Pro and Con 1811
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A POST ON FIVE DOVES, RE: Pastor Bob (13 July 2014)"Rosh HaShanah - The Link to "The Theme of The Bride"
(My remarks are interspersed and marked MJA:)
The average person has until Yom Kippur till his fate is sealed forever. In other words, the average person will have until the end of the seven-year Tribulation to repent and turn to God. The average person on Rosh HaShanah is judged by God and is neither written in the book of life or the book of the wicked. His fate is yet to be decided. The average person and the wicked have to go through the "Awesome Days", the Tribulation, until they reach Yom Kippur (the end of the Tribulation when their fate is sealed forever). Once you are written in the book of the wicked, you can never get out of it -(Revelation 17:8). These are people who never, ever, will accept the Messiah Christ Jesus.
There are 12 months to the year and there are 12 tribes in Israel. Every month of the Jewish year has its representative tribe. The month of Tishrei is the month of the tribe of Dan. This is of symbolic significance, for when Dan was born to Bilhah, Rachel's maid, Rachel said, "God hath judged me, and hath also heard my voice..." -(Genesis 30:6). Dan and din (as in Yom HaDin, Day of Judgment) are both derived from the same root word, symbolizing that Tishrei is the time of Divine Judgment and Forgiveness. Similarly, every month of the Jewish calendar has its own sign of the Zodiac (in Hebrew "Mazal"). The sign of the Zodiac for Tishrei is the "Scales" of justice. This is symbolic of Judgment.
Just a brief note here on the Zodiac. It was the original Gospel in the Stars, however, it was later perverted to the Satanic practice of Astrology. This has been documented heavily and a subject of another time.
The recognition of God as King is vividly pictured in the Jewish view of Adam's under-standing of his Divine Creator being King over all the Universe. It was late on the sixth day since God began the Creation of the world, when Adam opened his eyes and saw the beautiful world around him, and he knew at once that God created the world, and him too. Adam's first words were:
"The Lord is King forever and ever!" and the echo of his voice rang throughout the world.
"Now the whole world will know that I am King," God said and He was very pleased. This is the first Rosh HaShanah! The first New Year. It was the birthday of Man, and the Coronation Day of the King of Kings!" -(Ancient Hebrew sage comment)
A theme and term associated with Rosh HaShanah in Hebrew is HaMelech (the King). It was mentioned earlier in 1st Thessalonians 4:16-17 and is known as the last trump, which the Apostle Paul mentioned in 1st Thessalonians 4:16-17.
MJA: I Thess. 4:13-18 is the first trump. The last trump is in I Cor. 15:51-54.
MJA: No one is made immortal at the First-Trump Rapture of I Thess. 4:13-18. All are made immortal, even Paul, at the Last-Trump Rapture of I Cor. 15:51-54.
MJA: FIRST-TRUMP RAPTURE, NONE BECOME IMMORTAL: 1Th 4:13-18 says, "But I would not have you to be ignorant, brethren, concerning them which are asleep, that ye sorrow not, even as others which have no hope. 14 For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so them also which sleep in Jesus will God bring with him. 15 For this we say unto you by the word of the Lord, that we which are alive and remain unto the coming of the Lord shall not prevent (phthano, precede) them which are asleep. 16 For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first: 17 Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord. 18 Wherefore comfort one another with these words."
MJA: LAST-TRUMP RAPTURE, ALL BECOME IMMORTAL: 1Co 15:51-54 says, "Behold, I shew you a mystery; We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed, 52 In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed. 53 For this corruptible must put on incorruption, and this mortal must put on immortality. 54 So when this corruptible shall have put on incorruption, and this mortal shall have put on immortality, then shall be brought to pass the saying that is written, Death is swallowed up in victory."
At this time, the believers in the Messiah who are righteous according to Yom HaDin (the Day of Judgment) will escape the Tribulation (Chevlai sle Mashiach) on earth and will be taken to Heaven in the Rapture ("Natzal") along with the righteous who had died before this time. What happens to the believers in the Messiah when they are taken to Heaven at this time? One of the events that will take place is the Coronation of the Messiah as King, which will happen in Heaven -(Revelation 5). Christ Jesus who had come to Earth during His first coming to play the role of the suffering Messiah (the Lamb of God)(Messiah ben Joseph), will be crowned as King over all the Earth in preparation for His coming back to Earth to reign as King Messiah (the Lion of Judah)(Messiah ben David) during the Messianic age, the Millennium as stated in Revelation 19:16; 20:4. Daniel 7:9-14 saw this and John the Apostle saw this same thing in the book of Revelation.
