The Hour Is Nigh

So many are writing that we should watch out and be ready for our Lord’s return. I, too, believe that the hour is upon us. I received a dream in 2019 that we are in our eleventh hour. Not in the beginning of it as I originally thought, but in the end. I also received a silver clock in another dream—silver in general means truth. The truth is revealed to me as I read the scriptures.

A few weeks ago, I read Acts 2, and something about what Peter said in the piece jumped out at me. It bothered me, and the Holy Spirit within me said I need to make a note of this. The words Peter spoke after receiving the Holy Spirit was “for these are not drunken, as ye suppose, seeing it is but the third hour of the day” (Acts 2:15, KJV). The Holy Spirit then reminded me about my dream of the eleventh hour.

That was when the mission began to get this timeline right. So please bear with me in this. The Maths behind this timeline is as follows. Peter declared himself in the ‘third hour’ (+-33AD), and I found myself in the ‘eleventh’ hour (2019). I was breaking up the hours in between in 248 years.

The number 248 is significant for there are 248 “positive commandments,” and according to Gal Einai, it is “an infinite small part of a second…like an eye blink” (Einai).

However, in this piece, I will only focus on the important hours.

First hour: 673 – 425BC.

Beginning of the day or daybreak, in other words, from dawn to 8 am (Hunt). According to Hunt, the Jews had different time divisions for the day that started at daybreak till the sunsets. Each time division, a certain act had to be performed, and I will use this website to demonstrate how significant what the priests had to do is aligning of what happened throughout history to today. The bible tells us, “for the first covenant had been faultless then should no place have been sought for the second. For finding fault with them, he saith, Behold, the days come, saith the Lord, when I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel and with the house of Judah…I will put my laws in their mind, and write them in their hearts:  And I will be to them a God, And they shall be to me a people…” (Hebrews 8:7-10, KJV).

 “During the First Temple period (1200-586 BC), the First Temple was built in 1000 BC by King Solomon after King David conquered Jerusalem and made it his capital. The Temple was destroyed in 586 BC by Nebuchadnezzar, the King of Babylon, when he conquered Jerusalem” (Belmaker).

Second Hour: 425 – 177BC.

Third Hour: 177BC – 70AD

According to Hunt, this hour (Between 9 am and 10 am) was used for “the first offering of the first lamb sacrifice together with the morning prayer” (Hunt). In the year 33AD, Jesus was crucified and became our first sacrifice. Mark 15:25 (KJV) states, “And it was the third hour, and they crucified Him.” After Peter  declared that they were still in the third hour, he went on to prophecy Joel’s words:

And it shall come to pass in the last days, saith God, I will pour out of my Spirit upon all flesh: And your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, And your young men shall see visions, And your old men shall dream dreams: And on my servants and on my handmaidens I will pour out in those days of my Spirit; and they shall prophesy: And I will shew wonders in heaven above, And signs in the earth beneath; Blood, and fire, and vapour of smoke: The sun shall be turned into darkness, And the moon into blood, Before that great and notable Day of the Lord come: And it shall come to pass, that whosoever shall call on the name of the Lord shall be saved (Acts 2:16‭-‬21, KJV).

 “During the Roman period, in AD 70, the Second Temple was destroyed, along with Jerusalem, by Titus’ army” (Belmaker). I used this main event to fine-tune the clock. I knew that at the end of the third year, something big happened. It was as if the Holy Spirit were saying to me it would end with what Jesus’ prophesied: “…There shall not be left here one stone upon another, that shall not be thrown down” (Matthew 24:2, KJV).

Fourth Hour: 70 – 318 AD

Fifth Hour: 318 – 566AD

Six Hour: 566 – 814AD

The sixth hour till the eleventh hour was used for “Individual afternoon Prayer” (Hunt). However, the books Matthew, Mark, and Luke describe this hour as a dark time, saying, “Darkness fell over the land till the ninth hour” (Matt 27:45, Mark 15:33, Luke 23:44, KJV). Typically, this period is also called the ‘Dark Ages.’ I also learned that Charlemagne, or otherwise referred to as “Charles the Great,” unified Europe. He was made “Emperor of the West” in his attempt to restore the Roman Empire. He brought many great reforms, such as a “money system to promote trade, building roads and bridges, and encouraged better farming methods” (Britannica Kids). Charlemagne passed away in 814AD, marking a new timeline for us Christians.

