& Establishing Zion.
We will look at the following...
- Times & Seasons.
- Yeshua's task -to gather in the Wheat
- The End of the Pentecostal Harvest.
- Burning up the Tares and Chaff.
- Shaking the Olive Tree.
- Establishing Zion.
Times & Seasons
- Unleavened Bread
Yeshua's task -to gather in the Wheat
Since Pentecost (Shavuot) in Acts chapter 2 the Good Shepherd has been gathering in His lost sheep. These lost sheep are also likened to wheat which the Good Lord will put into His Barn (Luke 3:17).
Yeshua said to His Disciples in;
John 4:35 Say not ye, There are yet four months, and then cometh harvest? behold, I say unto you, Lift up your eyes, and look on the fields; for they are white already to harvest.
The End of the Pentecostal Harvest
The Lord is patient with his crop and endures the wicked for only a short season. Two thousand years is only two days in the courts of the Lord (Psalm 84:10, 2 Peter 3:8).
Burning up the Tares and Chaff
In one sentence of scripture we can have 2000 years in between.
John the Baptist said of Yeshua,
Luke 3:17 Whose fan is in his hand, and he will throughly purge his floor, and will gather the wheat into his garner; but the chaff he will burn with fire unquenchable.
Meanwhile the enemy, Satan, has sown tares amongst the wheat (Matthew 13:30).
Matthew 13:25 But while men slept, his enemy came and sowed tares among the wheat, and went his way...
Matthew 13:30 Let both grow together until the harvest: and in the time of harvest I will say to the reapers, Gather ye together first the tares, and bind them in bundles to burn them: but gather the wheat into my barn.
Matthew 13:38-43 The field is the world; the good seed are the children of the kingdom; but the tares are the children of the wicked one; 39 The enemy that sowed them is the devil; the harvest is the end of the world; and the reapers are the angels. 40 As therefore the tares are gathered and burned in the fire; so shall it be in the end of this world. 41 The Son of man shall send forth his angels, and they shall gather out of his kingdom all things that offend, and them which do iniquity; 42 And shall cast them into a furnace of fire: there shall be wailing and gnashing of teeth. 43 Then shall the righteous shine forth as the sun in the kingdom of their Father. Who hath ears to hear, let him hear.
G165 αἰών aiōn
From the same as G104; properly an age; by extension perpetuity (also past); by implication the world; specifically (Jewish) a Messianic period (present or future): - age, course, eternal, (for) ever (-more), [n-]ever, (beginning of the, while the) world (began, without end). Compare G5550.
So at the end of the Age (not end of the World), the Lord will burn up the wheat chaff (Luke 3:17) and tares that grew amongst the wheat (Matthew 13). The Angels are assigned the task of bundling them. This does not mean that they necessarily physically yank them out of the world. Rather, they are bundled into different groups to be destroyed. Yeshua said the blind follow the blind and they both fall into the ditch. So it shall be that the wicked will be split up into different factions to destroy one another.
Since the work of Pentecost is almost over, it is time to deal with what is left over, that is the tares and chaff. The population of the entire earth is about to be greatly reduced. The regathering of the 10 lost tribes of the House of Israel will only consist of a small remnant. Once the wheat Harvest is completed, what is left of the Church in its Ear Tickling, Happy Clappy, Rock Concert, Laodicean, Torahless, Greek minded garb will be burnt up.
So just get this straight in your mind, Pentecost is almost over. What Pentecost represents, the gathering in of the wheat during the 'Church Age' is almost over. The gathering in of the wheat is followed by the destruction of the tares and chaff. The destruction of the tares and chaff is followed by the regathering of the remnant of the lost tribes of Israel. The destruction of the tares and wheat chaff is not to be confused with the reaping and burning of the clusters of the vine in Revelation which is another destruction of another group of wicked before the return of Yeshua.
This is important because believers need to know what is in store for them in the immediate future as the fall and destruction of the USA and the rest of the world as we know it draws near. Many believers are expecting the events of Revelation chapter 4 onwards to begin as opposed to other events foretold in the Old Testament prophets which will occur well before the events in the book of Revelation. The purpose of this entire website is to highlight the fact that that which follows the Pentecostal age is not Revelation chapter 4 onwards but the regathering of the remnant of the lost tribes of the House of Israel as foretold in Ezekiel 34, Jeremiah 23 and other places. Before this regathering is the gathering and burning of the wicked tares and chaff that is part of this same Pentecostal harvest field. Again this is not the same destruction of the wicked described in the book of Revelation! That is a later judgement after Israel is regathered as I will carefully explain...
