Remember, I had said that I will be watching this time frame for events to possibly happen pointing to the beginning of the events that kick off the 7 year Tribulation period. See my blog post dated May 15th: Pentecost Rapture Watch And War Drums Beating for more information as to why. Things have been happening daily however, a major event of fire starter possibility occurred on June 13, 2019 when two oil tankers were attacked in the Gulf of Oman. You have heard the phrase “follow the money” but I always say “follow the oil”. In any event, here we are on watch again to see if it develops into what we as Bible prophecy watchers know will eventually happen, war and the Time Of Jacob’s Trouble or what most call the 7 year Tribulation. I added news links below but, if you read my previous blog post above, you can see in the news links there some things that I connect the dots to the current event and find of interest. The main thing are the drone attacks against the Saudi oil facilities of last month and drone events tied to these tankers as well. Just hmmmm things and nothing more. I do have to add that I find it of interest that in the year 2019 with our country’s advanced technology, the only video images of the Iranians removing what is to be an unexploded magnet bomb from one of the tankers looks like what videos would look like back in the 1960’s or earlier but that’s just me. I’m no military expert so what do I know right? Let’s move on.
My watch was for events happening pointing to the beginning of the Tribulation but also a possible Pentecost rapture time frame. On the Gregorian calendar Pentecost was to have been on June 8th/9th but per certain other calendars and counting it could very well be June 16th/17th. I was looking for a good summary as to why without having to get into calendar issues and this one was pretty decent below.
Why Pentecost / The Feast of Weeks / Shavuot is occurring on June 16th in this year of 2019?
First, Leviticus 23:9-11 tells us the day of the wave sheaf offering was to be on the day after the Sabbath during the days of unleavened bread. The Sabbath being the 7th day of the week, and “the day after the Sabbath” being the 1st day of the week (which starts at sundown on Saturday night). That is the time that you start counting, to the day after the 7 weeks (or 50 days).
Remember, “the day after the Sabbath” (the 1st day) must be during or within the days of unleavened bread. Sometimes the Sabbath used to determine the wave sheaf day is also within the days of unleavened bread, but sometimes it’s not! This difference has caused confusion for many. This is especially important when the Sabbath is close to Passover. For instance, the year that the Israelites entered the promised land, Joshua 5:10-12 tells us that year, the Passover was on a Sabbath, and the next day they ate the produce of the land. In order to do that, they would have had to perform the wave sheaf offering on or before that day as required by Leviticus 23:14. And since that year, that day happened to be the first day of Unleavened bread, they were required to do the wave sheaf offering on that day in order to eat that produce or parched grain, etc.
So, when we have a Passover on the Sabbath, then the next day is the wave sheaf offering as we’ve just seen. However, if the Passover is on a Sunday (or later), like it was this year, then you have to wait until the “following” Sabbath. The reason for this is that first day of the week here was the Passover, and it is NOT during the days of Unleavened Bread as defined by Leviticus 23:5-6.
If you count the 7 weeks from the evening after the Sabbath (Saturday Night) on April 27th, you will end up at the end of the Sabbath, on June 15th, and the day after is the 50th day, which is June 16th.
Of course, different people with different calendars, especially people who are on the calculated calendar or who follow conjunction will be a day or two earlier. This means that this year, since Passover was on or before the Sabbath of April 20th for them, the first day of the week during the days of unleavened bread was on April 21st for them. This therefore also means that their Pentecost calculation ends up a week earlier as well on June 9th.
So, that is why June 16th is Pentecost / Shavuot in this year of 2019. Hope this helps.
So, this current weekend is very intriguing for a HIGH rapture watch frame especially when you add the events with Iran and the US this past week! Let’s take a look at another favorite of mine T.W. Tramm.
Biblically, Sunday is “resurrection day” as Jesus rose from the dead early on a Sunday morning (Mark 16:9).
Sunday is also the day on which the Apostle John was spiritually caught up to heaven at the sound of a “voice like a trumpet” (Rev. 1:10; 4:1).
