Friday, September 18, 2009

The Appointed Time

Habakkuk speaks of the watchman on the tower who writes the vision pertaining to the APPOINTED TIME that he may run that readeth it… In the end times, the just shall live by faith,

I will stand upon my watch, and set me upon the tower… And the Lord answered me, and said, Write the vision, and make it plain upon tables, that he may run that readeth it.

For the vision is yet for an appointed time, but at the end it shall speak, and not lie: though it tarry, wait for it; because it will surely come, it will not tarry.

Behold, his soul which is lifted up is not upright in him: but the just shall live by his faith.

Daniel tells us that “the end shall be at the time appointed

“And some of them of understanding shall fall, to try them, and to purge, and to make them white, even to the time of the end: because it is yet for a time appointed.

At the time of the end there shall be a great war,

"..And at the time of the end shall the king of the south push at him: and the king of the north shall come against him like a whirlwind, with chariots, and with horsemen, and with many ships; and he shall enter into the countries, and shall overflow and pass over….

But thou, O Daniel, shut up the words, and aseal the book, even to the ctime of the end: many shall run to and fro, and knowledge shall be increased…for the words are closed up and sealed till the time of the end.

In section 124 we are informed that there will be a “set time to favor” Zion.

Isaiah speaks of a time when all flesh will come to worship before the Lord between two new moons,

“And it shall come to pass, that from one new moon to another, and from one sabbath to another, shall all flesh come to aworship before me, saith the Lord”

Ezekiel foretells that the gate of the inner court shall be shut six working days but in the day of the new moon it shall be opened,

“Thus saith the Lord God; The gate of the inner court that looketh toward the east shall be shut the six working days; but on the sabbath it shall be opened, and in the day of the new moon it shall be opened.”

And he said, Behold, I will make thee know what shall be ain the last end of the indignation: for at the time appointed the end shall be…. And some of them of understanding shall fall, to try them, and to purge, and to make them white, even to the time of the end: because it is yet for a time appointed.

In Psalms it speaks of the TIME APPOINTED on the solemn feast day when the trumpet is blown,

Blow up the trumpet in the new moon, in the time appointed, on our solemn feast day. For this was a statute for Israel, and a law of the God of Jacob.

Rosh Hashanah (Hebrew: ראש השנה‎, literally "head of the year," Biblical: [ˈɾoʃ haʃːɔˈnɔh], Israeli: [ˈʁoʃ haʃaˈna], Yiddish: [ˈrɔʃəˈʃɔnə]) is a Jewish holiday commonly referred to as the "Jewish New Year."

It is observed on the first day of Tishrei, the seventh month of the Hebrew calendar,[1] as ordained in the Torah, in Leviticus 23:24. Rosh Hashanah is the first of the High Holidays or Yamim Noraim ("Days of Awe"), or Asseret Yemei Teshuva (Ten Days of Repentance) which are days specifically set aside to focus on repentance that conclude with the holiday of Yom Kippur.

Rosh Hashanah is the start of the civil year in the Hebrew calendar (one of four "new year" observances that define various legal "years" for different purposes as explained in the Mishnah and Talmud). It is the new year for people, animals, and legal contracts. The Mishnah also sets this day aside as the new year for calculating calendar years and sabbatical (shmita) and jubilee (yovel) years. Rosh Hashanah commemorates the creation of man whereas five days earlier, on 25 of Elul, marks the first day of creation.[2]

The Mishnah, the core text of Judaism's oral Torah, contains the first known reference to Rosh Hashanah as the "day of judgment." In the Talmud tractate on Rosh Hashanah it states that three books of account are opened on Rosh Hashanah, wherein the fate of the wicked, the righteous, and those of an intermediate class are recorded.

The names of the righteous are immediately inscribed in the book of life, and they are sealed "to live." The middle class are allowed a respite of ten days, until Yom Kippur, to repent and become righteous; the wicked are "blotted out of the book of the living."

The Feast of Trumpets marks the first day of the Ten Days of Awe, or the Ten Days of Repentance. These are days specifically set aside by the Lord for His people to reflect on the condition of their relationship with Him and each other. The Days of Awe, conclude on The Day of Atonement.

The Feast of Trumpets, also the first day of Awe, begins at the first sign of the sliver of the new moon, marking the onset of the 7th month of the Hebrew calendar. Seven is the number symbolizing spiritual perfection, rest and creation. One hundred blasts of the shofar announce the simultaneous onset of the Feast of Trumpets, first day of Awe, and the beginning of the 7th month.

The last day of Awe, The Day of Atonement, is the only day each year that the High Priest would enter the Holy of Holies in the Temple.

It is important to note that on 22 September 1827, the very day Israel celebrated the Feast of Trumpets, Moroni gave the golden plates to the Prophet Joseph Smith. Since this feast was ripe with meaning for the theme of the regathering of Israel, it is unlikely this timing was accidental. Indeed, young Joseph was asked to meet Moroni for four years in preparation for that significant day in 1827.”

Perhaps the feast of trumpets is a likely time for Gods work to resume, even the Marvelous Work and a Wonder.

This is just a reminder for those wanting to join in with third watchers and others who will be praying for the return of God’s servants. Whether it is this year or a future year, we should continually be praying for the return of the first laborers of the last kingdom.,

Prayers offered from sundown to midnight… tonight.

"Speak unto the children of Israel, saying, In the seventh month, in the
first day of the month, shall ye have a sabbath, a memorial of
blowing of trumpets, an holy convocation."
~Leviticus 23:24"

"And in the seventh month, on the first day of the month,
ye shall have an holy convocation; ye shall do no servile work:
it is a day of blowing the trumpets unto you."
~Numbers 29:1~


NEPT said...

What do you suppose the phrase, "And some of them of understanding shall fall, to try them," signifies? Is it perhaps that "some" servants would "fall" from a terrestrial state (like those in suspended Zion) back to the telestial in order to gather the elect? Or could it mean that one who has already been chosen (even perhaps one of the servants that needs to return) will turn the tares away by intentionally leading them astray, and thus testing the wheat and consequently purging them to become "white"? Wouldn't this be a repeat scenario of the second watch?

Someone who is watching said...

That is a very curious verse.

I am not sure that it is speaking of the 3rd watch... I think it may be speaking about the 2nd watch.

back up to verse 31.

There is reason to suppose the "placing" of the abomination that will eventually make desolate, may have taken place back when the Saints raised their hands ("arms shall stand")to sustain leaders who were not prophets.

we have seen from the Morley Farm series that the daily sacrifice is the sacrifice of the broken heart and contrite spirit that will finally be offered in the 3rd watch by the sons of Levi.

That daily sacrifice was taken away during the Jackson- Kirtland- Nauvoo apostasies.

During the time of controversy the covenant was corrupted by secret combinations struggling for power.. where lots of flattery was taking place in support of certain dominate leaders.

During this general time of apostasy, there were some martyrs who fell in the cause of the Lord both in battle and through mysterious deaths by poisoning, etc.

Verse 35 sounds like one of two scenarios to me

1- righteous martyrs who became white through their offering

2- scapegoat intercessors who ultimately become white after their offering

both of these groups will return clean and white at the appointed time, when a certain king exalts himself above every god...

Someone who is watching said...

I suppose another way to interpret it is that those in the 3rd watch who have understanding could fall.. to further try and purge them and make them white..

But I haven't been able to find anyone with understanding.. so I prefer the previous interpretation..