So the question is, is the judgement of the wicked tares / chaff which is foretold in the gospels by John the Baptist and our Lord Yeshua HaMashiach the same judgement as described in the book of Revelation with the angels and their sickles? Does it describe the same event? Or are these two specific time periods and two different groups of wicked? We can all see the clouds of judgement gathering in our world. What are we about to go through? What are we about to endure? What is our hope?
There is a link in Isaiah 17 that links the shaking of the olive tree to the chaff of the mountains. This may refer to the burning up of the tares and chaff after the Pentecost wheat harvest is over.
Isaiah 17:6 Yet gleaning grapes shall be left in it, as the shaking of an olive tree, two or three berries in the top of the uppermost bough, four or five in the outmost fruitful branches thereof, saith the LORD God of Israel.
Isaiah 17:13 The nations shall rush like the rushing of many waters: but God shall rebuke them, and they shall flee far off, and shall be chased as the chaff of the mountains before the wind, and like a rolling thing before the whirlwind.
The wheat represents the nations that believe on the Lord and also the lost tribes and Ephraim that is mixed amongst the nations. Therefore when Ephraim and the lost tribes are likened to wheat it is when they are in the Gentile looking appearance. But when they wake up to their Israelite identity then they are likened to olives because the Olive tree represents Israel. The wheat chaff and tares will be burnt up and the Olive tree will be shaken before we are safely back in the land of our fathers.
Shaking the Olive Tree
In Romans we are told that after the fullness of the Gentiles be come in that the blindness that is upon Israel will be removed.
Romans 11:25 For I would not, brethren, that ye should be ignorant of this mystery, lest ye should be wise in your own conceits;
that blindness in part is happened to Israel,
until the fulness of the Gentiles be come in.
The phrase 'fulness of the Gentiles' is actually a veiled reference to Joseph's Son Ephraim who would fill the nations.
Genesis 48:19 And his father refused, and said, I know it, my son, I know it: he also shall become a people, and he also shall be great: but truly his younger brother shall be greater than he, and his seed shall become a multitude of nations. <LITERALLY 'FULNESS OF THE GENTILES', melo haGoyim, מְלֹא־הַגֹּויִם >
So once the last gentile that is actually a descendant of Ephraim is brought in then the partial blindness is removed from Israel.
Then the lost tribes that remain will be grafted back into their own olive tree.
Romans 11:24 For if thou wert cut out of the olive tree which is wild by nature, and wert graffed contrary to nature into a good olive tree: how much more shall these, which be the natural branches, be graffed into their own olive tree?
The Lord will search out the remnant of His flock in our protestant lands. This is where the lost tribes are scattered. Not all the lost tribes are going home though. It is a small remnant.
At the very time that the natural olive branches (lost tribes) are grafted back into their own olive tree a great catastrophe occurs. This is listed in Isaiah 17 where Jacob is made thin.
Isaiah 17:3-6 The fortress also shall cease from Ephraim, and the kingdom from Damascus, and the remnant of Syria: they shall be as the glory of the children of Israel, saith the LORD of hosts. 4 And in that day it shall come to pass, that the glory of Jacob shall be made thin, and the fatness of his flesh shall wax lean. 5 And it shall be as when the harvestman gathereth the corn, and reapeth the ears with his arm; and it shall be as he that gathereth ears in the valley of Rephaim. 6 Yet gleaning grapes shall be left in it, as the shaking of an olive tree, two or three berries in the top of the uppermost bough, four or five in the outmost fruitful branches thereof, saith the LORD God of Israel.
Jacob is going to be made thin. Only a few olives are saved. On a normal Olive tree there will be thousands of olives. So those that survive this shaking will be one in a thousand (or one in ten thousand!). There is not going to be much left of the lost tribes. But then the world is going to be greatly thinned out also. Isaiah 24 is all about the thinning down of the nations and the earthquakes and distress associated with it. (Rephaim means sickly or dead and may be an allusion to the Giants and the Nephilim in the last days).
