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Monday, June 11, 2012

Reserve your spot, the Ark is filling up!


Reserve Your Spot, The Ark is Filling Up! 

To those with ears to hear!


On June 8, 2012 I had a visitation from the Holy Spirit and this word was clearly spoken to me:


"Reserve your spot, the ark is filling up."


I was told this is a "riddle." So I have prayed and searched the scriptures for clues as to what this message meant and this is what I have received. 


I believe the Lord is trying to impress upon His people that the fullness of the gentiles is coming soon. The "Ark" speaks of entering into Christ. I believe the "filling up" of the ark in this word is a reference to Paul speaking to the Roman believers in 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 word "fulness" in the Strong's Concordance is G4138 plērōma: 

Definition- (Parts) fullness, a filling up, completion, full, as a container, a period....


1. The origin and historical use has a passive sense, that which is (or has been) filled; very rarely so in classical Greek: a ship, inasmuch as it is filled (i. e. manned) with sailors, rowers, and soldiers;.....

2. that which fills or with which a thing is filled: so very frequently in classical Greek from Herodotus down; especially of those things with which ships are filled, freight and merchandise, sailors, oarsmen, soldiers (cf. our 'complement' (yet cf. Lightfoot as below, p. 258f)) (of the animals filling Noah's ark, Philo de vit. Moys. ii. § 12);...... Romans 11:12. Of time..., that portion of time by which a longer preceding time period is completed; hence, completeness, fullness, of time:....

I have read countless commentaries on the meaning of "fullness of the gentiles" and they basically all agree that this scripture is speaking about a full number of gentile (non-Jewish) people who will come to salvation in Christ at some point in time.


This is a MYSTERY brethren! Paul poignantly speaks about it to the Romans. He essentially tells them in Romans 11:21-22 not to be so puffed up that salvation had been extended to them (the gentiles) and most of the Jews had been blinded (hardened) to the gospel. Obviously not all of the Jews were hardened, because the first believers were Jewish. And even today Jews continue to come to faith in Jesus Christ according to the election of Grace. 


Paul goes on to explain the "mystery":

Rom 11:29 For the gifts and calling of God [are] without repentance.
Rom 11:30 For as ye in times past have not believed God, yet have now obtained mercy through their unbelief:
Rom 11:31 Even so have these also now not believed, that through your mercy they also may obtain mercy.
Rom 11:32 For God hath concluded them all in unbelief, that he might have mercy upon all.
Rom 11:33 O the depth of the riches both of the wisdom and knowledge of God! how unsearchable [are] his judgments, and his ways past finding out!
Rom 11:34 For who hath known the mind of the Lord? or who hath been his counsellor?
Rom 11:35 Or who hath first given to him, and it shall be recompensed unto him again?
Rom 11:36 For of him, and through him, and to him, [are] all things: to whom [be] glory for ever. Amen.

I believe and bear witness in my spirit that without a doubt this confirms to me that we are MUCH FARTHER ALONG in the end times than most Christians believe! Just because there are prophecies that have not occurred yet, does not mean that we have many, many more years for the end times to unfold. 

Jesus so clearly told us in several scriptures that He would come as a thief and that most would not be watching for Him or expecting Him so soon! (Mat 24:43, 44, Luke 12:39, Luke 21:34, 35, 1 Thes 5:2, 4, 1 Peter 4:15, 2 Peter 3:3, 10, Rev 3:3, Rev 16:15, Isa 29:5, 6 and more.)

Press in Saints! I encourage you to pray fervently for your lost loved ones! And do not grow weary in watching! 

In Christ, Sarah

Links:
Bible commentaries on Romans 11:25:
Various Commentaries on Romans 11:25
Matthew Henry commentary on Romans 11
Adam Clark commentary on Romans 11
David Guzik commentary on Romans 11


Article, Ethnic Israel & Spiritual Israel:
Dr. J. Rodman Williams 


Possible related posts on Believers Journey:
http://believersjourney.blogspot.com/2012/04/rabbi-kaduri-student-saved-more-coming.html
http://believersjourney.blogspot.com/2012/04/dream-of-divine-protection-from-beast.html




14 comments:

  1. Sarah, this speaks to the words I heard months ago - we are in the era of get-it-or-don't. God will not strive with us forever. There is an end. Do we know the day or hour? No, but we can see the signs. Furthermore, I have done some deep diving into the Word and praying fervently for answers to questions and I have been given to understand that many things have already come to pass and we didn't recognize it and/or false doctrine has muddied it up for us so that we read the truth but do not see the truth with clear eyes. We read with the same old concepts embedded. It's not unlike editing. When you are reading the same thing over and over in edit mode, you read the same mistakes and typos over and over again. The truth is there, it is in the spirit though, not the letter.

    In Christ,
    Meema

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  2. Yes Meema, sadly there are scriptures that say that a time is coming when if you had not sought the Lord He will not be found. And His ears will not hear, etc.

