Why Christ’s 2nd Coming is NOT to Fulfill The Feast and Festival Days
Of The Old Testament That Have ALREADY Been Fulfilled!!!
October 10, 2021
This Commentary is a continuation of what I wasn’t able to complete in my last Commentary because I ran out of space. But CLEARLY -- the topic of whether we need to observe the Old Testament Feast and Festival Days is EXTREMELY IMPORTANT because according to “The Rapture Truth” REVEALED in Christ’s True Eschatology there is LITERALLY NO sacrifice Feast of Israel in the Old Testament Days that does NOT point to the broken body of Christ. And to celebrate those Festivals would mean that we are still looking forward to what Christ has ALREADY accomplished at the Cross. When HONESTLY -- it is the LACK of acceptance of Christ’s Word of FULFILLEMENT of Prophecies like Daniel’s 70th Week and Zechariah Chapter 14 that is at the root of ERROR and causing the prophesied “falling away from the faith” that we see occurring TODAY that Christ prophesied would be the #1 SIGN of His 2nd Coming in JUDGMENT!!!
And clearly -- Christ wanted us who were of His SEED to understand that He was sacrificed just once and that was at the cross for ALL those in His Book of Life. And that His sacrifice was the fulfillment of the prophecy of Daniel 9:24 when we read that it was determined by God (even before the foundation of the world!!!) that transgression would be withheld or restrained for CHRIST’S HOLY NATION -- and that sin would be brought to an end or sealed up – that also reconciliation for iniquity would be made to bring in everlasting righteousness (with Christ dying for our sins in our place at the Cross!!!) – and that there would be the sealing up of the visions of the Eschatology of these END-TIMES for anyone who rejected Christ’s True Gospel.
This prophecy of Daniel’s 70thWeek prophesied what was accomplished and FULFILLED by Christ at His 1st Coming for all of HIS SEED and is just NOT A FUTURE PROPHECY. And “The Festival of Tabernacles” also pointed to the death and resurrection of Christ. Which is WHY this particular Feast Day CANNOT be a Future Event either – for ALL of the Old Testament sacrifices were “types” of Christ and were FULFILLED by Christ’s death on the Cross!!!
The Feast of Tabernacles is prophesied in John Chapter 7 -- and CLEARLY this infamous Week of the Feast is also the start of Daniel’s 70th Week – which of course paints a CRYPTIC SPIRITUAL PICTURE of Christ as THE DELIVERER and “the Messiah the Prince” who CAME to usher in the Messianic Age. And it just can’t be reiterated enough that this Week is the Covenant Week in which Christ strengthened the NEW COVENANT of Grace with the 1/3 REMNANT out of this World that He had CHOSEN to save as we read in Galatians 3:17 and Hebrews 9:17. And this New Covenant period goes from Christ’s Ascension until His 2nd Coming on the LAST DAY which is also the timeframe of Daniel’s 70th Week Prophecy. CLEARLY -- with this Covenant Week of Daniel Chapter 9 and Zechariah Chapter 14 – Christ is painting a CRYPTIC SPIRITUAL PICTURE of the celebration of the Feast of “the sowing in the field of the seeds of Salvation” to the End of the World when the FINAL HARVEST is now taking place and Christ is separating His SEED from those of SATAN’S SEED!!!
Which is WHY no one can understand the True Gospel of Christ unless they believe as Christ teaches from Genesis to Revelation that there are 2 SEEDS of Mankind. For Christ began REVEALING this Biblical TRUTH in the Garden of Eden when He told Adam and Eve that He had CHOSEN who was of HIS SEED and who was of the SEED of SATAN. And it is important to understand that He wanted to convey through Adam and Eve that because Satan had DECEIVED them to disobey Him -- that He had put ENMITY between these 2 SEEDS which make up the 2 Spiritual Kingdoms of this World. And because of their disobedience these 2 Spiritual Kingdoms which are: 1) Christ’s CHOSEN GENERATION and 2) Satan’s EVIL GENERATION – would be constantly AT WAR with each other for the rest of this Human Race. And THIS TRUTH is confirmed by Christ saying of Satan’s Evil Generation: “This Generation shall NOT pass, till all these things be fulfilled.” (Matthew 24:34)
And after studying “The Rapture Truth” REVEALED in Christ’s True Eschatology for over 20 years now and writing HUNREDS of Commentaries for Christ on what His True Eschatology teaches is going to take place BEFORE the RAPTURE takes place on the LAST DAY – I have learned from Christ that these 2 Spiritual Kingdoms and EVERYONE on Earth will be locked into a fierce SPIRITUAL WARFARE with Satan LOOSED by Christ to not only fight ONE LAST SPIRITUAL BATTLE – but that Satan will be allowed by Christ to rule the WHOLE WORLD as Judgment on Satan’s Kingdom. For it is Satan’s Kingdom that the Last 7 Plagues are aimed at since those of Satan’s SEED have given birth to all of the EVIL in this World since the beginning of time!!!
And while a lot of lip service has been given to the poor Political Leadership of this Present Administration today – what should be given more attention is the poor Christian Leadership of our “so called” World Renowned Bible Prophecy Experts who are so busy defending the Mythical Pre-Trib Rapture to the World of Christendom that NOW most Professed Christians cannot understand WHY the world is spinning out of Control BEFORE the Pre-Trib Rapture???!!! And the unfaithful Christian Leaders have NO ANSWERS for WHY those in League with Satan are now trying to destroy any remnant of Christ’s Government and Kingship and trying to enforce what the Elites call “the Great Reset” of “Building Back Better” a Government that is run by them!!!
