Seven weeks are to set a table for a feast with the king in his kingdom. Seven weeks are set in days to gather the people. One week is set to lift the gathered people, first the dead and then the living, to celebrate and feast with the king.
He will confirm a covenant with many for one ‘seven.’ In the middle of the ‘seven’ he will put an end to sacrifice and offering. And at the temple he will set up an abomination that causes desolation, until the end that is decreed is poured out on him.”
Then I heard the voice of the Lord saying, “Whom shall I send? And who will go for us?”And I said, “Here am I. Send me!”
Isaiah 6:8 (NIV)
In Hawaii, there was surfer lifeguard Hawaiian named Eddie. There was a saying that identified with this surfer which was 'Eddie would go'. Eddie would surf the biggest waves and risk his life to save anyone no matter what the conditions of the water. Eddie had no fear of the dangers, the weather or the conditions. This is why they had this saying, "Eddie would go". Are there any Christians who will go? We are not talking about surfing, but working a week can be a dangerous undertaking. There may not be any workers who will work and fulfil the week of the resurrection. Will God find one who will say, “Here am I. Send me!”?
The First Resurrection Week, the week with seven years and a Eighth Day is in a sad predicament. The workers who have to work this week seem to not want to work. To blame the workers for not wanting to work might not be fair because we might not know exactly what we should be doing. The hour is the last hour and the workers who work this week sure want to get paid the same as the other workers who worked the whole day. Some workers about 300 million are forced to work. These workers are lucky enough to be in the place where they are at because the work is quite simple, severe and extreme persecution. Two billion workers are “playing work” which we call “church”. We do conferences, concerts, huge events, practice traditions, do high, low and casual liturgy, complain about our religious rights, blessed a lot, go to court about our rights, sue each other and feel pain when we cannot meet in a building. We share with each other how much persecution we experience each day.
In these ranks of workers, we have special ones who plan to leave secretly when the persecution gets worse. They are not planning work at all. A beam will secretly take them away like a thief in the night which is called the “Rapture”. The biggest rapture is the rupture that is the breaching the body of Christ. We are not one. The secret rapture is the Spirit is leaving the temple. Many workers do not see that the Spirit is leaving. A lot of workers continue to do the things this way or that way because that is the way it was always done. IN the very near future, we will figure out that we have to work the week. Will God set a plan to fix this problem to get the workers to work? Is god a schemer? Like Jacob, the schemer, who gathered and separated his sheep from Laban’s sheep, will God put in place a “scheme” to separate his sheep from the prince of this world’s sheep? Let’s hope so because if the work is not fulfilled in the middle of the week, there will not be an “Eighth Day” meaning no resurrection.
The seven year week with an Eighth Day is called “The First Resurrection Week”. This is a very important week for Israel because it completes Israel’s seven weeks that do not have an Eighth Day”. The week is important because on the Eighth Day the resurrection takes place, first the dead and then the living will rise. To insure that there is a resurrection, someone has to die. The week is the thirteenth week in the order of weeks. This week is overlapped and shadowed by the “Second Pentecost Week” which is 50 to 50 years with a “Jubilee Year”. There are only four remaining weeks and all might be active. These four weeks are: Genesis (week 1), First Resurrection (week 13), Second Pentecost (week 14) and Benjamin (week 15).
The weeks will end in this order First Resurrection, Second Pentecost, Benjamin and then Genesis. Genesis is the week where the worker is the “First shall be last”. The worker is God who starts everything and ends everything. The Genesis Week only has to enter the Eighth Day. This could be thousands of years from now, but in Genesis time, this is less than a second.
Benjamin has been technically fulfilled with Israel in 1948. There is only time left in the Benjamin Week which should be around 150 years or by Benjamin time, three hours. The First Resurrection Week and Second Pentecost Week are two weeks that have not at all been fulfilled. These two weeks “have to be fulfilled” before Benjamin Week’s time runs out. One can shrug and say, “We got at least 150 years to think about it.” The Second Pentecost is 50 to 50 years or just plain 100 years long. None of these four remaining weeks have anything to do with a so called “Tribulation Week”. There is no such a week called the tribulation week.
