Pro and Con 1670
THE GEMINID METEOR SHOWER, NAMED AFTER THE CONSTELLATION GEMINI, IS EXPECTED TO PEAK THE NIGHT OF DECEMBER 13/14 WITH THE MOST SPECTACULAR EXPECTED TO ARRIVE JUST AFTER MIDNIGHT. THAT'S INTERESTING, BECAUSE IT LOOKS LIKE THE FIRST-TRUMP RAPTURE WILL TAKE PLACE AFTER SATURN, THE MORNING STAR, RISES ABOUT 1:10 AM. DECEMBER 14, 2012.
In Rev 2:28, Jesus said, "I will give him the morning star.
In Rev 22:16, he said, "I Jesus have sent mine angel to testify unto you these things in the churches.
I am the root and the offspring of David, and the bright and morning star."
INCOMING EMAIL From: Rgreese49@aol.com, Subj: THE BIBLICAL PATTERN OF THE NUMBER 40 AND HOW IT MAY POINT TO HANUKKAH EVE, DEC. 7-8TH
I, and others, have written much about the Biblical day of the year set forth in Haggai 2, THREE TIMES, as the day of the year, for the Sudden Destruction of World War 3. The day of the Jewish year is Hanukkah Eve, in some year. I believe there are very good reasons to believe that 2012 is that Year of Destiny (See my previous posts from the past three weeks). Our Day of Destiny may very well be Dec. 7--8th, as Scripturally a very strong case can be made that the Day of Sudden Destruction is the Day of the Rapture of the Bride.
The purpose of this post is to show how God has set a pattern in His dealings with mankind, starting from the creation of Man. This pattern involves the number 40, and the Lord has been consistent throughout Man's history. The Biblical meaning of the number 40 is trial, testing, and probation. After giving several examples of how God has consistently used the number 40, when someone, or some group of people, were under a period of trial, testing, or probation, we will show how, in 2012, using God's same number of 40, the Lord may be pointing us directly to Hanukkah Eve, Dec. 7--8, 2012.
From the time of Man's creation, he has been under a time of testing and trial. Man consistently failed the test. Mankind was not capable of obeying every law every time. Man was found wanting. Man was found needing a Saviour. A dispensation of Grace was needed for the salvation of Man. Mankind had to go through this long period of TESTING in order to see his need for the Saviour, the long-promised Messiah.
Jesus, the Saviour, ended the long wait. Mankind's period of probation, and testings finally came to an end with the arrival of Jesus. The promised Messiah was all they had to look forward to. How long did they have to wait? From Adam to Jesus was a period of 4000 years, or 40 centuries.
Because of their disobedience, the Hebrews were placed into captivity by Egypt. How long were the Jews in captivity in Egypt?
Their period of trials and testings finally came to an end after 400 years, or 40 decades.
OTHER PERIODS OF PROBATION:
1. FORTY YEARS OF PROBATION BY TRIAL
A. Israel in the wilderness
B. Israel from the crucifixion of Christ to the destruction of Jerusalem
2. FORTY YEARS OF PROBATION BY PROSPERITY IN DELIVERANCE AND REST
A. Under Othniel
B. Under Barak
C. Under Gideon
3. FORTY YEARS OF PROBATION BY PROSPERITY IN ENLARGED DOMINION
A. Under David
B. Under Solomon
C. Under Jeroboam II
D. Under Jehoash
E. Under Joash
4. FORTY YEARS PROBATON BY HUMILIATION AND SERVITUDE
A. Israel under the Philistines
B. Israel in the time of Eli
C. Israel under Saul
5. FORTY YEARS PROBATION BY WAITING
A. Moses in Egypt
B. Moses in Midian
PERIODS OF TESTINGS:
1. Moses was in the mountain of Sinai FORTY days and FORTY nights receiving the law. While Moses was gone, the people failed the TEST, by worshipping a golden calf.
2. Because they failed the 40--day TEST, God said in Numbers 14:34, "After the number of the days, even FORTY days, each day a year, shall ye bear your iniquities, even FORTY years, and ye shall know my breach of promise.
