By Christine Darg, Jerusalem Channel
“For when they shall say, ‘Peace and safety;’ then sudden destruction cometh upon them, as travail upon a woman with child. . . .” (1 Thessalonians 5: 3)
As a person who has given birth twice, I know something about birth pains and how they first come far apart and even can be false labor. But eventually there is no doubt that labor has begun because the pains become consistent and then increase with intensity and closeness.
Have you noticed lately how one calamity seems to follow another without any breather to recover? The world is reeling from one crisis to the next. One dark headline follows another with a relentless pounding to our sensibilities.
A verse that keeps repeating itself in my spirit is Revelation 22:11,
“He that is unjust, let him be unjust still: and he which is filthy, let him be filthy still: and he that is righteous, let him be righteous still: and he that is holy, let him be holy still.”
This verse, written in the ironical style, was not meant to be a license for sin. Rather, commentators say it is a prophecy of the atmosphere at the close of the age, at the time of the second coming of Jesus: the unrighteous will continue to act unrighteously. There will be no change, no regeneration, renovation, repentance, or reformation. Nevertheless, because we are living in the time before the Rapture and before the Great Tribulation, there is still hope that some will read the handwriting on the wall and will repent and find the Lord.
The upcoming month of September reflects this atmosphere of increasing birth pangs.
Here are some important dates for prayer:
~13th September is the last day of the Shemitah year, and many are predicting a financial crisis. (The Shemitah is the seventh year of the seven-year agricultural cycle mandated by the Torah for the Land of Israel; recently it has been brought to light that many financial crises have happened on a sabbatical year.)
~Sunset 13th September to nightfall September 15th, Rosh Hashanah (literally “head of the year”) is the Jewish New Year. The Biblical name for this holiday is Yom Teruah, literally “day of shouting/raising a noise,” or the Feast of Trumpets. It is the first of the High Holy Days known as Yamim Nora’im (“Days of Awe”). Rosh Hashanah/Trumpets is a type and shadow of the Rapture because it is the day or hour that no man knows due to the fact that the new moon must be sighted in order for the day officially to begin, and due also to the reference of a shout and trumpet. Also the US Congress has 60 days to review and ratify or nullify the Iranian nuclear deal, and the 60th day would fall on Rosh Hashanah, the day beginning a period that many Jewish people consider to be the days of judgment.
~23rd September the “New World Order” Pope meets with Obama. Why would the president of the United States, which prides itself in not establishing a religion, invite the leader of the Roman Catholic church to address Congress?
~23rd September is the most solemn day on the Jewish calendar the Day of Atonement, Yom Kippur.
~28th September is the last of the four blood moons in the tetrad that we’ve been passing through and the only one of the current tetrad expected to be visible from Israel. This date is also the start of the Feast of Tabernacles.
The accumulating signs of the times are more than alarming: the blood of the aborted babies and the callous harvesting of their organs; same sex marriage becomes the law of the land. Islamist terrorists are wild with barbaric acts and crush the church in the Mideast. Western nations cowtow to the most vile terrorist regime and are willing to sacrifice Israel’s security. A statue of Satan is unveiled and honoured in the USA.
I sense that the Lord would say at this time:
Minds no longer renewed by my Word have become reprobate and apostate.
I have heard the groans of my people and I know their sorrows—even now my remnant church is passing through the throes of perfection and the fires of glory. Soon you shall be see the finished work of my hands, and you will bequeath the Gospel baton back to my people Israel.
I hear the cry of the martyrs who are being slain and beheaded because of My word and because of their testimony. They cry to me night and day, “How long, Sovereign Lord, holy and true, until you judge the inhabitants of the earth and avenge our blood?” Their time of waiting is almost finished and their vindication is near, for their company is almost complete. I am coming suddenly. Hold on to what you have; see to it that no one takes your crown.
The nations are raging and the peoples are continually imagining vain things! Woe unto all who are calling good evil and evil good and who put put forth darkness for light and light for darkness. Their hypocrisy has reached up to heaven.
I have a controversy with the united nations against my people and my Anointed; I have a controversy with the apostate churches for they have trampled underfoot my holy Word and they have lightly esteemed my covenant people.
To the apostate churches, I say, for a little while I hid my face from Israel and sifted them from nation to nation, but just as I promised, I have kept covenant with my people and I have returned to Zion, bringing them from afar under my wings. With great fury I will protect them!
To my lukewarm church in the West, because you are neither hot nor cold, I am vomiting you out of my mouth. You say, ‘I am rich,’ but you are wretched. Those whom I love, I rebuke and discipline. Be zealous and urgently repent, for the separation of my sheep has already begun.
Many in the churches who have betrayed my Word and who betray Israel call me Lord, but I do not know them. They have become strangers to me—and when I come, I will tell these workers of iniquity who dare to boycott my people and to dishonor the patriarchs– you have departed from Me, so now I command you to depart from Me!
And to the church in Rome that cries ‘Peace! Peace!’ and who devise their own schemes of peace, I charge you to read the epistle to the Romans: if some of the natural branches of my olive tree were broken off, and you, a wild olive shoot, were grafted in among the others and now share in the nourishing root of my olive tree, why are you arrogant toward the natural branches? Have you forgotten that it is not you who support the root? Rather the root supports you! Therefore be zealous and repent; do not become proud, but fear. For if I, the Lord, did not spare the natural branches, I certainly will not spare you. In your arrogance, humble yourself and understand the mystery of my Plan, that a partial hardening befell Israel, but only for a season while the full number of the Gentiles is gathered unto Me, and then when my Bride from every nation is complete, all of Israel shall be saved.
For I am coming suddenly, and you will remain unconverted and lost forever, unless you quickly turn unto Me and repent.
I, Yeshua, give you this testimony for I am the Root and the Offspring of David, and the bright Morning Star. Blessed are those who wash their robes in My Blood, that they may have the right to the tree of life and may go through the gates into the holy city, the New Jerusalem. Outside are the dogs– those who practice magic arts, the sexually immoral, murderers, idolaters and everyone who loves and practices falsehood and who exchange the truth for a lie. ”
Amen and Amen!