2. SUMMER IS NEAR
Less than a week after spring’s final Sunday, June 21 marks the solstice and the beginning of summer.
In Matthew’s parable of the fig tree, “summer” is a metaphor for the end of the age (Matt. 24:32).
3. BIBLICAL PENTECOST
Counting seven-weeks from the day after the Sabbath following Passover as prescribed in Leviticus, this year’s Pentecost, or Feast of Weeks, lands on June 16.
Pentecost celebrates the wheat harvest (Ex. 34:22).
Prophetically, the wheat harvest represents the harvest of believers at the end of the age (Mark 4:26, 27, 29; Rev. 14:15; Matt. 13:39).
4. THE FULL MOON
Biblically, the full moon is associated with the feasts of the Lord and the sounding of the ram’s horn, or trumpet (Ps. 81:3).
The full moon is also the time when the goodman, or ruler, of the house is expected to return (Prov. 7:19, 20).
5. JUPITER/FULL- MOON CONJUNCTION
God uses the stars and planets for “signs” to mark appointed times and to “reveal knowledge” (Gen. 1:11; Ps. 19: 1, 2).
On June 16, the Full Moon and Jupiter will come into close conjunction in the Constellation Ophiuchus.
Typologically, the Moon symbolizes the Church. The Planet Jupiter, a.k.a. the King Planet, symbolizes Messiah. The Constellation Ophiuchus pictures the Serpent Holder, or Restrainer.
At the time of the conjunction, Jupiter will be nearer the Earth than at any other time of year.
The closest phase of conjunction will occur during the evening of the 16th in Jerusalem, the time when the biblical day ends and the next one begins (Gen. 1:5).
6. ANNIVERSARY OF THE BETHLEHEM STAR
June 17 marks the Gregorian anniversary of the Venus-Jupiter conjunction, or “Bethlehem Star,” which signaled the birth of Messiah in 2 BC.
To summarize, we have the following occurring at once:
• A Jupiter-Moon conjunction; during the full Moon, while Jupiter is at its nearest.
• The final Sunday before summer.
• The Pentecost harvest festival.
• The Gregorian anniversary of the Bethlehem Star.
The prophetic themes embodied in this convergence are—
• A catching up to heaven.
• Summer is near.
• The harvest.
• An appointed time.
• The trumpet blast.
• The return of the goodman.
• A meeting of the Church and Messiah in the heavens.
• A birth proclaimed by a sign.
Additionally, the above is taking place during the harvest season following Israel’s 70th year since 1948 and on the heels of the 49th year since Jerusalem began to be rebuilt in spring 1969 (Jer. 29:10; Dan. 9:25)
Having highlighted this remarkable convergence, we understand that a coming together of prophetic signs and timelines doesn’t necessarily mean the event alluded to, in this case the Rapture, is going to occur at this time. Oftentimes a convergence is simply a convergence, a sign or marker pointing forward.
Besides, Jesus says he is coming at an hour we think not (Matt. 24:44).
Such a rare and profound convergence is, however, intended to get our attention.
Therefore, look up!
The heavens are declaring to everyone who has ears to hear: “The King is on His way!”
1 Thessalonians 4:13-17
But we do not want you to be uninformed, brothers, about those who are asleep, that you may not grieve as others do who have no hope. 14 For since we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so, through Jesus, God will bring with him those who have fallen asleep. 15 For this we declare to you by a word from the Lord,[a] that we who are alive, who are left until the coming of the Lord, will not precede those who have fallen asleep. 16 For the Lord himself will descend from heaven with a cry of command, with the voice of an archangel, and with the sound of the trumpet of God. And the dead in Christ will rise first. 17 Then we who are alive, who are left, will be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air, and so we will always be with the Lord.
So, what I say to you and I say to all stay awake and WATCH!
Therefore stay awake—for you do not know when the master of the house will come, in the evening, or at midnight, or when the rooster crows, or in the morning— 36 lest he come suddenly and find you asleep. 37 And what I say to you I say to all: Stay awake.”