We gotta get out of this place If it's the last thing we ever do - The Animals / Barry Mann / Cynthia Weil
Once upon a time, there was a bus, a driver and seven bands.
The “Tribulation Week” does not exist. All weeks have tribulation. The Tribulation Week is Eschatological Chop Suey. Genesis Week has tribulation with the universe undergoing dramatic change. Passion Week has suffering. If suffering is augmented to a larger scale, the suffering starts to look like tribulation. If a man dies for every person’s sin, this alone is a ton of tribulation. We tend to sin habitually.
Chop Suey is a Chinese dish that is made with mixing various ingredients with cooked noodles or rice. Tribulation Chop Suey is taking and mixing everything from two different “weeks” (Second Pentecost and First Resurrection) into one week (First Resurrection). The only thing in common if there was anything is the word “week”, but there is no such thing as a “Tribulation Week”. The Second Pentecost is a week that has 50 to 50 years with Jubilee year. The First Resurrection is a seven year week with a Eighth Day. The Eight Day is a year, but the event on the Eighth Day takes place in a billionth of a second. Instead of saying, the Eighth Year; it is named the “Eighth Day”. The Tribulation Theology Week is taking all that is happening in a 100 year week and placing it in a seven year with a Eighth Day. This week has been named, The Tribulation Week.
To understand this concept of a 50 to 50 year week with a seven year week with a Eighth Day, the Passion Week and the Pentecost Week provides a metaphor. The Passion Week is a seven day week with a Eighth Day. The Pentecost Week is actually a 50 to 50 day week with a jubilee day. The quick reasoning and logic will be used to make this point about the Pentecost Week. First of all, to walk from Mount Tabor to Jerusalem is easily possible. Secondly, the two men in the Spirit with Jesus set up the 120 people who receive the Spirit in the Upper Room. Thirdly, in the middle of the week two events happen at the same time when Jesus dies. For the Passion Week, Jesus dies. For the Pentecost Week, the curtain tears. The Passion Week has to do with the resurrection. The Pentecost Week has to do with the Spirit sharing a portion of the kingdom within the inner most being of the individual who receives the Spirit.
The First Resurrection’s end on the Eighth Day is the resurrection of the dead and then the living of the people who were born of the Spirit. The people can also be seen as the youngest to fulfil Joshua 6:26. Jesus was the eldest who set the foundation. The Spirit has to leave the temple to fulfil the ushering of the fullness of the kingdom to receive the risen children of God. The “Tribulation Week” does not teach a sacrifice of the living temple, the release of the Spirit, the Eighth Day resurrection and death of the youngest. These are fundamental to understanding the seven year week with a Eighth Day. The two witnesses are a metaphor to the two original men, Moses and Elijah, who met with Jesus on Mount Tabor.
The short story of a "Hundred Mile Bus Ride and the Eight Mile Walk" will be used as a metaphor to show the difference of the two weeks. The hundred mile bus ride is the Second Pentecost Week. The eight mile walk is the First Resurrection Week. There was a mystery rich man who loved music. He lived in Start town. He would take his son along on his trips and would set up great concerts. He anonymously hired a bus with a bus driver and invited seven bands. Each band had seven members. There was going to be a concert one hundred miles away in End Town. The crews were to travel fifty miles and take a break in the town called Middle town. After the break, they would travel the last fifty miles. In the Middle Town, the band would be given time to stretch and walk through the town which is seven miles long. Half way through the town, they can decide if the wish to walk further or finish the walk. The bus driver would decide if they should walk or ride.
The bus is the world. The bus driver is the prince of the world. The seven bands are the people. The mysterious man is the father. The son is the son. The music of the seventh band is the spirit. The seventh band is the band the father chooses. The limousine is the resurrection. The concert is the Jubilee year.
As they get in the bus, all the bands get to know the bus driver and each other. They play music and seem to enjoy each others music and company. As the trip continues, six of the bands start to dislike the seventh band. The seventh band’s music was different. They arrive in Middle Town and leave their instruments in the bus. They walk together in the town and began to get along well with each other again. They were not playing music. As they walked and talked, the ideas of the seventh band was not quite like the ideas of the other six bands. The bus driver had noticed the problem in the bus. He drove to the middle of the town and noticed that the seventh band was walking alone while the other bands were gathered in one group as they walked.