In other words – because they have REFUSED to believe “The Rapture Truth” REVEALED in Christ’s True Eschatology and have promoted instead their False Eschatology of a Pre-Trib Rapture where THE CHURCH will NOT have to go through the Great Tribulation – the Christian Leaders have themselves been AT WAR with Christ and His prophesying the GOSPEL TRUTH -- that EVERYONE ON EARTH will be in THE GREAT TRIBULATION before His 2nd Coming. And that is EXACTLY what the CRYPTIC MEANING of the “Gog and Magog” Battle is – which is
MAN AT WAR with Christ and His Word!!!
CLEARLY – the Disciples understood that Christ did not come to save the WHOLE NATION of Israel -- just like they also understood that He didn’t come to make the WHOLE WORLD CHRISTIAN either – HARDLY!!! He came to make CHRISTIANS out of the 1/3 Remnant that He had chosen to save before the Foundation of the World. And they knew that this 1/3 Remnant were Christ’s TRUE CHOSEN PEOPLE – who were NOT chosen by race but by GOD’S GRACE!!!
HONESTLY -- Christ NEVER taught that THE JEWS were the ONLY True “Chosen people” in His “CHOSEN GENERATION” and that the reason for Christ’s 2nd Coming would be to save the Nations of Israel EN-MASSE – HARDLY!!! That may be what Man’s False Eschatology proclaims – but after Christ’s resurrection the 1stthing that He did was to appear to Peter in a dream and REVEAL to Peter that the Gentiles were also “CHOSEN” to be part of THE ONE TRUE BODY OF CHRIST. And just because Christ waited until that time in Human History to evangelize the World didn’t mean that He loved us Gentiles any less than THE JEWS – AGAIN -- HARDLY!!! For Christ has always taught that ALL of us that He chose to save were of HIS SEED and part of His “Chosen Generation”!!!
There are Many Religious Leaders Fighting on the WRONG SIDE
of This Final Spiritual Battle Today!!!
TODAY what we are fighting now at Christ’s 2nd Coming is the same SPIRITUAL BATTLE that is FORESHADOWED by what took place at Christ’s 1st Coming. And in this Commentary I pray that I can explain WHY when Dispensationalists insist that there are 2 separate Bodies that Christ is working which are: 1) The Nation of Israel and 2) The New Testament Church – that this False Doctrine of Salvation is HONESTLY what DENIES Dispensationalism any claim to Christianity AT ALL – REALLY!!! For it just can’t be reiterated enough that Christ REVEALED in the Garden of Eden that there are 2 SEEDS of Mankind which make up the 2 Spiritual Kingdoms of this World – NOT 2 Bodies of people within His Kingdom of Heaven which is what Dispensationalism teaches.
When Dispensationalism is examined carefully with Christ’s Holy Spirit which I have done for over 20 years now – it doesn’t take long to see with Christ’s leading that Dispensationalism is the same Judaism that the Pharisees and Sadducees taught only in New Testament Apparel. And CLEARLY – Christ and His Disciples fought AGAINST the CHRIST-REJECTING False Religion of Judaism which DENIES – CONTRADICTS – DISTORTS and CHALLENGES every word that Christ spoke and taught about the Kingdom of Heaven.
And make no mistake -- what Christ taught was that when He saves us then we are keeping and practicing “The Passover Feast” – “The First Fruits Feast” -- and “The Feast of Tabernacles” in HIM. For these 3 Major Feast Days were FULFILLED by Christ’s Death and Resurrection for all of us in THE ONE TRUE BODY OF CHRIST. This is one of the most important points of the GOOD NEWS of the Gospel of Christ – that by being IN HIM these 3 Major Feast Days are kept FOREVER as explicitly required by His Law. For just as Christ taught -- the Laws aren’t done away with – A MILLION TIMES NO!!! -- they are simply FULFILLED or COMPLETED IN HIM!!!
In other words -- the Truth of the Gospel is that Christ fulfilled “The Feast of Tabernacles” along with the other Feast and Festival Days. And if we celebrate the Old Testament ceremonies – we are FIGHTING AGAINST HIM by declaring that Christ has NOT come to fulfill the LAW for us “Elect”!!! And that’s WHY this Final Spiritual Battle is MAN AT WAR WITH CHRIST AND HIS WORD. For HONESTLY -- isn’t the LACK OF ACCEPTANCE of Christ’s Word of the fulfillment of His prophesies NOW the cause for the “Great Apostasy” and the “falling away” from the Faith that Christ prophesied would be the root of ALL ERROR TODAY???!!!
