How are you? Hope you had or are having a good day, today?
Today, I would like to share my findings on the apple dream I shared last week.
Like I shared in my previous blog, The Spirit of Fear, I used to think the rapture would happen in the middle or at the end of the Great Tribulation. But when I listened to the Pastor John Fenn’s teaching on Rapture, I realized it would be pre-Trib rapture and the 7 year of Great Tribulation is more for the Jews. And Apostle Paul wrote in Romans 11:25~33:
For I do not desire, brethren, that you should be ignorant of this mystery, lest you should be wise in your own opinion, that blindness in part has happened to Israel until the fullness of the Gentiles has come in. And so all Israel will be saved, as it is written:
“The Deliverer will come out of Zion,
And He will turn away ungodliness from Jacob;
For this is My covenant with them,
When I take away their sins.”
Concerning the gospel they are enemies for your sake, but concerning the election they are beloved for the sake of the fathers. For the gifts and the calling of God are irrevocable. For as you were once disobedient to God, yet have now obtained mercy through their disobedience, even so these also have now been disobedient, that through the mercy shown you they also may obtain mercy. For God has committed them all to disobedience, that He might have mercy on all.
Oh, the depth of the riches both of the wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable are His judgments and His ways past finding out!
Pastor John Fenn posted many articles on Rosh haShanah, Yom Kippur (The Days of Atonement) and The Feast of Tabernacles and I’m sharing the link, if you want to read them. I got to understand that understanding the Jewish calendar and traditions help us understand what the Scriptures say not only about the future events, but about the way of our Lord. We know He is the God of Abraham, the God of Issac and the God of Jacob!
Later, when I started to attend Sister Margaret Seaward’s class on the Last Days, she endorsed Pastor David Guzik’s commentary. So, I searched him online and got to know he is a pastor in Santa Barbara, California and he actually provides the free commentary online, EnduringWord. And he also posted a series of teachings, God’s Plan for the Ages, including Israel the Church and the Seventy Weeks of Daniel, The Rapture, The Millennium Kingdom and so on in YouTube. He also posted his teachings on the book of Jeremiah, which includes the 7 year of Jacob’s Trouble, the Great Tribulation to come. In watching, listening to and reading these teachers’ teachings, I think I would understand what the apple dream meant. I felt the Lord wanted to let me know the key to understand the end time events is understanding the Judaism. I’m thankful to the Lord, as the dream came especially when I was worried about the future events. But, like I played the apple like a really good soccer player in the dream, I felt that if I would understand the Jewish feasts and they are the foreshadow of the things to come, there would be no reason to fear. Again, it’s not only to understand the end time prophecy in the Bible, but to understand the way of our Lord, which I might share more on later.
Not being a Bible teacher, I wouldn’t write all of them, but would like to share the links of those teachings, if you’re interested and want to be comforted, just like me. And I may write more on this later, as I also see some different views on “Then, who would be raptured?”
Have a bliss!
But concerning the times and the seasons, brethren, you have no need that I should write to you. For you yourselves know perfectly that the day of the Lord so comes as a thief in the night. For when they say, “Peace and safety!” then sudden destruction comes upon them, as labor pains upon a pregnant woman. And they shall not escape. But you, brethren, are not in darkness, so that this Day should overtake you as a thief. You are all sons of light and sons of the day. We are not of the night nor of darkness. Therefore let us not sleep, as others do, but let us watch and be sober. For those who sleep, sleep at night, and those who get drunk are drunk at night. But let us who are of the day be sober, putting on the breastplate of faith and love, and as a helmet the hope of salvation. For God did not appoint us to wrath, but to obtain salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ, who died for us, that whether we wake or sleep, we should live together with Him.