The bus driver got out and had a discussion with the seventh band. After the discussion, the bus driver felt this band was not to his liking either. He tells the six bands to get in the bus. He tells the seventh band that they will not be going any further with the bus. He leaves the seventh band stranded in the town without allowing the band members to get their things or their instruments. With nothing, the seventh band starts to walk out of the town. The road out of the town was a wilderness and desert.
About three miles down the road from the town, the bus driver stopped the bus and threw out seven band’s instruments and luggage. The bus started down the road again. About a mile further, there was a limousine and a helicopter on the side of the road. Among the people, there was a man and a boy standing near the helicopter and limousine. The bus driver saw them and lit up an evil grin. The band members did not notice them because they were tired from the walk. Now, this bus ride turned into the ride from hell and a very long fifty mile drive. The music of the seventh band was no longer heard on the bus. The bus ran into one problem after another on this road. The man was the mystery man with his son. They jumped in helicopter with the whole crew of people. They leave the limousine on the side of the road.
The seventh band members made their way into the desert with no food, water, money nor transportation. When they were about three miles from the town, they noticed the things on the side of the road. They ran to the stuff and realized it was their things. There was no food or water, but at least, they had their luggage and instruments. After walking another mile, the eighth mile, they noticed the limousine. The came up to the limousine and noticed that the keys were in the car. There was a message. If you find this car here, please drive it to End Town. You will be rewarded for returning the car. The band put their things in the car and even noticed that there were drinks and snacks in the car. The limousine heads to End Town.
For some reason, the limousine and the bus never encounter each other on the road. The limousine makes its way down the road and through the desert with no problems. Fifty hours later, the limousine arrives at the concert hall. The mystery man sees his limousine and smiles. The seventh band members get out and tell their story. They recognize, realize and know the mystery man and his son. They tell their story, and this upsets the mystery man.
The man tells the band to go in and get ready for their concert. The guests are waiting. Minutes afterwards, the bus drives up to the concert hall. The bus driver looks fresh and happy, but all the band members look completely rugged and tired. They get out of the bus, see the mystery man and his son. Their eyes are filled with fear when they look at the man. The bus driver starts to tell a story, but the man stops him. The bus driver always knew the mystery man. He fires the bands and promises them that they will never play a concert or earn a cent for their music He sends them on their way. The bus driver loses his job. In the concert hall, the seventh band starts the concert. The hall lights up with music and celebration. The music sets the mood for the celebration.
The situation for the bands and the bus driver could have gone a different route. The mystery man could have had the bus set on fire with the bands members in the bus. They burn for eternity in the bus. The bus driver is put in chains in prison for one thousand years.
There are two stories share a split at the middle in the two different distances. The longest ride splits at the fifty mile mark while the seven year miles split at the three and half mile mark. They both share this moment in distance. The seventh band members are forced to walk. The other six bands jump on the bus and ride. After travelling fifty to fifty miles, the bands in the bus are not allowed to enter and play in the concert hall. The seventh band does play in the concert hall and enjoy the celebration.
For the seventh band, they walk seven miles plus a eighth mile to the surprise gift. The surprised gift is the limousine. Limousine is the metaphor for the resurrection. The bus and limousine rides are different. The limousine is a comfortable ride. The bus ride in the second half is unbearable. Hopefully, this metaphorical story helps to show the problem with a baseless non-existent week, “Tribulation Week” in respect to the actual “the Second Pentecost Week” and “the First Resurrection Week”.
If you don't ponder the end of the world on a regular basis, I don't think you're really human. Edan Lepucki
When unpacking the First Resurrection Week and the Second Pentecost Week, keeping an eye on the workers helps to separate the weeks. The worker for the Second Pentecost Week is the Spirit. The worker (s) is the children of God, but they count as one worker. To better understand this one worker, there is one living temple. The living temple has to fall.
