The Midnight Cry
Penned by: Kevin K O’Connor
Date penned: Aug 19, 2017
Thought: To examine our Lord’s own Words concerning the last minute warning of His coming
Scriptural Springboard: Mat 25:6 And at midnight there was a cry made, Behold, the bridegroom cometh; go ye out to meet him.
When asked by our Lord from those closest to Him concerning His return (Mat 24:3 And as he sat upon the mount of Olives, the disciples came unto him privately, saying, Tell us, when shall these things be? and what shall be the sign of thy coming, and of the end of the world?), He replied both in Matt 24 & in Matt 25 that His return would be as in the days of Noah as well as then sharing the Parable of the 10 virgins that were waiting for Him, 5 being wise and 5 being foolish. The following are the scriptural references;
The Rapture Parable
Mat 25:6 And at midnight there was a cry made, Behold, the bridegroom cometh; go ye out to meet him.
Mat 25:7 Then all those virgins arose, and trimmed their lamps.
Mat 25:8 And the foolish said unto the wise, Give us of your oil; for our lamps are gone out.
Mat 25:9 But the wise answered, saying, Not so; lest there be not enough for us and you: but go ye rather to them that sell, and buy for yourselves.
Mat 25:10 And while they went to buy, the bridegroom came; and they that were ready went in with him to the marriage: and the door was shut.
As in the Days of Noah text Mat 24:37 But as the days of Noe were, so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.
Gen 7:1 And the LORD said unto Noah, Come thou and all thy house into the ark; for thee have I seen righteous before me in this generation.
Gen 7:2 Of every clean beast thou shalt take to thee by sevens, the male and his female: and of beasts that are not clean by two, the male and his female.
Gen 7:3 Of fowls also of the air by sevens, the male and the female; to keep seed alive upon the face of all the earth.
Gen 7:4 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.
Both of these scriptural references that our Lord Himself has shared states that there WILL BE, not may be, a very slight warning given to those waiting for Him (see verses Matt 25:6 & Gen 7:4). Those are our Lord’s own words. My question to you and to all those that ‘say’ that they are waiting for our Lord’s ‘catching away’ or Rapture, could that very small time notice be the upcoming solar eclipse to be happening across the entire continental U.S. on Aug. 21, 2017 with His rapture to happen during His appointed Feast of Trumpets being Sept 21,22 of 2017? After all, God did say in; Gen 1:14 And God said, Let there be lights in the firmament of the heaven to divide the day from the night; and let them be for signs, and for seasons, and for days, and years: And, His own word tells us all three reasons for creating the lights in the Heavens with the first one being ‘for signs’. A very interesting read concerning this timing of His ‘Catching Away’ is the following; http://watchfortheday.org/fishersofmen.html
So, with God’s own words as to why He created the lights in the Heavens, (for signs), and with the upcoming solar eclipse cutting through this nation only to happen again 7 years later, (for those who didn’t know this, feel free to watch the short 2min and 15 sec video; X Marks the Spot: Paths of Two Rare Solar Eclipses Cross Over New Madrid Fault Region (2 min 15 sec)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lJDpFk4MJfk ) , (interesting, same time period as the Tribulation). One should also consider that the present year being 2017 is 70 years since Israel was declared to be a nation which one may verify from the following; http://www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org/the-declaration-of-the-establishment-of-the-state-of-israel On the 29th November, 1947, the United Nations General Assembly passed a resolution calling for the establishment of a Jewish State in Eretz-Israel; the General Assembly required the inhabitants of Eretz-Israel to take such steps as were necessary on their part for the implementation of that resolution. This recognition by the United Nations of the right of the Jewish people to establish their State is irrevocable. And, let’s not forget what our Lord said in regards to the following in; Mat 24:32 Now learn a parable of the fig tree; When his branch is yet tender, and putteth forth leaves, ye know that summer is nigh: Mat 24:33 So likewise ye, when ye shall see all these things, know that it is near, even at the doors. Mat 24:34 Verily I say unto you, This generation shall not pass, till all these things be fulfilled. Psalm 90:10 says the length of our days is 70 years, or 80 if we have the strength. This indicates that the person who lives for 80 years would be an exception. The average is 70 years. And in support of this, Isaiah said the period of time known as a king’s lifespan is 70 years (Isaiah 23:15) .
So now, not only do we have our Lord’s own words concerning ‘this generation not pass, till all these things be fulfilled’ but now also the signs in the sky Luk_21:25 And there shall be signs in the sun, and in the moon, and in the stars; and upon the earth distress of nations, with perplexity; the sea and the waves roaring; AND, we Have His Word in Psa 19:1 To the chief Musician, A Psalm of David. The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament sheweth his handywork. Psa 19:2 Day unto day uttereth speech, and night unto night sheweth knowledge. Our God is providing two different witnesses to the present hour, His Word and His creation. The question isn’t are these happening, because they are, but are we listening?
If the Rapture does happen within the next month, and MANY of those who confess Jesus as Lord within this nation do NOT end up being taken, it won’t be because He didn’t try to tell them, it was because they truly were as He Himself shared in Matt 25:1-13, foolish virgins that were waiting for Him, BUT, having lamps with insufficient oil to make them shine upon His arrival. And, since we don’t carry around lamps in the present age, I have penned from my heart what I feel represents that present state of being ready or not here; http://www.rubornagain.com/When_Actions_Speak_Louder_Than_Words.htm
I feel that God is doing His best to announce the Midnight Cry as stated in Matt 25:6 with both his own Words concerning the time period in Matt 24:34 as well as the signs in the sky as He speaks of in Luke 21:25 AS WELL AS the many watchmen sharing videos concerning these facts (along with pennings such as this one).
No, it won’t be for the lack of a ‘Midnight Cry’ or signs that any of the virgins end up missing out on this Glorious event, it will be because they just grew tired of hearing the warnings and ended up closing their ears. How sad to miss this because of growing weary in waiting!
Heavenly Father, may You ever gird up our hearts to always press in near to Your Heart. Ever be our Passion and our Resolve to never lessen our hold upon You. For it’s in the Everlasting, Glorious, and Matchless Name of Jesus we pray, Amen.
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