And sadly -- Dispensationalists today who especially follow the Hebrew Roots Movement -- simply do not understand that by their keeping the Old Testament Feasts and Festivals and by their preaching that these Feast Days should still be observed -- that they are trying to have it both ways. In other words -- they advocate a Return to the adherence to the Old Testament ways and LAWS of the Torah while saying that they believe in the New Testament teaching that Christ became the LAW for us when Christ had Paul prophesy this very important TRUTH:
“Christ has redeemed us from the curse of the Law, having become a curse for us (for it is written, “Cursed is everyone who hangs on a tree”), that the Blessing of Abraham might come upon the Gentiles in Christ Jesus, that we might receive the promise of the Spirit through faith.” (Gal. 3:13-14)
And Paul goes on to say that there are NOT 2 Bodies of Christ but only ONE BODY when he wrote from the Lord: “Therefore the Law was our tutor to bring us to Christ, that we might be justified by faith. But after faith has come, we are no longer under a tutor. For you are ALL sons of God through faith in Christ Jesus. For as many of you as were baptized into Christ have put on Christ. There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free, there is neither male nor female; for you are all ONE (meaning ONE BODY!!!) in Christ Jesus. And if you are Christ’s, then you are Abraham’s seed, and heirs according to the promise.” (Gal. 3: 24-29)
And make no mistake -- JUDAISM is still the same CHRIST-REJECTING False Religion that the Pharisees taught only now repackaged in New Testament Apparel and called “Dispensationalism”!!! But it still has the same erroneous Doctrines and False Teaching that Daniel’s 70th Week Prophecy was NOT the prophecy that prophesied “the Messiah the Prince” who CAME who was CHRIST. But what’s even worse is that this ever-so-popular Eschatology has taken on a life of its own and has been embellished and added to and subtracted from until the present day when it declares that Daniel 9:27 is a prophecy of “THE ANTICHRIST” who will be REVEALED halfway through the 7 years of the Future fulfillment of Daniel’s 70th Week Prophecy. That Daniel 9:27 is NOT a prophecy of JESUS CHRIST confirming His New Covenant of Grace with “the many” of us in His Book of Life -- but a Prophecy about “THE ANTICHRIST” -- UNBELIEVABLE!!!
And that’s not all – Dispensationalists continue to insist that the whole Nation of Israel became “reborn” on May 14, 1948. Never mind that Paul taught from Christ that Election and Predestination were Christ’s True method of Salvation as we read in Ephesians 1:3-14!!! HONESTLY -- how does anyone become “born-again” WITHOUT having a New Covenant Relationship with Christ – let alone a WHOLE NATION becoming born-again on the very same DAY???!!! And not to be disrespectful – but isn’t it just absurd to think that Salvation is NATIONAL – and NOT individual???!!! For how could Christ hold us responsible for what others believe or don’t believe when His Word explicitly teaches that SALVATION belongs to Him???!!!
What most Christians today don’t realize is that the False Religion known as “Judaism” with its traditions and falsehoods that were taught by the Pharisees and the Sadducees – really did NOT even formally come into existence until 600 years AFTER Christ’s Ascension. In other words -- it was NOT formally called “Judaism” until well AFTER Christ’s Ministry on Earth. And while the current American use of the term “Judeo-Christian” refers to a value system common to Jews and Christians -- it didn’t appear in print in a book UNTIL a review by the English writer George Orwell in 1939 with the phrase “the Judeo-Christian scheme of morals.” Orwell’s usage of the term followed at least a decade of efforts by Jewish and Christian Leaders -- through such groups as the National Conference of Christians and Jews founded in 1927 -- to emphasize common ground.
The term continued to gain popularity in the 1940’s as it was in part a concerted effort of countering Anti-Semitism with the idea that the foundation of morals and laws in the United States was a shared one between Jews and Christians. But at best this term should be an OXIMORON if one realizes that Judaism is a CHRIST-REJECTING FALSE RELIGION – while the Christianity that Christ taught is of course a CHRIST-ACCEPTING TRUTH that He is “the Messiah the Prince” who CAME to save the 1/3 Remnant of this World that He REVEALED to Zechariah recorded in Zechariah 13:8-9 that would be saved!!!
Judaism Began with the Codification of the Babylonian Talmud
And is Not The Gospel of Christ and Never Will Be!!!
SADLY -- it is becoming more obvious with each passing day that so many of the Christian Authors who teach the Eschatology of these End-Times are teaching Dispensational Pre-Millennialism and the Hebrew Roots Movement which is REALLY “Judaism” and certainly NOT the True Christianity that Christ taught. And that’s WHY they are encouraging Christians to celebrate the Old Testament Feasts and Festivals. But what needs to be shouted from the MOUNTAIN TOPS – is that Judaism began with the codification of the Babylonian Talmud – NOT the Books of the Old Testament that Christ had Moses write or the Scriptures that Christ’s Prophets of Old taught.
And because of that -- certainly The Talmud can NOT be compared to the inspired Book of the Bible that Christ had His True Prophets write. For The Talmud is clearly a record of Rabbinic discussions on Jewish Laws – ethics – customs – legends and stories which “the unsaved Jews of the Flesh” thought were authoritative and treated as the Gospel TRUTH. In other words -- The Talmud was NEVER the Gospel TRUTH that Christ came to teach – for it combined some Scripture with the Pagan influences of the Babylonians that the Priests of Israel had adopted while in Babylon Captivity and then brought back with them to Jerusalem and were teaching when Christ 1st appeared.
And that’s WHY only the inspired word of God should be considered THE TRUTH -- and NOT the Talmud. For Christ’s Words of TRUTH were given to His TRUE PROPHETS through His Holy Spirit – NOT from False Prophets in League with Satan. And clearly what most of the Pharisees and the Sadducees were teaching when Christ arrived on the scene were Pagan rituals and teachings from the Talmud – NOT THE TRUTH from the Old Testament. And this False Religion is what Christ and His Disciples were faced with.