The Enthronement Ceremony of a King is part of the Rosh HaShanah motif. There are four parts to the enthronement of a Jewish king.
1. The giving of the decree. Associated with this is a declaration. This can be seen in Psalm 2:6-7, as it is written, "You have I set my king upon My holy hill of Zion. I will declare the decree..." Next, a rod/scepter is given, which is an emblem of a king. Scriptures that refer to the scepter include Genesis 49:17; Numbers 24:17; Esther 4:11; 5:2; 8:4; Psalm 45:6; and Hebrews 1:8. Scriptures that refer to a rod are found in Psalms 2:9; Isaiah 11:1,4; and Revelation 2:27; 12:5; 19:16. The scepter is an emblem of a king or royal office and a rod refers to the king ruling and reigning righteously in all manner -(Isaiah 11:1,4-5). Christ Jesus is the King Messiah -(Isaiah 11:1,4-5; Jeremiah 23:5-6; Zechariah 9:9; Luke 1:32-33; John 1:47-49).
2. The ceremony of the taking of the throne. This is found in Revelation 5. The king sits on the throne and is anointed as king. The word "Christ" in English comes from the Greek word "Christos" and in Hebrew it is Mashiach", meaning "the anointed one". Jesus came as a prophet during His first coming -(Deuteronomy 18:15), was resurrected as the priest -(John 20:9,17), and is coming back again as King. Kings in Israel were anointed -(2nd Samuel 5:3-4; 1st Kings 1:39-40, 45-46; 2nd Kings 9:1-6).
3. The acclamation. During the acclamation, all the people shout, "Long live the king!" - (1st Kings 1:28-310). Next, all the people clap -(Psalm 47:1-2; Psalm 47 is a coronation Psalm). Psalm 47:5 is the shout and trumpet of Rosh HaShanah. Verse 6 is the shouting and praising of the king. Verse 8 is the ceremony of the throne. In verse 9, the believers in the Messiah Christ Jesus are all gathered in His presence.
4. Each of the subjects coming to visit the king after he has taken the throne. In this, they will acknowledge their allegiance to Him and receive their commissioning from Him as to what their job will be in the kingdom -(Isaiah 66:22-23; Zechariah 14:16-17; Matthew 2:2).
Rosh HaShanah is also known as Yom HaZikkaron, the Day of Remembrance. Leviticus 23:24 calls the day "a memorial". Remembrance is a major theme in the Bible. We can see by examining the following Scriptures that God remembers us and we are to remember God in all of our ways.
There are two elements of remembrance:
1. God remembers us - (Genesis 8:1; 9:1,4-16; 19:29;30:22; Ezodus 2:24-25; 3:1; 6:2,5; 32:1-3,7,11,13-14; Leviticus 26:14,31-33,38-45; Numbers 10:1-2,9; Psalm 105:7-8,42-43;112:6). In fact, God has a book of remembrance -(Exodus 32:32-33; Malachi 3:16-18; Revelation 3:5; 20:11-15; 21:1,27).
2. We must remember God - (Exodus 13:3; 20:28; Deuteronomy 7:17-19; 8:18; 16:3; Numbers 15:37-41).
Since the court was seated and the books were opened, it is understood to be Rosh HaShanah. The books are the book of the righteous, the book of the wicked, and the book of remembrance. The third book that will be opened is the book of remembrance (zikkaron). This is why the common greeting during Rosh HaShanah is, "May you be inscribed in the Book of Life".
The Spiritual application is significant. In Romans 14:10 it is written, "But you, why do you judge your brother? Or you again, why do regard your brother with contempt? For we shall all stand before the judgment seat of God". In 2nd Corinthians 5:10 it is written, "Fore we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ, that each one may be recompensed for his deeds in the body, according to what he has done, whether good or bad." This is also discussed in 1st Corinthians 3:9-15. The words of the believers in Messiah will be judged by God, but not their salvation. This is a judgment of the believers in Jesus only. All people in this judgment are the believers in Jesus only. All people in this judgment will be saved. This is not the judgment of your salvation, but a judgment of your rewards based upon your works. On this day, God will open the Book of Life and hold a trial. This is known as the Bema judgment.
