If this were about His coming in the sky, we would all drop what we are doing and go, but this is about a different event and if we don’t know how He will come and ‘knock’ (Luke 12:36), we won’t know how to “open unto Him immediately.”
Please consider the conditions for which “He will make [us] ruler over all that He has” Luke 12:44. If we shrug this off, we will be “beaten with many stripes; to whom much is given…much is required,” v 47,48.
- God executed judgment on Egypt at Passover and took Israel to a covenant marriage, Jer 3:14.
- Paul said “All those things happened to them for examples. ” Making a covenant is how we marry Christ.
- The wedding parables all have Passover imagery. The ‘midnight cry’ in Matt 25:6 is an echo of the calamity in Exod 12:29,30
- The ‘knock’ in Luke 12:36 is an earthquake that initiates the end-time “day of the Lord,’ Joel 2:10,11.
- The only other place Christ ‘knocked’ was for a lukewarm church that ended in an earthquake, 63 AD.
- God will “punish the king’s children” in ‘the day of the Lord’s sacrifice’ (Passover) Zeph 1:8.
- Christ’s last parables all have 2nd Passover timing, “as the days of Noah” or “like a man traveling to a far country.” If Israelites took a long trip and couldn’t get back to Jerusalem for Passover, they kept it the 2nd spring month, Numbers 9:10,11* Christ was taking the long trip and His return will fit His law*
- “As the days of Noah,” animals entered the ark on the 10th day, Gen 7:4,11. News of unusual animal behavior on Sunday, May 7 would support an impending time of judgment at 2nd Passover (#7 above). We should drop all other agendas and do as pioneers to “prophesy again” (Rev 10:11) with the same message of the Bridegroom’s coming and impending judgment. They did so without phones, faxes, computers copy machines, radio, TV or cars; how can we be excused?
- If Christ ‘knocks’ with an earthquake as Bible clues suggest we ‘open to Him’ by a Feast of Unleavened Bread. Christ did not fulfill this event; He was dead in the grave on the 1st day. It’s the wedding feast of Matthew 22. Bible weddings and the Feast of Unleavened Bread were both 7 days, Lev 23:6; Gen 29:27, but it’s about teachings, not crackers, Matt 16:12. Communion is union with Him in the Word; weddings are union by covenant. They coincide in a feast of betrothal as we consider topics God has emphasized 7 times as a mark of end-time truth. More information at https://goo.gl/A6gkhm, http://TheBridegroomComes.com http://MayJudgmentDay.com and https://youtu.be/JmmgyJb61BM
Summary: Five When-Then Events in 2015 Signaled the End-Times, which couldn’t begin until after the sabbatical year of 2016 because the end-times are a ‘week’ of years with the last of 7 years also being a sabbatical year.” “The day of the Lord” brings destruction (1Thess 5:2,3) “as the days of Noah,” when the Flood came with Passover timing, but in the 2nd spring month, Genesis 7:11. The reasons are biblical and easy to see.
Passover is the historic time for judgment (Exod 12:12) and linked in all three wedding parables, like when Titus began his siege of Jerusalem, but Matt 25:13,14 point to 2nd Passover “s the days of Noah” because of Passover a month later for a long journey in Numbers 9:10,11. 2nd Passover is May 11/12, counting from the new moon crescent, chodesh in Exod 12:2.
Here are five ‘when-then’ events that signaled ‘the day of the LORD’ in 2015:
- A rare solar eclipse on the equinox had the same timing as the beginning of the biblical year in Exod 12:2.
- A blood moon two weeks later on Passover had the same timing as Exod 12 when they put blood on doorposts. ‘The sun shall be darkened and the moon turned to blood before (paniym, facing) the day of the Lord,’ Joel 2:31.
- “The day of the Lord comes as a thief in the night when they shall say, ‘Peace and safety,’ sudden destruction.” 1Thess 5:2,3 was fulfilled when seven nations signs the Iran Nuclear Treaty in 2015.
- Christ said, “When you see an abomination…standing where it ought not,” Mark 13:14. The Bible calls lying with mankind as with womankind an abomination, Lev 18:22. It had ‘standing where it ought not’ in the US Supreme Court in 2015.
- The US Constitution calls for separation of church and state. The pope calls for union of church and state and he was ‘standing where [he] ought not’ in the US Congress in 2015.
