By Christine Darg
To those who don’t understand the times, unfortunately it might seem like just another weekend, but there’s an alignment of highly significant circumstances.
The next 48 hours could change the world!
It’s difficult to find the right word to describe what’s about to occur, but I want to use a term from astronomy. And that word is conjunction, which simply means when different things align– for example, when two or more celestial bodies coincide. So let’s catalogue what’s happening this weekend:
First of all it’s the beginning of the Jewish New Year, the Feast of Trumpets, or as it’s called in the Bible, Yom Teruah, meaning literally the “Day of Shouting,” and we’re about to enter the mathematically significant year 5777 on the Hebrew calendar.
This weekend the month of September will end with a rare black moon arising and seen in the Western Hemisphere. One of the meanings of black moon is the second new moon in a month, and because the Hebrew calendar is lunar, some Bible prophecy experts suggest that this day could be “the day or hour that no man knows” mentioned by Jesus in Matthew 24: 36.
Astronomers are also predicting a major solar storm.
Let’s have a look at what Jesus prophesied in Luke 21,
25 There will be signs in the sun, moon and stars. On the earth, nations will be in anguish and perplexity at the roaring and tossing of the sea. 26 People will faint from terror, apprehensive of what is coming on the world, for the heavenly bodies will be shaken. 27 At that time they will see the Son of Man coming in a cloud with power and great glory. 28 When these things begin to take place, stand up and lift up your heads, because your redemption is drawing near.
Meanwhile, the world’s financial system is being shaken this weekend with the Chinese currency now being granted equal status with the US dollar, Euros and the British pound. In addition, two of the largest banks in Germany, Deutsche Bank and Commerzbank are under intense financial pressure.
With all this going on it’s extraordinary that world leaders are converging on Jerusalem for the funeral of Israeli elder statesman Shimon Peres who died this week at the age of 93. American President Obama, Britain’s Prince Charles, leaders from Canada, Australia and all over the world are converging here in the holy city of Jerusalem –even Palestinian leader Mahmood Abbas has asked permission to attend with a delegation. Presidents, kings, princes, prime ministers, foreign and defense ministers, science ministers and other senior officials from more than 70 countries – more than one-third of the nations in the world – will attend the funeral.
Imagine within a 48-hour period all these events converging!
Because the Feast of Trumpets is a type of festival that foreshadows the coming of the Lord, always at this time of year evangelicals listen for the sound of the trumpet of God, but nevertheless we do cry out to God for more time to peach the Gospel all over the world, beginning first here in Jerusalem.
A mystical rabbi in Israel has said that the Gog and Magog War prophesied in Ezekiel 38-39 has already begun. He wrote, “God is creating Gog and Magog, a situation of tohu vavohu (unformed and void, confusion) in the entire world, in order that the Jews will understand that there is Redemption and Messiah, and that it is God protecting the Holy Land.”
The End-Time Harvest has never been greater. Intercessors! Pray that we and our families will be ready for the glorious appearing of our Lord. But should He continue to tarry, may He keep his hand upon the Harvest! And may Israel be protected and comforted with the departure of their last modern founding father, Shimon Peres.
Shana tova, pray always for the peace of Jerusalem and especially for security and Israel’s military intelligence.
Among his New Year greetings, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu also addressed Israel’s Muslim citizens on his Facebook page: “Please accept my warm greetings on the occasion of the Hijri new year, which coincides with the Hebrew new year. I wish you success, prosperity and a good life. The beginning of the two new years symbolizes the coexistence in the State of Israel, which should serve as an example for others. I continue to work to ensure your integration in all fields of life in Israel. Happy new year!”