MJA: Rev 11:18 says, "And the nations were angry, and thy wrath is come, and the time of the dead, that they should be judged, and that thou shouldest give reward unto thy servants the prophets, and to the saints, and them that fear thy name, small and great; and shouldest destroy them which destroy the earth."
The English phrase, "birthpangs of the Messiah, or the Hebrew "Chevlai she Mashiach", is a major theme of the Bible. It is commonly known as the seven-year Tribulation period. In Matthew 24, Jesus Christ described the signs of the end. "And as He was sitting on the Mount of Olives, the disciples came to Him privately, saying, "Tell us, when will these things be, and what will be the sign of Your coming, and of the end of the age ["Olam Haeh"]?" In Matthew 24:3, Jesus said that these days are the beginnings of sorrows. -(Matthew 24:8). The Greek word translated as sorrows here is "odin". This word means "birthpangs". The birthpangs of the Messiah are also spoken of in Jeremiah 30:4-7. They are also mentioned in 1st Thessalonians 5:1-3, and again in Revelation 12:1-2.
The Scriptures reveal two interchangeable synonyms:
1. The birthpangs = the time of Jacob's trouble.
2. The time of Jacob's trouble = the "Seven"-year Tribulation.
MJA: I think the time of Jacob's trouble is ONE DAY, Jesus' Long Day, of which Joshua's Long Day was a type. Jer_30:7 says, "Alas! for THAT DAY is great, so that none is like it: it is even the time of Jacob's trouble; but he shall be saved out of it."
MJA: "Isa_24:1 Behold, the LORD maketh the earth empty, and maketh it waste, and turneth it upside down, and scattereth abroad the inhabitants thereof."
This period of time will be Israel's most trying time ever. This period of time is known as the Tribulation. Jacob is Israel. There shall be great tribulation in Israel such as never was since there was a nation. -(Daniel 12:1). It will also be a time when God will ultimately judge sin and all the nations of the Earth. Through it, the nation of Israel will be physically saved from total destruction by God, and will, as a nation, accept Christ Jesus as the Messiah - "...But he will be saved out of it" -(Jeremiah 30:7. In Hosea 5:15 it is written, "I will go and return to My place, till they acknowledge their offence, and seek My face: in their affliction [the Chevali shel Mashiach] they will seek Me early."
MJA: Dan 11:45 says, "And he (i.e., the False Prophet) shall plant the tabernacles of his palace between the seas in the glorious holy mountain; yet he shall come to his end, and none shall help him."
MJA: Dan 12:1 says, "And at that time shall Michael stand up, the great prince which standeth for the children of thy people: and there shall be a time of trouble, such as never was since there was a nation even to that same time: and at that time (the time of trouble, the Day of God's Wrath) thy people shall be delivered, every one that shall be found written in the book."
Israel will face genuine crisis during the time of Jacob's trouble. The prophet Zechariah prophesied that two out of every three inhabitants of Israel will perish during this time, with a remnant of only one-third of the population being saved -(Zechariah 13:8-9). In Isaiah 13:6-8, it tells just how bad it will become.
Isaiah 13:10 corresponds to Matthew 24:29; Mark 13:24; and Revelation 6:12. Other passages that speak of the birthpangs include Genesis 3:16; 35:16-20; 38:27-28; Isaiah 26:16-21; 54:1; 66:7-9; Jeremiah 4:31; 6:24; 13:21; 22:23; Micah 4:9-10; and John 16:21-22.
There are several stages to Israel's birthing the Messiah.
1. Isaiah 66:7 is a birth before travail. "Before she [Israel] travailed [received the Messiah], she brought forth; before her pain came, she was delivered of a male child" -(Isaiah 66:7). Isaiah 66:7 is a birth "before" travail. This happened during the first coming of Christ Jesus, the Messiah. The birthpangs that Israel experienced during Jesus Christ's first coming came after Jesus Christ's death with the destruction of the Temple and the dispersion of the Jewish people out of Israel by the Romans in 70 AD, scattered throughout the world.