All of the above signal the day of the LORD as impending, but the end-times are a unit of seven years that couldn’t begin until after the sabbatical year of 2016 so that when the temple is filled with smoke in Rev 15:7,8 and the seven vials are poured out, Christ will cease his mediation in a sabbatical year. 2017 begs the beginning of end-times.
Judgment on the US is expected. Egypt murdered hundreds of babies in Exodus 1; the US has murdered 60 million in the womb. Egypt enslaved God’s people. Alcohol, tobacco, drugs—a false system of ‘healthcare’ and education is enslaving most people today, even while they think they are free!
God afflicted Egypt with judgment and took Israel to a covenant, later saying, “I am married to you,” Jer 3:14. That’s how Christ comes as Bridegroom, or as a thief to those who aren’t watching.
It should fit the timing of 2nd Passover “as the days of Noah” when the Flood came with Passover timing, but in the 2nd spring month, Gen 7:4,11. Noah entered the ark on the 10th day—the same day the sacrifice was selected in Exod 12:3. When people didn’t enter the ark with Noah, they selected themselves for sacrifice.
When five women missed the wedding in Matthew 25, Christ said to watch (clue for Passover as the only night that Israel was to be awake). “You don’t eido—understand, for the kingdom of heaven is like a man traveling to a far country.” Israelites didn’t travel in winter. If they took a long journey in spring and couldn’t get back in time for Passover, they were to keep it the 2nd spring month as the law in Num 9:10,11 shows.
Christ is the Master who took the long journey, Matt 25:14. His return in judgment will conform to the law that He said is in effect till heaven and earth pass, Matt 5:18. Doing so will be a sign, even to unbelievers, that He is keeping the law that He gave and He must be the Master foretold in that passage 2000 years ago.
Summary: “The day of the LORD” brings destruction to Jerusalem as the first sign Christ gave of His return. A decree to rebuild Jerusalem will fit a double meaning of Daniel 8:14 as suggested by Palmoni, (Wonderful Numberer) in the original Hebrew of Daniel 8:13. 2300 years pointed to “the time of the dead that they should be judged.” 2300 days will span the judgment of the living with life and death issues as Daniel encountered. The 2300-year understanding resulted in great disappointment typified by the bitter belly of John who was told to “prophesy again.” To be the “movement of destiny” endorsed in Revelation 10, we must give the same messages of judgment and Bridegroom’s coming, but with better understanding, because it’s not a rapture. God afflicted Egypt with judgment and took Israel to a covenant, later saying, “I am married to you.” The context of the Judgment in Daniel 7:10 is the ‘great words’ of the horn, not seen in 1844, but seen on the Day of Atonement at the United Nations in 2015. The destruction of Jerusalem at Passover should signal a ‘midnight cry’ of impending judgment for us and the world.
Pioneers saw Daniel 8:14 as the “central pillar” of advent faith. Central could mean something on both sides, and so it is with Daniel 8. For starters, Advent pioneers in 1844 overlooked the context of the judgment in Daniel 7:10 where “the judgment was set and the books were opened.” The next sentence implies judgment “because of the voice of the great words which the horn spake.”
The horn was understood by Protestant reformers as the papacy that grew out of the 4th beast, the Roman Empire, as it fell. But in 1844, the papacy didn’t have many great words. Napoleon imprisoned the pope and he died in exile. The Vatican land didn’t come until 1929. Not many great words in 1844.
But in 2015, the pope had “great words” when he came to US Congress and it was the Day of Atonement when he also had “great words” for the United Nations. With missing ingredients from 1844 satisfied, we should consider the Angel’s words to “prophesy again” after John’s bitter-belly experience that typified the pioneers.
A second overlooked context from 1844 is the translation of the three Hebrew words “at the time of the end shall be the vision,” in Daniel 8:17. Pioneers believed the 2300 [years, 1844] was “the time of the end,” and maybe they used a Strong’s Concordance, but three other concordances, Englishman’s, BibleWorks and Young’s, all show the vision at the time of the end is not the mareh vision of 2300 days, but the chazown of the ram and goat conflict!
Daniel was sealed until the time of the end and Gabriel’s statement in Daniel 8:17 defines the time of the end as the ram and goat conflict. This means that God gave a lesson in history with a militant ram having two horns, the Medes and Persians, that are now the geographical areas of Iraq and Iran.
Contextual clues fit the end-time application better than Alexander’s Battle of Arbela victory in 331 BC.
