15th of Av in Luke is the day they go up the Mount of transfiguration
28 About eight days after Jesus said this, he took Peter, John and James with him and went up onto a mountain to pray. 29 As he was praying, the appearance of his face changed, and his clothes became as bright as a flash of lightning. 30 Two men, Moses and Elijah, appeared in glorious splendor, talking with Jesus. 31 They spoke about his departure, which he was about to bring to fulfillment at Jerusalem.
This word “departure” is a direct reference to the Exodus. Jesus was sacrificed as our Passover, His death and resurrection was His exodus, and He opened the way for all of us to cross the Red Sea and follow Him. Likewise at the end of the age there will be a transfiguration, and some of us will see the Lord in glory on the mountain top. The firstfruits will be raptured to the Lord. At that time we will see Moses and Elijah, the two witnesses. So look at this chapter as a word to us at this moment in time.
One of the big issues with this chapter is that it says “about eight days after Jesus said this” whereas in the gospels of Matthew and Mark it says six days later. So which is it? It is six days after the 9th of Av when the spies like Peter gave a bad report. However it is about 8 days after the Lord giving the word to follow Him to take up your cross. The 8th day is a new beginning, it is the day of resurrection. The rapture is a transfiguration and it is a new beginning and it is six days after the 9th of Av. The rapture signals the end of the curse and is the happiest day of this age along with the day we learn that our names are written in the book of life.
The tribulation and the great tribulation will be a trial on this earth that has never been seen before. Like the 9th of Av it will be a day of crying and a period of testing. Although the 15th of Av is 6 days after the 9th, it is also 40 years after because for forty years they were under that curse. As we head into that storm you have to focus on the word, don’t worry about anything else. Don’t worry about your job, don’t worry about your money, just focus on the word. Proclaim the kingdom. Whatever church, whatever house you are in, remain until the Lord comes. Feed one another with your testimonies. The crowds, social media, and the news will have all kinds of ideas about what is going on. You need to pray that the Lord open your eyes to see that this is the Lord’s doing, it is His return. Second thing we need to see is that we must suffer many things. The things that the chief priests and rulers do are the sins that they will be judged for, God is not going to judge them until they have committed the sins. We must suffer these things, we must take up our cross and follow Him.
I listened to a youtube video of a Pastor who had a prophetic dream. His dream saw the catastrophe we would have in March and in June, he saw the Lord pointing to these months. He saw the riots and protests. He saw that this would get worse in September and then He saw that in November it would be catastrophic. He saw vultures and armed riots and economic collapse. But then he gave his advice on what people should do and it was all about trying to save your life. He talked about buying a gun, converting your cash to gold. Whoever wants to save their life will lose it. You have been proclaiming your love and faith in the Lord for years in the meetings, now let’s see if the Lord can find faith when He returns.
The 15th of Av is also the day they celebrate that they can stop chopping wood. We are crucified with Christ, we are hanging on a tree until the day of our rapture and then the crucified life becomes the ascended life.
He also said there are some here that will not taste death until they see the Kingdom of God. Jesus is our salvation (not guns, not gold) and there are some of us that will be raptured to the Lord before they taste death.
32 Peter and his companions were very sleepy, but when they became fully awake, they saw his glory and the two men standing with him.
It is time for us to wake up. The rapture will certainly be a wake up call for all of God’s people who are left behind.
33 As the men were leaving Jesus, Peter said to him, “Master, it is good for us to be here. Let us put up three shelters—one for you, one for Moses and one for Elijah.” (He did not know what he was saying.) 34 While he was speaking, a cloud appeared and covered them, and they were afraid as they entered the cloud. 35 A voice came from the cloud, saying, “This is my Son, whom I have chosen; listen to him.”
Instead of making fun of Peter, let’s all admit we are about to enter into a terrifying time, none of us knows what to do or what to say. So then, once again, forget everything else, just focus on one thing Jesus is the Son of God, the one that God has chosen, listen to Him.
36 When the voice had spoken, they found that Jesus was alone. The disciples kept this to themselves and did not tell anyone at that time what they had seen.
The Lord’s first coming was somewhat private, only the disciples saw Him, the second coming will be public, in glory, and at that time every knee will bow. Likewise this first rapture will be somewhat private unlike the one at the end of the age.
37 The next day, when they came down from the mountain, a large crowd met him. 38 A man in the crowd called out, “Teacher, I beg you to look at my son, for he is my only child. 39 A spirit seizes him and he suddenly screams; it throws him into convulsions so that he foams at the mouth. It scarcely ever leaves him and is destroying him.
What a wonderful picture of the Black Lives Matter protests. The looting, the rioting, the anti semitic comments, the vandalism against various statues, it is like an epileptic boy having convulsions that throw him into the fire and try to destroy him. These things damage the movement, they damage the community, they damage the people involved. His father is there, men that were involved in the Civil Rights Movement in the sixties, and they are praying someone will help their children, someone will cast this demon out of them.