3. FORTY days Elijah spent in Horeb after his experience on Mt. Carmel.
4. FORTY days Jonah preached judgment would come to the city of Ninevah. The people of that wicked city were given a FORTY--day warning to Repent, or be destroyed.
5. FORTY days Ezekiel laid on his right side to symbolize the FORTY years of Judah's transgression.
6. Jesus was tempted FORTY days and FORTY nights by Satan. Jesus passed His 40--Day period of trials and testings.
7. FORTY days Jesus was seen by his disciples, after His resurrection. Acts 1:3 says, "To whom He showed Himself alive, after his passion by many infallible proofs, being seen of them FORTY days, and speaking of the things pertaining to the Kingdom of God. "
Twelve spies were commissioned to go and search out the land of Canaan to see if it was good or bad. Numbers 13:25 says, "And they returned from searching after FORTY days."
FORTY years, Moses was in the land of Egypt, then FORTY more years in the desert, and then FORTY more years in the service of God. These were each FORTY--Year periods of trials, testings, and probation. It took FORTY years for Moses to find out he was "somebody". Then it took FORTY years to find out that he was a "nobody". Then, finally, during his last FORTY years, Moses discovered that God was "everybody".
As in the days of Noah, so shall it also be in the days of the Son of Man (Jesus). It rained for FORTY days and FORTY nights upon the earth. After the FORTY--Day period, the Ark was lifted up from the face of the Earth. Is this lifting up from the Earth a symbol of the Rapture, where we are lifted off the face of the Earth? Should we be looking for a 40--Day Warning before the Rapture, as in the Days of Noah?
Jesus told us that no sign would be given to the evil and wicked generation, except the Sign of Jonah. He further explained that it would involve the sign to Ninevah. Ninevah was given a FORTY-DAY WARNING, before judgment would strike their land. Is this further evidence of a likely FORTY--DAY WARNING BEFORE THE JUDGMENT OF THE SUDDEN DESTRUCTION/RAPTURE???
The Jews were rescued from Turkish rule, AFTER 40 YEARS ON THE FIRST DAY OF HANUKKAH, IN 1917!!!
The following links to posts that I have recently written show why I believe that the timing of Superstorm Sandy, MAY have shown us that this Superstorm, MARKED THE DAY OF OCTOBER 29, 2012, RIGHT TO THE MINUTE, AS THE 4--YEAR MARKER OF THE FINAL 7 YEARS:
http://www.fivedoves.com/letters/nov2012/ronr119.htm Have We Just Experienced the 40--DAY WARNING SIGN from the Almighty?
http://www.fivedoves.com/letters/nov2012/ronr1110.htm The Extreme Prophetic Significance of Superstorm Sandy
As mentioned in previous posts, it NOW appears that the Final 7 Years is a type, or parallel, of the 7000-Year plan for mankind. Jesus came the 1st time at the end of 4000 years, or FORTY centuries. If Jesus marked the day of Oct. 29, 2012 RIGHT TO THE MINUTE, as the 4--Year marker, then why did Jesus not Return for us on that day?
When Jesus came the 1st time, there was a 400--Year gap, between the writings of the Old Testament, and the sending of Jesus to this earth, for our salvation. The Jews had to wait 400 years, or FORTY decades, a time of trial, testing, and probation, before their Messiah was sent to the Earth to save mankind. There were no prophets, no messages from the Lord, during these 40 decades of waiting. These were known as the SILENT YEARS. The significant part for us today is the length of time they had to wait--400 years, or FORTY decades.
Does this not strongly imply that before the 2nd Coming of Christ, another period of time, involving the number 40, will have to take place? If the Final 7 Years are a type, or parallel, of the 7000- Year plan for mankind, then the answer should be "YES". Has the Lord already given us His FORTY--Day Warning? Are we currently living in our 40 days of testing, trial, and probation? Has the Lord not given us enough evidence throughout his Word of how the number FORTY is always his number of trial, testing, and probation?
One of my favorite days each year for the potential Rapture/Sudden Destruction is Hanukkah Eve, which is the 24th day of the 9th Jewish month. This future cataclysmic day of God's Judgment is emphasized THREE TIMES in Haggai 2. Grant Jeffrey preached this day of the year, for about the last 20 years of his ministry, before he passed away earlier this year.