And CLEARLY -- after Christ’s Death and resurrection because the 1st members of the Early Christian Church were ALL Jews for the most part – they continued to worship in the Jewish Synagogues until they were forced to separate themselves from the Jewish Synagogues by those Jews who considered them “Heretics.” For it was introduced into the regular Synagogue Liturgy what was called the Birkat-ha-minim which pronounced a “curse” against Heretics. And certainly all of the Jewish converts to Christianity were considered Heretics in the eyes of “the unsaved Jews of the Flesh.”
This Doctrine of “Birkat-ha-minim” instructed the Jews who REJECTED Christ as the Messiah to curse the newfound Jewish Christian followers of Christ 3 times daily which forced Christ’s followers out of the Synagogues until eventually almost ALL Synagogues were made up of only “the unsaved Jews of the Flesh” exclusively who REJECTED the Messiah especially after the fall of Jerusalem and the destruction of the Temple.
And HONESTLY – NO ONE could understand what Christ taught about the 2 SEEDS of Mankind more than John who witnessed first-hand the mockery of the trial of Christ and stood at the foot of the Cross of Christ watching Him die the horrible death of crucifixion that was planned and orchestrated by the “so called” Religious Jewish Leaders of the Sanhedrin. And because of that John KNEW and understood Christ’s Teaching that the WHOLE NATION of Israel was NOT CHOSEN by Him to be saved. For it was because of the CHRIST-REJECTING False Religion of Judaism that John along with Christ and the other Disciples were driven out of the Synagogue. And no doubt that is WHY John wrote for Christ in the Book of Revelation about those of the SEED OF SATAN that he called the “Synagogue of Satan” Jews!!!
John was NOT being Anti-Semitic when he wrote those words for Christ – HARDLY!!! – he was born of Jewish descent!!! But he knew that everyone of Jewish descent was NOT of the SEED OF CHRIST but most were of the SEED OF SATAN. And clearly -- there was great unrest among the Romans and the Jews to be sure. And that eventually led to the rebellion of the Jews of the Roman province of Judea that was led by Simon bar Kokhba against the Roman Empire in the period of 132 AD – 135 AD. But the revolt that SHOULD concern us who are of the SEED OF CHRIST today is FORESHADOWED by the divide between “the saved Jews of the Spirit” who followed Christ and His teachings of Christianity and “the unsaved Jews of the Flesh” who had rejected Christ and His Gospel Truth. For we are experiencing this same GREAT DIVIDE TODAY in Christendom even though Satan has managed to distort that we are even in the Final Spiritual Battle through his GREAT DECEPTIONS!!!
In other words – the REAL TRUTH is that the DIVIDE of this World is caused by the ENMITY between CHRIST’S SEED and those of the SEED OF SATAN. And just like at Christ’s 1stComing there are MANY 21st Century Pharisees and Sadducees today who are fighting on the WRONG SIDE OF THE TRUTH now at Christ’s 2nd Coming!!! And the same reason WHY “the unsaved Jews of the Flesh” hated the early Christians is WHY there is the same SPIRITUAL WAR going on TODAY – THINK ABOUT IT!!!
FORTUNATELY -- Paul understood what it cost to follow Christ because as soon as he was converted and Christ had opened his eyes to THE TRUTH of the Gospel -- Paul learned what it was to have his own Colleagues and fellow Pharisees and Sadducees HATE him for his accepting the Gospel of Christ. And he understood what Christ Himself taught when we read of this GREAT DIVISION and ENMITY between those of us who are of the SEED OF CHRIST and those who are of the SEED OF SATAN with Christ Himself prophesying of ESPECIALLY this Final Spiritual Battle TODAY when we read that the DIVISION will be very pronounced with Christ Prophesying:
“Do you suppose that I came to give peace on Earth? I tell you, NOT AT ALL, but rather DIVISION(!!!). For from now on five in one house will be divided: three against two, and two against three. Father will be divided against son and son against father, mother against daughter and daughter against mother, mother-in-law against her daughter-in-law and daughter-in-law against her mother-in-law.” (Luke 12:51-53)
CLEARLY – The Book of Revelation was written to encourage the believers who were enduring intense suffering through the persecutions instigated by “the unsaved Jews of the Flesh” in all of the Jewish Synagogues at the time of the 1st Coming of Christ. And it was in this context that Christ had John prophesy of those who “say they are JEWS and are NOT, but are of a Synagogue of Satan” recorded in Revelation 2:9. FORTUNATELY – Christ REVEALED this TRUTH to John: “Indeed I will make those of the Synagogue of Satan, who say they are Jews and are NOT, but LIE -- indeed I will make them come and worship before your feet, and to know that I have loved you.” (Revelation 3:9)
CLEARLY – Christ is EXPOSING those who are of THE SEED OF SATAN today as He is bringing the Evil Kingdom of Satan which John called “Babylon the Great” down to ruins just like He did with Pharaoh’s Evil Egyptian Empire in Moses’ Day. And He is using those of us in His Christian Army who have THE BELT OF TRUTH buckled around our waists to help Him do it!!!
What The 3 Major Feast Days Mean in Christ’s Economy
With that said – everyone who believes Christ’s True Gospel must eventually come to the REALIZATION that Christ did NOT come to make the WHOLE WORLD Christian – HARDLY!!! NOR did He come to save the WHOLE LITERAL NATION OF ISRAEL in the Middle East. For the WHOLE NATION of Israel was NEVER meant to be saved!!! I mean – think about it – Christ undeniably taught that He had come to make Christians out of the 1/3 Remnant that He REVEALED to Zechariah that He had determined to save out of this World before the foundation of the World as we read in Zechariah 13:8-9.
