|Sons To Glory Newsletter #3||
Passover - April 8, 2009
The Timing of Christ's Kingdom
by Paul Jablonowski
"To everything there is a season, A time for every purpose under heaven: A time to be born, and a time to die." (Ecc. 3:1-2) The day of Passover is a time to die. This date was the day foreordained thousands of years before Jesus was even born, that he would die on a cross for the sins of the world. Today is the day of Passover on the Hebrew calendar. Pictured here is my son Joshua David and I sounding the shofar yesterday evening to begin this year's "Christ Our Passover" citywide celebration sponsored by Robert Somerville. I find it very interesting at this season that Robert Somerville's father, Arnold Somerville, died this past Friday April 3rd 2009. Many scholars believe this date of Friday April 3rd was the Gregorian date on the calendar that fateful Passover day in 33 AD when Jesus was crucified. Jesus died during the 9th hour of the day (2-3 p.m.) and likewise pastor Arnold Somerville died around 2:30 p.m.
The very first Passover day was inaugurated by Yahweh when Moses brought the children of Israel out of Egypt. On this day in 1448 B.C., each Hebrew family slaughtered a lamb and placed the blood over their doorposts in obedience to Yahweh. God has always used His feast days as prophetic signs to point to special appointed times and seasons, because exactly 1,480 years later on the exact same Passover day (Nisan 14th A.D. 33) Jesus was crucified. He was the Lamb slaughtered for the sins of the world. Yahoshua (Jesus) is the only man with the prophetic credentials to be the promised Messiah who came at the correct appointed time. He was born, lived and died at the perfect time in history to fulfill the ancient prophetic writings in the Bible.
The feast of Passover is just one example of Yahweh's ways of working on precise timetables regarding His plans in the earth. We can rest assured that the timing of Christ's second coming in glory and power in His saints will also be according to His perfect timing that has been set in stone from the foundations of the world. However, the timing of prophecy is one of the hardest, if not the hardest, thing to get right. Even the prophets and writers of the scriptures often felt like the things they were writing about would happen imminently. Many did not see the 2,000 year gap of the Gentiles coming to faith in Jesus Christ. Likewise, today when it really IS time for the Kingdom of God to come in a visible format, many are not prepared for it.
Ten years ago in 1999, I wrote in The Birthing of Zion's Sons that September 11, 1999 was the birth of Christ's Coming in power and glory through His saints. I created a chart that showed we had another 30 years of growth and maturity before the final 3 and 1/2 years of the transition from man's government to God's government. Now, ten years later, I still believe this is true and even more so, because several other confirmations have encouraged this timetable. In 2007, one brother wrote me an e-mail and asked if I had ever read Bonnie Gaunt's writings on the exact same time line. Since then, I have read all of Bonnie's 15 books and have found that she has independently come to the same conclusion!
Bonnie Gaunt independently concluded through bible chronology, numbers, and gematria that September 11, 1999 was the beginning of the 7th millennium since the creation of Adam. Her timeline shows that there is a 33 and 1/2 year time period between 09/11/99 and the establishment of Christ's Kingdom in the spring of 2033. Bonnie shows many other 33 and 1/2 year time periods between the seven millenniums, such as David's rule from 1002 B.C. to 968 B.C., and Jesus' life from 2 B.C. to A.D. 33. There is no way in this short article to convey the depth of study that Bonnie has done to come to this conclusion. It has been a lifelong dedication for her, but here is a summary:
The times and dates in the chart above come from Bonnie's excellent book, "TIME and the Bible's Number Code - An Exciting Confirmation of God's Time-Line for Man!" If you like mathematics and numbers, then you will love Bonnie's other books. Rather than a dry dissertation on chronology, her writings really come alive with modern day parables of the miraculous engineering of our earth by our loving Creator. A few of Bonnie's book titles include: "Stonehenge and the Great Pyramid - Window on the Universe," "Nile - The Promise Written in Sand," "Jordan - The Promise Fulfilled," and her most recent book "The Great Prophetic Design found in Africa - Evidence of a planned future for Planet Earth." Since Bonnie's lifetime studies have shown the above dates over and over, I will not belabor the proof on this issue. The only other reference I would like to make is to a brother named Rick Larson who has an excellent website www.bethlehemstar.net which shows the same dates as Bonnie for the birth and death of Jesus. Larson has had a passion for many years of searching for the "star" at the birth of Jesus using computer aided software that can pinpoint the movement of the stars/planets thousands of years ago within minutes. Larson teaches this material on a regular basis using a professional DVD movie called The Star of Bethlehem.
