I know without doubt that the eclipse of August 21st that cuts across America is incredibly significant. Jewish tradition holds that a total solar eclipse is a sign of judgment and a warning to the gentiles. America is the greatest gentile nation in history and we are facing judgment. God is calling His people to the greatest move of repentance, unseen since Moses came down the mountain with the 2nd set of tablets.
Over two years ago the Lord pointed me to this event as recorded in my journal:
(July 5, 2015)
This morning I felt like I was hearing the Lord clearly speaking to my heart. I saw a picture of a solar eclipse. It looked full. I heard, “when the sun is darkened”.
The image I actually saw from the Lord looked just like this picture. He was pointing me then to this time. The date of this eclipse is exactly 40 days before the Day of Atonement, or Yom Kippur, on September 30th. According to the Bible, 40 is the number for waiting, preparation, testing or punishment. It is also the number to start a new chapter of the history of salvation.
About Yom Kippur: (instituted by God in Leviticus 23:31 for all generations)
Yom Kippur is the tenth day of the month of Tishri. It is the most important and holiest day of the Jewish year. It is the Day of Atonement when the High Priest goes into the Holy of Holies to atone for the sins of all the people.
The Marriage Supper of the Lamb will happen in a future year on Yom Kippur when Jesus comes to take His Bride back to Himself. (A Jewish wedding is also called a private Yom Kippur.)
Rosh Chodesh Elul (tied to significance of 40 days) begins at sunset August 21st, 2017 after the total solar eclipse ends over America. Rosh Hashana or the Feast of Trumpets begins of Sept. 20 (also the start of the ten days of awe or days of repentance, prior to Yom Kippur) and ends the evening of September 22nd, which is Shabbat (the start of the Sabbath or day of rest).
The next day, September 23, in Jerusalem during Shabbat, the fulfillment of the first part of the Revelation 12 sign will occur. Computer models show this is the only time in 6000 years of history or thousands of years into the future that this sign will occur.
God told us through His word in Genesis 1:14 that he placed the lights in the heavens to be for signs (signal or mark) and for seasons (an appointment or festival). On August 21st, God is giving America a firm sign calling us to repentance. Then, 40 days later God’s most holy day of the year will occur on September 30. In between that time, another great sign will occur in the heavens signifying the time of the end written by John in the Book of Revelation.
Repent for the Kingdom of God draws near!
The Significance of Rosh Chodesh Elul:
According to Jewish tradition, the month of Elul is the time that Moses spent on Mount Sinai preparing the second set of tablets after the golden calf incident (Exodus 32; 34:27-28). He ascended on Rosh Chodesh Elul and descended on the 10th of Tishri, at the end of Yom Kippur, when repentance was complete. Elul marked the beginning of a period of 40 days that Moses prayed for God to forgive the people for worshipping the golden calf.
Moses was with God for two periods of forty days and forty nights each. The first period was recorded in Exodus 24:18 through Exodus 31:18. At the end of which, God gave Moses the first set of tablets, wherein contained the Ten Commandments written by the finger of God (Exodus 31:18). But the first set was destroyed at the foot of Mount Sinai when Moses cast them down upon seeing the people worshipping the golden calf (Exodus 32:19) that they had created, and committing the sins centered around the idol.
After the golden calf was destroyed, Moses went up Mount Sinai on Rosh Chodesh Elul (the first day of the 12th month of the Civil Calendar) and prayed to God for a second period of forty days and forty nights (Exodus 34) so that God would spare His people and return His full Presence to be among them.
God responded favorably to Moses’ prayers by commanding Moses to write a new set of tablets – wherein were inscribed the Ten Commandments. (Source: thejoshlink.com)
And the LORD said to Moses, “Cut two tablets of stone like the first ones, and I will write on these tablets the words that were on the first tablets which you broke.” (Exodus 34:1)
Here is a video I made a couple of nights ago that gives more information.
Author: Rachel Baxter
Rachel Baxter is a wife and mother of four children. She earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Engineering and an MBA. Rachel was baptized, confirmed, and married in the Lutheran Church Missouri Synod. She was never taught about the power of the Holy Spirit. In 2013, she was baptized into the Holy Spirit while in her bedroom crying out from her floor. Since that time, the Lord has changed her life in every way. She felt called by God to help establish the Lord’s Mountain of Education and has a heart to see children and adults alike set into the destiny God has for them. In 2014 she founded Valor Christian Academy Omaha, a Spirit-Led Missional school in Omaha, Nebraska. The focus of the school is equipping children to walk in their God-given destiny according to Ephesians 4.
That same year the Lord began to speak to her about the things that are coming upon the earth from His redemptive judgments and from the plans of the enemy.
Rachel is also a part of One Whole Heart Ministry, an inner healing ministry, that seeks to set people free from hurt through forgiveness and repentance, and to help them hear the Lord’s voice and follow Him. She shares her insights on her blog site, called Scroll and Fig Leaf.