Isaiah 24:1 Behold, the LORD maketh the earth empty, and maketh it waste, and turneth it upside down, and scattereth abroad the inhabitants thereof.
There is going to be a great deal of dislocation as people travel around the globe for safety from these earth changes. Again many people associate this with the events of Revelation because there are earthquakes then also. However there is a verse that links it with Isaiah 17 that mentions Jacob being thin.
Isaiah 24:16 From the uttermost part of the earth have we heard songs, even glory to the righteous. But I said, My leanness, my leanness, woe unto me! the treacherous dealers have dealt treacherously; yea, the treacherous dealers have dealt very treacherously.
Thus Jacob is made thin principally through treachery. Our young generation have been programmed through Big Brother and Survivor type TV shows to betray one another. They shall do it.
Ephraim was promised to be far more numerous than any other tribes. Ephraim will cop the brunt of these judgements.
Hosea 13:12-13 The iniquity of Ephraim is bound up; his sin is hid. 13 The sorrows of a travailing woman shall come upon him: he is an unwise son; for he should not stay long in the place of the breaking forth of children.
The place of the breaking forth of children is Babylon in Iraq, along the Euphrates river. The idea of the word for 'breaking forth of children' (mishbar מִשְׁבַּר, to break) is related to the idea of the word 'Euphrates' parat meaning to separate. Also 'Euphrates' פְרָת p'rat is related to the name 'Ephraim' אפרים, fruit פרי peri, and young bullock, פר par, which Ephraim אפרים is. Ephraim will eventually find his way to the 'North Country' which is by the river Euphrates as I shall explain shortly. That's where he will grow up to be a man. That's where he will be broken, and break forth!
The lost tribes will be gathered out of the nations that they currently reside in. This includes USA and other nations. They shall be brought to the 'land of the North' or 'North Country'. This is spoken by the prophet Jeremiah.
Jeremiah 31:8 Behold, I will bring them from the north country, and gather them from the coasts of the earth, and with them the blind and the lame, the woman with child and her that travaileth with child together: a great company shall return thither.
The 'North Country' is defined by Jeremiah as being "by the river Euphrates".
Jeremiah 46:10 For this is the day of the Lord GOD of hosts, a day of vengeance, that he may avenge him of his adversaries: and the sword shall devour, and it shall be satiate and made drunk with their blood: for the Lord GOD of hosts hath a sacrifice in the north country by the river Euphrates.
The Euphrates is in modern day Iraq. This is where Babylon is. There is an exodus coming to those from Ephraim and the other lost tribes that will lead us out of the USA and Australia etc and into Iraq. The Babylonian system we see in the city of London and in the USA and western commerce will be transferred to Babylon in Iraq after world war 3. The remnant of Ephraim and the other lost tribes are coming home at the same time. This will be during the massive earth changes in Isaiah 24 which is also linked to Isaiah 17.
If Jacob is being made thin, and the numbers of Israelites are being chopped down through treachery, earthquakes and other judgements then are there other parts of scripture that also speak of this? And are they related to Ephraim? Yes indeed.
Ephraim is likened to the tens of thousands and Menasseh is likened to thousands.
Deuteronomy 33:17 His glory is like the firstling of his bullock, and his horns are like the horns of unicorns: with them he shall push the people together to the ends of the earth: and they are the ten thousands of Ephraim, and they are the thousands of Manasseh.
In total this makes 11,000.
Another verse, says
Psalms 91:5-10 Thou shalt not be afraid for the terror by night; nor for the arrow that flieth by day; 6 Nor for the pestilence that walketh in darkness; nor for the destruction that wasteth at noonday. 7 A thousand shall fall at thy side, and ten thousand at thy right hand; but it shall not come nigh thee. 8 Only with thine eyes shalt thou behold and see the reward of the wicked. 9 Because thou hast made the LORD, which is my refuge, even the most High, thy habitation; 10 There shall no evil befall thee, neither shall any plague come nigh thy dwelling.
So Ephraim and Manasseh may be alluded to in Psalm 91:6 since Ephraim is the 10,000 and Manasseh is the 1,000 referred to. That is, the bulk of Joseph's seed is about to be cut off due to wickedness. A Holocaust for Joseph. Judah has in some ways already experienced a holocaust. But that was small in comparison to what is coming.