Why is this important? And why should we be concerned about chronology? Consider the fact that there is much room given in the scriptures to numbers and dates and family chronology. First, the main reason is because Yahweh is concerned about family. He speaks to individuals, families, cities and nations. Family is the most important building block in making disciples for Christ, and will be the main discipling unit during the next millennium. Secondly, God wants us to understand where we are in the timeframe of His story. If we are building when He is tearing down, or we are running when He is saying to rest, then we run the risk of fighting against His coming Kingdom like the religious people did during Jesus day. We must be able to see the big picture so that we can find our place in the wall that God is building in our generation.
We live in the time of Christ's Coming in glory to establish His Kingdom on the earth. Specifically, we are living in the 33-1/2 year time period of the growth of the manchild in Revelation chapter 12. The manchild is simply the government of God in the earth. Jesus is the King, but he also needs a kingdom of sons, friends and servants who willingly help Him to rule. It is a theocracy, but it is run by men and women created in the image of Yahweh who have His Holy Spirit filling their lives. The manchild is that firstfruits company of people on earth who will rule and reign with Yahoshua (Jesus) in righteousness. Although many try to make it mystical, it really is a simple matter. Jesus came to set up a Kingdom, and those who have taken up their cross, who have laid down their own lives and followed Jesus during their lives on earth, will raise up to rule and reign with Him for 1,000 years.
It is important to understand, that much of the work of this manchild government company of people is currently hidden and being matured through every day testing and trials. There will eventually be a visible 3 1/2 year period of public ministry, but for the most part, this company of men and women is hidden from the public, and for good reasons. To everything there is a season and a time and a purpose. The Bride of Christ will be built up and matured and made known through the manchild's rule. This rule is underground right now in the same way Jesus remained under the public radar for the first 30 years of His earthly life. It is a time to prepare and seek the face of our heavenly Father for direction in this Gospel of the Kingdom.
What is the Gospel of the Kingdom? It is simply the good news that Yahoshua (Jesus) will once again rule the earth in truth. It is the good news that the current unrighteous rule of man will end, and it is even now coming to an end. September 11, 1999 was the official end of man's 6,000 year lease to rule the earth. We have made a mess in our own strength. But Jesus is now beginning to rule the earth through His manchild, and the kingdoms of this world have been shaking ever since. America will continue to shake and so will the world financial systems. The twin towers that fell two years later on September 11, 2001 were just the "sign" of the falling of the world powers. The real world powers are still intact, but they are ruling illegally and will soon come down as Christ begins to take His rightful authoritative rule over the earth that He won back for us at the cross. It is time not only to preach the gospel of the Kingdom, but to live it in our homes and places of employment.
What will the Kingdom of Messiah Jesus look like in 2033 A.D.? Psalm 110 is the best description to meditate on and ask Abba Father. This Kingdom understanding can only be imparted by the Holy Spirit and not the words or wisdom of man. Here are the inspired words of Psalm 110 - "The LORD (Father) said to my Lord (Son), Sit at my right hand, till I make your enemies Your footstool. The LORD shall send the rod of Your strength out of Zion (Bride of Christ). Rule in the midst of Your enemies! (so enemies will still exist, but they will be subdued). Your people (Bride of Christ) shall be volunteers in the day of Your power; in the beauties of holiness, from the womb of the morning, You have the dew of Your youth. The LORD has sworn and will not relent, You are a priest forever according to the order of Melchizedek. The Lord (Son) is at Your right hand; He shall execute kings in the day of His wrath. He shall judge among the nations, He shall fill the places with dead bodies, He shall execute the heads of many countries. He shall drink of the brook by the wayside; Therefore He shall lift up the head."
Oh, how much I long for the rule of Yahoshua (Jesus) on earth to be a reality. May His Kingdom Come and His will be done on earth as it is in heaven!
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