And the one TRUTH that I Pray you will come away with if you are reading this latest Commentary – is THE TRUTH of Christ’s True Gospel that clearly REVEALS that when Christ walked down the Banks of the Jordan River and was Baptized by John – that He had ONE CAUSE and ONE CAUSE ONLY in mind. And that was to RESTORE “a Remnant” of the Nation of Israel to God and to bring the same Light of the Gospel of the Kingdom of Heaven to “a Remnant” of Gentiles by reconciling both Jews and Gentiles together into THE ONE TRUE BODY OF CHRIST.
And that’s WHY born-again Christians should know that even though there were 3 Major Feast days that Christ instituted for His Old Testament Congregation in the Nation of Israel to observe – that we are today as Christians keeping those Festivals by being saved IN CHRIST. For the reason WHY these 3 Major Feast Days were given to the Nation of Israel after Moses was used by Christ to bring Pharaoh’s Evil Egyptian Empire down to ruins and to deliver them from 400 years of Egyptian Slavery – was because they were instituted as “types” of the celebration of the Great Bounty that would be realized in the prophesied Future Deliverance of The True Spiritual Israel of God that would be fulfilled at the Cross through CHRIST.
While many of the Old Testament Prophets may not have fully understand THE CRYPTIC SPIRITUAL PICTURE of these Feast and Festival Days – after Christ came and started teaching His True Gospel – we who are of the SEED OF CHRIST now TODAY KNOW and understand that Christ was “the Messiah the Prince” who came to DELIVER us 1/3 Remnant which was FORESHADOWED by Christ’s DELIVERANCE from Egyptian Slavery in Moses’ Day.
In other words – “the type” that “The Feast of Unleavened Bread” which celebrated Passover – along with “The Feast of Weeks” which celebrated Pentecost – and “The Feast of Tabernacles” which is the LAST FEAST that the children of Israel observed each year -- all looked forward to the fulfillment or completion of these Feast Days IN CHRIST. And CLEARLY ALL of the Feast Days were accomplished IN CHRIST who was “the Messiah the Prince” in Daniel’s 70th Week Prophecy WHO CAME to deliver us “Elect” who were of HIS SEED at the Cross!!! And that is WHY with the completion or “the type” -- which was merely a shadow of THE TRUE – that we in THE ONE TRUE BODY OF CHRIST do NOT need to observe these Feast Days and Festivals anymore.
CLEARLY -- “The Rapture Truth” REVEALED in Christ’s True Eschatology REVEALS that ALL of the Feast and Festival Days were FULFILLED IN CHRIST and that Christ has been reigning in His Restored Millennial Kingdom since it’s inauguration at the Cross. And that’s WHY it would be Biblically incorrect at best to think anything other than that Christ fulfilled “The Feast of Tabernacles” which is the LAST 7th FESTIVAL the very same way that He has fulfilled “The Feast of Passover” -- and “The Feast of Pentecost.” And it’s also WHY it just can’t be reiterated enough that ALL 3 of these Major Feast Days observed each year were clearly fulfilled IN CHRIST at the Cross if one believes in Christ’s
In other words -- there is NO sacrifice Feast of Israel that does NOT point to the broken Body of Christ – for they ALL DO!!! And that’s WHY the Biblical TRUTH is that Christ was sacrificed just once for EVERYONE in His Book of Life and that was at the Cross. And He is NOT going to the Cross a 2nd Time at His 2nd Coming to save the whole Nation of Israel En Masse. For Christ’s True Gospel teaches that NO ONE IS SAVED BY RACE as Dispensationalists teach – HARDLY!!! His sacrifice at the Cross was His ONE AND ONLY Plan of Salvation for EVERYONE that He chose to save
before the foundation of the World!!!
The Most Important Revelation About Zechariah 14
is That it Has Already Been Fulfilled!!!
HONESTLY – what also needs to be shouted from the HIGHEST MOUNTAIN TOP TODAY with the Return of Christ so very near – is that the most important TRUTH about Zechariah’s Prophecy recorded in Chapter 14 – is that it is a FULFILLED PROPHECY about Christ’s 1st Coming – NOT an unfulfilled Prophecy of His 2nd Coming!!! For it is IN CHRIST that we in THE ONE TRUE BODY OF CHRIST have already been given “the living waters” of Salvation so that we now greatly rejoice in keeping “The Feast of Tabernacles” on our way to the promised inheritance of the New Heavens and the New Earth when Christ had Zechariah prophesy this very important TRUTH:
“And in that day it shall be That living waters shall flow from Jerusalem, Half of them toward the eastern sea And half of them toward the western sea; In both summer and winter it shall occur. And the Lord shall be King over all the Earth. In that day it shall be— “The Lord is one,” And His name one.” (Zechariah 14:8-9)
In other words – we greatly rejoice because we are part of the SPIRITUAL CITY of “Heavenly Jerusalem” NOW where we are indeed keeping “The Feast of Tabernacles” because Christ has FULFILLED all of these Feast Days for us required by the Law. And we know this is THE TRUTH because “The Feast of Tabernacles” is the only Feast that Christ gave specific instructions to His people to rejoice at – and how could we rejoice if it has NOT yet been fulfilled???!!! CLEARLY -- we in THE ONE TRUE BODY OF CHRIST are part of Christ’s “City on a Hill” and are no longer AT WAR and in rebellion with Christ but have been set FREE from Satan – Sin – and the 2nd Death by having our sins pardoned. And knowing this TRUTH – we are able to shine our LIGHT for Him knowing that we have “the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, (which) will guard our hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.” (Phil. 4:7)
And that means that we should have NO FEAR going through this time of Great Tribulation knowing that Christ has ALREADY saved us from THE WRATH that will be poured out on SATAN and those of HIS SEED on the LAST DAY for their unsaved sins!!! And knowing that Christ has also FULFILLED the requirements of the Law in these 3 Major Feast Days we can REJOICE even in these times of GREAT TRIBULATION!!!