- Daniel was in the palace at Shushan, but in vision, he was by the River Ulai—700+ miles from Arbela—he couldn’t see Arbela from the Ulai River that reference librarians say is now the Karun River by Kuwait, where US troops deployed against Iraq.
- The “goat came from the west on the face of the whole earth.” The US coalition included troops from S. America, Canada, Bosnia, Cyprus, Korea, Australia—the whole earth; not so with Alexander from Grecia.
- The goat “touched not the ground.” Alexander didn’t have planes. The victory over Iraq was done in the air before ground troops finished it.
- Grecia might also include our focus on an intellectual education while ignoring the trades and manual labor. Our universities have fraternities and sororities named by Greek letters of the alphabet, etc.
All of the above support Ecclesiastes 3:15, NEB—“What is, has been already; what is to come has been already, and God summons each event back in its turn” and we should consider it’s for a wise purpose…
Our amazing God “declares the end from the beginning.” In the book of beginnings, Abraham was tested of his willingness to sacrifice his son, Isaac. Muslims say the son that was spared was Ishmael. They celebrate this in their ram sacrifice, Al-Adha. So which is the true holy book?
What is about to happen, supported by President Trump’s ‘State of the Union’ Speech, should convince all Muslims with an open mind that there’s no God like ours, showing that a militant ram (caught by its horns in a Bush) will be sacrificed to spare Isaac’s son, Israel, even as militant Islam wants to wipe out Israel.
This is not a categorical condemnation of Muslims who, in many respects, live well without alcohol, drugs, tobacco, or Hollywood’s crime, sex, violence and perversions that came from the US. They hate us as the “Great Satan” for what they think is Christian western culture. But an Adventist lifestyle would be a natural choice for Muslims who don’t eat pork and who want to honor the Creator who rested on the 7th day.
We said the “central pillar” of Daniel 8:14 implies something on both sides. We looked back at Daniel 7. We’ve seen how Daniel 8 has a deeper meaning that fits our time. We now need to see its relationship to Daniel 9.
Adventists have understood that the 70 weeks of Daniel 9:24 are “cut off” of the previous 2300 days/years by the Hebrew word chathak. Historically, the 69 weeks of Daniel 9:25 pointed to Messiah, anointing as when Christ was baptized and anointed by the Holy Spirit. And those 70 weeks of years began with a decree to restore and build Jerusalem.
F.C. Gilbert, a converted Jew who knew Hebrew offers an explanation that fits a double application for Daniel 8 (and 9). The margin of the KJV in Daniel 8:13 shows the saint who said, “Unto 2300 days…” is Palmoni—Wonderful Numberer. To be full of wonder, we should consider a double meaning–2300 years from the decree to “restore and to build Jerusalem” to 1844 for “the time of the dead that they should be judged” but also 2300 days for a time to judge the living (who face life and death issues as Daniel did), also reckoned from a decree to rebuild Jerusalem after an impending calamity…”prophesy again!”
“Behold, the day of the Lord comes…For I will gather all nations against Jerusalem to battle; and the city shall be taken, and the houses rifled, and the women ravished; and half of the city shall go forth into captivity…Then shall the Lord go forth, and fight against those nations.” This is not about 70 AD.
- “The day of the Lord” was signaled in 2015. “The sun shall be darkened…” A rare solar eclipse on the spring equinox, March 20 as the biblical year began had the same timing as Exodus 12:2…
- Then “the moon turned to blood.” The blood moon two weeks later on Passover was a memorial of when Israel put blood on their doorpost, These signs in the heavens are “before the day of the Lord,” Joel 2:31. The word for “before” is paniym, It means “facing,” and the events of 2015 are facing end-times.
- “The day of the Lord comes as a thief…When they say ‘Peace and safety,’ sudden destruction comes…” 1Thess 5:2,3. Seven nations (like Revelation’s sevens?) signed the Iran Nuclear Treaty and Iran has already violated it by testing a rocket, etc.
- “The day of the Lord” comes without “slack” when 1000 years are as a day, but how would we know when that is? Peter said not to ignore it! This article could be subtitled…
How Papal Visits Signal End-Times to Begin in 2017
Leviticus 25 describes jubilee as coming every 49 years because the 50th year was the 1st year of the next sabbatical cycle—the years were formatted in sevens like our weeks of days.
