We are going to review what we have so far very quickly before we go on. We have seen that on Tishri 1, year 6001 from creation, it is the first day of the 1000 year “Day of the Lord” and we will have the Natzal, or “rapture”, where living believers are changed and caught up to be with the Lord. The righteous dead will have their bodies resurrected, and the living and those who have resurrected bodies will be caught up together to be with the Lord and taken to heaven. There we will take part in the Wedding and Coronation of the Messiah. On earth, the Temple Services will begin (Ezra 3.1-6) and the 144,000 will believe and leave for Israel. Ten days later we come to Tishri 10 and Yom Kippur. The countdown for the Birth-pains, or “tribulation period” begins, with a total of 2520 days and a 360 day year. The false messiah has risen to power between Tishri 1 and Tishri 10 and signs a military treaty to defend Israel no later than Tishri 9, year 6001. The Two Witnesses begin their ministry that lasts 1260 days, or the first half of the Birthpains (Tribulation). They will be slain at the exact half-way point of the Birthpains, which is Nisan 10.
Nisan 10 is the day that Yeshua rode into Jerusalem on a donkey as the Messiah (Zech 9.9), and it will be the day the false messiah declares himself to be “God” and “Jesus” of Christianity in the Temple. A major war also begins between Russia and Europe. This is the first of three significant Rosh Ha Shannah to Yom Kippur in the Day of the Lord. The Abomination of Desolation is set up about 30 days from the mid-point of the Birthpains, around the time of Purim (Dan 9.27; 12.11). We learned that King Manasseh set up two images in the Temple, and he is a picture of the false messiah who we believe will do the same thing. These images will be a crucifix and a statue of Mary. The Catholic Church has decreed that where there is a crucifix, a statue of Mary should be nearby because Mary is seen as a “Co-Redemptrix.” This concept was on display during the movie “The Passion of the Christ” and during the papal visit to the United States in 2015, where whenever the Pope said a mass, there was a crucifix and a statue of Mary. King Manasseh is the fourth king of the last ten kings of Judah, pointing to the fact that the false messiah will set up these images in the fourth year of the Birth-pains. King Hezekiah is the third king of the last ten kings of Judah, and he was invaded by Assyria. The Assyrians are understood to be a type of Gog and Magog that would invade Israel during the Birth-pains. The prophets alluded to this before Ezekiel wrote about Gog and Magog. Hezekiah is the third king, and so the Russian invasion of Israel will happen in the third year of the Birth-pains in our opinion.
King Josiah is the sixth king of the last ten kings of Judah, and he was killed by Pharaoh Necho in a battle near Megiddo. Prophetically, this alludes to the fact that believers will fight near Megiddo to stop the false messiah and lose the battle during the sixth year of the Birth-pains. The last battle before Yeshua returns will be at Jerusalem (Zech 14). Now, you will see a term in the Scriptures called “the Day of Judgment” and that is “Yom ha Din” in Hebrew. Tishri 1, the day the Natzal happens, is a Yom ha Din. This is an idiom for Rosh ha Shannah, just like the English culture has idioms for their festivals (Xmas, Turkey Day, etc). The Bible is full of idioms relating to the biblical festivals, too. Yom ha Din is an idiom for Yom Teruah, or Rosh ha Shannah, Tishri 1. Why don’t we know this? Because we have never been taught these things because people have been going to the churches and being taught by people who think the Torah has been done away with. For example, there was a series of movies called “Back to the Future” and there is a movie set in the 1950’s. Marty walks into a soda shop and says ” Give me a Pepsi Free.” The tender says “The only Pepsi we have is one you pay for.” Marty then says “Well, give me a Tab.” And the tender says “We don’t run tabs, you pay for it first.” Marty then says “Give me something sugar free” and the tender gives him a cup of coffee. Marty said everything right, but he failed to communicate because words and concepts had changed in the last 30 years. We have a concept that the Bible was written in English and we try to fit what it says into our culture, but English has changed. In our opinion, there is a distinction between Yeshua, the real Messiah, and “Jesus” which symbolizes what he has evolved into over the centuries.
In Rev 4.1 we have an example of Rosh ha Shannah where it says a “door was opened” in heaven. The term “door is opened” is another idiom for Rosh ha Shannah because the “gates are opened” for repentance. On Yom Kippur ten days later, the gates of heaven are “closed” (Neilah) and sealed. The phrase “gates are closed” is an idiom for Yom Kippur. We know Yeshua will return on a Yom Kippur because the “great trumpet” sounds, which is another idiom for Yom Kippur (Matt 24.30-31). Yeshua returns and the doors of repentance are closed. Another term for Rosh ha Shannah is Yom Teruah (Num 29.1) and it means the “day of the awakening blast” (also means “shout”) of the shofar. So, when a passage is referring to Rosh ha Shannah, a trumpet will be seen, along with a “shout” and or “voice”, and that is what you have in Rev 4.1; 1 Thes 4.16 and 1 Cor 15.52. These are part of a ritual that will be taking place on Rosh ha Shannah and the Natzal because it is part of the Coronation of the Messiah. All these terms are associated with Rosh ha Shannah, therefore a Yom ha Din. Ever heard of the concept “I before E, except after C?” Here is the exception as far as Yom ha Din is concerned. A courtroom passage is always associated with Rosh ha Shannah unless something in the passage identifies it as Yom Kippur, the other Yom ha Din.
There are two days known as Yom ha Din, Rosh ha Shannah and Yom Kippur, with Rosh ha Shannah being the most important. For example, Dan 7.9-10, 13-14 is seen as Rosh ha Shannah. Dan 7.21-26 is seen as a Yom Kippur, 2520 days after the Yom Kippur that started the Birthpains in year 6001. Messiah will return on Yom Kippur (Matt 24.29-31; Isa 27.12-13). There are three trumpets in the Scriptures. The “first trump” is a term for Shavuot, or Pentecost, because a trumpet was heard as the Lord gave the Torah on Sinai. This was seen as a betrothal contract (Jer 2.2). The second trumpet is called “the last trump” and that is a term for Rosh ha Shannah, where the full marriage will take place. Tbhese two trumpets relate to the ram caught in the thicket in Gen 22 and what is called ” the Akeida” meaning the “binding of the sacrifice.” The third trumpet is called “the great trumpet” or “Shofar ha Gadol” and that is an idiom for Yom Kippur. The second coming of Yeshua will take place on that day, and the great trumpet is blown to signal when the “gates are sealed” to repentance, called “Neilah.”
In Part 5, we will begin to give a quick overview of the seven year Birthpains, using the last ten kings of Judah as a guide. We will then get into more eschatological details about what is going on, which will help us move in the right direction as we study the second coming of Messiah Yeshua. What we have already discussed is very important in understanding biblical eschatology in the way the Lord would have us understand it. These terms, idioms and concepts are nothing new and they were understood by the believers in the first century (1 Thes 5.1-5). The problem is these concepts have not been taught by those in Gentile, Replacement Theology Christianity and that is why they are not commonly known. But the goal of this teaching, and all our teachings, is to put the Scriptures back into its first century, Jewish context, so that we can begin to understand them in the way that the Lord intended us to understand them. If this is hard for you, keep going and don’t stop because when the “light goes off”, and it will, you will be thrilled with what the Lord has shown you.