Reading on in Isaiah 24 which is connected to Isaiah 17 we read the following.
Isaiah 24:6 Therefore hath the curse devoured the earth, and they that dwell therein are desolate: therefore the inhabitants of the earth are burned, and few men left.
The 'curse' could also be the same curse mentioned in Zechariah chapter 5 which describes the coming together of last days Babylon in the land of Shinar. See articles titled 'The 2012 Financial Crash, World War 3 and the Rise of Babylon' and 'SpacePort Babylon' for details.
Also Isaiah 24:6 mentions men being burned.
Here we have the burning of the wicked. These could be the tares and chaff referred elsewhere. But notice it says, few men are left. How many are left then?
Depopulation - Thought experiment
If humanity is cut down this severely then it will take some time to claw back to the billions. With modern technology and food production it may not take as long as after the flood for substantial re-population. Also, the land of Israel will return to an Edenic state (see the article titled 'Battle for Eden' for details). We know that Israel will be like Eden before the tribulation because it says so in Joel.
Joel 2:1-3 Blow ye the trumpet in Zion, and sound an alarm in my holy mountain: let all the inhabitants of the land tremble: for the day of the LORD cometh, for it is nigh at hand; 2 A day of darkness and of gloominess, a day of clouds and of thick darkness, as the morning spread upon the mountains: a great people and a strong; there hath not been ever the like, neither shall be any more after it, even to the years of many generations. 3 A fire devoureth before them; and behind them a flame burneth: the land is as the garden of Eden before them, and behind them a desolate wilderness; yea, and nothing shall escape them.
'The Land is as the Garden of Eden'? The current state of Israel is seeing the beginning of that wonderful greening process but it is far from complete. There is still much of Judea, Samaria and the Negev that requires a great deal of work and blessing to make it like the Garden of Eden. But we do see a partial fulfilment already as the Jewish love of the land and God's blessing brings a great deal of restoration to the land when compared to a hundred years ago. Hallelujah! God bless them!
On the subject of the state of Israel, where does that fit in prophecy? It is not directly there. The prophecies in Ezekiel 34, 36,37, Jeremiah 23 and others are misapplied to the modern state of Israel. The state of Israel is a gathering point for Jews, initially in unbelief in Messiah Yeshua and many didn't even follow the Torah in any shape. But their return is necessary to build up the land and Jerusalem and revive the language. But it is not directly referred to in prophecy. This infers that the main regathering of Judah is still future, and is related to the gathering of the House of Israel whom they will be joined to in the 'land of the North'/'North country' which is next to the Euphrates River in modern day Iraq. The modern state of Israel is necessary for Zechariah 12 to be fulfilled where they will 'mourn for the one they pierced'.
Zechariah 12:8-14 In that day shall the LORD defend the inhabitants of Jerusalem; and he that is feeble among them at that day shall be as David; and the house of David shall be as God, as the angel of the LORD before them. 9 And it shall come to pass in that day, that I will seek to destroy all the nations that come against Jerusalem. 10 And I will pour upon the house of David, and upon the inhabitants of Jerusalem, the spirit of grace and of supplications: and they shall look upon me whom they have pierced, and they shall mourn for him, as one mourneth for his only son, and shall be in bitterness for him, as one that is in bitterness for his firstborn. 11 In that day shall there be a great mourning in Jerusalem, as the mourning of Hadadrimmon in the valley of Megiddon. 12 And the land shall mourn, every family apart; the family of the house of David apart, and their wives apart; the family of the house of Nathan apart, and their wives apart; 13 The family of the house of Levi apart, and their wives apart; the family of Shimei apart, and their wives apart; 14 All the families that remain, every family apart, and their wives apart.
