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Edition 359: April 12th 2017.
Joseph: Rapture secrets:
Joseph: Rapture secrets:
My friends, these are most exciting times with many prophetic dramas occurring. These rapture truths are almost unknown and untaught in these days. You must know them!
Joseph’s relation to the rapture is only one of the revelations, but as they say – there is more, further down, and more to come in upcoming editions.
Joseph and the rapture:
Joseph was betrayed and sold by his brothers into prison in Egypt. He interpreted Pharaoh’s dream correctly, was released from prison, and made ruler in Egypt. His brothers came twice to Egypt to buy food, but did not recognise Joseph, who did recognise them.
On the second visit of the brothers to Egypt, Joseph revealed the secret of his identity to them and that he was alive. They later returned with enough food to see them through the coming seven years of famine. They then told their father Jacob that Joseph was alive and well!
Just as he was released from prison by Pharaoh, before the seven years of famine began, Joseph was given a Gentile bride.
So, who is Joseph?
Joseph’s name means “God is Salvation.” The name Pharaoh gave him on his release from prison was, “Zaphnath-Paaneah,” meaning: “The revealer of secrets.” (Genesis 41:45)
In terms of typology, Joseph is a type of our Messiah, soon to be revealed to the Jews. His Gentile bride is a type of the church. But as with our Lord being head of His body – the church, Joseph is also a type of the Gentile church.
But Joseph, as a son of Jacob, is very much a Jew. So he is a wonderful type of the Jewish believer and the Israel of God, the church.
The great reveal:
Genesis 45:1 “Joseph could not restrain himself before all those that stood before him, and he cried out, ‘make everyone go out from me!’ So no one stood with him while Joseph made himself known to his brothers.”
Who are these that are taken away before Joseph reveals himself to his brothers? We could say that these one represent the church and the rapture. Either way, the great revealing is done by Joseph alone. There are no missionaries or church evangelists with him. He does the revealing alone.
Why is it that the church is not involved in the revealing of our Jewish Messiah to the Jews? Could it be because the church has just been raptured! Yes, you are right!
When was Joseph released from prison?
Psalm 81:3-6 “Blow the trumpet at the time of the new moon, on our solemn feast day...This He established in Joseph for a testimony, when he went throughout the land of Egypt...his hands were freed from the baskets...”
The verse above points to the fact that Joseph was released from prison on Tishrei 1, when the new moon was sighted, which is the Feasts of Trumpets. What powerful symbolism of the soon-coming release from spiritual captivity of all the Jews, as God reveals the Messiah to them.
But remember that Joseph is also a type of the church. Does this verse mean that the church will be released from its “captivity” on this earth, on the Feast of Trumpets?
Does this verse mean that the rapture will occur on a Feast of Trumpets just as the dispensation of “Jacob’s trouble” – the time for “My people” begins? Yes you are right!
Another notable event that occurred on the day that became the Feast of Trumpets was the cessation of slavery of the children of Israel in Egypt. The Exodus occurred in the spring of the month of Nissan, but the active slavery ended on Tishrei 1.
Does this mean that the major release from spiritual slavery for the Jews begins in a major way on the Feast of Trumpets? Yes it does.
Here we have two major, very important issues relating to timelines and what occurred when.
●Joseph was released from prison in Egypt (a type of the world) on the Feast of Trumpets. Joseph is a type of the church and of the Jews.
●The Israelites as a whole were released from the slavery and bondage of Egyptian captivity on The Feast of Trumpets! (Isaiah 27:13)
The Feast of Trumpets is a major pivotal point and turning point in history. It symbolises the start of judgement, the seven-year tribulation period, which culminates in the dramatic end of the age of man, of Satan, sin, rebellion and of the Second Coming, leading into the Millennium.
The Feast of Trumpets will end the church age in the rapture and begin the “resurrection” of the Jews to their prophesied salvation.
Please understand that in recent editions, I’ve been building a solid case for the clear-cut differences between the dispensation of the church and the seven year tribulation period. The differences are enormous to say the least.
What I want to stress in this edition is that the church, whose job it is to evangelise, is missing in the tribulation. It is God Himself, without the help of the church (who has let Him down in this regard through this age of grace anyway) who reveals the Messiah to the Jews. And these saved Jews then become God’s evangelists in the tribulation, revealing the Messiah to the Gentiles.
Isaiah 66:19 “I will set a sign among them (Jews)...they shall declare My glory among the Gentiles.”
Isaiah 42:6 “I the Lord have called you in righteousness, and will hold your hand; I will keep you and give you as a covenant to the people, as a light to the Gentiles.”
My point is simple. If the church is not here in the tribulation, when did it go? The answer is right at the start of the tribulation, as we will now see.
Some names and titles for the Feast of Trumpets:
●Zicharon Trualr: A memorial of triumph and shout for joy.