But sadly -- it is the deeper SPIRITUAL CRYPTIC MESSAGE of “The Feast of Tabernacles” that Dispensationalists and so many Professed Christians miss completely in their teaching that Daniel’s 70th Week Prophecy and that “The Feast of Tabernacles” is yet Future. When “The Feast of Tabernacles” was never just designed to be a simple memorial celebration -- but was meant to be a prophecy that holds a very SIGNIFICANT SPIRITUAL MEANING of ingathering and Harvest. And AGAIN -- we know this is THE TRUTH because Christ makes it explicitly clear through Zechariah that He came from Heaven with “living waters” to be the King of kings and the Lord of lords and to reign on the Throne of David which was FULFILLED at His 1st Coming. And clearly that also fulfilled the 1st Part of Daniel’s 70th Week Prophecy which prophesied that Christ was “the Messiah the Prince” who CAME!!!
The TRUTH of Christ bringing “living waters” to those of us in THE ONE TRUE BODY OF CHRIST who are both JEWS AND GENTILES was confirmed by what He said to the Samaritan Woman at the Well recorded in John Chapter 4 when we read what Christ prophesied to her about the gift of Salvation when He said:
“If you knew the gift of God, (which of course is the GIFT of Salvation that comes from HIS GRACE!!!) and who it is who says to you, ‘Give Me a drink,’ you would have asked Him, and He would have given you LIVING WATER” . . . . For “Whoever drinks of this water will thirst again, but whoever drinks of the water that I shall give him will never thirst. But the water that I shall give him will become in him a fountain of (LIVING) WATER springing up into everlasting life.”
TRULY – that very day was the day that Christ REVEALED to the World that His “living waters” of Eternal Life would go forth from Jerusalem to the Gentiles in ALL the Nations of the World also. And by Christ’s death and ascension to the Throne of David everyone in Christ’s Book of Life -- which included Gentiles like this Samaritan Woman that Christ had chosen to save before the foundation of the world -- was brought out of the Bondage to Satan – sin – and the 2nd Death which was confirmed later by His Death and Resurrection. And truly from the Cross until TODAY -- Christ has tabernacled with us “Elect” in the wilderness of this world until the time we reach the promised inheritance either by our death in this life or THE RAPTURE on the LAST DAY.
The Messianic Age Began With The Prophecy of Daniel’s 70th Week
And Zechariah Chapter 14!!!
CLEARLY – Christ had the Apostle Paul confirm that there is only THE ONE TRUE BODY OF CHRIST – NOT 2 as Dispensationalists teach when we read: “There is ONE BODY and one Spirit, just as you were called in one hope of your calling; one Lord, one faith, one baptism; one God and Father of all, who is above all, and through all, and in you all.” (Ephesians 4:4-6)
And if one doesn’t believe that the Prophecy of Christ coming with “the living waters” to be the King over ALL of His “Elect” in the WHOLE WORLD as prophesied in Zechariah 14:8-9 has ALREADY been fulfilled. And if one doesn’t believe that the 1st part of Daniel’s 70th Week Prophecy has also been fulfilled when Christ walked down the Banks of the Jordan River and was Baptized by John proving that He was indeed “the Messiah the Prince” who CAME – then they have BELIEVED A LIE!!!
And HONESTLY -- whether Dispensationalists chose to believe that Daniel’s 70th Week Prophecy along with the Prophecy of “The Feast of Tabernacles” recorded in Zechariah Chapter 14 is yet Future DOES NOT change the GOSPEL TRUTH that Christ came at His 1st Coming to bring the “living waters” of Salvation. And it certainly doesn’t change THE TRUTH that those “living waters of Salvation” HAVE NOW gone out from Jerusalem to the WHOLE WORLD so that the CAUSE of Christ would be fulfilled. And lest anyone has forgotten what that CAUSE was – it was to RESTORE a Remnant of the Nation of Israel to God and then to bring the Light of the Gospel TRUTH to a Remnant of Gentiles in all the Nations of the World reconciling both Jews and Gentiles together into THE ONE TRUE BODY OF CHRIST!!!
CLEARLY – Christ was indeed “the Messiah the Prince” who came with “the living water” that went out from Jerusalem with half of them toward the former sea -- and half of them toward the hinder sea in summer and in winter which FULFILLED the 1st part of Daniel’s 70th Week Prophecy and all 7 of the Feast Days including “The Feast of Tabernacles” which was the LAST of the 7 Feasts.