This does not bring about the second coming as Christians falsely understand. But it is necessary for Judah (the Jews) to be reconciled to the 10 lost tribes of the House of Israel. Then the two sticks can be joined (Ezekiel 37:15 onwards). This joining will be in the land of the north along the Euphrates. But the initial reconciliation of the leaders from the house of David, Levi and others is made in Jerusalem where they are fighting and pushing back the nations that are confederate against them at that time. The modern state of Israel is also necessary to build houses so we have somewhere to live when we return. Finally the state of Israel is necessary in order for there to be a controversy over Zion so the Lord can execute His judgement upon the nations for dividing His land. Again this chapter in Zechariah has been falsely understood to commence the 2nd coming, but instead it is the prelude to the reconciliation of the two houses of Israel and the setting up of the Davidic Messianic era after world war 3 but before the tribulation.
Getting back to the cutting down of Israel and the nations, after the mass dislocation and migration (Isaiah 24) the middle east shall become the centre of world population, power and commerce. As Israel comes together so does Last Days Babylon come together (see article 'SpacePort Babylon' and 'The 2012 Financial Crash, World War 3 and the Rise of Babylon' for details). After the destruction that is coming to our lands there will only be a small remnant of the lost tribes that remain (Olives) and they will be brought back to the land of Israel. These are likened to Olives and not wheat in Isaiah 17.
You should have a read of Isaiah 17 and 24 and compare them. This is part of the thinning down process that the Lord will do to the olive tree before He brings the remnant home as per Ezekiel 34 and Jeremiah 23 etc.
The reason that there is such a large and drastic depopulation of the earth is because we are entering a new phase of redemption. The current crop of wheat has by this time been completed. Now the field which is the world (Matthew 13:38) is being burnt off, plowed and resown. The Next crop is actually figs (this is the subject for another article sometime), but first the remnant olives are brought back to the land and the natural olive tree branches are grafted back in and the two houses of Israel and Judah are joined. So we have a massive culling of humanity coming that is actually bigger than the events in Revelation! Zion shall be restored through the spirit of judgement and burning.
Isaiah 4:4 When the Lord shall have washed away the filth of the daughters of Zion, and shall have purged the blood of Jerusalem from the midst thereof by the spirit of judgment, and by the spirit of burning.
So although this subject matter is rather gloomy at least you have a better idea of the amount of destruction that is coming and the way it will come via Earthquakes, Famine, Betrayal, rumours of wars (Isaiah 24, Mat 24) and Nuclear war (Joel 2:30 - 'Palmtrees' of smoke). He that endures to the end shall be saved. Again this is similar to the events leading to the tribulation, but they are not identical. What we have is the burning up of the tares and chaff followed by the shaking of the olive tree. It is not the judgement of the gathering and cutting down of the vintage and trampling of the Grapes as told in the book of Revelation.
The prophet Jeremiah in chapter 3 tells us that only 'one of a city and two of a family' will return to Zion. This backs up the gloomy population reduction outlined in Isaiah 17 and 24. Only a few are going to make it back. But for them it will be worth it. Later we are told that the Lord will give them new 'pastors' according to His 'heart'. This lines up with what Ezekiel 34 and Jeremiah 23 tell us about the second exodus where the Pastors are cut down for wickedness and the flock judged also. Then He promises to bring his remnant back to the mountains of Israel and restore new pastors. Anyway here is the quote from Jeremiah 3.
Jeremiah 3:14-18 Turn, O backsliding children, saith the LORD; for I am married unto you: and I will take you one of a city, and two of a family, and I will bring you to Zion: 15 And I will give you pastors according to mine heart, which shall feed you with knowledge and understanding.
16 And it shall come to pass, when ye be multiplied and increased in the land, in those days, saith the LORD, they shall say no more, The ark of the covenant of the LORD: neither shall it come to mind: neither shall they remember it; neither shall they visit it; neither shall that be done any more. 17 At that time they shall call Jerusalem the throne of the LORD; and all the nations shall be gathered unto it, to the name of the LORD, to Jerusalem: neither shall they walk any more after the imagination of their evil heart. 18 In those days the house of Judah shall walk with the house of Israel, and they shall come together out of the land of the north to the land that I have given for an inheritance unto your fathers.