Most of the book of Revelation is speaking of the Spirit. To begin with, the seven churches represent a half day which is seven half days or three and a half days. Now, the order of the churches is not important. Many have used these scriptures to “check the churches” if they are following the correct path. Others have used these scriptures to discuss the seven churches that are the main land off the coast of the island, Patmos. To digest that this churches are half days, it is probably easier to digest that there were seven literal churches. The reason that these are half days for the Second Pentecost Week is because when the week reaches the middle, the focus will move to individuals in the seven year week. Now, what was taught to these people will either prepare them to navigate the seven years or possibly, fail the seven years. A church dealing with heavy persecution provides the best lesson of navigation for each individual child of God to make hard life decisions that carry heavy eternal costs.
The four horse men are days. These horsemen travel the course of each day. The first day is a introduction. The second day deals with hearing and sin. The third day deals with who The Spirit is joined to. The Spirit is joined to the living temple, the church born of the Spirit. All others are not joined to the living temple. The fourth day is death, the pale horse. This horse might be running. With 300 million Christians present under extreme persecution, we may be in the fourth day of the Second Pentecost Week. There is no praise. There is death. The Spirit has to leave the temple.
When the pause in heaven begins which is half an hour or six months, with the first trumpet begins the seven year week. The pause in heaven might have been the first lockdown from march - april thru august - september 2020. The trumpet might have sounded in august – September 2020 to start the first day of the First Resurrection Week. If the week had lots of introductions of who is who in the world, this might have been the first day. The earth should have been unusually hot in this year. One interesting fact is with social media any individual can present themselves to millions of people with just entering information on a social media network. With a little luck and creativity, a person can be a world celebrity with absolutely no real talents. An individual can become an “individual voice” with opinions, views, thoughts, influences, followers, philosophies, monetary gains, importance, impacting other’s choices and dominating force on a few or maybe millions people.
Looking at what has been written could easily be considered as another form of “end times” chatter. The essay has not only discussed two weeks, First Resurrection and Second Pentecost which “maybe end times” theories. The presentation of the two weeks is trying to call into question, the “tribulation week”. Several other weeks were mentioned which were Genesis, Benjamin, Passion and Pentecost. To be perfectly honest when God formed the first Adam, the end times were set in motion. If one believed that there was a real first Adam who was formed by the hand of God, “end times” started maybe 7000 years ago. Some scientific minds who study anthropology believe the first man might have been around 120,000 to 150,000 years ago. If one reads the Genesis Week, the first “man” of the “sixth day” and use time according to some of the great scientific minds of to with time began 15 billion years ago based on time started when order was set with night and day. The first man of the “sixth day” based on the value of the hour being 300 million years would put the first man on this planet 4.5 billion years ago which would be the last hour of the sixth day in the genesis week.
The First Resurrection Week is a seven year week with a Eighth Day where it is important that the workers go to work. If you are a firm believer in the “Tribulation Week”, please continue believing, but do not stop living the gospel which is the good news of the cross that you will bear and share.
“Not all those who wander are lost” J.R.R. Tolkien
When couples go on vacation, they normally take two suit cases. My wife and I have two different suit cases. My wife always packs like she is going away for a month. I pack hoping and planning that I have enough underwear and socks. The warmer the weather is the less clothing I will pack. Before we even go on a trip, we normally plan for the trip. When a worker enters a week, the worker almost always sees the middle of the week coming.
Joseph entered a week and saw the end of the week. When he was sold into slavery, he had a good idea what was his future, slavery. In those days before the law, if a Jew was sold into slavery, there was no way out of slavery. He seems to loose his clothing every time there was a major change in his life. He lost his clothing just before was sold into slavery. He lost his clothing when he ran from Potifer’s wife. He received a new set of clothing when he became the second ruler under Pharaoh. Joseph saw the middle of the week, the Joseph in Egypt Week, and warned the baker.
Noah was born in the first hour of the middle of the Immanuel week. The hour was very long, a hundred years long. Six hundred years, six hours, to the middle of the week, Noah saw that he would need a boat although he had never seen rain in those six hundred years until the first drop of rain fell.
Hezekiah knew the middle of the week was coming. He was happy that God set the date to start when Josiah would become king. Everyone knew forty two years later, Babylon would come to take them away into captivity for the Judah Week.