A man could not permanently impoverish his family by selling his land. It came back to family ownership at the jubilee, every 49 years. Jubilee was involved in the time prophecy in Daniel 9:24,25. 490 years (10 jubilees) pointed to the Messiah. It began with a decree by Artaxerxes, a Persian king, who gave liberty to Israelites to return to their land in the spring of 456 BC. It was a jubilee event and the 70 weeks of years came to 34-35 AD.
The Jews missed the prophecy of the Messiah (anointing) in the 69th week of years. They felt threatened by a young prophet. If He were coming as a king to give them victory over the Romans, it would have been great, but victory over sin and selfishness wasn’t what they were looking for. They missed the prophetic role echoed first by Abraham that “God will provide Himself a lamb.” Genesis 22:8.
Isaiah 53 also showed this role as a suffering servant and a video by Dr. Hasel shows that Christ fulfilled 300 prophecies https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9hMuNGHKsjM
Continuing the jubilee concept, 40 more jubilees, (40 x49 = 1960) from 35 AD bring us to 1995, the 50th jubilee—the Jubilee of Jubilees when Pope John Paul spoke to the UN on the Day of Atonement—the same day that Jubilee was to be proclaimed in Leviticus 25. Huge coincidence?
And another huge coincidence 20 years later when Pope Francis also went to the UN on the Day of Atonement in 2015. WHY a 20-year gap?
Peter tells us not to ignore when “1000 years are as a day.” In that context, “God is not slack…the day of the Lord will come.”
If we integrate the jubilees into the 1000 years, 490 years is 10 jubilees + 490 more = 980. There are 20 years left over–signaled by the pope’s visits at the end!
But that was in 2015, as were the other “day of the Lord” signs. Why 2017? If we divide 1000 by 7, there’s a remainder of 6. 2015 when the pope came was the 6th year in the sabbatical cycle. 2016 was the 7th (sabbatical year). 2017 is the 1st year of a week of years enabling the end-time tribulation period to begin as a unit so that when Christ ceases His mediation in the 7th year, it will coincide with the sabbatical cycles, established in Daniel 9.
The conquest of Jericho supports this. Israel went around the city six times in six days and blew a trumpet each time, but on the 7th day, they went around 7 times. The six days for the six trumpets of Revelation 8 and 9, and the 7th day with 7 trips are like 7 last plagues when the temple is filled with smoke and there’s no mediation. 2017 is a window for end-times to begin. “God is not slack” in the context of 1000 years.
Additional reasons for a 7-year ending include:
#1. 7 years for Joseph’s famine. Pharaoh’s dream “doubled” (cows and corn) fits history and again for the end-times.
#2. Babylon was humbled for 7 years in Daniel 4. Weeks before Trump was elected, a seminar showed Trump as a proud man like Nebuchadnezzar who may be humbled like the great tree was cut down in Daniel 4.
#3. Jericho’s fall was like Babylon in end-times, 7 days/years.
#4. God’s people are scattered, but with power for 3 1/2 years followed by 1290 days of false worship under New World Order.
- Speaking of our time, Christ said to flee “when you see the abomination…standing where it ought not.” Lying mankind with mankind is an abomination and with Supreme Court approval, it was “standing where it ought not.
- Early believers understood Christ’s reference to the abomination as military and when the Roman army came to Jerusalem, they fled and were spared the siege by Titus in 70 AD. But US military also stood “where it ought not” with JADE HELM covering the southwest, July 15-Sept 15, 2015. Some said it was a drill in anticipation of martial law when constitutional rights could end.
- Early Christians saw the idolatrous standard of the Roman army that included emblems of their sun god planted outside Jerusalem as a sign to flee. We saw the pope “standing where [he] ought not” with an appeal that included Sunday as part of the “great words” to the US Congress in the pope’s Laudato Si’, 237, online pdf (Google).
All of this to say that “the day of the Lord”—the biblical end-times—may take a different shape than what a Southern Adventist University professor said 30 years ago—that “Sunday” is the next prophetic event!
God said He “will bring the blind by a way they knew not.” Since a former General Conference president said we are the Laodicean church, we should consider a “blind” problem and be open to truth, represented by Christ at the door.
Christ died as the embodiment of present truth. “In every age there is a new development of truth, a message of God to the people of that generation. The old truths are all essential; new truth is not independent of the old, but an unfolding of it…He who rejects or neglects the new does not really possess the old.”
When pioneers saw the Day of Atonement as a time of judgment, they dropped what they were doing and gave a ‘midnight cry’ that went to the farthest mission station in two months. If Passover (mid-April) brings calamity on Jerusalem, this article is Part I and we “must prophesy again–the Bridegroom comes!” with a better understanding than we now have. The wedding parables imply we don’t understand them.