What many Christians fail to understand is that the Kingdom comes to Israel before the events of Revelation. Israel is already in the land by the time the events of Revelation chapter 4 onwards proceed. The only thing that needs to occur during that time is that the bride makes herself ready and is separated from the whore (Rev 17:1). So the Kingdom comes to Israel first, before the Tribulation. Then what remains is that the bride makes herself ready (Song of Songs and Rev 12) and the Kingdoms of this world become the Kingdoms of our God (Rev 11:15). At present the nations are under the dominion of evil Angelic Principalities and powers (Ephesians 3:10) like the Angelic Prince of the Kingdom of Persia and Greece described in the book of Daniel 10:13,20. These are just a few examples of the Kingdoms which shall become the Kingdoms of our God in Rev 11:15. But the Kingdom of God is within us if we know Yeshua. And when He regathers the remnant of Israel back to the Land of Israel via the land of the north (North Country) then He will also reestablish the Davidic Kingdom and the Levitical Priesthood and temple worship. This is after what we could call world war three but well before the seven year tribulation.
The Levitical Priesthood will be raised by none other than Yeshua Himself as I have written in the article 'The Raising of Lazarus HaCohen'.
Again the purpose of Pentecost in Acts chapter two is contained in the following Old Testament quote that is quoted in Acts 15:16.
Amos 9:9-12 For, lo, I will command, and I will sift the house of Israel among all nations, like as corn <WORD CORN IS NOT THERE IN HEBREW> is sifted in a sieve, yet shall not the least grain fall upon the earth. 10 All the sinners of my people shall die by the sword, which say, The evil shall not overtake nor prevent us. 11 In that day will I raise up the tabernacle of David that is fallen, and close up the breaches thereof; and I will raise up his ruins, and I will build it as in the days of old: 12 That they may possess the remnant of Edom, and of all the heathen, which are called by my name, saith the LORD that doeth this.
We are now at the point where the sinners of my people shall die by the sword. Especially those that think they are going up in a rapture while still in their filthy garments (the bride has not made herself ready, she is not 'Without Spot or wrinkle'). The grain is being sifted and the sinners shall die by the sword. Later they will be raised and thrown into the lake of fire. Because none of the grain shall 'fall', the sinners must be the chaff and tares etc.
The phrase, 'possess the remnant of Edom' infers a gathering before the tribulation because Edom is destroyed at the end of the tribulation, see the book of Obadiah. I have already discussed this topic in other articles and videos. See the series, 'Edom and the Church' for details.
How glad I am that there is some good news. Amongst the good news is that the Davidic throne will be re-established along with the temple worship and even David himself. There are many other verses that attest to David being raised as well as Amos 9:11 including Ezekiel 34:24, 37:25, Jeremiah 30:9, Hosea 3:5. This is not Yeshua, God knows how to spell, Yeshua is the 'Branch', the 'Son of David'. In any case David and the temple system shall be raised and in operation. The world that we will be living in at this time will be openly supernatural with the temple in operation.
So the good news is that we are going home. The bad news is that it's not all of us. God's Kingdom is coming, birthpang by birthpang. First to an expanded and reunified Israel & Judah (after WW3) and then to the entire planet (after the 7 year tribulation and second coming of Yeshua HaMashiach as foretold in the book of Revelation). As Israel comes together so does last days Babylon. See articles titled 'SpacePort Babylon', 'Battle for Eden', 'The 2012 Financial Crash, World War 3 and the Rise of Babylon' and 'Part 1 - WW1 - Jewish Homeland, League of Nations' for details.
All of this is a big paradigm shift for Christians who think the next event is the stuff in Revelation. Most Messianics in the USA and here in Australia haven't figured this out yet. Monte Judah of Lion Lamb ministries has a similar understanding of the sequence of events but still places most of it in the Tribulation. It seems Americans can't shake old habits when it comes to prophecy. They have Tribulation on the brain. Australians don't even know what day it is. It's time to wake up. They wont understand what's going on as they reach this turnpike of history. World War 3 is not the Tribulation! But it is big trouble. Yes there is a Tribulation but it is not yet, that's the grape harvest. There is still a little time to study. If you have a family and a job that takes all your time then you might want to pray for some time out. You'll need a miracle. It's hard to unlearn things. If you don't understand about the Sabbath, Feasts, Lost Tribes and 2nd Exodus then you are not ready to study this subject. The time is short and the days are evil. World War 3 is on the horizon. Time spent in God's word is not time waisted.
It's hard putting this material together because the judgement is so gloomy. Be strong in the Lord. And if you don't fear God, 'have a nice day'.