PERTINENT NEWS LINKS:
- Two oil tankers struck in suspected attacks in Gulf of Oman – shipping firms
- U.S. military says video shows Iran removing unexploded mine from oil tanker
- Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says Iran IS behind Gulf of Oman ‘torpedo’ attack as U.S. forces find unexploded mine and tanker industry chief warns ‘oil supply to entire Western world could be at risk’
- Iran responsible for ‘blatant assault’ on oil tankers in Gulf of Oman, Mike Pompeo says
- China vows to develop ties with Iran after attack on tankers
- Iran says responsible for Strait of Hormuz after video shows mine removal
- US blames Iran for oil tanker attack in Gulf of Oman amid rising tensions
- IRAN ACCUSES AMERICA OF FALSE FLAG
- Tanker owner seems to dispute U.S. account of Gulf of Oman attack
- Iranians fired missile at US drone prior to tanker attack, US official says
- Trump says ‘Iran did do it,’ as U.S. seeks support on Gulf oil tanker attacks
- Pentagon readies ‘contingency plans’ for Iran amid heightened tensions
- Hackers That Took Down Saudi Oil Site Probing U.S. Power Grid
- Gulf of Oman Attacks Trigger Tighter Security on Key Shipping Routes
- Oil tanker attacks echo Persian Gulf’s 1980s ‘Tanker War’
- Saudi Arabia demands ‘decisive response’ to Iran threat
- Saudi prince blames Iran for tanker attacks, says won’t hesitate on ‘threats’
Don’t forget to keep checking out the UNSEALED site. Here is the newest and also relevant to the times article: Peace Plan Unveil Still On As War Nears With Iran
For this bonus section I want to stipulate to use discernment and not put all your hopes on dreams and visions. Put your hopes and faith in Jesus and the written words he has give us to discern the times. That said, we do know that he gives dreams and visions to his followers and that they will increase in the end of days.
But this is what was uttered through the prophet Joel:
“‘And in the last days it shall be, God declares,
that I will pour out my Spirit on all flesh,
and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy,
and your young men shall see visions,
and your old men shall dream dreams;
even on my male servants and female servants
in those days I will pour out my Spirit, and they shall prophesy.
And I will show wonders in the heavens above
and signs on the earth below,
blood, and fire, and vapor of smoke;
the sun shall be turned to darkness
and the moon to blood,
before the day of the Lord comes, the great and magnificent day.
And it shall come to pass that everyone who calls upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.’
Two things I want to make note of are that tons of people have been having dreams of the color turquoise being the color of war and seeing it in dreams. Also, others have heard submarine sonar sounds and have dreams and visions of submarines leading into war.
Russian President Putin recently spoke about the threat of global conflicts on the horizon and his frustration at Washington’s apparent unwillingness to take the possibility seriously. Read the subtitles of this video. The submarine comment got my attention….(only 4 mins long)
The dreams and visions of “turquoise is the color of war” had me intrigued so I looked it up and apparently Iran was and has been a major excavator of turquoise and exporting it via the silk road. Just another hmmm well that’s interesting thing to think about. Here is a channel I follow from time to time and she has had a series of dreams that just now have made complete sense in view of the last few days:
Sub sonar dreams and Turquoise being the color of war. Very short videos below but check out links under each one at their Youtube sites for more :
* NEW VIDEO ADDED SATURDAY NIGHT TURQUOISE *
Again, don’t put your hopes or even worries in peoples dreams and visions. Just use discernment and pray about EVERYTHING on your watch. I shelve these under my “Hmmmm that’s interesting” section of my brain. One thing we all can see is that we are at the end of the line. Things are about to begin and soon. It is no longer 5,10,20 or more years off. Frankly, I’d be surprised if it is another year or two longer. I look each watch time frame and this weekend is another high watch. Just stay awake and look up because our redemption is drawing nigh! If you are not saved, PLEASE do not put it off. I beg this of people daily. Now is not the time to play around with your eternity. You will be lucky if you survive the first half of the tribulation if you get left behind. Please, don’t put off accepting Jesus for your salvation!