Approaching the Midnight Hour - extreme weather events JUNE - JULY 2015
The Following Information Is From A Very Alert Member Of The Church Of Jesus Christ Of Latter-Day Saints- (Utah)
What A Time To Be Alive To Witness So Many Marvelous Sings And Wonders Before The Great Day Of The Lord!
Wow! Today is a significant day! Elul 1 on the Jewish calendar. Some things have been impressed upon my mind that I must share. This is interesting if you can take it all to heart. Here goes.
As I have pondered the coming events in September I have had plenty of questions. When you allow your mind to be at peace, and forget about the coming turmoil, it opens a window of spiritual enlightenment and tranquility and you can be brought to understand just exactly what is so significant about September 2015. Try and take the following to heart. There is a sacred significance to what I am about to share.
By far the most impressive thing about September is the convergence of so many different signs, wonders, events, and holy days. I will attempt to share all that I am aware of here. There are certainly other things that I have not recognized. Please share if you know of other signs, wonders, and/or holy days that I have not mentioned.
First, as a testimony of living prophets, I ask you what the current emphasis is? It is Sabbath worship. Now check this out. We are currently within a Sabbath year according to the Jewish calendar. Today is Elul 1 (the month and date on the Jewish calendar) which is also a Sabbath day on our calendar. It is the first day of the last month of the Jewish civil calendar. According to Jewish custom the entire month of Elul is a month of repentance and introspection. That is because the Jewish civil year is ending and some very significant holy days surround such a time. Now I ask, aren't we all feeling like we are entering a period of serious repentance and introspection? If we're not then we better get there soon.
Once the month of Elul ends on September 13th (Elul 29 on the Jewish calendar), which also happens to be the final day of the Shemitah, the Sabbath year, the moon will begin another lunation (a new moon that is not visible from the earth's perspective). Guess what? This day also happens to be a Sunday! Ironically this is also the day of the partial solar eclipse. In other words we will have a “dark” day and a “dark” night (think of the sun hiding it's face). This is a highly significant day. If you go back 7 years to the day in history from this day, then 14 years, then 21 years, etc., for the past several Elul 29's, the final day of the Shemitah years, you will see that significant negative economic events have traditionally happened on this day. This cannot be a coincidence. It is a day of judgment and this year it will be marked by a literal dark day and a dark night.
Next, the following two days, September 14 & 15 (Tishrei 1 and 2 on the Jewish calendar) happen to be Rosh Hashanah or the Feast of the Trumpets, also known as the beginning of the High Holy Days which mark a period of ten days of repentance which precede Yom Kippur, or the day of Atonement. We will investigate this more in a moment. Interestingly enough Tishrei 1 is the first day of the Jewish civil year, but it is also the first day of the seventh month of the Jewish ecclesiastical year. In other words, it is also the beginning of a so called Sabbath month ecclesiastically, if you will.
So here is a quick recap before we continue. Today is the first day of the month that ends a Jewish Sabbath year, and it is a Sunday. Not only is the first day of this Jewish month a Sunday, but so is the last day. The latter of these Sundays happens to be a "dark" day followed by a “dark” night. Then we begin a so called Sabbath month.
Now we can continue....
Once the Sabbath month of Elul ends the month of Tishrei commences, and it begins with ten days of repentance. These ten days conclude on September 22nd (Tishrei 9). This period of repentance is key because on September 23rd the Jews celebrate Yom Kippur. Yom Kippur is alternatively called the day of Atonement and is the holiest day of the year for the Jewish people. It is the Sabbath of Sabbaths, and a day that is often spent fasting and praying with a focus on repentance and atonement. Why? It is believed to be the final day, by Jewish custom, before God seals the fate of all mankind for the next increment of time. It is a union of a time of mercy followed by a time of justice and judgment.
What else happens on this day?
