Torah Treasures Revealed Series
El Shaddai Ministries
Pastor Mark Biltz
Intro to Revelations Part 3
Yom HaDin/Day of Judgment/The Opening of the Books/Opening of the Gates
God always has desired to forewarn before He brings judgment. The number 40 has always been a time for testing and warning.
40 days for Ninevah, for Moses after the golden calf, the Lord in the wilderness, the 12 spies
Numbers 13:24,25 The place was called the brook Eshcol, because of the cluster of grapes which the children of Israel cut down from thence. And they returned from searching of the land after forty days. (Yom Kippur and Hebron) The month of Elul – John the Baptist
Consciousness of going to trial always precedes the trial itself.
Revelations 14:18 And another angel came out from the altar, which had power over fire; and cried with a loud cry to him that had the sharp sickle, saying, Thrust in thy sharp sickle, and gather the clusters of the vine of the earth; for her grapes are fully ripe.
Oye! Oye! This court is in session! The Right Honorable Judge of the Universe is presiding!
In Judaism it is believed that every year on this day the Heavenly Court is in session! The books are opened! God looks over every persons account to see how we took care of His investment in us. The trial lasts 10 days until the Day of Atonement. Your life is placed on the balance scales. The Trial image captures the sense of one’s life in someone else’s hands. We have 10 days to repent and amend our ways during this time before the judgment is set and the books are closed on Yom Kippur. Everyone in the world passes before the heavenly Judge like troops in review. The sentence is then meted out during the following days and year.
Revelations 2:10 Fear none of those things which thou shalt suffer: behold, the devil shall cast some of you into prison, that ye may be tried; and ye shall have tribulation ten days: be thou faithful unto death, and I will give thee a crown of life.
Daniel 1:12 Prove thy servants, I beseech thee, ten days; and let them give us pulse to eat, and water to drink.
Daniel 1:14 So he consented to them in this matter, and proved them ten days...
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