WHEN Will the Jewish Remnant Repent?

When will the Jewish remnant repent? Will it be at the physical Second Coming . . . or might it be earlier?

Because most of the assumptions about end time events have been developed in light of the post-trib or pre-trib raptures, these events need to be reconsidered.

I believe this is the first time the concept in this article has appeared in print-making this NEW REVELATION of scripture on a very important topic.

The Jewish Remnant

One of these events that needs to be re-evaluated is the repentance of the Jewish remnant.  The Jewish remnant are those Jews who survive the 70th Week of Daniel.  Ezekiel tells us 2/3 of the population of Jerusalem will perish in the invasion of the Antichrist armies that takes place at the midpoint of the 70th Week.

One third you shall burn in the fire at the center of the city, when the days of the siege are completed. Then you shall take one third and strike it with the sword all around the city, and one third you shall scatter to the wind; and I will unsheathe a sword behind them. (Ezek. 5:12)

Zechariah gives more information. He tells us that of this 1/3 that survive, half are exiled and half remain in the city.

Behold, a day is coming for the Lord when the spoil taken from you will be divided among you.  For I will gather all the nations against Jerusalem to battle, and the city will be captured, the houses plundered, the women ravished and half of the city exiled, but the rest of the people will not be cut off from the city. (Zech. 14:1-2)

Jesus tells us about this event as well.

For there will be great distress upon the [d]land and wrath to this people;  and they will fall by the edge of the sword, and will be led captive into all the nations; and Jerusalem will be trampled under foot by the Gentiles until the times of the Gentiles are fulfilled. (Luke 21:23-24)

In addition to those who are killed and captured, a certain number of Jews who are part of the “woman” (Spiritual Israel) will escape into the mountains and be hidden and protected by the Lord.

But the two wings of the great eagle were given to the woman, so that she could fly into the wilderness to her place, where she *was nourished for a time and times and half a time, from the presence of the serpent.  And the serpent poured water like a river out of his mouth after the woman, so that he might cause her to be swept away with the flood.  But the earth helped the woman, and the earth opened its mouth and drank up the river which the dragon poured out of his mouth.  (Rev. 12:14-16)

So in summary, the 1/3 of the Jews in Jerusalem will survive the initial siege and assault of the Antichrist at the midpoint and will be divided, some in exile (in all nations), some in servitude in Jerusalem, and some will be protected supernaturally in the mountains.

The Great Tribulation

It is at this point (after the escape of some of the Jews into the wilderness), that Satan begins his persecution of Christians.

So the dragon was enraged with the woman, and went off to make war with the rest of her children, who keep the commandments of God and hold to the testimony of Jesus. (Rev. 12:17)

It can be assumed that during this time many Jews in Jerusalem and in the concentration camps will either die or commit apostasy by taking the Mark of the Beast. It is unclear from my study of scripture how many fall into these categories. But those protected in the wilderness survive. AND this is important – they will still be unsaved Jews. They will not have repented or accepted Jesus at this point.

When Will the Jewish Remnant Repent?

Now that we have established who the Jewish Remnant is, we need to begin to answer our central question: when will the Jewish remnant repent? We know from Zechariah that this will occur when they LOOK upon Jesus, the one they have pierced.

I will pour out on the house of David and on the inhabitants of Jerusalem, the Spirit of grace and of supplication, so that they will look on Me whom they have pierced; and they will mourn for Him, as one mourns for an only son, and they will weep bitterly over Him like the bitter weeping over a firstborn.  (Zech. 12:10)

First, notice this mourning takes place after God pours out his Spirit on the Jewish remnant. True repentance only comes as a work of the Spirit. This is the pouring out of the Spirit mentioned in Joel 2:28-29. This pouring out of the Spirit is the one that takes place immediately before the Celestial Earthly Disturbance (the darkening of the sun and moon when the stars fall and sky is split open.)

So when will the Jews see Jesus? It has traditionally been thought that it is when Jesus returns on a white horse to fight Armageddon – the physical Second Coming. But this is based on the mistaken notion that Matt. 24:30-31 is that physical Second Coming. We now know that it isn’t, it’s the prewrath Rapture when Jesus’s angels gather the resurrected and living righteous together.

And then the sign of the Son of Man will appear in the sky, and then all the tribes of the earth will mourn, and they will see the Son of Man coming on the clouds of the sky with power and great glory.  And He will send forth His angels with a great trumpet and they will gather together His elect from the four winds, from one end of the sky to the other. (Matt. 24:30-31)

All the important elements of of Zech. 12:10 are presented here. All the earth will SEE Jesus and will “mourn.” This same pattern is also described in Revelation.

Behold, He is coming with the clouds, and every eye will see Him, even those who pierced Him; and all the tribes of the earth will mourn over Him. So it is to be. Amen. (Rev. 1:7)

This passage further clarifies that those who pierced Jesus (the Jews) will mourn at this point. This is a direct reference to the prophecy of Zech. 12:10. 