Please read, or re-read, the above two recent links as to why the EXACT TIMING OF SUPERSTORM SANDY WAS SO SIGNIFICANT. I am still convinced that the year of 2012 is the Year of Destiny. There remains NO doubt in my mind that Barack Hussein Obama is the Antichrist. The extreme significance and magnitude of his re-election cannot be overstated, or over-emphasized. He will move quickly to destroy our country. He will be complicit, and probably involved, in any attack on our country.
We MUST ask ourselves these questions:
1. If the EXACT TIMING OF SUPERSTORM SANDY, IS THAT IMPORTANT TO GOD THAT HE WOULD MARK THE DAY AND EVEN RIGHT TO THE MINUTE, THEN CAN IT BE JUST A COINCIDENCE THAT THE DATE OF THIS STORM, OCT. 29, 2012, IS EXACTLY 40 DAYS FROM HANUKKAH EVE, DEC. 7--8TH???
2. Why did Obama, the Antichrist, initiate a mock celebration of Hanukkah, two weeks early in December of 2011? No explanation was ever given for the early mock celebration date. Guess what date in 2011, Obama made a mockery of Hanukkah, and Jesus? It was the very same day of the year, DEC. 8TH. Were they giving us a ONE--YEAR WARNING of the Day of Destiny?
3. Is it just another coincidence that this 40--Day period, starting at Oct. 29th, ends on the very same day of the year, Dec. 7--8th, that the Millennium will begin in 2015. And in Dec. of 2015, this very same day of the year, once again, is Hanukkah Eve. This is the day of the year when the Jews celebrate the re-dedication of their Temple. What a perfectly appropriate day for Jesus to begin His 1000--Year reign in Jerusalem, in His New Temple! What a God of order and precision!
So, is Jesus Returning for the Bride of Christ at the end of 4 Years, plus 40 days? At the 1st Coming of Jesus, the world waited 40 decades, before Jesus came to save them. Is our waiting period 40 days, before Jesus comes to save us from the Sudden Destruction at the 2nd Coming? Point # 3 above shows us that the potential Day of Destiny, in 2012, is EXACTLY three years from the start date of the Millenium, on Dec. 7--8, 2015. This would show an EXACT 4--Year--3--Year split of the Final 7 Years, with a FORTY--Day Warning in between (to allow for the difference in calendars and the extra 75 days in Daniel 12). Once again, this MAY show us what a God of order and precision He really is!
My conclusion of all of the above is that we have every reason to consider Hanukkah Eve, Dec. 7--8, 2012, to be a VERY HIGH RAPTURE/SUDDEN DESTRUCTION ALERT DAY!!!
Haggai 2, which Grant Jeffrey says is just another description of the Battle of Gog and Magog, in Ezekiel 38--39:
Verse 10 says, "In the FOUR AND TWENTIETH DAY OF THE 9TH MONTH (HANUKKAH EVE), came the word of the Lord..."
Verse 18 says, "Consider now from this day and upward, FROM THE FOUR AND TWENTIETH DAY OF THE NINTH MONTH (HANUKKAH EVE), even from the day that the foundation of the Lord's temple was laid, consider it."
Verses 19--20 say, "FROM THIS DAY WILL I BLESS YOU. And again the word of the Lord came unto Haggai, IN THE FOUR AND TWENTIETH DAY OF THE MONTH (HANUKKAH EVE)..."
Verses 21--22 say, "I will shake the heavens and the earth; and I will overthrow the throne of kingdoms, and I will destroy the strength of the kingdoms of the heathen, and I will overthrow the chariots, and those who ride in them; and the horses and their riders shall come down, every one by the sword of his brother". (Similar wording is found in Ezekiel 38--39.)
Verses 6--7 say, "I will shake the heavens, and the earth, and the sea, and the dry land; And I will shake all nations, AND THE DESIRE OF ALL NATIONS SHALL COME, and I will fill this house with glory, saith the Lord of hosts."