    I also believe many prophecies may have already been fulfilled as the Historicist view teaches. I think that dispensationalist and historicost are both right on some things and have interpreted incorrectly on others. The whole teaching on a rebuilt temple is one of those I have a hard time with. I am like you, I just want the truth as revealed in the word and by the Holy Spirit.
    God bless! Sarah

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    1. Sarah,

      I’ve been a Christian for more than fifty years. I did not receive Christ through any particular doctrine of organized religion so I have little knowledge of theology that is established enough to warrant a label like Historicist, and thus far I have managed not to need to know. Imagine that! I have a close personal relationship with Christ without benefit of man-made doctrine. Further, I know for sure that I am not unique.

      However, I would have to have lived in the desert under a rock not to know that most Christians have bought into the End Days theology. I stopped trying to debate the issue of the Rapture. Will it be before the Great Seven Year Tribulation? Will it be in the middle at the three and one half year mark? Is it at the last Trump? Once someone has checked a box in this multiple choice quiz, no amount of reason or historical facts can persuade otherwise so I don’t go there.

      Instead, I decided to ask hard questions and read Scripture with opened eyes to test these long held concepts. My first question was: If the Temple is spiritual now, how can a flesh and blood man stand it it? The first answer I received tested the concept of Seven Years of Great Tribulation. Where is that? Not in Revelation. The Beast is “allowed to continue for forty-two months” Rev 13:5.

      What I have found is that many have some good truth, some have a lot, but most have mostly amalgamated fiction-based understanding of the prophecies in Revelation. So, what is the harm in folks believing in what they want to believe? Dr. Harry Ironside, pastor of Chicago’s Moody Memorial Church from 1930-1948, emphasizes the fact that truth mixed with error results in “all error”:

      “Error is like leaven, of which we read, ‘A little leaven leaveneth the whole lump.’ Truth mixed with error is equivalent to all error, except that it is more innocent looking and, therefore, more dangerous. God hates such a mixture! Any error, or any truth-and-error mixture, calls for definite exposure and repudiation. To condone such is to be unfaithful to God and His Word and treacherous to imperiled souls for whom Christ died.”

      Does it impact salvation to hope that you will be caught up before an expected Great Tribulation? Whenever I have been confronted with that rationale I only have one response: No, it doesn’t unless you lose your faith because you were expecting something that doesn’t happen as you have been convinced it would. People like to believe that nothing can shake their faith but in spite of ongoing Christian persecution in many parts of the world, Nigeria the most recent, it’s been a few centuries since Christians were torn apart by lions to the delight of Roman coliseum event goers. Peter certainly believed he’d never betray our Lord, didn’t he?

      What kept Christianity growing in spite of repeated attempts to erase it? There was no Rapture doctrine in the first century, nor, in fact, for the first 1800 years of Christianity. The original followers of The Way believed in something though. They trusted what Paul had preached in 1st Thessalonians 4:13-18.

      They also held fast to the words of Jesus in Matthew 10:28 - And be not afraid of them that kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul: but rather fear him who is able to destroy both soul and body in hell.

      They also believed Him when He said in Matthew 10:22) And ye shall be hated of all men for my name's sake: but he that endureth to the end, the same shall be saved.

      It takes a faith that most modern Christians have never been challenged to hold on to in order to stand up against a foe who intends to torture and eliminate you because of said faith. Satan is counting on the possibility that you do not have that kind of faith and so he puts out “good” stuff for you to cling to. Good, shallow and empty stuff that will not likely sustain you when the going gets tough.

      Do we have that kind of faith? Really?

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  3. Could some parallel (and parabolic) meanings be found in G4845?

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    1. Hi Art -YES absolutely that seems to be a related meaning! The interesting thing I see in these words is the references to ships being filled!!
      God bless, Sarah

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  4. I'm no Greek scholar, but could there be some parallel (and parabolic) insights in G4845 (süm-plā-ro'-ō)? It's used in the KJV as 'filled' and 2X as 'was come' (in reference to time).

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    1. I believe the "fulness" is about to come, and is not quite full, so this word seems to be a past tense and not quite right?

      Act 2:1 And when the day of Pentecost was fully come4845 , they were all with one accord in one place.

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  5. Dear Sarah,
    Thanks for sharing! This was very encouraging as the LORD really dealt with me a lot last week about letting go of EVERYTHING.
    Peace,
    Deirdre

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  6. This so excites my spiritual man reaching deep into my soul with joy unspeakable and drives my physical senses to shout with a voice of Praise to our risen Lord and Savior. Oh come soon dear Lord Jesus, come soon. Amen. etymologically it has a passive sense, that which is (or has been) filled; very rarely so in classical Greek: a ship, inasmuch as it is filled (i. e. manned) with sailors, rowers, and soldiers;.....
    2. that which fills or with which a thing is filled: so very frequently in classical Greek from Herodotus down; especially of those things with which ships are filled, freight and merchandise, sailors, oarsmen, soldiers (cf. our 'complement' (yet cf. Lightfoot as below, p. 258f)) (of the animals filling Noah's ark, Philo de vit. Moys. ii. § 12);...... Romans 11:12. Of time..., that portion of time by which a longer antecedent period is completed; hence, completeness, fullness, of time:....
    HALLELUJAH...X 10 TO INFINITY...