We are asleep with lights out in Matthew 25; the King’s invitation is scorned in Matthew 22. The 144,000 who are privileged to follow Christ wherever He goes, are “virgins.” They must be the wise virgins that get into the wedding. We can do so if we “prophesy again” with a better understanding and we must if we see judgment beginning in Jerusalem at Passover, like with Titus in 70 AD.
To the intent that “He will make [us] ruler over all that He has” and not “beaten with many stripes” may God bless our understanding of the messages He endorsed for our time.
 Zechariah 14:1,2
 Matthew 24:3
 Revelation 11:18
 Jeremiah 3:14
 Revelation 10:10,11 KJV unless specified
 Daniel 12:4
 Daniel 8:5
 Isaiah 46:10
 John 1:31,32
 Revelation 11:18
 Zechariah 14:1-3
 2Peter 3:8-10
 Leviticus 25:9,10
 2Peter 3:8-10
 Revelation 15:7,8
 Daniel 12:7,11; Revelation 11:3-7; 13:5
 Mark 13:14
 Leviticus 18:22
 Isaiah 42:16
 Christ’s Object Lessons, 127
 Luke 12:44-48
The Greek word for judgment in Revelation 14 is krisis and the time of crisis coincides with the end of 6,000 years because in the 4th Commandment, God gives man six days to do his work and “1000 years are as a day,” according to 2nd Peter 3 when the end-time “day of the Lord” comes, and in this context, the pope is appealing for Europe to accept Muslim refugees.
The 7th millennium is beginning with 7 years of judgments that will drive people toward God or away, depending on what they believe. Is God good and wise, like “Come, let us reason together,” or is He like Allah, Kill the infidel and the raped woman and cut off the hand of the man who stole bread,
As people run towards God or away, their options should include a covenant-relationship with God as Israel had, in which He said, “I am married to you,” Jeremiah 3. Running away from Him will make us part of a global order that tolerates all lifestyles, even by leaders in what the Bible calls Babylon with Rome, city of seven hills in Revelation 17. The pope’s visit was on the jubilee timeline…
Artaxerxes was the Persian king who gave Israelites freedom to return to their land and rebuild in 457 BC (Google). It was a “jubilee” event. Liberty was proclaimed to captives or slaves and land returned to original family ownership as in Leviticus 25.
Jubilee was the 50th year but it was also the 1st of the next cycle so they were 49 years apart. The 70 weeks (490 years) in Daniel 9 spanned 10 jubilees and extended from 457 BC to 34 AD (no year “0”), and 40 more jubilees bring us to 1994-95 when Pope John Paul went to the UN General Assembly on the Day of Atonement in 1995 and Pope Francis also went to the UN on Day of Atonement in 2015. *Note: most Jews celebrated the day before, but in Bible times, the month began with a visible crescent.
Why 20-year’s gap in papal visits? Peter said, “Be not ignorant, 1000 years are as a day, a day as 1000 years. God is not slack…the day of the Lord will come.” If we integrate the jubilee cycles into the 1000-year timeline, 490 + 490 for 20 jubilees are 980 years with a remainder of 20 years—signaled by the papal visits!
This supports the 6,000 years of time for man’s work as ending with “the day of the Lord,” the end-time period impending. The pope’s visit was just one of five “when-then” signs for end-times to begin in 2016. We should expect trouble and martial law to where we are in bondage like Israel was in Egypt.
As America celebrates it’s freedoms on the 4th of July, it’s a mockery—most Americans are in bondage to alcohol, tobacco, caffeine (the legal drug) or prescription drugs as a losing lifestyle when most people could live better without drugs if they changed what they ate.
There’s also a moral bondage with people enslaved by gambling, sexual immorality and perversions, pornography, rock music, “shopping” or greed and a false sense of security from things that can easily be taken from us. Jubilee can afford freedom from all of the above in a repeat of history in which all who seek a New Covenant relationship can go to the land of the covenant. “If ye be Christ’s, then are ye Abraham’s seed, and heirs according to the promise” (of land, verse 29), Galatians 3.
The alternative will be enslavement in a UN New World Order with the pope in charge where everything is allowed except protest, and compliance is mandatory or one will not be able to buy or sell without a number, Revelation 13, but the next chapter says if we accept it, we will receive the plagues.
