The Threshold

The Threshold

By Augusto A. Kho

April 22, 2018; Sunday; 10:00 AM

Updated: May 05, 2018 (Saturday); 11:00 PM



When Chuck Pierce said on March 27, 2018 at Cuneta Astrodome these words, “You will be moving the threshold of the past to the future… You’re moving into church season into kingdom season …- a call of intercession in this year,” my understanding is where are shifting to another season. Shall we now heading to the tribulation period?




Threshold defined

A threshold is a piece of wood, metal or stone that forms the bottom of a door that you walk over as you enter a room or a building. Also it it the point or level at which something begins or changes. Synonyms: door, gate, end or boundary; the place or point of entering or beginning.


Balintawak exit for example is the threshold from Bulacan to Quezon City. The Church Age is the threshold between the Ascension of Christ and the Second Coming of Christ but some events have yet to take place which is the Rapture and Tribulation (not on that chronological order).



Prophesy on Temple

When Christ prophesied that the Second Temple will be completely destroyed not leaving a single stone not to be unmoved, on the 70 A.D. the said temple was laid in ruins during the 1st Roman-Jewish War (Matthew 24:2).


Josephus, a Jewish historian who witnessed the gruesome event estimated that over 1-Million people were left dead mostly Jewish and pilgrims who came to Jerusalem that time to celebrate the Passover. The Arch of Titus in Rome was built afterward to commemorate the Roman conquest over the Jews.




Great dispersion or diaspora was again took place in this entire Jewish history since the scattering have been recorded during King Nebuchanezzar’s invasion to the Jerusalem during the time of Ezra and Nehemiah.


In 589 BC, Nebuchadnezzar II laid siege to Jerusalem, culminating in the destruction of the city and its temple in the summer of 587 or 586 BC.



The fig tree

In Matthew 24:32-34, the Lord Christ also encouraged His disciples that after dispersion of the Jewish is the alia or re-gathering of this nation.


According to Focus on Jerusalem, Volume 14, Issue 1, “Jesus used the descriptive analogy of a "fig tree", to instruct his disciples about how we could discern the timeliness of his return to Israel.

"Now learn a parable of the fig tree; when his branch is yet tender, and putteth forth leaves, ye know that summer is nigh:" The fig trees of the middle east region are a fruit- producing tree or shrub. The size of the tree, and the capacity to produce figs depends mainly on the soil that the tree is rooted in. Typically, the fig tree blooms before sprouting forth its leaves in the spring, and normally would produce, not one, but two crops of figs each year.




So whenever we see this “cursed fig,” a symbol of forsaken Israel bring forth bud, it is a sign that His coming is near.


Budding begins

The budding of the cursed fig tree begun when Carlos P. Romulo voted in favour of Israel in November, 1947 at the UN General Assembly in New York resulting to the emerging statehood of this once forsaken nation. Israel celebrated her first independence after the destruction of the temple on AD 70 on May 14, 1948.




A nation is born

Isaiah 66:8 says “Can a nation be born at once?” The word “born” in Hebrew “yalad” means “to travail.” James Strong said the word yalad is “medically to act as a midwife” or “to labour” or “ to travail” as a woman. Technically, Philippines was like serving as a midwife to labour Israel on that perfect day in 1947. From there, Philippine re-aligned Israel to her calling and re-activated the timepiece of God.


Could be the reason why Chuck Pierce said, “Philippines will make alignment of the nations” last March, 2018?


And the Scriptures said that “Whoever will bless Israel will be blessed.”



This coming May 14, 2018, Israel will be celebrating her
70th Year statehood. What 70 years means especially the Number 7 but it means “perfection” or “maturity,” (Genesis 2:1-2). The prophet talked about “seventy weeks’ in the Book of Daniel 9:24 “to seal up the vision and to anoint the most Holy One.” God does not play on numbers, does He?


Zechariah 7:5 spoke about the “seventh month” and “seventy years”. Seven in Hebrew word “shibiym” which is a cardinal or ordinal number which means it is indefinite number. A cardinal or ordinal number is the edge of a new beginning. When ordinal number occurs it is start of a new beginning. Don’t you find those words redundant? Well that is when threshold ends and begins.


When something ends, a new one begins. And that is threshold. When the Church exits from the Church Age, then Tribulation begins. Don’t you think so?



Israel-Philippines Friendship Day

That was the reason I did not skip to attend Israel-Philippines Friendship Day last April 18, 2018 at the Quirino Grandstand in Luneta. On that day, both friends of Israel-Philippines is looking forward for the 70th Year of this Jewish nation come May 14, 2018.




I asked to myself, “What will happen Lord on May 14, 2018?” What is the next move? What is the next season? My presence there was like a prophetic that I said to the Lord I am blessing Israel in behalf of my family, in behalf of our church, in behalf of the province of Pangasinan, and in behald of the Philippines?


For thus saith the LORD, That after seventy years be accomplished at Babylon I will visit you, and perform my good word toward you, in causing you to return to this place.” Jeremiah 29:10 (KJV)



Year of door
That is why Chuck Pierce said, “
Philippines this is the year of door, gates and war.” We are at war at we come to the edge of time.


We know that after the Church Age comes tribulation (Matthew 13:21; 24:21; 24:29; Mark 13:24; John 16:33Acts 14:22; Rev. 2:22; 7:14; ). Tribulation in Greek “thlipsis” means “oppression, affliction, trouble, persecution.”




Is it the wicked bills by the present Congress in the like of “dissolution of marriage,” “SOGIE bill, Civil Partnership (same-sex); BBL, Federalism,” to name a few are “decree to prosecute the Christians” by the virtue of legislation?


Chuck Pierce said on the very start of his speech, “beware of Herodians and the Pharisees.” And that is governmental and religious.


Now learn a parable of the fig tree; When his branch is yet tender, and putteth forth leaves, ye know that summer is nigh: So likewise ye, when ye shall see all these things, know that it is near, even at the doors. Verily I say unto you, This generation shall not pass, till all these things be fulfilled. Heaven and earth shall pass away, but my words shall not pass away

Matthew 24:32-35






Timeline of events in final siege

A timeline for the final siege of Jerusalem is shown in the table below. Dates are taken from Andrew E. Steinmann's From Abraham to Paul: A Biblical Chronology.[14]




2 Kgs 25:1; Ezek 24:1–2

10 Tebeth =
27 Jan 589 BC

Beginning of final siege.

Jer 34: 8–10

1 Tishri =
29 Sep 588

Release of Hebrew slaves at beginning of a Sabbatical year.

Jer 34:11–22; 37:5–16

Between Tishri 588 &
Nisan 587 = Oct 588 to Apr 587

Babylonians temporarily lift siege due to approach of Egyptian army. Slaves taken back. Jeremiah arrested as he attempts to go to Anathoth.

Jer 34:22; Ezek 30:20–21

7 Nisan =
29 Apr 587

Egyptians defeated. Siege resumes.

2 Kgs 25:2–4; Jer 39:2, 52:7;
Ezek 33:21, 40:1

9 Tammuz =
29 Jul 587

Wall breached. Zedekiah captured.

2 Kgs 25:8

7 Ab =
25 Aug 587

Nebuzaradan arrives at Jerusalem (cf. Jonah 3:3) from Riblah in Hamath and begins consultation with commanders in the field regarding the pillaging of the city.

2 Kgs 25:9–19; 2 Chr 36:18–19;
Jer 52:12–25

10 Ab =
28 Aug 587

Nebuzaradan leads forces into Jerusalem (cf. Jonah 3:4) to pillage, destroy, and burn the city and its temple.