Book Excerpt - The Hijacked Elephant

Christ's Return, The Hijacked Elephant

The Day of Trumpets, which heralds the beginning of the new civil year [begins at sunset 10 September 2018 until following sunset], in its duality marks the second coming of Jesus Christ. It is the day that Christians, unknowingly, have been looking forward to for millennia. And it was a high holy day that was observed millennia before that by the children of Israel. It's all part of the same story, just the circumstances of its characters have changed.

It is the first of the high holy days we are discussing that have yet to be fulfilled by Christ. There are many relevant events that will occur just before this day in our future. And while we don't know when this day will occur exactly, it is a future date that has left in its wake thousands of false prophets who predicted a date when the "world would end." Despite the one hundred percent failure rate of those who've preceded them, and the scientists that have proven man cannot know the future, we still have no shortage of those who will tell us when Christ will return. It's been this way from the very start.

"And as he sat upon the Mount of Olives, the disciples came to him privately, saying, 'Tell us when shall these things be? and what shall be the sign of your coming, and of the end of the world?' And Jesus answered and said to them, 'Take heed that no man deceive you.'" [Mar. 13:5]. The first thing Christ did was to warn his apostles concerning those predicting his return and the end of the world [Greek, aion, age]. In fact, the surest way to tell if a self-proclaimed predictor is wrong is if that person gives you a date. If you're reading this hoping to get a date, then I would suggest one of the on-line dating services.

Modern Christianity that celebrates the hijacked Ishtar festival is devoid of any understanding of the purpose of the intervening time between Christ's first and second coming. But as we've just read, it is the summer harvest of the first fruits of Christ. [Read the Feature article, Heaven Can Wait]. These Christian first fruits are of the House of Israel. Peter was very clear to whom he was addressing his remarks on that Pentecost day nearly 2000 years ago. "Therefore let all the House of Israel know assuredly, that God has made the same Jesus, whom you crucified, both Lord and Christ [Messiah] ... Repent, and be baptized every one of you [House of Israel] in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins and you shall receive the gift of the Holy Spirit." [Acts 2:36-38; also see the Sneakers article, What About Everyone Else?]. It is no coincidence either that Christ said, "I am not sent except to the lost sheep of the House of Israel." [Mat. 15:24]. And it is equally clear, Christ was not sent to the "gentiles of the world."

Modern day Christianity has lost sight of this elephant. It's been hijacked. In its place we have fables and traditions of men. Even though Christians are looking forward to Christ's return, hardly any understand his return will fulfill the Day of Trumpets given to our forefathers nearly four thousand years ago. Let's read the ordinance for the memorial Day of Trumpets.

"And the LORD spoke to Moses, saying, 'Speak to the children of Israel, saying, In the seventh month, in the first day of the month, shall you have a sabbath, a memorial of blowing of trumpets, a holy convocation. You shall do no servile work therein: but you shall offer an offering by fire to the Lord." [Lev. 23:24, 25].

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"For in those days shall be affliction, such as was not from the beginning of creation which God created unto this time, neither shall be. And except that the Lord had shortened those days, no flesh should be saved: but for the elect's sake, whom he has chosen, he has shortened the days." [Mat. 24:22].

To review, Christ opened the first five seals [see Revelation 6] just after his first coming. They are the beginning of sorrows and continue today. As he said, "I am not come to send peace, but a sword." [Mat. 10:34].

The seven trumpets will sound, and at the sounding of the seventh trumpet, or last trump, Babylon the Great will be destroyed in one day, and then Christ will return to set foot on the Mount of Olives. [See Rev. 8-11; also 1 Cor. 15:52].

The duality of the Day of Trumpets should be very clear. It is the next high holy day to be fulfilled by Christ. The hijacked pagan festivals, Christmas, with Santa and the tree, as well as the Easter Bunny, Ishtar, the Babylonian goddess of fertility and war, are obvious fakes. They serve no purpose other than to put us off the straight and narrow path the high holy days were designed to keep us on.

The above is excerpted from chapter five, Christ's Return, Trumpets and the Civil New Year, The Hijacked Elephant. Reference to the Feature and Sneakers articles are not in the book. The Hijacked Elephant is a complimentary PDF on our Home page.

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