After nine plagues, Pharaoh’s heart was hardened that he could not accept that God warned that all first born of Egypt would die. Moses warned him. On the night of the Passover, the first born of Egypt did die.
Jesus tells his disciples that he would be turned over to the leaders. He would suffer and die. Peter scolded Jesus for sharing these thoughts. Jesus called Peter, Satan, and told him to get behind him. Jesus entered Jerusalem as a king. He cleanses money changing tables on the second day. He was challenged over his authority on the third day. The fourth day was spent with a dead man in Bethany. On the fifth day, Jesus is glorified in the last supper and the Passover. When Jesus leaves the building, he enters the whale’s mouth in the darkness. After praying, Jesus is arrest, tried, tortured, forced to carry his cross, nailed to the cross, suffers, dies and placed in a tomb. This is the sixth day. The seventh day is quiet because Jesus is buried in his grave. On the eighth day, Jesus rises from the dead.
There is some things that are special about the First Resurrection Week, the seven year week with a Eighth day, that followers of Christ should see. For one, a follower of Christ should see a system that will separate them from a people who will be called, the Beast. The beast has a job which is to murder, torture, kill, arrest, maim and imprison the children of God. This calling of the beast will continue until enough blood is spilled. The whole action should last a year which is a day in the First Resurrection week where an hour is a month. If you are familiar with the seven year week, what is the middle of the week? Can you see it coming? Do you know what happens three days later after the middle of the week has been completed? If you are not familiar with the middle of the First Resurrection Week in the book of revelation, now is a good time to read and see the middle of the week.
Turn on, tune up, rock out. Billy Gibbons
The rocks have left the building
Can someone live out a week today? Is it possible to practice each week living out the Passion Paradigm, the Passion Week? If we use the name of the days of the week meaning leah’s children names in meaning and birth order, can we practice our faith?
1. Sunday could be called “Reuben”. Reuben is Leah’s first son. Reuben means “Behold a son.” Jesus enters Jerusalem on this day as a king, God’s son. When we gather, we gather as “children of God”, behold a child. We meet as family and children of the Father. The church is no the program. Church is meeting and being family, the children of God.
2. Monday is a day of confession and contrition. Simeon is Leah’s second son. Simeon means “hearing” or “there is sin”. Jesus cleanses the temple on the second day. Examining our lives and laying our troubles and sins before God, opens up the channel of communication with our Savior. When this channel is opened, we can better confirm where Christ’s will directing our lives.
3. Tuesday is a day of connecting. Levi is Leah’s third son. Levi means “joined to”. Although we live in the world, we have been set aside for Christ. We are called to love God. We are called to love our neighbour, our families and our friends. We are even called to love our enemies. We still need to keep in focus that we are “joined to” God.
4. Wednesday is the day of praise. On this day, we are blessed with the name, Judah. Judah means “praise” and was the Leah’s fourth son. This is a time to praise God and let God enter in and inhabit the time of praise. Jesus celebrates the last supper.
Psalm 100 (NIV)
Shout for joy to the Lord, all the earth.
Worship the Lord with gladness;
come before him with joyful songs.
Know that the Lord is God.
It is he who made us, and we are his;
we are his people, the sheep of his pasture.
Enter his gates with thanksgiving
and his courts with praise;
give thanks to him and praise his name.
For the Lord is good and his love endures forever;
his faithfulness continues through all generations.
5. This is the day to go out and share the gospel. The workman deserves his wages. The fifth day is the day of Issachar, “the hired man”. Issachar is Leah’s fifth son. On this day, Jesus suffers, dies and is buried. Jesus is the hired man. This is the best day to share what Christ has done with our sins.
6. On this day, Jesus is resting in the tomb, Zebulun. Zebulun means “glorious dwelling place”. We should take this day to rest and review our week. At the same time, we should release all the burdens that are keeping us down. We empty ourselves out to Christ.
7. We are back to the first day again. This day is called “Dinah” and “Shechem” which means “vindicated” and “back-shoulders”. We reaffirm our faith and hope in your salvation in Christ. We are also back in the first day again. This is Levi, behold a son. Being an child of God, becoming a child of God and most important rising on the Eighth Day of the First Resurrection Week to live eternally in God’s kingdom.