●Yom Teruah: The awakening blast.
●Yom Hadin: The day of judgement.
●Ha Melech: Coronation of the Messiah.
●Chevlai shel Mashiach: The time of Jacob’s trouble. (The birth-pangs of Messiah.)
●The opening of the gates.
●Kiddushin Nesuin: The wedding ceremony.
●Natzal: The resurrection.
●Yom Hakeseh: The hidden day.
●Teshuvah: Returning in repentance.
Things that happened on the Feast of Trumpets:
●The creation of the world.
●The creation of Adam.
●The sin of Adam.
●Cain killed Abel.
●The flood dried and the ark’s doors were opened.
●Abraham was born.
●Isaac was born,
●Jacob was born.
●Elisha was born
●Yeshua was born on the Feast of Trumpets, some believe.
●Jacob arrived at Bethel.
●Isaac was offered up.
●Joseph was released from prison.
●The First Temple was dedicated.
●This year, 21st September, which is the Feast of Trumpets, is the day the UN has proclaimed as “The International Day of Peace.” It’s still unknown what exactly they have planned.
As you look through the two lists above, some things should strike you. Firstly, you should see how important the feast is. Secondly, you should see how many things have direct prophetic implications. Thirdly, and the main point of this entire edition, is that you should see the close relationship between this feast and the tribulation period.
Notice that one of the names for the Feast of Trumpets is “Chevlai shel Mashiach.” This term means “The birthpangs of the Messiah.” It is also a term used by the Rabbis for the “time of Jacob’s trouble,” also called the seven-year tribulation. (Jeremiah 30:7)
►So here we have a remarkable, direct association with the tribulation period and the Feast of Trumpets.
Hebrew tradition places the births of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, all on a Feast of Trumpets. Does this mean that a future Feast of Trumpets, perhaps the next one, will be the time the tribulation starts for the Jews who are the descendants of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob?
Note also that one of the events that occurred on the day that became the Feast of Trumpets was Jacob’s arrival at Bethel. The name “Bethel” means “The House of God.” The town was first called “Luz” before Jacob changed its name.
“Luz” means: “separation”, or “turning away.”
So here we see Jacob, (Jews), who have all turned away from their Messiah, returning to the House of God on a Feast of Trumpets.
Does this mean that Jacob, (Jews), will begin to be saved, from the Feasts of Trumpets onwards? Bear in mind that Jacob is also one of the names for the tribulation period. (Jacob’s trouble)
Yes that’s right!
The rapture seen in the Feast of Trumpets:
We have seen that the Feast of Trumpets must be the prophetic pin-point of the start of the tribulation period. We have seen that the rapture simply must take place before the tribulation.
Now, let’s have a look at some other hidden secrets in the Feast of Trumpets.
As we have seen, the Feast of Trumpets has many names. One of them is “the day of release.” This speaks of the release of the Jews from their spiritual blindness. It also speaks of the release or rapture of the church from the world.
The Feast of Trumpets is known as the “Hidden Day.” This speaks of the rapture as an event hidden from the world. (Yom Hakeseh)
The Feast of Trumpets is also called the “Day of Awakening judgement.” (Yom Hadin) This speaks of the time of judgement upon the Jews in the tribulation period. It could also apply to the raptured church appearing before the “judgement seat of Messiah” – for their rewards.
More on the drama of the Feast of Trumpets:
Psalm 102:13-16 “You will arise and have mercy on Zion, for the time to favour her, yes the set time has come...For (when) the Lord shall build up Zion: He shall appear in His glory.”
The term “set time” in the verse above is Strong’s H4150, “Moed.” This word means: Appointed feast, sacred season, appointed meeting, appointed sign. It is the word for the Feasts of the Lord.
This verse most certainly means that the time of spiritual salvation and favour upon the Jews will begin on a feast day, and in line with the others, that would be the Feast of Trumpets. Our Lord’s “appearing in glory”, would be a reference to the Second Coming at the end of the tribulation.
Do you see how rich with meaning that verse above is?
Do you see how many incredible pointers there are to a soon coming Feast of Trumpets, being the great starting point for the salvation of the Jews en mass and the start of the tribulation period?
The great presumption is that a pre-tribulation rapture will occur just before or on the day the tribulation begins – a Feast of Trumpets!
The prophetic implications of all these things are monumental to say the least, and there are many more, which I haven’t even looked at here and now.
If this great and important feast of the Lord, which is next in line to be fulfilled, is not fulfilled by the start of the tribulation – pray tell, what will be its fulfilment?
A monumental pre-tribulation rapture proof:
Now, prepare to be amazed!
Romans 10:19-21 “I will provoke you (Jews) to jealousy by those who are not a nation, I will anger you by a foolish nation....I was found by those who did not seek Me: I was made manifest to those who did not ask for Me, but to Israel he says: All day long I have stretched out My hands to a disobedient and contrary people.”
