At the end of last week and into this one, for five sequential days, I have been waking up in the middle of the night, and when looking at the digital clock it was always showing 3:33. This has also happened a few times in the past, but never so consistently. Upon waking on the fifth night I did not want to look at the clock, but as I lay awake the pressure from the Spirit was growing to the point that I had to glance at the clock, so I did. It was 3:33 again. Getting out of bed that morning, baffled as to this persistent reoccurring ‘phenomenon’, I began looking for answers. One of the obvious possibilities was to look up scriptures in accordance with this data. I opened up to Ezekiel 33:3: "and he sees the sword coming upon the land, and he blows on the trumpet/shofar and warns the people". Next I looked up Jeremiah 33:3: “Call to Me, and I will answer you, and I will tell/show you great and mighty things, which you do not know “. I stood there with Rimona, quite astounded at these scriptures and their meaning. Those were the only two scriptures that I felt compelled to view. What immediately came to my attention was that, since we are in the days of the fulfillment of much of the prophecies of old, that YHVH is speaking to us as watchmen, just as He did to Habakkuk, who in 2:1 of his book responds thus to YHVH: "I WILL stand on my guard post and station myself on the rampart; And I will keep watch to see what He will speak to me, and how I may reply when I am reproved" (emphases added). In other words, while YHVH speaks we are actually seeing what He is saying AND fulfilling, at the same time. He did not say to Habakkuk that he would first hear His voice, but that he will see His speech experientially. Thus the “knowing” is coming by experience, just like at Mount Sinai, when “the people saw the voices” (Exodus 20:18, literal translation, emphases added).
At the end of that day, in a meeting we were at, I shared with the group the above experience. One person commented that 333 is half of 666, with the thought in mind that we were on the ‘road’ to the tribulation. Another person commented that the Hebrew letters for three hundred and thirty three are shin, lamed, gimel which makes up the word “sheleg” - “snow”. He also explained that “snow” can refer to the righteousness of YHVH’s Word. The following morning I received a WhatsApp message which included a passage from Job 38:12-15. Because I like to read things in context, I read all of Job 38. To my surprise, Job 38:22-23 says the following: "Have you entered the storehouses [literally treasures] of the snow, or have you seen the storehouses of the hail, which I have reserved for the time of distress, for the day of war and battle?”
The picture was clearing up: the sword, war, battle, and hail are only a few of YHVH’s righteous judgments, along with what we are experience worldwide with the Corona plague. The question is, what does YHVH mean by “great and mighty things”? Could this be like the time preceding the Exodus, with the same signs and wonders which also show up in the book of Revelation, that we obviously have not known in our generation (yet)? We have been hearing, for example, older people saying, “We have never experienced such weather conditions in our lifetime”, or the reports about record heat and unusual temperature changes in the earth. What does all this mean, other than the looming events that are to precede the restoration and return of a remnant of the whole house of Israel, along with judgements upon the nations, including Israel?
Birth pangs are always a little deceptive, as some are stronger than others, but the closer one gets to the birth the frequency becomes important. “For we know that the whole creation groans and labors with birth pangs together until now” (Romans 8:22). But what is the whole creation waiting for other than for Zion to give birth to her man-child, a corporate body of the redeemed remnant of the chosen seed of Abraham and Sarah - a “One New Man” that will manifest the nature, life, light and fruit of their Redeemer Elohim? “For the earnest expectation of the creation eagerly waits for the revealing of the sons of Elohim” (Romans 8:19). Hosea prophesied this long before the Redeemer of Israel showed up on the scene of history.
“Yet the number of the sons of Israel will be like the sand of the sea, which cannot be measured or numbered; and it will come about that, in the place where it is said to them, ‘you are not My people,’ it will be said to them, ‘You are the sons of the living Elohim’. And the sons of Judah and the sons of Israel will be gathered together, and they will appoint for themselves one leader, and they will go up from the land, for great will be the day of Jezreel” (Hosea 1:10-11).
In the beginning days of the declared pandemic we heard a lot of believers claiming, reading and sharing Psalm 91. It may be a good idea to take it to heart, as we are moving toward very uncertain days. Proverbs 3:33 is also quite appropriate: “The curse of YHVH is on the house of the wicked, but He blesses the dwelling of the righteous.”