May 21, 2011
Began Judgment Day!
By Brother Mike
On May 21, 2011 , many were expecting the beginning of God's judgment on this world, but nothing happened . . . or did it? Could it be that judgment actually did begin, but instead of being an outward and physical judgment with earthquakes and all, it began a period of spiritual judgment whereby the Lord is now giving the world over to their sin as judgment against them in preparation for the final physical judgment which is yet to come? This bringing of the spiritual judgment first and then the physical judgment later is exactly how God first brought judgment upon the human race in the beginning. He first brought spiritual judgment on the day Adam and Eve ate of the forbidden fruit, for on that very day they both spiritually died, and then He brought the physical judgment years later when Adam and Eve did finally die physically. Adam and Eve were simply told that the day they ate of the fruit, they would surely die, but they had no idea that this meant spiritual death first, and then physical death later. So what we see is precedence for the spiritual judgment coming first, and then the physical judgment coming later. And, just as Adam and Eve had no idea that death meant spiritual death first, so God's people before May 21, 2011 had no idea that Judgment Day meant spiritual death to the world first, and then that the physical and outward judgment would come later.
Furthermore, the spiritual nature of the end-time events wrought in the biblical calendar supports a spiritual judgment on May 21, 2011 as well. According to the calendar, judgment began on the churches in 1988, but nothing outward and physical took place in order to mark that date; it was a spiritual judgment upon the churches. Likewise, according to the calendar, the Latter Rain began in 1994 in which God began to save a great multitude outside of the churches, but nothing outward and physical took place in order to mark that date; it was the beginning of a tremendous spiritual salvation for the world. So, likewise, doesn't it make sense that May 21, 2011 , which is also wrought in the biblical calendar, would also be manifested spiritually instead of being outward and physical (also read " How We Know May 21, 2011 Began a SPIRITUAL Judgment ")?
This is what is going on: May 21, 2011 did begin judgment upon the world, but it is an invisible, spiritual judgment so that it appears like nothing has or is
happening. Nevertheless, there is something happening; the world is being hardened in its sin like never before. This is a judgment against it in preparation for the final judgment which is yet to come. According to Revelation 9:5, 10, it is a 5 month period (not a literal 5 months, but a spiritual 5 months, which might be 1600 days ending on October 6, 2015) when spiritual and invisible locusts of judgment have been sent out into the world in order to devour all of unsaved humanity (see study " Who Are The Locusts Of Revelation 9? "). What these invisible locusts do is confirm or harden people into their sin as a judgment against them. Humanly speaking, all chances for salvation have been removed from them. This is why that during this time period scripture says,
And in those days shall men seek death, and shall not find it; and shall desire to die, and death shall flee from them.
The death being sought after during these days is not physical death, but it is spiritual death in
Re 22:11 He that is unjust, let him be unjust still: and he which is filthy, let him be filthy still: and he that is righteous, let him be righteous still: and he that is holy, let him be holy still.
The reason this scripture says that the unjust - unsaved - will remain unjust; that is, unsaved, and he which is filthy - unsaved - will remain filthy; that is, unsaved is because the Lord has removed salvation from the world, which means that the unjust and filthy - the unsaved - cannot become saved, but they will be left, even hardened, to remain in their sin.
Further support for salvation having ended during this time period in which we now find ourselves after May 21, 2011 comes from what we read in Mark and Matthew,
Mr 13:24 But in those days, after that tribulation , the sun shall be darkened, and the moon shall not give her light . . .
And, again, in its parallel passage,
Mt 24:29 Immediately after the tribulation of those days shall the sun be darkened, and the moon shall not give her light, and the stars shall fall from heaven, and the powers of the heavens shall be shaken . . .
Notice that immediately after the tribulation, which we know ended on May 21, 2011 according to the biblical calendar (see proofs ), the sun is darkened, the moon shall not give her light, and the stars shall fall from heaven. This is spiritual language describing the end of salvation after May 21, 2011 . The sun represents Christ, and for Christ to be darkened means that the light of salvation is no longer shining unto salvation. The moon represents the law of God, and for the moon not to give her light means that the law is no longer shining forth to lead unto salvation. The stars represent believers in Jesus Christ, and for them to fall from heaven means that the light of salvation is no longer shining to the world through them. Indeed, based upon this language, it is clear that salvation has come to an end ever since May 21, 2011 (see also "Is God Still Saving?" and Revelation 18 study).
Now the next significant events will be when Christ comes to take His people to heaven, destroy this world along with all unsaved people in it, and then create a new heaven and earth where His people will dwell forevermore. There is a possibility that this might all take place on October 6, 2015 (see also verse 20 of Revelation 14 - Part 3).