According to this incredible verse, God will do something that will provoke the Jewish people to jealousy. It was and still is the job of the church to “provoke the Jews to jealousy.” The gospel is to be preached to “the Jew first” according to the Bible.
But please note in this verse above, God will do something with a “nation” to anger the Jews! So here we see that the Jews will be made jealous and angry at the same time.
What will make the Jews both jealous and angry together?
The Jews are God’s chosen people and they know it. Salvation from God going to the mostly Gentile church has not really made them jealous or angry because they have rejected the Messiah of the church – Yeshua. In many respects, the Jews hate the church.
But what if this event is the rapture of the church? Would that not stun the Jews? Would that not suddenly make them realise how wrong they have been to reject their Jewish Messiah? Would that not give them an instant wake-up call? Would that not make them instantly jealous and angry at the same time, especially seeing as their eyes will now be opened to the truth of who their Messiah is.
Is it the rapture that makes them jealous and angry? The verse says that "He was made manifest" to this "nation" (church.)
Was this the reason Joseph had to calm his brothers down and tell them not to be angry with themselves as he revealed his identity to them? (Genesis 45:5)
The verse above is the end of Romans chapter 10. There are no chapter divisions in the original texts. From here we go straight into the classical Romans chapter 11, which is all about the Jews being grafted back in to their Olive tree and their coming to salvation.
We know that this is coming and it will reach its crescendo in the tribulation period.
Do you see it? Do you see it?!
The very thing that will make the Jews jealous and mad with anger is the rapture of the church. The largely Gentile church is that “nation”. Note that it happens before Romans 11 and the mass salvation of the Jews in the tribulation!
Do you see how perfectly it all fits together, and how consistent it is with so many other pre-tribulation rapture passages, thoughts and ideas rooted in the word of God?
This is an absolutely critical time, even this very month and the next few, are of major importance. We are just about at a major, exiting crossroads for the world, the church and the Jews.
Some more amazing types:
Joseph knew his brothers, while they did not recognise him. He only revealed himself to them when they came the second time.
After the great reveal, Joseph’s brothers go forth saying “He is alive!” This is a type of Jews taking salvation to the nations.
Joseph said to his brothers as he revealed his identity, “Come near to me.” (Genesis 45:4) The Bible says in Ephesians 2:13 “Now in Messiah, you who were once afar off have been brought near through the blood of our Lord.”
Jews, you will soon recognise your Messiah and draw near to Him!
The great sign:
The great sign to watch for is the start of the tribulation period. Yes the rapture will take place just before, but the tribulation is not just suddenly going to appear out of the woodwork overnight. There will be preparations made, perhaps months before the signing of the Daniel 9:27 peace agreement.
These things need to align with a Feast of Trumpets. We will see them all approaching.
Do not watch for any one, single sign in the sky or anywhere else, unless all these other signs are dovetailing at the same time.
There is no doubt that the soon-coming tribulation period – a new dispensation, will begin on a Feast of Trumpets. A pre-tribulation rapture means it’s coming very soon! It will be this year or next at the outset!
With all the other signs around right now, it’s all very exciting.
However, again I must put out a very serious word of warning and caution. There are far too many, especially on YouTube who are teaching dangerous, excessive stuff...all overboard! There are too many who are so obviously totally ignorant of the word of God, trying to be teachers, influencing the weak and gullible with pure second hand, excessive manipulation.
We will see the tribulation coming! We will see it coming at least a few months before. If the signs are not there – forget it all and get ready to wait!
I do suspect that it may even be this year, but if not and your faith is shipwrecked then what? Yes, you had it in the wrong place, but the teachers of excess, throwing caution to the wind, are much more guilty!
Here are some relevant verses for your interest and use:
Isaiah 49:6 “Is it too small a thing that You should be My Servant to raise up the tribes of Jacob, and to restore the preserved ones of Israel; I also will give you as a light to the Gentiles, that you should be My salvation to the ends of the earth.”
Isaiah 60:2-3 “Behold the darkness shall cover the earth, and deep darkness the people; but the Lord will arise over you (Jews), and His glory will be seen upon you. The Gentiles shall come to your (Jews) light, and kings to the brightness of your rising.”
Isaiah 29:18 “In that day the deaf shall hear the words of the book and the eyes of the blind shall see out of the obscurity of darkness.”
Zechariah 12:10 “I will pour on the House of David and on the inhabitants of Jerusalem the Spirit of grace and supplication; then they will look upon Me whom they have pierced...”
Zephaniah 2:3 “Seek the Lord, all you meek of the earth, who have upheld His justice. Seek righteousness, seek humility. It may be that you will be hidden in the day of the Lord’s anger.”
I took this misty picture in one of the amazing dead tree pans, Namib Desert.
Shalom and grow in His Grace!