2. Isaiah 66:8 is a birth after travail. Isaiah 66:8 says, "...as soon as Zion travailed, she brought forth her children." This will happen before Christ Jesus returns to earth to set foot on the Mount of Olive -(Zechariah 14:4), as Israel experiences the hardest time she has ever experienced since she was a nation -(Daniel 12:1), in the period of time known as the birthpangs of the Messiah, or the Tribulation. The Tribulation and the birthpangs of the Messiah are one and the same thing. What we are seeing in these days is the woman [Israel] becoming larger and larger, coming closer and closer in the time when she is about to give birth.
The Gate of Heaven are opened on Rosh HaShanah so the righteous nation may enter -(Isaiah 26:2; Psalm 118:19-20. Because of the gates of Heaven are understood to be open on Rosh HaShanah, this is further evidence that the Rapture ("Natzal") of the believers in the Messiah Christ Jesus, will take place on Rosh HaShanah.
The Wedding of the Messiah, has been covered in the series of posts on "The Theme of The Bride" and so there is no need to duplicate them here. To fully grasp the big picture, I recommend that everyone watch the "Feasts of the Lord" DVD set by Mark Biltz. The Seven Feasts of Leviticus 23 provides the Christian believer a level of confidence in the Bible that traditional Christian churches fail to offer the student of the Bible.
One of the reasons for blowing the shofar is to proclaim the resurrection of the dead. In addition, the thirteenth principle of the Jewish faith is belief in the resurrection of the dead. The resurrection of the dead will take place on Rosh HaShanah. In 1st Corinthians 15:52, the Apostle Paul tells us that the resurrection of the dead will be at "the last trump." Earlier in 1st Corinthians 15:14, he wrote that without the Messiah rising from the dead, our faith is in vain.
We cannot go to the book of Revelation and say that the voice of the seventh angel -(Revelation 11:15) is the last trump. In the first century AD, the last trump (shofar) meant a specific day in the year. In Judaism, there are three trumpets that have a name. There are the first trump, the last trump, and the great trump. Each one of these trumpets indicates a specific day in the Jewish year. The first is blown on the Feast of Pentecost -(Exodus 19:19). It may surprise you, but Jews celebrated Pentecost 1,500 years before Christians did. It proclaimed that God hath betrothed Himself to Israel. The last trump is synonymous with Rosh HaShanah, according to several Jewish authors. The Great trump is blown on Yom Kippur, which will herald the return of the Messiah Christ Jesus back to Earth -(Matthew 24:31).
MJA: The coming Jubilee Year will be announced on the Day of Atonement, and the Jubilee Year will begin with the Second Advent on the next Nisan 1, which I think will be Sat. April 9, 2016, on the anniversary of Jesus' resurrection on April 9, 30 AD.
The first and last trump relate to the two horns of the ram, which according to Jewish tradition, was caught in the thicket on Mount Moriah when Abraham was ready to slay Isaac and offer him up as a burnt offering. This ram became the substitute for us and provided life for the Jews through His death.
In Pirket Avot (the sayings of the fathers), Rabbi Eliezer tells that the left horn (first trump) was blown on Mount Sinai, and its right horn (the last trump) will be blown to heard the coming of the Messiah. Isaiah 18:3 and 1st Thessalonians 4:13-18 speak of the resurrection of the dead. 1st Thessalonians 5 continues the day of the Lord and the birthpangs of the Messiah. The festivals will, beyond a shadow of doubt, tell you that the resurrection of the dead precedes the time of Jacob's trouble (also known as the Tribulation). 1st Thessalonians 4:16-17 says that the dead in Messiah Christ Jesus will rise first, and that the catching away of the believers will immediately follow.
MJA: I think the time of Jacob's trouble is one long day, the Day of God's Wrath.
The Hebrew equivalent of the Rapture is the word "Natzal". Isaiah 26:2-3, 19:11-20 and 57:1-2 all speak clearly of the resurrection of the dead, the taking of believers, and the hiding of the believers from the indignation or Tribulation. Daniel 12:1-2 also speaks of the resurrection of the dead, the Tribulation, and the salvation of Israel through the Tribulation. Zephaniah 1:14-18 and 2:2-3 tells about the terrible times during the day of the Lord, the birthpangs of the Messiah, and issues a decree to repent and turn to God before that day to be hid from that time.
