Wherefore say unto the children of Israel, I am the LORD, and I will bring you out from under the burdens of the Egyptians, and I will rid you out of their bondage, and I will redeem you with a stretched out arm, and with great judgments: Exodus 6:6
And the LORD hardened the heart of Pharaoh, and he hearkened not unto them; as the LORD had spoken unto Moses. Exodus 9:12
Pharaoh’s heart was hardened to let go of the children of Israel for many times before the release of Israelites. The children of Israel were in bondage. As mentioned before, Egypt represents the world today and the children of Israel represents the true children of GOD. Applying to this pattern today, the true children of GOD are at risk of being persecuted (the synonym of “bondage” is persecution and slavery) because they are not of this world. These children are not comfortable to mix with this sin-filled world–they are being misunderstood, hated for CHRIST’s sake, being surrounded by evilness in this world that could tempt their flesh to sin (constant fight to live by the Spirit) and they do not belong to this world, but to the Kingdom of GOD–the world and themselves are in different channels. Persecution comes before freedom.
The darkest hour always comes before the break of dawn. The darkest hour is the bondage to the world and the dawn that comes after would be their deliverance! Applying to the pattern on the 3 days of darkness–the true children of GOD will be rescued. The 3 days of darkness may sound creepy and negative, but to the true church of GOD, those 3 days will be “The 3 Days of Light” for them–a period of excitement, pure joy, peace and glory! As said previously, the bride will have lights in their dwellings, provisions provided and full protection during that 3 days period.
The 3 days of warning will come before the start of the 3 days of darkness, this is a sign for people to come into safety. They must stay home to stay safe because there will be massive deaths out in the world that are caused by the cosmic disturbance. This pattern as said before was in accord to the 3 hours of darkness presented before the death of JESUS. The reason 3 hours is as 3 days is a pattern that was mimicked from this below:
But as the days of Noah were, so shall also the coming of the Son of man be. For as in the days that were before the flood they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noe entered into the ark, And knew not until the flood came, and took them all away; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be. Matthew 24:37-39
For yet seven days, and I will cause it to rain upon the earth forty days and forty nights; and every living substance that I have made will I destroy from off the face of the earth. Genesis 7:4
In the selfsame day entered Noah, and Shem, and Ham, and Japheth, the sons of Noah, and Noah’s wife, and the three wives of his sons with them, into the ark; Genesis 7:13
GOD gave a 7 days warning, before the worldwide destruction comes. The warning for them was to get ready to stay in the ark. Therefore, 3 hours is as 3 days–3 days of warning prior to the 3 days of darkness. The 3 days of warning will be a signal for us to get ready to stay at home to prevent destruction, for there will be mass destruction all over the world due to the worldwide cosmic event.
Just as the deliverance of the children of Israel that is a pattern for the 3 days of darkness, Noah had deliverance from the destruction that was to come. Thus, this 7 days warning pattern is related to this coming event. It is all about patterns!
There were only 8 people that entered the ark to escape from this complete worldwide destruction. Comparing between the population today (7 billions people) to this amount of only 8 people, it was a remnant that were saved. Of course, the pattern of these 8 people is symbolic to the remnant amount of people in this world today that are truly the bride that will be raptured–those who are truly surrendering completely of their lives to God and watching for HIS return anxiously everyday. Watching is a requirement.
The people who have accepted JESUS as their full time LORD and SAVIOUR during the 3 days of darkness/harvest as their full time LORD and SAVIOR, will also be counted part of the bride’s group. Those who will remain faithful until the end, they will be raptured and be changed into their glorified bodies after the APPROXIMATE 40 days harvest. The coming of The LORD will be just as the days of Noah, where it will be so unexpected to happen, but it will not be for the bride for she watches for HIS return and is intentionally to stay ready. The new bride would join in the rapture/great catching away, after the APPROXIMATE 40 days harvest. Marriage Supper of the Lamb will then take place after the rapture.
Behold, I come as a thief. Blessed is he that watcheth, and keepeth his garments, lest he walk naked, and they see his shame. Revelation 16:15
But of the times and the seasons, brethren, ye have no need that I write unto you. For yourselves know perfectly that the day of the Lord so cometh as a thief in the night. For when they shall say, Peace and safety; then sudden destruction cometh upon them, as travail upon a woman with child; and they shall not escape. But ye, brethren, are not in darkness, that that day should overtake you as a thief. Ye are all the children of light, and the children of the day: we are not of the night, nor of darkness. 1 Thessalonians 5:1-5
As the tomb where JESUS was buried in, 3 days later HE was found to be gone in the tomb. The bride will be gone during that period as she will be taken somewhere on earth (it maybe in the forest or top of the mountain) safely for training and will be receiving spiritual gifts. She stays on earth still, because the Ascension pattern only comes after the 40 days according to what JESUS did. Remember, the body of CHRIST today is the true church. The brides will be grouped for the coming great last harvest. The bride will be transformed in her incorruptible body at the beginning of the darkness. This is her reward for being ready and faithful to the LORD. During the 40 days of harvest, the “transformed” bride will be healing, giving provisions and witnessing the truth to others, like what JESUS did in the past. The transformed bride and the new bride that comes after the transformation of the bride are different people, but both of them are still the bride.
There will be a heart review in the view point of how the LORD sees a person, during the 3 days of darkness. For many, it could be a horrible experience to see all their sins being exposed in front of them. They will be given a chance to repent and ask for forgiveness of their sins. There will be a huge amount of people coming back to the LORD, just like the final release of the Israelites away from the Egypt (the world) in Exodus.
Jonah has repented and had his attitude changed to obedience towards GOD after his 3 days of darkness. Therefore, this is a pattern for the coming 3 days of darkness where this event will be able to make the lukewarm repent to GOD, where they can join in the bride’s group. But the choice of choosing GOD can only be made by the person himself, for GOD would not force them to choose HIM.
Jonah’s witnessing was all successful:
So the people of Nineveh believed God, and proclaimed a fast, and put on sackcloth, from the greatest of them even to the least of them. Jonah 3:5
Jonah could probably be bleached white due to his experience in the whale’s belly, so that the Nineveh people can’t help but to pay attention to his preaching. There were historically verified incidents of men who have been swallowed by fishes, much like what Jonah was. Harry Rimmers’ book; The Harmony of Science and Scripture, in which he tells of an Englishman, a sailor, who fell overboard, and was swallowed by a fish. A day or two later the fish was seen floating on the surface of the water, and was taken ashore. When it was opened up, the sailors, to their amazement, found their shipmate alive. He survived the experience, but his skin had turned a chalky white and remained so for the rest of his life. Dr. Rimmer talked with him and learned the details of his experience. It was clearly verified. There have been other accounts like this, probably half a dozen altogether. If Jonah’s face and body confirmed the remarkable story that surely this man had just gone through the harrowing experience of being swallowed alive by a fish and later vomited out, and that God had sent him to proclaim this message, you can imagine the effect upon the city. Jonah was a living evidence–documentary proof in his own being–that God meant what he said and would do it. The city repented down to the last man, and the judgment of God was stayed.
Part 13 shall be continued in another post.
• King James Version Bible
• Image courtesy of voraorn / FreeDigitalPhotos.net
• Sparrowcloud9’s dream #78–Psalm 23
• Lisa’s visions: http://www.sparrowsbarn.com/apps/forums/topics/show/12985861-lisa-visions-update