It is the Fall or Autumnal equinox when both day and night are evenly split. This is another sign in the heavens, and a very significant time of year in LDS history. It happens to be the same time of year when Moroni visited Joseph Smith and gave him instructions. It was also the time when Joseph received the Gold Plates. Now if you don't have chills already then you will now upon reading the following. What instructions did the Angel Moroni give Joseph Smith at this time? We read from Joseph Smith History 1:36-41 that Moroni quoted several scriptural prophecies and indicated that the time was soon approaching that each of these prophecies would be fulfilled. Those scriptures are as follows: Malachi 3 & 4, Isaiah 11, and Joel 2:28-32 (Dreams, visions, prophecies, eclipses, and blood moons!). Last, Joseph was instructed that, “...the fullness of the Gentiles was soon to come in.” This, in my opinion, is one of the most significant portions of the instructions that Joseph received. It is, in fact, the key purpose for which the Book of Mormon was prepared (see the introduction of the Book of Mormon). Then it is noted that Moroni quoted, “...many other passages of scriptures, and offered many explanations which cannot be mentioned here.”
Are we done yet?
Not quite. We still need to get to the blood moon which ironically will also be a SUPER MOON (when the moon is closest to the earth and appears it's largest in the sky). This will happen on September 28th (Tishrei 15) which is the first day of Sukkot, also known as the Feast of the Tabernacles. What is the significance of this day? It is the commemoration of the 40 years where the Children of Israel wandered in the wilderness before they were led to their promised land. Why is this significant? To summarize, we are literally witnessing the events that mark the fulfillment of the day of the Gentile which is followed by the last and final era for the gathering of the Jews. The Jews, who have been scattered by their long dispersion are about to end their time wandering in the “wilderness” and the Lord is preparing to gather them in to his fold for the last and final time prior to his coming. In other words, the Lord of the Sabbath is beginning to end his harvest. As destiny would have it the final blood moon on September also happens to be the harvest moon, the first full moon to follow the Autumnal equinox. (How fitting).
Why is the fulfillment of the day of the Gentile so important. For that I prompt you to read the words of Christ found in 3 Nephi 21 & 22. There you will also see what is to occur following the conclusion of the day of the Gentiles and the commencement of the day of the Jew when the Jews are to be gathered in (...as a hen gathereth her chicks). For starters, GREAT JUDGEMENTS will come upon the land, Zion will be redeemed, and the Lord's people will be gathered in. In Doctrine & Covenants 88:84 we read, “Therefore, tarry ye, and labor diligently, that you may be perfected in your ministry to go forth among the Gentiles for the last time, as many as the mouth of the Lord shall name, to bind up the law and seal the testimony, and to prepare the saints for the hour of judgment which is to come.”
In verse 85 we also read, “That their souls may escape the wrath of God, the desolation of abomination which awaits the wicked, both in this world and in the world to come. Verily, I say unto you, let those who are not the first elders continue in the vineyard until the mouth of the Lord shall call them, for their time is not yet come; their garments are not clean from the blood of this generation.”
In the Book of Mormon Jacob quotes Isaiah and says the following in 2 Nephi 6:14-17, “And behold, according to the words of the prophet, the Messiah will set himself again the second time to recover them; wherefore, he will manifest himself unto them in power and great glory, unto the destruction of their enemies, when that day cometh when they shall believe in him; and none will he destroy that believe in him. And they that believe not in him shall be destroyed, both by fire, and by tempest, and by earthquakes, and by bloodsheds, and by pestilence, and by famine. And they shall know that the Lord is God, the Holy One of Israel. For shall the prey be taken from the mighty, or the lawful captive delivered? But thus saith the Lord: Even the captives of the mighty shall be taken away, and the prey of the terrible shall be delivered; for the Mighty God shall deliver his covenant people. For thus saith the Lord: I will contend with them that contendeth with thee.”
In conclusion, we find ourselves in a time when we are approaching the period of 1,000 years of rest. A millennial Sabbath. Isn't it fitting that the Lord would warn us of the coming judgments preceding that time by marking those judgments with a period of Sabbath days, months, and years? While also instructing his prophets to warn us of the importance of this sacred time? I bear witness that the Lord lives and that he has a living prophet upon the earth. His judgments are just. May we prepare for them in earnest. Happy Sabbath!