Psalm 27:5 says the righteous will be hid in the time of trouble. This Psalm is read every day during the 40-day period of Teshuvah.
MJA: Psa 27:5 says, "For in the time of trouble (i.e., Day of Jacob's Trouble, Day of God's Wrath) he shall hide me in his pavilion: in the secret of his tabernacle shall he hide me; he shall set me up upon a rock."
The secret of his tabernacle is that the Holy of Holies represented our third heaven, Saturn, which contrary to what the astronomers think, is a rock.
The altar and Brazen Sea represented Earth. The two cubes of the Holy Place represented Mars and Jupiter. The cube of the Holy of Holies represented Heaven, Saturn. Like New Jerusalem, it's length is the same as its breadth and height.
MJA: In 2Co 12:2-4, Paul was caught up to the third heaven (1. Mars, 2. Jupiter, 3. Saturn). He said, "I knew a man in Christ above fourteen years ago, (whether in the body, I cannot tell; or whether out of the body, I cannot tell: God knoweth;) such an one caught up to the third heaven (i.e., Saturn). 3 And I knew such a man, (whether in the body, or out of the body, I cannot tell: God knoweth;) 4 How that he was caught up into PARADISE, and heard unspeakable words, which it is not lawful for a man to utter."
MJA: Josephus, a Pharisee priest, indicated that the candlestick represented Sun, Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter and Saturn. (Ant. III. VI. 7 and Wars, VI. VI. 5)
MJA: Here it is easy to see that Saturn is our third heaven.
MJA: Eze 1:1 says, "the heavens were opened, and I saw visions of God."
First, he saw the terrestrial planets, including Earth, orbiting the Sun.
Eze 1:15 says, "Now as I beheld the living (lively) creatures (i.e., orbiting and rotating planets), behold one wheel (orbit) upon the EARTH by the living creatures, with his four faces." Those faces represent the four cardinal compass points. Those faces were on the flags set at the compass points when Israel camped around the Tabernacle. A globe faces all four compass points at the same time.
MJA: Eze 1:26-28 says, "And above the firmament (expanse of space) that was over their heads was the likeness of a throne, as the appearance of a sapphire stone (sapphire, September birthstone, means heaven): and upon the likeness of the throne was the likeness as the appearance of a man (i.e., the only God/man, Jesus Christ) above upon it. 27 And I saw as the colour of amber (the only amber planet is Saturn), as the appearance of fire round about within it, from the appearance of his loins (i.e., from the equator) even upward, and from the appearance of his loins even downward, I saw as it were the appearance of fire, and it had brightness round about. 28 As the appearance of the bow that is in the cloud in the day of rain, so was the appearance of the brightness round about (i.e., Saturn's ring system). This was the appearance of the likeness of the glory of the LORD."
Eze 10:1,2 says, "Then I looked, and, behold, in the firmament that was above the head of the cherubims there appeared over them as it were a sapphire stone, as the appearance of the likeness of a throne (i.e., the throne of the God/man Jesus). 2 And he (the Lord Jesus Christ) spake unto the man clothed with linen, and said, Go in between the wheels (orbits), even under the cherub (i.e., Satan), and fill thine hand with coals of fire from between the cherubims (i.e., from the asteroid Wormwood, orbiting between the terrestrial planets), and scatter them over the city. And he went in in my sight."
2nd Thessalonians 2:1 says, "Now we beseech you, brethren, by the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, and by our gathering together with Him." The phrase, "gathering together" comes from the Greek word "episunagoge", which means "an assembly." In Numbers 10:2-3, the trumpet is blown to assemble the people. The blowing of the trumpet and the assembling of the people also appear together in 1st Thessalonians 4:16-17 and 1st Corinthians 15:51-53. To clarify a point here, many Jews during Jesus Christ time did not believe in a resurrection. That belief began somewhere around the time of the Babylonian captivity. Prior to the deportation to Babylon, virtually all of Judaism believed in life after physical death. Throughout the Diaspora, over the past nineteen hundred years, any belief in life after death has declined, with the exception of certain Jewish groups.