Seventh Hour: 814 – 1062AD

Eighth Hour: 1062 – 1310AD

Ninth Hour: 1310 – 1558AD

According to Hunt, it is “the second hour of prayer” and “also called the hour of confession.” We also see this same event described by Luke in  Acts 3:1 (KJV), “now Peter and John went up together into the temple at the hour of prayer, being the ninth hour.”

Sometimes one needs suffering to call for this hour of prayer. So I searched up for great events that could lead people to pray. There were many wars and treaties. However, one stood out just like the one we have now. We find that the Black Death or Bubonic plague occurred in this period “throughout Europe between 1347 and 1353” (History Central). Then we also find a great reformer of the church Martin Luther in this period. According to the BBC, Martin Luther “published his ‘95 theses…attacking the papal abuses and the sale of indulgences” on 31 October 1517 (BBC). He was a great believer that through Christ, we are now saved by faith, not through our effort, and for that, he stood trial. Through a great amount of prayer, I believe the new translated bible was published in 1534 so that you and I today could read God’s word (BBC). Breakthrough can only happen through prayer.

Tenth Hour: 1558 – 1806AD

Eleventh Hour: 1806 to …

Yes, we made it to the ‘now’ hour. You are asking why I am not writing the final hour starting time. The reason being is that only God knows the hour and working it out could be wrong, for Jesus said, “And except those days should be shortened, there should no flesh be saved: but for the elect’s sake those days shall be shortened” (Matthew 24:22, KJV).

Hunt says in his bible study that this service time was the conclusion for the day in which two lambs are “embraced by the burning of the incense, and burned making it one sacrifice.” The sacrifice is done with an utterance of a blessing at the end of a religious service. In Revelations 11, we learn of these two lambs or witnesses. “They shall prophesy for a thousand two hundred and threescore days, clothed in sackcloth” (Rev 11:3, KJV).

These are the two olive trees, and the two candlesticks standing before the God of the earth. And if any man will hurt them, fire proceedeth out of their mouth, and devoureth their enemies: and if any man will hurt them, he must in this manner be killed. These have power to shut heaven, that it rain not in the days of their prophecy: and have power over waters to turn them to blood, and to smite the earth with all plagues, as often as they will. And when they shall have finished their testimony, the beast that ascendeth out of the bottomless pit shall make war against them, and shall overcome them, and kill them. And their dead bodies shall lie in the street of the great city, which spiritually is called Sodom and Egypt, where also our Lord was crucified. And they of the people and kindreds and tongues and nations shall see their dead bodies three days and an half, and shall not suffer their dead bodies to be put in graves. And they that dwell upon the earth shall rejoice over them, and make merry, and shall send gifts one to another; because these two prophets tormented them that dwelt on the earth. And after three days and an half the spirit of life from God entered into them, and they stood upon their feet; and great fear fell upon them which saw them. And they heard a great voice from heaven saying unto them, Come up hither. And they ascended up to heaven in a cloud; and their enemies beheld them. And the same hour was there a great earthquake, and the tenth part of the city fell, and in the earthquake were slain of men seven thousand: and the remnant were affrighted, and gave glory to the God of heaven. (Revelation 11:4‭-‬14, KJV)

Are you ready for the coming of our Lord?

#GodCanDoThis



Works Cited

BBC. History. n.d. Website. 22 May 2021. <http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/historic_figures/luther_martin.shtml&gt;.

Belmaker, Genevieve. Jerusalem History: The First and Second Temples. n.d. 22 May 2021. <https://www.moon.com/travel/arts-culture/jerusalem-history-first-second-temples&gt;.

Britannica Kids. Charlemagne. n.d. Website. 22 May 2021. <https://kids.britannica.com/kids/article/Charlemagne/352939&gt;.

Einai, Gal. 248 Elementaary Particles and the Image of God. 27 February 2014. Website. May 2021. <https://iner.org>physics&gt;.

History Central. 1996-2020. Website. 22 May 2021. <https://www.historycentral.com/dates/&gt;.

Hunt, Michal. Jewish Time Divisions in the 1st Century AD – Agape Bible Study. 2012. Website. 07 May 2021. <https://www.agapebiblestudy.com&gt;.

Notes:

https://bible.com/bible/1/act.2.16-21.KJV

https://bible.com/bible/1/rev.11.4-14.KJV

https://lightbearersquest.com/2020/08/05/the-vision-of-strange-images/
https://lightbearersquest.com/2020/08/05/the-vision-of-strange-images/

Published by juanitasamuels

I've recently graduated from Massey University with a BA in Creative Writing. I am a follower of Christ and wish to spread some hope in this world of ours. I live with my husband and two boys in Auckland, New Zealand.

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