The DESIRE OF ALL NATIONS is Jesus. In the very same chapter which talks about World War 3 and mentions THREE TIMES, the 24th day of the 9th Jewish month, the day of Hanukkah Eve, it says JESUS SHALL COME. This is one more piece of possible evidence that the Sudden Destruction and the Rapture are the very same day. Is Hanukkah Eve, Dec. 7--8, 2012, that day???????
Jesus said we COULD KNOW when His Return was near, EVEN AT THE DOORS! Behold, our Lord comes quickly!
Jesus commands all end-times Christians, in Luke 21:36, "WATCH ye therefore, and pray always, that YOU MAY BE ACCOUNTED WORTHY TO ESCAPE ALL these things that shall come to pass, and to stand before the Son of man (Jesus)."
If you desire to be part of the Bride of Christ, you MUST prepare yourself spiritually for the Wedding Day. That Day is rapidly approaching! BE READY! Maranatha! Ron Reese, email@example.com
> > The Biblical Pattern of the # 40 and how it may point to Dec. 7--8, 2012
The 8th is the Eve of Hanukkah, Kislev 24. We may be the closest we have ever been in our thinking on when the Rapture might occur. I counted the 40-day countdown from when Hurricane Sandy hit land and flooded the basement of the UN building, Oct. 29.
TO ME, THE MAJOR CLUE TO THE DATE OF THE RAPTURE IS THIS
ESTHER (MEANING STAR, AND REPRESENTING THE BRIDE OF CHRIST) BECAME QUEEN ON TEVETH 1. THAT WILL BE FRIDAY, DEC. 14, 2012, TEVETH 1, 5773, THE 6TH DAY OF HANUKKAH.
SIX IS THE NUMBER OF MAN, WHO WAS CREATED ON THE 6TH DAY. IT NOW LOOKS LIKE HE MIGHT BE RAPTURED ON THE 6TH DAY.
ANOTHER CLUE IS THAT THE MORNING STAR SATURN WILL RISE AT 1:10 AM DEC. 14. JESUS SAID THAT HE WILL GIVE US THE MORNING STAR. HE SAID THAT HE WAS THE BRIGHT AND MORNING STAR BECAUSE HIS THRONE IS ON SATURN, THE PLANET THAT HAS BRIGHTNESS LIKE A RAINBOW ALL AROUND IT (Eze. 1:1,26-28).
ANOTHER CLUE IS THE GEMINID METEOR SHOWER THAT IS MOST INTENSE ON THE MORNING OF DEC. 14. GEMINI, IN THE GOSPEL IN THE STARS, REPRESENTS JESUS AND HIS BRIDE SEATED IN HEAVENLY PLACES.
Eph_2:6 says, "AND HATH RAISED US UP TOGETHER, AND MADE US SIT TOGETHER IN HEAVENLY PLACES IN CHRIST JESUS."
"The Geminids are a meteor shower caused by the object 3200 Phaethon, which is thought to be a Palladian asteroid with a "rock comet" orbit. This would make the Geminids, together with the Quadrantids, the only major meteor showers not originating from a comet. The meteors from this shower are slow moving, can be seen in December and usually peak around the 13th - 14th of the month, with the date of highest intensity being the morning of the 14th. The shower is thought to be intensifying every year and recent showers have seen 120-160 meteors per hour under optimal conditions, generally around 2am to 3am local time."
> > The Jews were rescued from Turkish rule, AFTER 40 YEARS ON THE FIRST DAY OF HANUKKAH, IN 1917!!!
Maybe you meant to type 400 years, or did something notable happen in 1877?
Didn't the Ottoman Turk Sultan Selim I capture Jerusalem peacefully from the Mamluks of Cairo on Dec 28, 1516? It looks like the Turks held it 401 years, until Gen. Allenby of England took possession on Dec. 9, 1917....
"1516: The Ottoman Empire replaces the Mamluks in Palestine after Sultan Selim I defeats the last Mamluk Sultan Al-Ashraf Qansuh al-Ghawri at the Battle of Marj Dabiq (Aleppo) and the Battle of Yaunis Khan (Gaza)....
1862: Moses Hess publishes Rome and Jerusalem, arguing for a Jewish homeland in Palestine centered on Jerusalem...
