Finally, there is laid up for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous Judge, will give to me on that Day, and not to me only but also to all who have loved His appearing.
- II Timothy 4:8
Do you love studying the doctrine of the Rapture? Is seeking wisdom and understanding about the return of our Messiah a calling that you can not ignore? Are you frustrated or discouraged when you share some exciting truth about the soon return of Yeshua with others only to have them shrug their shoulders, show disinterest, or change the subject?
Don’t be discouraged. Be encouraged by being reminded that God knows you and He knows your passion and longing for Him. The Day is approaching when He will recognize your yearning and groaning for His return by bestowing upon you a very high honor, a crown of righteousness.
It is interesting to note that the Hebrew word for righteousness is ‘Tzedek’ which is also the Hebrew name for the planet Jupiter.
The above photo of Jupiter, ‘The King Planet’, was taken by NASA from the Hubble Telescope in 2016 and shows an aurora like a crown of thorns, the Giant Red Spot like where Jesus was pierced in His side, bloody looking stripes like those Jesus bore on His back in our place.
Who has believed our report?
And to whom has the arm of the Lord been revealed?
2 For He shall grow up before Him as a tender plant,
And as a root out of dry ground.
He has no form or comeliness;
And when we see Him,
There is no beauty that we should desire Him.
3 He is despised and rejected by men,
A Man of sorrows and acquainted with grief.
And we hid, as it were, our faces from Him;
He was despised, and we did not esteem Him.
4 Surely He has borne our griefs
And carried our sorrows;
Yet we esteemed Him stricken,
Smitten by God, and afflicted.
5 But He was wounded for our transgressions,
He was bruised for our iniquities;
The chastisement for our peace was upon Him,
And by His stripes we are healed.
6 All we like sheep have gone astray;
We have turned, every one, to his own way;
And the Lord has laid on Him the iniquity of us all.
7 He was oppressed and He was afflicted,
Yet He opened not His mouth;
He was led as a lamb to the slaughter,
And as a sheep before its shearers is silent,
So He opened not His mouth.
8 He was taken from prison and from judgment,
And who will declare His generation?
For He was cut off from the land of the living;
For the transgressions of My people He was stricken.
9 And they[a] made His grave with the wicked—
But with the rich at His death,
Because He had done no violence,
Nor was any deceit in His mouth.
10 Yet it pleased the Lord to bruise Him;
He has put Him to grief.
When You make His soul an offering for sin,
He shall see His seed, He shall prolong His days,
And the pleasure of the Lord shall prosper in His hand.
11 He shall see the labor of His soul,[b] and be satisfied.
By His knowledge My righteous Servant shall justify many,
For He shall bear their iniquities.
12 Therefore I will divide Him a portion with the great,
And He shall divide the spoil with the strong,
Because He poured out His soul unto death,
And He was numbered with the transgressors,
And He bore the sin of many,
And made intercession for the transgressors.
- Isaiah 53