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  7. Dear Lord, make our place on the ark, we pray and for the marriage supper of the lamb. Amen...

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  8. http://parablesblog.blogspot.com/2012/06/focus-on-sun.html

    Sarah, when you have a moment, you might want to check out Joseph's Blog above. Very interesting about the church age (age of Pisces) coming to an end which will be followed by the age of Aquarius, the water pourer when the sun shines in. I made some connection with fullness as in the water pourer pours when the vessel is full. Pouring follows fullness. Filling up and pouring out. I don't know, but it's a thought. God bless.

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  9. Dear Meema,
    I would like to reply to your statements. First thank you for sharing! You have a lot of insight that should not be overlooked. I don't hold any position on rapture. Revelation and Genesis seem to fold together and what most think is eschatology in Revelation may be the begining and the end accounting of what John saw. Yaweh is out of time. Yeshua came into time via the flesh to show us all a great mystery (of the new man) and to set those captives free who had died before He came into time. I think for the last two thousand years the church (the living body of Christ in the flesh on earth) has represented the ark that we must enter. Christ is our ark. 'There is no other name under which man can be saved'. Believers carry the truths of Christ in our bodies and we hold out that truth to anyone that might want to hear. On that note, I would like to say I think there is a big difference between tribulation and The Great Tribulation. Pain is pain. What may be painful for you, may not be painful for me. We may not experience pain at the same time, but have similar experiences. I "think" The Great Tribulation is that time of travail-that last laborious effort in the Kingdom of GOD being absolutely born. There will be no escaping the pain (Rev. 9:6) not for anyone! I agree with you about the temple. We try too hard to see things in the natural when Yeshua Himself said, 'The Spirit gives life; the flesh counts for nothing. The words I have spoken to you are spirit and they are life'. John6:63 Something I have noticed in Gen 3, 6, 11 is there were times of warning then sudden destruction. The pinnacle of pride is when the destruction comes. Only the LORD knows when it has reached its highest. It would seem that mankind has reached his pinnacle when looking around at the vast technology that he has been able to develope in just that last few years. And perhaps that is part of the great deception to those that are perishing. They think all is well (we will cure cancer, we will reach the heavens, we will create a new man using nanotechnology and synthetic biology, "there is nothing that can stop us")...
    I have watched both my parents die. Surely to some degree this is a great tribulation-you are saying goodbye to all you know and your body suffers greatly. Your spirit is litterally giving birth into the heavens...(just a thought here).
    We live in the most technologically advanced time and yet hearts are cold as stone. We KNOW how a human is developed. We KNOW that we were all once small, helpless, shaping...We have the means to help and yet abortion is the preferred avenue....
    I have given birth four times. Three of those times I had a c-section. Whether they went through travail or were delivered up and out, they were all birthed.
    Peace
    Deirdre

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  10. Hi Deirdre,

    Points well made. I believe without a single doubt that we will have to endure great tribulation before the last Trump. But what I also believe is that there is an amazing layered and complex eschatology that is really just a tangled mess of misinterpretations, both earnestly and purposefully devised that now leads us off into works of fiction. And again, all that matters is whether or not belief in these works of error will cause the faithful to lose their faith in the clinches. Truly, I think there are more and more who have abandoned the Rapture doctrine, which, again, is not necessary for faith-building, but they are still looking for a 7 year Tribulation and possibly a Temple to be built.

    But once one has dared to question the possibility that we have been mislead on some things, there are other questions that present themselves. What I have found is that secular history aligns more with spiritual Scriptures than does man-made dogma.

    So, to bring my point back full circle, I do believe that we are much farther along than most people are prepared for. And that is because they are still looking for things to occur that have already happened. There are two ways to react when you are surprised, depending on whether you are expecting something specific or you are expecting the unexpected: you will either react out of fear or out of calm faith. This is what a full lamp is - calm faith.

    In Christ,
    Meema

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  11. I believe your dream means that God's judgment is coming to certain parts of the United States because of unrepented sin. Noah gathered his family and all of those animals to protect them from the coming Flood. Our ark of rest and protection is the Lord Jesus Christ.

    On May 21st of this year, I had a dream. In the dream, all I saw were the words "that's enough". I believe "that's enough" means that the Lord has had it with certain wicked people in the United States. I am thinking specifically of the wicked people that live in Jackson, Wyoming (there is an abortion clinic in Jackson). I knew some people that came from all over the United States that protested outside the abortion clinic in Jackson. These people have protested outside of abortion clinics all over the United States. They said that they received more hate speech against them in Jackson than in any other place in the United States.

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All comments are moderated. If you would not speak these words you are about to post to the Lord Jesus Christ, then maybe you should not post them. Otherwise I appreciate your comments and fellowship on this blog. Thanks! Sarah