1877: Jerusalem representative Yousef al-Khalidi appointed as President of the Chamber of Deputies in the short-lived first Ottoman parliament following the accession of Abdul Hamid II and the declaration of the Kanun-i Esasi
1881: The American Colony is established by Chicago natives Anna and Horatio Spafford
1881: Eliezer Ben-Yehuda moves to Jerusalem to begin his development of modern Hebrew to replace the languages used by Jews who made aliyah from various regions of the world
1882: The First Aliyah results in 25,000-35,000 Zionist immigrants entering the Palestine region...
1897: First Zionist Congress at which Jerusalem was discussed as the possible capital of a future Jewish state...
1901: Ottoman restrictions on Zionist immigration to and land acquisition in Jerusalem district take effect...
1917: The Ottomans are defeated at the Battle of Jerusalem during the First World War. The British Army's General Allenby enters Jerusalem on foot, in a reference to the entrance of Caliph Umar in 637. The Balfour Declaration had been issued just a month before"....
> > I believe that the timing of Superstorm Sandy, MAY have shown us that this Superstorm, MARKED THE DAY OF OCTOBER 29, 2012, RIGHT TO THE MINUTE, AS THE 4--YEAR MARKER OF THE FINAL 7 YEARS
I don't know how to figure right to the minute, but I do think the storm Sandy was a 40-day warning to make us think about Hanukkah as the time of the First-Trump Rapture. I counted from the day, Oct. 29, that the UN building's basement was flooded. A fire started when the water hit the circuit breakers. It was put out quickly by more incoming water.
> > One of my favorite days each year for the potential Rapture/Sudden Destruction is Hanukkah Eve, which is the 24th day of the 9th Jewish month. This future cataclysmic day of God's Judgment is emphasized THREE TIMES in Haggai 2. Grant Jeffrey preached this day of the year, for about the last 20 years of his ministry, before he passed away earlier this year.
> > Please read, or re-read, the above two recent links as to why the EXACT TIMING OF SUPERSTORM SANDY WAS SO SIGNIFICANT. I am still convinced that the year of 2012 is the Year of Destiny. There remains NO doubt in my mind that Barack Hussein Obama is the Antichrist.
I think the Pope is the Antichrist. Rev 13:1 says, "And I stood upon the sand of the sea, and saw a beast rise up out of the sea, having seven heads and ten horns, and upon his horns ten crowns, and upon his heads the name of blasphemy." This name of blasphemy is upon all the leaders of Babel, Babylon II, Media-Persia, Greece, Holy Roman Empire, Ecclesiastical Roman Empire, and Babylon III. Nimrod, at the Tower of Babel, was the first to use the title Pontifex Maximus. I looked up the coins minted by the Caesars. Pontifex Maximus was on all their coins. The Pope is now called Pontifex Maximus, the high priest. This is the name of blasphemy, because Jesus, not the Pope, is our high priest.
Heb_3:1 Wherefore, holy brethren, partakers of the heavenly calling, consider the Apostle and High Priest of our profession, Christ Jesus;
Heb_4:14 Seeing then that we have a great high priest, that is passed into the heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold fast our profession."
Heb_5:10 Called of God an high priest after the order of Melchisedec."
Heb_9:11 But Christ being come an high priest of good things to come, by a greater and more perfect tabernacle, not made with hands, that is to say, not of this building".
> > I am still convinced that the year of 2012 is the Year of Destiny.
I'm with you on this, and I think the Rapture is likely during Hanukkah. However, there is one problem with Hanukkah Eve. Haggai gives Kislev 24 as the day of Jesus' conception. He will bless us FROM that day.
Hag 2:18,19 says, "Consider (sum labab, take it to heart) now from this day and upward, from the four and twentieth day of the ninth month (Kislev 24), even from the day that the foundation of the LORD'S temple was laid (i.e., Jesus was conceived ), consider it. 19 Is the seed (zera, seed, child) ( yet in the barn (a saying meaning is she pregnant)? yea (YES), as yet the vine (Jesus), and the fig tree (Israel), and the pomegranate (meaning the upright), and the olive tree (Israel with us grafted in), hath NOT brought forth (NASA, lifted up): FROM this day will I bless you." Therefore, it looks to me like the First-Trump Rapture will be on one of the days of Hanukkah, not on the Eve of Hanukkah. Wasn't that day marked by the Maccabees taking and cleansing the Temple?