In other words -- the time of Christ’s 1st Coming was the prophesied beginning of the Messianic Age which is NOT Future as Dispensationalists also Falsely teach. And the reason WHY the Messianic Age is NOT Future when Dispensationalists teach that the 144,000 JEWS will evangelize the Whole World after the Pre-Trib Rapture and the 7 years of Tribulation -- is because Salvation went forth IN CHRIST to both Jews and Gentiles in all seasons when Christ said to the Samaritan Woman at the well that He was “the Living water”!!! And that anyone who drank of “the living water” that He offered from the time of the beginning of the Messianic Age which He was instituting on that DAY forward would have Eternal Life and would never die – NOR would ever thirst again. And that is exactly what Christ was offering to His CHOSEN GENERATION at this Feast of Tabernacles at His 1st Coming – THINK ABOUT IT!!!
HONESTLY -- it’s hard to imagine that Dispensationalists really believe that “The Feast of Tabernacles” prophesied in Zechariah Chapter 14 was NOT fulfilled at Christ’s 1st Coming when Christ had the Apostle John prophesy the meaning of this Feast when we read:
“On the last and Greatest Day of the Festival, Jesus stood and said in a loud voice, “Let anyone who is thirsty come to Me and drink. Whoever believes in Me, as Scripture has said, rivers of LIVING WATER will flow from within them.” By this He meant the (Holy) Spirit, whom those who believed in Him were later to receive. (For) Up to that time the (Holy) Spirit had not been given, since Jesus had not yet been glorified. On hearing His words, some of the people said, “Surely this man is the Prophet.” Others said, “He is the Messiah.” Still others asked, “How can the Messiah come from Galilee? Does not Scripture say that the Messiah will come from David’s descendants and from Bethlehem, the town where David lived?” (John 7:37-42)
THINK ABOUT IT -- what Christ was trying to convey through this LAST DAY of the week of “The Feast of Tabernacles” -- was that we IN THE ONE TRUE BODY OF CHRIST should rejoice because He was “the Messiah the Prince” who HAD COME who was prophesied in Daniel 70th Week Prophecy to deliver us “Elect” from the Bondage of SATAN – SIN – and the 2nd DEATH!!! And on that very Day -- which was the 8th day on the 22nd of Tishri and the GREATEST DAY of “The Feast of Tabernacles” – Christ ushered in “the Messianic Age” which fulfilled Leviticus 23:36. For in that prophecy it was REVEALED that the LAST DAY was “GREAT” because it signified a “New Sabbath rest” in which our works would end along with the Old Covenant and its Old Order of Ceremonial Worship
when we read:
“On the first day there shall be a Holy Convocation. You shall do no customary work on it. For seven days you shall offer an offering made by fire to the Lord. On the eighth day you shall have a Holy Convocation, and you shall offer an offering made by fire to the Lord. It is a sacred assembly, and you shall do no customary work on it.” (Leviticus 23:35-36)
This prophecy REVEALED that the Old Covenant and the Old Order of Ceremonial Worship would be replaced for us in THE ONE TRUE BODY OF CHRIST by being made new IN CHRIST with the New Covenant of Grace that was prophesied in Daniel 9:27. Which FULFILLED the prophecy of Leviticus 23:35-36 which John also REVEALED above recorded in John 7:37-42. And make no mistake – both of these prophesies prophesied Christ’s 1st Coming!!!
This Holy Convocation or large gathering of people refers to THE ONE TRUE BODY OF CHRIST that has now been gathered out of EVERY NATION and RACE on Earth by “the Messiah the Prince” who CAME on that Great Day of “The Feast of Tabernacles” at Christ’s 1st Coming. And clearly – Christ CAME to replace the Old Order of Ceremonial Worship required in the Old Covenant with a New Covenant of GRACE ushering in a New Order of SPIRITUAL WORSHIP!!! And when Christ stood in Jerusalem and offered “the living waters” to anyone of His Remnant who would believe on Him -- He was declaring on “the last day” of “The Feast of Tabernacles” that He was fulfilling the prophecy of the Tabernacle of David. And that the efficacy of His sacrifice would come when the Holy Spirit was later poured out at Pentecost. But make no mistake -- Christ standing there offering those “living waters” FULFILLED the 1st Part of Daniel’s 70th Week Prophecy along with ALL of the Feast Days including the LAST 7th Feast of Tabernacles!!!!
And that’s WHY it just can’t be reiterated enough with Christ’s 2nd Coming right on the Horizon now that Christ standing there offering those “living waters” fulfilled BOTH of the prophecies of Daniel 9:27 and “The Feast of Tabernacles.” For those prophesies illustrated that the True Spiritual Israel of God -- which is THE ONE TRUE BODY OF CHRIST that Christ chose to save before the foundation of the World was made up of Jews and Gentiles out of every Nation on Earth. And that we should look to Him for our salvation and deliverance. And clearly – the last 7th Feast celebrated His body which was the Tabernacle of David that brought renewal or restoration and instituted the start of the Messianic Age in the Millennial reign of Christ which is about to be CONSUMMATED soon at the
2nd Coming of Christ.
The Refusal to Accept The True Eschatology of Christ is Proof
That Christ Has ALREADY Poured Out
The 1st 2 WOES Of Spiritual Blindness Today!!!
