The times we are in
Before we go detailing the critical phenomena of these times, it is advised that, as we return from this meeting, we ensure that we read through what is documented hereunder regularly, so we can keep abreast of them as we continue in ministry.
We have already been informed that the above information is by the word of knowledge, the former was given April 2004, while the later was given last year. In the Watchman Catholic Charismatic Renewal Movement, we do not doubt what the Lord tells us, just like other real children of God and ministers don’t, once they are sure it is the voice of the Lord. Afterall, the Rapture we are believing and waiting for was communicated through the word of knowledge by Paul, apart from the Lord’s own information (see 1 Thessalonians 4:15-18; 1 Corinthians 15:51-53).
From this, it’s pertinent that those who may have some problem believing this information go to the Lord in prayer to check (cp. Acts 17:10-11). It is disastrous to look the other way, unconcerned on such matters like this. Remember, before the deluge, the Lord informed one man (gen. 6:13-17), who in turn informed others (2 Pet. 2:5). For the exodus, He also elected to inform one man, who informed others later (Exo. 3:5-10,14-18; 4:27-31). The same principle was adopted when He decided to judge Sodom and Gomorah (Gen. 19:1,12-14).
NB. As before stated, nobody has information or can have information as to the exact number of years, days, or months that the 21/2 minutes represent (cons. Matt. 24:36).
We have also stated that the Lord has termed this 21/2 minutes that we have before the rapture “THE ELEVENTH HOUR”. The American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language defines the “eleventh hour” as “the latest possible time” (before the close of business). This dictionary went ahead to quote the parable of the Lord Jesus in Matthew 20:1-16. Let us now survey this parable as to understand what the eleventh hour is all about.
From Matthew 20:2-12 we note that the house holder went out at certain points between morning and evening to hire the labourers into his vineyard. The first time was at 6.00 a.m. (Matt. 20:1-2). The second time was at 9.00 a.m. (Matt. 20:3-4). The third was at 12.00 noon (Matt. 20:5). The fourth was at 3.00 p.m. (Matt. 20:5). Lastly he went out at 5.00 p.m., the latest possible time before the close of work at 6.00 p.m., termed the “eleventh hour”. It is called the eleventh hour because it is very very close to the close of work at 6.00 p.m.
Here is another illustration of the eleventh hour. At the airports, planes are scheduled to depart given locations at given times to arrive their given destinations at given times too. Let us consider a Belview Airlines plane, scheduled to depart Lagos at 7.00 a.m. to arrive Port Harcourt at 7.50 a.m. Usually, the first boarding announcement to passengers would be made at say, 6.30 a.m. (30 minutes to departure). This would be followed by a second announcement at say, 6.40 a.m. (20 minutes to departure), and a final and “eleventh hour” announcement at say, 6.52 a.m (just 8 minutes to departure). This final and “eleventh-hour” announcement at 6.52 a.m. is the latest possible because, the period between this time (6.52 a.m) and the closing of doors for departure (7.00 a.m.) is so short that no other announcement is possible.
In the light of the fore-going, it is clear that the Lord’s assertion that these times are “the eleventh hour” means that there is a very brief period from these times to the Rapture – the closing point of the Church-age.