When does all the earth see Jesus? That is given in Rev. 6.

Then the kings of the earth and the great men and the commanders and the rich and the strong and every slave and free man hid themselves in the caves and among the rocks of the mountains; and they said to the mountains and to the rocks, “Fall on us and hide us from the presence (Lit. “FACE”) of Him who sits on the throne, and from the wrath of the Lamb; for the great day of their wrath has come, and who is able to stand?” (Rev. 6:15-17)

After the Great Tribulation and after the Celestial Earthly Disturbance (sun and moon darkened, stars falling event) which is after the Sixth Seal, Jesus will appear in the sky.  We know that this passage is that moment because Jesus’s FACE is seen by all people at this point. This passage is parallel to Rev. 1:7 and Matt. 24:30-31. They are depicting the same events.

The mourning of the unrepentant is depicted by them hiding themselves (just as  Adam and Eve) from the face of our Holy God. However, there is no sign of them repenting.

Mourning of the Jewish Remnant

Zechariah, however, depicts the mourning of the Jewish remnant.

In that day there will be great mourning in Jerusalem, like the mourning of Hadadrimmon in the plain of Megiddo. The land will mourn, every family by itself; the family of the house of David by itself and their wives by themselves; the family of the house of Nathan by itself and their wives by themselves; the family of the house of Levi by itself and their wives by themselves; the family of the Shimeites by itself and their wives by themselves; all the families that remain. (Zech. 12:11-14)

The mourning of Hadadrimmon in Megiddo was the mourning for the death good king Josiah. This mourning will be similar, but greater. It is the mourning for the great King Jesus, who the Jews rejected throughout all their generations.  When the Jewish remnant SEES the King of King and they realize their error in rejecting him, there will be great mourning indeed!

The Josiah mourning extended for many days and later became a yearly, national observance. It is likely to be an extended mourning in the end times as well.

Will the Jewish remnant be taken in the Rapture?

Mourning isn’t repentance . When will the Jewish remnant repent? Will it be soon enough for some of them to be taken in the prewrath rapture? It is a startling question to consider . And we will answer it in our next article!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

7 thoughts on “WHEN Will the Jewish Remnant Repent?”

  1. Some will begin to repent when the Ark of the Covenant is found east of the Jordan river in a little over 2 1/2 years. (Sivan, 2020) This will lead to Trump’s order to restore Jerusalem and the Temple Mount on Tishri 1, 2020.

      1. I understand the doubt. What God told me in person to do seemed impossible until He explained these things to me. Some will begin to hear based on these signs. This is the reason I was born on an exact day, month, and year, though I did not ask for this assignment.

        As to the Ark, it is shown in heaven at the 7th trumpet in Revelation. No one seems to ask how it gets there. Psalm 132 tells us.

        Psalm 132:6 Behold, we heard of it in Ephrathah;
        We found it in the field of the wood.
        7 Let us go into His tabernacle;
        Let us worship at His footstool.
        8 Arise, O Lord, to Your resting place,
        You and the ark of Your strength.
        9 Let Your priests be clothed with righteousness,
        And let Your saints shout for joy.

        The field of wood is the wood of Ephraim in 2 Sam 18, which is east of the Jordan. “Arise, O Lord TO Your resting place. You and the Ark.” The rapture. Jesus will take the Ark to heaven at the rapture. Therefore, it must be found first. Btw, 2 Maccabees 2:4-8 also says the Ark will be brought out in mercy from the area where Moses died. East of the Jordan. That is in Jordan today. Remember what happened last time the Ark fell into Philistine hands? So it will be again.

        1. I believe the Muslims have a tradition that he Mahdi will find the ark, it will be a sign of his identity and dominion in their satanic tradition. They expect him to bring it to the Temple Mount. Maybe he will sit on it? Maybe this is the Abomination? All possible.

  2. Dear Nelson,
    I had always understood Ez 5 to be a prophecy contemporary to Ezekiel’s day.
    5:11 “my eye will not spare, I will have no pity.
    5:14 “I will make you a ruin and an object of reproach.”
    5:17 “I will send famine and savage beasts.”

    The tone of these statements make it abundantly clear that the LORD is expressing anger towards his people for having so grievously misrepresented Him towards the Gentiles. He is very angry with her and the language shows it.

    However, this is emphatically not the LORD’s emotions in the Great Day of the LORD. For sure, Israel must go through a purging at that future time, in which the wicked are removed from her. That is , without doubt, an aspect of what will be happening then:

    “And I will cause you to pass under the rod, and I will bring you into the bond of the covenant; and I will purge out from among you the rebels, and them that transgress against me;” Ez 20:37,38

    but Ezekiel continues:

    “For in my holy mountain, in the mountain of the height of Israel, saith the Lord Jehovah, there shall all the house of Israel, all of them, serve me in the land: there will I accept them, and there will I require your offerings, and the first-fruits of your oblations, with all your holy things.”
    Ez 20:40

    This is the language of love and tender affection.
    Israel’s prophets have many words of anger and condemnation for God’s people, but even at their most scathing, they are always careful to reiterate and underline Israel’s final state ie her complete pardon and redemption.