Our last point about Yom HaKeseh, or the "Hidden Day", is found in Psalms 27:5, where it is written, "For in the time of trouble He shall hide me in His pavilion; in the secret of His tabernacle shall He hide me; He shall set me up upon a rock."
This is yet another name for Rosh HaShanah - Yom HaKeseh, "The Day of the HIding" or "The Hidden Day." The term "keseh" or "keceh" is derived from the Hebrew root "kacah", which means to "conceal or hide". Every day during the month of Elul,a trumpet is blown to warn the people to turn back to God, except for the thirtieth day of Elul, the day preceding Rosh HaShanah. On that day the trumpet is not blown, and is therefore silent. This is because much about Rosh HaShanah is indicated in Scripture: "Sound the shofar on the New Moon, in concealment of the day of our festival" -(Psalm 81:3). Satan, the accuser, is not to be given any notice about the arrival of Rosh HaShanah, the Day of Judgment.
MJA: None of these Bibles say "in concealment of" in Psa 81:3.
KJV says, "Blow up the trumpet in the new moon, in the time appointed, on our solemn feast day
NKJV says, "Blow the trumpet at the time of the New Moon, At the full moon, on our solemn feast day."
NLT says, "Blow the ram's horn at new moon, and again at full moon to call a festival!
NIV says, "Sound the ram's horn at the New Moon, and when the moon is full, on the day of our festival"
ESV says, "Blow the trumpet at the new moon, at the full moon, on our feast day.
NASB says, "Blow the trumpet at the new moon, At the full moon, on our feast day.
RSV says, "Blow the trumpet at the new moon, at the full moon, on our feast day.
ASV says, "Blow the trumpet at the new moon, At the full moon, on our feast-day.
YLT says, "Blow in the month a trumpet, In the new moon, at the day of our festival,
DBY says, "Blow the trumpet at the new moon, at the set time, on our feast day:
WEB says, "Blow the trumpet in the new moon, in the time appointed, on our solemn feast day.
HNV says, "Blow the shofar at the New Moon, At the full moon, on our feast day.")
Rosh HaShanah is called Yom HaKeseh, or the Day of the Hiding , because it was hidden from Satan and to confuse him. -(1st Corinthians 14:33). Because it is the Day for Judgment, it is symbolically hidden from Satan. Satan did not know and understand the plan of the cross [tree], -(1st Corinthians 2:7-8). This was hidden from him as well. Believers never said when the day of Rosh HaShanah was; they simply said, "Of that day and hour no one knows, only the Father."
MJA: (1Co 14:33 says, "For God is not the author of confusion, but of peace, as in all churches of the saints."
1Co 2:7 "But we speak the wisdom of God in a mystery, even the hidden wisdom, which God ordained before the world unto our glory:
1Co 2:8 "Which none of the princes of this world knew: for had they known it, they would not have crucified the Lord of glory.")
One of the reasons most often given, to disclaim that the resurrection of the dead and the catching away of the believers is on Rosh HaShanah is the statement given by Jesus Christ in Matthew 24:36, as it is written, "But of that day and hour knoweth no man, no, not the angels of heaven, but My Father only." Because Rosh HaShanah was understood to be the hidden day, this statement by Jesus Christ is actually an idiom for Rosh HaShanah. Thus, it should be given as proof that He was speaking of Rosh HaShanah because Rosh HaShanah is the only day in the whole year that was referred to as the hidden day or the day that no man knew.
As I wind up this study of the Hebrew "The Theme of The Bride" and "The Feast Day of Rosh HaShanah" we need to remember that it takes place on the "New Moon". Colossians 2:16-17 says that the new moon will teach about the Messiah. The Jewish Biblical month is based upon a lunar cycle. The moon can barely be seen as the cycle begins. But then the moon turns toward the Sun and begins to reflect the light of the Sun. The Sun in the sky is a picture of Jesus according to Malachi 4:2, and the moon is a picture of the believers in the Messiah Christ Jesus. The Sun has its own light, but the moon's light is a reflection of the Sun. When we first become believers in Christ Jesus, we can hardly be seen spiritually and we know very little about God. But then our lives begin to revolve around the Messiah as the moon revolves around the Earth. As we begin to turn more and more toward the center of creation, we begin to reflect that light of Jesus Christ more and more, just as the moon reflects the light from the center of the solar system.
