Christ’s Return – Timing
Seems Ronnie is not posting part 11 to his Groundhog Day series of blog posts this week. Maybe his commissary budget is too low to be able to afford #2 pencils.
As the Present Truth (TM) continually changes, the editorial material on Ronnie’s websites falls behind. Recently, there was an update to the Topics section on the FAQ. The Topic “Christ’s Return – Timing” had a significant amount of text added.
Here is the original text:
In 2008, God revealed that Jesus Christ would return on an annual holy day of Pentecost. God also revealed in that same year that the 1335 days of Daniel, concerning the final sealing of the 144,000, was beginning its countdown on the annual holy day of Trumpets that year – 2008. Carrying the 1335 days forward from Trumpets of 2008 brings you to Pentecost of 2012. At the mathematical probability of such a possible occurrence, coupled with other overlapping periods of time fitting into the same time frame, we believed that Christ would return on that day of Pentecost in 2012. (For more information on this see the 50th Truth in the “57 Truths” article on the Publication page of this website.)
As the Church had the attitude and spirit to be a good “watchman” as described in Ezekiel and because of great eagerness in anticipation of Christ’s return, the Church told others of this impending date in the hope that they would listen and prepare themselves for the horrific times that precede his coming. Our desire was that not only should we physically and spiritually be prepared for worldwide catastrophic events, but we deeply desired that others would take warning and themselves prepare for such events. Before Christ returns, the physical manifestation of the Seven Trumpets of Revelation will occur, which includes massive worldwide destruction and WW III. God’s Church “lived” this belief in absolute faith in a genuine manner of “spirit and truth.”
By Pentecost of 2012, we knew that Christ was not yet returning and that we had entered the prophetic “Day of the Lord.” God reveals in scripture that this prophetic day is an actual year in length. Once again, knowing that Christ would return on a Pentecost and that this prophetic day was a year in length, we believed that Christ would then return on Pentecost of 2013. What we did not know then was that there are two specific periods of time that fulfill the “Day of the Lord,” as each has a separate purpose to be accomplished, yet involve God’s righteous judgment, vengeance, and recompense. The first prophetic “Day of the Lord” was about God’s Church and His power to create Zion – His family Elohim – through His Church. This also served as an avenging of His Church before Satan, as Satan also had now been judged. By Pentecost of 2012, God had sealed all 144,000 who will return with Jesus Christ in God’s government over all mankind, and Satan will be removed at that time. (For more understanding of that period of time from Trumpets of 2008 to Pentecost of 2013 and all that God has been doing through His Church, see the article on the Publications page entitled, “An Extraordinary 4 1/2 Years.”)
Obviously, the world never believed our warnings or that Jesus Christ was coming, let alone on a specific date of Pentecost of 2012 or 2013. Neither did the Church that was scattered believe it. The fact that it did not happen on either day has only verified their belief, as they view it, that Ronald Weinland is not a prophet and that the Church of God – PKG is not God’s Church. However, nothing could be farther from the truth.
The edit struck out the text “See Timeline Question Answered” and added all of the following:
God had great purpose in His Church believing and proclaiming those dates for Christ’s return. It served to facilitate the final judging (trying and testing) of those who should yet be sealed to fulfill the complete count of the 144,000 firstfruits of God’s Kingdom.
This also served as a witness and final judgment upon the world for their response to hearing such a message as the one contained in the book 2008 – God’s Final Witness. The message of that book was about devastating end-time events, WW III, and God’s intervention to end it all by sending His Son to take control over all government on earth and to establish His one and only Church, and thereby, end all other false religions on earth. The response of the world was the same as the previous 6,000 years. Man rejects God’s word and His servants whom He has sent to proclaim His word.
As far as Christ not returning on those dates of Pentecost of 2012 and 2013, the result would have been the same even if He had returned. People will not believe God’s word until they “physically see” massive devastation (and then it is too late to prepare). They will not listen to sound and plain truth that God proclaims to them. The reality is that this period of time was about God’s final witness and His judgment upon mankind for refusal to hear Him.
The end-time events will still come to pass. Jesus Christ is still coming to remove Satan’s rule on earth and to establish God’s government over all mankind. Refusal to believe these prophetic truths from God does not prevent them from happening, but is only a matter of “time.” It is simply that, as always, man believes what he wants to believe, and he has always chosen not to believe God.
It was mentioned earlier that there are two prophetic periods of the “Day of the Lord.” One was between Pentecost of 2012 and Pentecost 2013. It was about God’s Church and God’s power to create Zion – the Family of God – Elohim. The first phase of that family has now been established and sealed by God. His government has now been made ready to be given immortal life in Elohim and to reign with Jesus Christ. These firstfruits of God’s Family will come with Christ when he returns on an annual holy day of Pentecost. God has not revealed the specific year, but He will at the time He allows the manifestation of the Second Trumpet. Christ will then return on the Pentecost that follows this event.
Christ’s return is near – that is God’s promise, as all that now remains before his coming is the fulfillment of the second prophetic “Day of the Lord,” which is the time when the physical manifestation of the destruction from the Seven Trumpets of Revelation are revealed. The events of this final “Day of the Lord” are a matter of the judgment of God upon mankind for not listening to Him and heeding His warnings.
I would summarize all of this as: It doesn’t matter that the prophecy was false because no one was listening anyway. And it’s all going to happen eventually anyway. So there!!!
Here’s what the deleted section “Timeline Questions Answered” used to say:
God has revealed that there is a separation between the opening of the Seventh Seal and the start of the Great Tribulation. God reveals the truth progressively and will continue to do so through His end-time prophets: “Surely the Lord GOD does nothing, unless He reveals His secret to His servants the prophets” (Amos 3:7).
1335 Days: The sealing of the 144,000 that will make up the Government of God at Christ’s return in 2013 (see topic: “Christ’s Return – Timing”) took place on September 30th, 2008, and 45 days later we arrived at 1290 days.
1290 Days: The Seventh Seal was opened on the 14th of November, 2008, which signified an end to the abomination of desolation that has been working in God’s Church. This marks the beginning of an awakening for spiritual Israel – the final remnant of the Church of God that was scattered, and will continue right up until the return of Jesus Christ. Thirty days later we arrived at 1260 days.
1260 Days: The blowing of the First Trumpet occurred on the 14th of December, 2008. That day was the beginning of a 3 1/2 year countdown that would lead into the final “Day of the Lord” (a final literal year) where world conditions will escalate into WW III and end at the return of Jesus Christ on Pentecost of 2013. From the start of this final 1260 day countdown, the process began that will lead to the complete collapse of the USA and the other Israelite countries. The Second, Third, and Fourth Trumpet will occur in God’s timing during the “Day of the Lord” (see the topic entitled “Christ’s Return – Timing”), and the combination of these first four trumpets will bring about that complete collapse. God will reveal more about these events, in His time, to His two end-time prophets (and two end-time witnesses) whose job began at the start of this final countdown to Christ’s return.
The only way a person can understand this timeline is by revelation given by God. The Church of God knows the date of Jesus Christ’s return because of the timing of the opening of the seals and the revealed truths contained in the annual Holy Days.