I had posed the question in the previous post: “Were we wrong about the time?” My answer was: “Yes and no.” The time declared as the appointed time was not wrong. The appointed time came and went, but that doesn't mean that it isn't still future. Right. What sense does that make? None, unless the Lord does something like what He did for Hezekiah, turning back the clock, in a figure.
The value in knowing the time was first in knowing when it would come, and doing what was required for preparation. Then, the value was in that which was learned through diligent watching as it arrived. Now that the time has passed, the value is in grasping why. Those who don't believe that the appointed time really did pass fail to gain the benefit. That's you, if you're still looking toward the fall of this year for a rapture on a Fall Feast Day or for some other scenario to play out.
If you weren't paying very close attention to what has recently been written about the high strangeness of the zig zag time trajectory of Satan's fall, a time mission, an ark of salvation, and the epic hoax, I'll probably lose you at some point because I'm going to draw upon all that and the responsibility is yours to keep up with the pace. The Lord will help, or there is no help.
A span of time is going to be repeated, and what happens in the next version is going to be different. The basis for this is biblical, and, Lord willing, I'll be sharing some of these insights on the blog. This model has even been illustrated very accurately in several films and TV shows. It's the modeling of this repetition that has been elaborately masked in this season. Most specifically, we'll see that it does primarily have to do with the revealing of the lawless one, as indicated in previous posts.
As it stands today, with no revealing of the lawless one and thus no sign for the Bride, there was no interaction that would result in the Romans 11:15 “acceptance” trigger. The time passed. Victory: Satan. But it's not over until it's over - and my God is sovereign.
Here's a diagram of a masked model, fruit of the whiteboarding session I mentioned above.
The Pesah will be repeated. Toward the close of that watch season, I suspected, and hoped, that it would be a small loop, probably going back 10 days from the 22nd to the 13th day of the 1st month as the time mission and ark scenarios played out, but it was not to be. I did not see it coming, but we have been given more grace for preparation, and it is absolutely necessary. The two most obvious questions at this point, I have no answer for: How long before time is reset to the past? How far into the past will it be restarting? I believe the Lord has given us some direction, but he's not yet given us much insight. We still see as through a glass darkly, and the path thus far is involving a lot of hard labor.
Remember the account of Saul's failure in 1 Samuel 13? I referenced it in the post about watching on the 23rd day.
8 Now he waited seven days, according to the appointed time set by Samuel, but Samuel did not come to Gilgal; and the people were scattering from him. 9 So Saul said, “Bring to me the burnt offering and the peace offerings.” And he offered the burnt offering. 10 As soon as he finished offering the burnt offering, behold, Samuel came; and Saul went out to meet him and to greet him. 11 But Samuel said, “What have you done?” And Saul said, “Because I saw that the people were scattering from me, and that you did not come within the appointed days, and that the Philistines were assembling at Michmash, 12 therefore I said, ‘Now the Philistines will come down against me at Gilgal, and I have not asked the favor of the Lord.’ So I forced myself and offered the burnt offering.” 13 Samuel said to Saul, “You have acted foolishly; you have not kept the commandment of the Lord your God, which He commanded you, for now the Lord would have established your kingdom over Israel forever. 14 But now your kingdom shall not endure. The Lord has sought out for Himself a man after His own heart, and the Lord has appointed him as ruler over His people, because you have not kept what the Lord commanded you.” ~ 1 Samuel 13:8-14
Saul correctly noted that the appointed days had passed, and that Samuel had not shown up as promised. That was no excuse. It was then that he took matters into his own hands. He offered a burnt offering, but it was a major offense, and there was forfeit. Huge forfeit. I see an example here.
In closing, here's another thematic study I just published. I'm going to be referencing this soon, Lord willing.
Daniel 12 - Interactive - Thematic Structure
We pray that you will stay alert and on watch, seeking above all to be found worthy of Him! We thank you for your prayers and kindness! Great reward awaits the faithful!