 NIV
There is an interesting connection of the Church Bride’s wedding in the Book of John as explained in the Charisma article, What the Wedding at Cana Says About Jesus Our Bridegroom:
The Holy Spirit moved on John to record this prophetic foreshadowing of the marriage supper of the Lamb with His church. It's impossible to overemphasize the significance of God choosing a wedding for this public presentation of Jesus. . . The actual miracle consisted of Jesus turning water into wine.
. . . A wedding is the perfect setting for the first miracle of Jesus. John tells us that no miracle had ever occurred in the life of Christ prior to this, in clear contradiction to the Quran and false gospels that claim otherwise. "This, the first of His signs" (John 2:11a). This first presentation of power in the context of a wedding prophetically revealed that Jesus' eternal ministry purpose is related to His ultimate wedding with the church.
Jesus came to public view eating and drinking joyfully at a wedding. He knew the ultimate plan of heaven was His wedding with the church.
Groom to drink ‘new’ wine with Bride?
Others before me have written of the possible connection of the Bride of Christ’s marriage to the Heavenly Bridegroom and the Story of Ruth and Tu B’Av; however, I could not find where anyone connected it with Matthew 26:29--
But I say unto you, I will not drink henceforth of this fruit of the vine, until that day when I drink it new [kainos] with you in my Father's kingdom. - Matthew 26:29 KJV
When Jesus told the disciples He would not drink of the vine until He was with them in His Father’s kingdom, He said He would drink it NEW which is translated from kainos meaning “recently made, fresh”.
So in this verse was Jesus directly referring to the New Wine Festival as the timing of our gathering together unto Him?
The new wine festival came 50 days or seven weeks after Pentecost. Until new wine was offered, no one could drink any of the new juice (Temple Scroll, columns 19-21). Harvest Seasons of Ancient Israel
Luis B. Vega has been a proponent for a “when-Pentecost-had-fully-come” double count Rapture timeframe:
The End of a Harvest
Those that have argued for a double-count of Pentecost being 99 days from the ‘morrow after the Sheaf Wave Offering’ to be somewhere in late July have more to consider. As one has argued that if any Feast of YHVH exemplifies the Rapture event, it is Pentecost. Those that are espousing that Pentecost, ‘when it had fully come’ is on the Jewish ‘Valentine’s Day will have about a 2-week time discrepancy to see if it will be true. However, it might be the case that the double-count of 99 days is correct to have been in late July but that the gathering-in of the Wheat Harvest occurred until Tu B’Av. One is still of the interpretation that the true count of Pentecost is corroborated by Exodus 32. Aaron declared a Festival to be on Tammuz 29, the 4th month. It was the day Moses came down with original 10 Commandments. This was the day the camp set up the Golden Calf and 3000 died. On Pentecost of Acts, Holy Spirit came down and 3000 got saved. . .
The Minor Feast of Tu B’Av is a very mysterious; one that is tied to a profound and prophetic implication as it relates to the Bride of Christ. It should be noted that although this Tu B’Av is a popular Feast with the Christian Watcher community, it is being perhaps confused with the New Wine Festival. There is an offering of New Wine that is made once Pentecost is done but it is not clear if it is referring to the New Wine Feast itself. P.S. News #400 Feast of New Wine
In Lu’s article THE RAPTURE ZONE he shares his hope that the Rapture will occur around Pentecost this year. Based on the double-count of Pentecost per Leviticus 23:16 if one calculates based on Passover having begun on March 17, 2021 and counting “From Day after Sabbath (a Sunday) after Sheave Wave Offering” points to a possible May 23 - July 12 Rapture Timeframe:
APR 4 + 49 DAYS = MAY 23 + 50 DAYS = JULY 12, 2021
MORE About JULY 2021
JULY 9, 2021, is the Cyber Polygon event or a simulation to prepare for a cyber pandemic. The World Economic Forum website describes this: “The 2021 technical exercise builds and tests the skills needed to protect our industries, centring on a targeted supply-chain attack.”
In The Sociable’s article, Prepping for a cyber pandemic: Cyber Polygon 2021 to stage supply chain attack simulation, the question is asked “Will Cyber Polygon 2021 be as prophetic as Event 201 in simulating a pandemic response?”
My question is: Are they preparing for a global cyber attack because the globalists themselves will be implementing one to more quickly usher in their global economic system OR are they actually preparing for Revelation 12:3-5--
And there appeared another wonder in heaven; and behold a great red dragon, having seven heads and ten horns, and seven crowns upon his heads. And his tail drew the third part of the stars of heaven, and did cast them to the earth: and the dragon stood before the woman which was ready to be delivered, for to devour her child as soon as it was born. And she brought forth a man child, who was to rule all nations with a rod of iron: and her child was caught up unto God, and [to] his throne. - Revelation 12:3-5 KJV
Could it be that the Rapture will occur this July and The Powers That Be know there will be an EMP-like effect and cause a great disruption in the supply chain?!! (Related articles: Event Horizon--The Resurrection; The Revelation 12 Dragon and The Rapture)
July 4 - Rosh Hashanah (which begins in the evening of September 6, 2021) was the timeframe pastor/evangelist Tim Henderson was shown by the Lord when numerous significant events are to occur. Before giving details, Tim mentions how the Lord has shown him that “an Awakening can happen within an hour”. July 4th is significant because “something will happen in the spiritual realm that will have an impact on the natural realm that we live in that is huge”.
He emphasized that he is not foretelling a Rapture date but went on to share how the Lord flashed forward to Rosh Hashanah and showed Heaven greatly rejoicing over the Feast of Trumpets THIS YEAR!
Jesus’ first public miracle was at a wedding. When He returns to earth, He does so in a very public glorious manner presenting His New Wife as described in Revelation 19.
Here comes--er, I mean--Here goes the Bride!