HONESTLY – the GOSPEL TRUTH that Christ was RESTORING the True Spiritual Israel of God at that time when the Messianic Age was instituted at His 1st Coming is the MOST IMPORTANT TRUTH ever REVEALED in Christ’s TRUE GOSPEL!!! And yet many standing there at Christ’s 1st Coming just like TODAY refused to believe that Christ WAS “the Messiah the Prince” prophesied in Daniel’s 70th Week Prophecy and in Zechariah’s Prophecy of “The Feast of Tabernacles” recorded in Zechariah Chapter 14 THAT HAD COME!!! When CLEARLY -- Christ was illustrating that He was the fulfillment of the prophesy of “living waters” – just as He was also “The Feast of Tabernacles” fulfillment. Not to mention that He was our true Sabbath rest wherein the 7th day Sabbath was merely a shadow pointing to Him. But sadly Dispensationalism – which AGAIN is just “Judaism” in New Testament Apparel -- still to this day DENIES this very important TRUTH.
And it’s also PROOF that Christ has ALREADY poured out the 1st 2 WOES of SPIRITUAL BLINDNESS and has allowed those who REFUSE to accept His True Eschatology of these End-Times to be BLINDED when He had Paul prophecy that there are the 2 SEEDS of Mankind and the 2 families and the 2 Nations with these words: “What then? (The Nation of) Israel has NOT obtained what it seeks; but the Elect (in the True Spiritual Israel of God!!!) have obtained it, and the rest were BLINDED. Just as it is written:
“God has given them (meaning those of SATAN’S SEED!!!) a Spirit of stupor, Eyes that they should NOT see And ears that they should NOT hear, To this very day.” (Romans 11:7-8)
Zechariah Chapter 14 may be written in HIGHLY CRYPTIC SPIRITUAL LANGUAGE – but what Christ wanted to convey with this infamous prophesy of what He REVEALED to Zechariah -- was that His 1st Coming as “the Messiah the Prince” who CAME with the “living waters” of Salvation -- is also what is REVEALED in Daniel’s 70th Week. And of course His True Gospel proclaims that BOTH Prophesies were FULFILLED at the Cross. In other words – Christ is “the Living water” for those of us in THE ONE TRUE BODY OF CHRIST. And He is certainly the King of kings and the Lord of lords who has fulfilled every Feast and Festival Day for us including The Last 7th Feast of Tabernacles along with the New Covenant of Grace prophesied in Daniel 9:27!!!
CLEARLY – “The Rapture Truth” REVEALED in Christ’s True Eschatology REVEALS that Jerusalem is dwelling safely NOW with Christ in this 21st Century because the Jerusalem that is in view in Zechariah Chapter 14 is not the LITERAL CITY in the Middle East – but the SPIRITUAL CITY of “Heavenly Jerusalem” where those of us that Christ has saved in THE ONE TRUE BODY OF CHRIST exist on Earth in our saved soul existence. And we are reigning with Christ in Peace and Safety knowing that our Eternal Salvation is secure and that we are keeping the Law of observing the 3 Major Feasts Days IN CHRIST.
And even though we are TODAY fighting this Final Spiritual Battle going through this time now of prophesied Great Tribulation waiting for Christ to deliver and RAPTURE us in THE ONE TRUE BODY OF CHRIST on the LAST DAY of this Human Race – Christ promised us PEACE WITH HIM even though there would be Spiritual Warfare with Satan and those in the SPIRITUAL CITY of “Babylon the Great” until THE LAST DAY of
this Human Race!!!
SADLY -- Dispensationalists DO NOT understand that the plagues mentioned in Zechariah Chapter 14 prophesy the Judgement of every individual in this Human Race that Christ chose NOT TO SAVE when we read: “If the family of Egypt (which refers to the 2/3 Remnant of this World that is still in Bondage to Satan – sin -- and the 2nd Death!!!) will not come up and enter in, they shall have no rain; they shall receive the plague with which the Lord strikes the Nations who do not come up to keep the Feast of Tabernacles.” (Zechariah 14:18)
And the Plague that Christ will strike the Nations with REVEALS what has happened to ALL of SATAN’S SEED from EVERY NATION who rejected Christ at His 1st Coming and have rejected Him ever since. And because of their rebellion against Christ and His Word -- these unbelieving 2/3 Remnant have been BLINDED at Christ’s 2nd Coming just as most of the Pharisees and the Sadducees were at His 1st Coming. For clearly -- what Christ was trying to convey with the CRYPTIC SPIRITUAL PICTURE of BLINDNESS when He had Zechariah declare that “their eyes would consume away in their sockets” -- is CRYPTIC SPIRITUAL LANGUAGE which conveys that they will NOT have the Spiritual eyes to see THE TRUTH of the Gospel when we read:
“And this shall be the plague with which the Lord will strike all the people who fought against Jerusalem: Their flesh shall dissolve while they stand on their feet, their eyes shall dissolve in their sockets, and their tongues shall dissolve in their mouths.” (Zechariah 14:12)
And while “so called” World Renowned Bible Prophecy Experts of today have let their imaginations run wild with this verse – what Christ was trying to convey by having Zechariah prophesy these words -- was that the 2/3 Remnant that Christ has NOT SAVED have been BLINDED by the Prince of this World who is SATAN. And that is particularly obvious more than ever before TODAY now that SATAN has been LOOSED to rule the WHOLE WORLD and to lead this Final Rebellion against those of us in the Kingdom of Christ. But once again I’ve run out of room – so until my next Commentary keep THE BELT OF TRUTH buckled around your waist so that those in League with Satan can NOT DECEIVE you!!! Mary Sullivan