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Christ is the Word. Dividing the word Sabbath into some that we keep and some we don’t is an unwarranted division of Christ.
The pure woman in Rev 12:1 is standing on the moon. It implies a lunar understanding. God’s calendar is based on the moon. The moon isn’t needed for the 7th day Sabbath, but it is for the annual Sabbaths!
We are supposed to be ‘repairs of the breach’ in God’s law, but law is from torah which includes annual Sabbaths. Torah is in Mal 4:4,5, the context of Elijah. Christ said he will ‘restore all things.’ Matt 17:11
In her last book, Mrs White said “In the time of the end, every divine institution is to be restored.” PK 678. We need to see it for this info…
Sometime we hear arguments that Ellen White didn’t keep the feasts. If pressed, pdfs from her time may support it, but here’s a brief look at the Bible as the basis of faith that she upheld. Our problem is we don’t have a record of the 1888 truths she stood for that were denied.
“In every age there is a new development of truth, a message of God to the people of that generation. The old truths are all essential; new truth is not independent of the old, but an unfolding of it…He who rejects or neglects the new does not really possess the old.” COL 127. *If Ellen White spelled it all out, it would violate her statement that in our age there’s new truth.2T 692,3
“At the commencement of the time of trouble we were filled with the Holy Ghost as we went forth and proclaimed the Sabbath more fully.” Early Writings, 33. It’s like statutes, judgments and sabbathS (plural in context of statutes) Ezek 20:11-24
Testimonies to Ministers suggests our need of open, candid consideration.
“If a brother is teaching error, those who are in responsible positions ought to know it; and if he is teaching truth, they ought to take their stand at his side. We should all know what is being taught among us, for if it is truth, we need to know it.”TM 110 “where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty,”2Cor3:17
A Fresh Look at Biblical Support for the Annual Sabbaths
#1. All Scripture is given by Inspiration…and is profitable” 2Tim 3:16. This includes annual Sabbaths abolished by the papacy that “were designed to teach the people that at the time appointed One would come to whom those ceremonies pointed.” Christ’s Object Lessons, 34.
#2. We don’t have to do Jewish ceremonies—we got rid of them for the 7th day Sabbaths, why not for the annual Sabbaths that were mo’ed—appointed times from Gen 1:14—before any sin or Jews. Also mo’ed in Lev 23:44 where God also calls them “My feasts” in Lev 23:2. And “forever” Lev 23:14,21,31,41. Did God forget they would be nailed to the cross? Paul didn’t think so.
#3. Why did Paul keep those feasts with Greek believers? Acts 20:6; 1Cor 5:8 He said, “Follow me as I follow Christ.” 1Cor 11:1. He warned the Galatians “Ye observe days, and months and times and years. I am afraid of you.” The Greek word for observe means to the minutest detail. In their effort to earn salvation by the works of the law (impossible) Galatians became hairsplitters, debating the details, rather than simply enjoying the spirit of the occasion.
#4. The Jerusalem Council is cited by Christians as ending the law of Moses, but we overlook the context. “For Moses has in every city them that preach him in the synagogues every Sabbath ” Acts 15:21. They would learn it…
#5. Wording by translators from a Catholic background in Col 2:17 sounds like those times are just shadows, but the body or substance is Christ as if shadows are unimportant until we see they are shadows of impending events and “is” is a supplied word that changes the meaning. It might otherwise read, Don’t let anyone judge how you keep them, the body of Christ (local churchcan decide how to do so. Mrs. White implies communion “in its place
#6. “the types which relate to the second advent must be fulfilled at the time pointed out in the symbolic service.” GC 399.9 Christ’s wedding parables all have Passover imagery when God “executed judgment” and there was a midnight cry, Exod 12:10-12,29 also shows they were to be awake. “Watch” is the word. Each time Christ said it, [gregoreo] a link to Passover can be shown. Since watch means be awake, it would be unfair for Christ to ask us (we can’t be awake every night) but Passover was the only time it was required. If we’re watching and ‘open to Him’ when He knocks, ‘He will make [us] ruler over all that He has,” but “beaten with many stripes if we fail to prepare” Lk 12:36,44
#7. “You don’t know the day or hour” but eido means to be aware, understand. Each time Christ said it, He gave an example that fit a provision in the law for Passover a month later, “as the days of Noah” or “like a man traveling to a far country.” Matt 25:13,14; Num 9:10,11. *9T 92-95 cites Zeph 1:8—Passover!