This year Rosh HaShanah will be take place on September 25/26th, 2014.
As this series of posts reveal on "The Theme of The Bride" and "Rosh HaShanah", it shows that, it is totally consistent with the belief in a Pre-Tribulation Rapture, before the beginning of the "Seven" year Tribulation, of Daniel's 70th Week. Of over 850+ verses of Scripture devoted to this theme, not even one verse supports or suggests that the view of any of the other views held by other positions on the timing of the Rapture. This is totally Biblical, and does not twist the text or the meaning in any way. Bet your life that the Pre-Tribulation Rapture is going to take place on the Biblical Feast Day of Rosh HaShanah.
MJA: I think the Mid-Trib Rapture might be on the Feast of Trumpets. I feel sure that the Last-Trump Rapture will be on the Feast of Trumpets. The time encompassing the two Raptures is the Great Tribulation, the time that is to be shortened, or no flesh would be saved.
MJA: "Rev_7:14 says, "These are they which came out of great tribulation, and have washed their robes, and made them white in the blood of the Lamb."
God Bless, Pastor Bob
MJA: You may be right about the Rapture being on the Feast of Trumpets, but I now think the First-Trump Rapture will take place MID-TRIB, when Satan and his fallen angels are cast out of Heaven.
Rev 10:10,11 says, "And I took the little book out of the angel's hand, and ate it up; and it was in my mouth sweet as honey: and as soon as I had eaten it, my belly was bitter. 11 And he said unto me, Thou must prophesy AGAIN before many peoples, and nations, and tongues, and kings."
Therefore, the "RISE" in Rev. 11:1 is the same as the "COME UP HITHER" of Rev. 4:1. John is to start with the First-Trump Rapture of Rev 4:1 again. The seals, trumpets and vials all take place in the Great Tribulation that is so bad that it has to be shortened or no flesh would be saved.
The First-Trump Rapture and the Last-Trump Rapture are both in Rev. 11.
FIRST-TRUMP RAPTURE, "COME UP HITHER," "RISE" AT MID-TRIB
Rev 4:1 After this I looked, and, behold, a door was opened in heaven: and the first voice which I heard was as it were of a trumpet talking with me; which said, COME UP HITHER, and I will shew thee things which must be hereafter."
Rev 11:1-3 says, "And there was given me a reed like unto a rod: and the angel stood, saying, RISE (egeiro, lift up, take up, i.e., the First-Trump Rapture), and measure the temple of God (i.e., we are the Temple of the Holy Spirit, and we can be measured, the multitude caught up in the second Rapture cannot be counted, Rev 7:9), and the altar, and them that worship therein. 2 But the court which is without the temple leave out, and measure it not; for it is given unto the Gentiles: and the holy city shall they tread under foot forty and two months (i.e., the estimated time between the 2 Raptures). 3 And I will give power unto my two witnesses (Moses and Elijah), and they shall prophesy a thousand two hundred and threescore days, clothed in sackcloth."
Rev 5:9 says, "And they sung a NEW SONG, saying, Thou art worthy to take the book, and to open the seals thereof: for thou wast slain, and hast redeemed us to God by thy blood out of every kindred, and tongue, and people, and nation".
Moses and Elijah come to Earth with Christ Mid-Trib, when there is no earthquake, and are caught up 42 months later on the Day of God's Wrath, when there is a great earthquake.
LAST-TRUMP RAPTURE, "COME UP HITHER" 42 MONTHS LATER, ON THE DAY OF GOD'S WRATH
Rev 11:11-13 says, "And after three days and an half the Spirit of life from God entered into them, and they (i.e., Moses and Elijah) stood upon their feet; and great fear fell upon them which saw them. 12 And they heard a great voice from heaven saying unto them, COME UP HITHER. And they ascended up to heaven in a cloud; and their enemies beheld them. 13 And the same hour was there a great earthquake, and the tenth part of the city fell, and in the earthquake were slain of men seven thousand: and the remnant were affrighted, and gave glory to the God of heaven."
Rev 14:3 says, "And they sung as it were a NEW SONG before the throne, and before the four beasts, and the elders: and no man could learn that song but the hundred and forty and four thousand, which were redeemed from the earth." Agape
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