The Widow and the Drought

Okay, so I was given a message.  Again.  Haven’t actually had one of those in a LONG time.  But that’s how it goes.  I haven’t really been ‘digging’ like I used to for a while, here… that’s probably why.  We all go thru dry spells.  Mine’s apparently ending… at least for a spell.

I have been wondering (out loud, here) what the purpose of the Lord prompting us to ‘prepare’ is.  We have been gathering supplies, extra food, critters, pens, and more – learning all we can about self-sufficiency and natural healing/cleaning.  Why would He prompt us to do all these things if we aren’t going to be here (pre-Wrath rapture)?  OTOH, I have also been wondering about if the sealing of the 144,000 is pertinent to us… since Romans 2 clearly states that *WE* are Jews, and not christians… not to mention a good majority of the tribes are missing nowadays, anyhow.

So… what if the 144,000 are the redeemed who get to be here thru the Trib (only kept ‘safe’ and ‘apart’ via a special ‘sealing’)… AND they’re part of the multitude, too – they’re just mid-Trib and post-Trib pictures of what happens to us, put together in Rev 7?  Hey, it’s possible.  Israel was in Egypt for the whole sha-bang, they just weren’t effected by the second two-thirds of the plagues, because Ha’Shem protected them.  And Noah was still on the ground up until THE DAY of judgment… he was just protected by Ha’Shem in the ark for those seven days.

Then I got to thinking about it – they weren’t protected for the first third of the plagues.  Noah wasn’t protected for the first three of ten days.  And I’ve always told you that I don’t think the Tribulation/Wrath is seven years long – I think it’s ten years – there are ten ‘Days of Awe’ between Rosh Ha’Shana and the Judgment (Yom Kippur).  Having said… we’re three and a half years into the Trib NOW… and so far we haven’t been protected.  Revelation doesn’t have any protection or ‘sealing’ mentioned until AFTER the first third of the judgments, you know!

So I was sitting at the table yesterday… I don’t even remember if it was school time or what, but… suddenly the Lord told me that the precursor for what’s to come is found in the story of Elijah and the Widow – do you remember that one?  Well, first, Elijah prays that no water falls on the land, that there’ll be a drought.  So then he has no food/water, because the river dries up, and the Lord tells Him to go to the home of a widow and ask for water and food.  Of course she doesn’t have any food left – just enough to feed her child one last meal before they die.  And (do you remember, yet?)… Elijah tells her to make the food, and the grain and the oil in her house refills itself miraculously.   For YEARS, that ‘just enough’ feeds her, her son, AND Elijah.

That’s what’s going to happen to us, I believe.  It seems to me that the prompting to ‘prepare’ – like Noah – comes from the pending assurance that what we have, won’t be used up.  Which is why He’s told us to get chickens, goats, put aside food, save seeds.  Because when the ‘drought’ period begins, we’ll have what we need, and He’ll sustain it to last the whole period.

You know me… when I get messages like this, I always doubt.  I’m a big ol’ doubter.  What if I’m just wishful hoping and coming up with my own fanciful take on things?  What if it’s not true?  What if, Lord?  Cuz I do have an active imagination… and I don’t want to give out false information.

So I went to look up scripture about this:

1Ki 17:1  And Elijah the Tishbite, who was of the inhabitants of Gilead, said unto Ahab, As YeHoVah, the God of Israel liveth, before whom I said, there shall not be dew or rain these years, but according to my word.1Ki 18:1  And it came to pass after many days, that the word of the Lord came to Elijah in the third year, saying Go, and show thyself unto Ahab, and I will send rain upon the earth.Luk 4:25  (Messiah’s Words)  But I tell you of a truth, many widows were in Israel in the days of Elijah, when the heaven was shut up three years and six months, when great famine was throughout all the land;

James 5:17  Elias was a man subject to like passions as we are, and he prayed earnestly that it might not rain: and it rained not on the earth by the space of three years and six months.  And he prayed again, and the heaven gave rain, and the earth brought forth her fruit.

Rev 11:2-3,6  … And the holy city shall they tread underfoot forty and two months.  And I shall give power unto my two witnesses, and they shall prophesy a thousand two hundred and threescore days, clothed in sackcloth.  …These have the power to shut heaven, that it rain not in the days of their prophecy; and have power over the waters to turn them to blood, and smite the earth with all plagues as often as they will.

Did you catch that?  Three and a half years!!  That’s the SAME as 42 months, and 1260 days… so in the the end times, will be a drought the SAME DURATION as Elijah’s in 1 Kings.  Messiah made specific mention of the length of Elijah’s drought, as if He wanted to be sure we made the correlation, knowing it wasn’t written in 1Kings.

Rev 7:3  Saying,  Hurt not the earth, neither the sea, nor the trees, till we have sealed the servants of our God in their foreheads.

Plugging all of this into our timeline, we see that there’s the Church Eras, then the Beginning of Sorrows/Seal Judgments (3.5 years x six = one every six months, aka ‘Six-Month Suggestion’), ending in the rolling back of heaven ‘like a scroll’… BUT!  Then Chapter seven says don’t hurt the world until the SERVANTS have been sealed… not the nation of Israel, but the SERVANTS of Ha’Shem.

So is it possible?  That the reason He’s prompting us is because of the precedence of Elijah’s widow – that what we gather, He will sustain thru that time?  It’s an interesting thought!

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