    The juxtaposition of Is ch1 and Is ch2, with their utterly different tones, perfectly illustrates this principle.
    Therefore, when we read the prophets it is absolutely vital that we carefully understand which point in history the prophet is speaking into- that goes almost without saying- but we must be careful also to discern both God’s heart and his emotions. This are vitally important in the correct placement of any given passage.

    The golden key to unlocking all these truths is to be found in the revelation that Israel is God’s Wife; that Sinai was a Covenant of Marriage and that the LORD has never broken that Covenant, even though his Wife has many times. This core, but terribly neglected, truth reveals the depth of God’s emotions towards his people. Hos 11:8 reveals the intense swirling of emotion within the heart of God.

    As further proof of this truth, I offer Is 54 in evidence. This is a chapter utterly impossible to understand through a “church” lens, but very easy to understand through the lens of a marriage covenant. It is crucial to note that this chapter follows IMMEDIATELY after the death of Messiah in Is 53. Thus we read in the opening verse of ch 54:

    “Rejoice, O barren Woman!”

    Who is the barren woman? She is God’s Wife, as the passage clearly explains!

    “For your husband is the one who made you –
    the Lord who commands armies is his name.
    He is your protector, the Holy One of Israel.
    He is called “God of the entire earth.”
    “Indeed, the Lord will call you back
    like a wife who has been abandoned and suffers from depression,
    like a young wife when she has been rejected,” says your God.
    “For a short time I abandoned you,
    but with great compassion I will gather you.””

    Dear Nelson, I put it to you that the overwhelming emotion in the heart of God towards his people in the Day of the LORD is one of overwhelming love towards her, and furious anger against her enemies.

    For the LORD, the Great Day of his Furious Wrath is also the day of full and final consummation, the regrafting of the cut off branches of Rom 11 and the time when he becomes wedded to his people forever. It is the time of the fulfillment of Hos 2:

    “At that time,” declares the Lord,
    “you will call, ʻMy husbandʼ;
    you will never again call me, ʻMy master.ʼ Hos 2:16

    I will commit myself to you forever;
    I will commit myself to you in righteousness and justice,
    in steadfast love and tender compassion. Hos 2:19

    The FIRST work of Messiah is to restore Israel to the Father. Is 49:6 The SECOND work is to be a light to the Gentiles. The Book of Acts chs 1-10 is not about the Gentiles! It is about the restoration of David’s fallen sukka, so that the Gentiles might believe, as Peter later explains. Act 15:16. Only when Israel is FIRST restored, can God’s oath to Abraham after the sacrifice of Isaac be fulfilled!

    So at Christ’s first coming, God began his work of restoration of his Wife and untold blessings have come to the Gentile world through her ministry to us. This was the first harvest of Israel, the fulfillment of Shavuot.
    At Christ’s second coming, God will complete the restoration of his Wife. This will result in the scarcely comprehensible blessing of eternal worldwide peace. This is the fulfillment of Sukkot- the completion of the harvest of Israel.

    For those of us who are committed to a correct and clear understanding of the last days it would , IMO, be extremely helpful if we first examined what God is doing with Israel and second examine what he is doing with the Church. I believe everything will then become a lot clearer.

    Thank you dear Nelson most sincerely for the very fine work that you are doing at this time. God bless you richly

    Chris Moyler

    1. Thanks Chris. These are great thoughts. Here a couple of my own thoughts.

      1) Ezek 5 may be historic only. Ezekiel started his great vision (ch. 1-7) at the beginning of the book in 592 BC. The siege of Jerusalem started in 588 and lasted between 18-30 months according to historians. Yet Ezek. 4 lists a siege of only 430 days.
      2) Ezek 2-3 is quoted by John in the Rev. 10 as the scroll that Ezek. and John both eat. (Dual fulfillment?)
      3) in Ezek 4 we read about the eating of bread by weight, another allusion (possibly) to the third seal. Interestingly if this is an end time prophecy, it would most likely occur after the 3rd seal.
      4) In Ezek 7 we read about robbers profaning the Holy (secret) place

      So there are a number of clues indicating this may be a near/far fulfillment. You mention a number of allusions to the Day of the Lord. I envision Ezek. 2-7 as having final fulfillment at the midpoint of the 70th Week when Israel is invaded by the Antichrist armies, not at the Day of the Lord. At that point Israel is already in bondage in all nations or hiding in the wilderness.

      If I’m right, this timing of the siege is an incredible new understanding of end time chronology. Of course, I admit this is theory and I might not be correct.

  3. Nicely done! It’s good to see someone else re-thinking the “standard timing.” There’s been a lot of “lumping and clumping” of battles (and other events) either at the start of the seventieth week or the end of it. I have long maintained that the prewrath timing frees us to see these events occurring at times other than the very beginning or very end of the week.

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