How about Kislev 25, Dec. 9, the first day of Hanukkah, which means dedication?
Back to Wikipedia: "The Jewish festival of Hanukkah celebrates the re-dedication of the Temple following Judah Maccabee's victory over the Seleucids." (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maccabean_revolt)
Fighting was going on on Kislev 24. The dedication of the Temple started on Kislev 25, the first day of Hanukkah, which means dedication. Jesus went to the Feast of Dedication on Kislev 25. The clue is that it was winter.
Joh 10:22,23 says, "And it was at Jerusalem the feast of the dedication, and it was winter. 23 And Jesus walked in the temple in Solomon's porch" (Solomon means peaceful, there is no Sudden Destruction at the First-Trump Rapture. That comes at the Last-Trump Rapture on the Day of God's Wrath) That beginning of the Feast of Dedication, was Wed. Dec. 21, 29 AD (Julian), Kislev 25, 3790 (Hebrew).
If you want to prove this date, go to http://www.fourmilab.ch/documents/calendar/
Remember that the modern Hillell II Hebrew Calendar that has been extrapolated backward is off by 2 days in 29 and 30 AD, because of Hillel's postponements. Therefore, put in Kislev 27, 3790. Then the Julian Calendar will give you the correct date for Kislev 25, Wed. Dec. 21, 29 AD (Julian). Dec. 21 is considered the first day of winter.
To me, this means that Jesus went to the Feast of Dedication on Kislev 25, the first day of the feast, not on the Eve.
Joh 10:1-4 says, "Verily, verily (amen, amen, i.e., this is important), I say unto you, He that entereth not by the door into the sheepfold, but climbeth up some other way, the same is a thief and a robber. 2 But he that entereth in by the door is the shepherd of the sheep. 3 To him the porter openeth; and the sheep hear his voice: and he calleth his own sheep by name, and leadeth them out. 4 And when he putteth forth his own sheep, he goeth before (emprosthen, in front of, in place or time) them, and the sheep follow him: for they know his voice."
Joh 10:6 says, "This parable spake Jesus unto them". So we need to see what hidden meaning this parable has.
Joh 10:9 I am the door: by me if any man enter in, he shall be saved, and shall go in and out, and find pasture."
In Joh 10:27,28, Jesus said, "MY SHEEP (i.e., the wise virgins) HEAR MY VOICE, and I know them, and they follow me (i.e., at the First-Trump Rapture): 28 And I give unto them eternal life; and they shall never perish, neither shall any man pluck them out of my hand."
Psa 95:6-11 says, "O come, let us worship and bow down: let us kneel before the LORD our maker. 7 For he is our God; and we are the people of his pasture, and the sheep of his hand. To day if ye will hear his voice, 8 Harden not your heart, as in the provocation, and as in the day of temptation in the wilderness: 9 When your fathers tempted me, proved me, and saw my work. 10 Forty years long (number of probation and testing) was I grieved with this generation, and said, It is a people that do err in their heart, and they have not known my ways: 11 Unto whom I sware in my wrath that they should not enter into my rest."
Psa 100:1-5 says, "A Psalm of praise. Make a joyful noise unto the LORD, all ye lands. 2 Serve the LORD with gladness: come before his presence with singing. 3 Know ye that the LORD he is God: it is he that hath made us, and not we ourselves; we are his people, and the sheep of his pasture. 4 Enter into his gates with thanksgiving, and into his courts with praise: be thankful unto him, and bless his name. 5 For the LORD is good; his mercy is everlasting; and his truth endureth to all generations."
1Th 4:16,17 says, "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 (hama, properly at the same time) with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord."
Rev 5:8-10 says, "... saints. :9 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; 10 And hast made us unto our God kings and priests: and we shall reign on the earth."
Psa 149:1 Praise ye the LORD. Sing unto the LORD a new song, and his praise in the congregation of saints....
Psa 149:5-9 says, "Let the saints be joyful in glory: let them sing aloud upon their beds. 6 Let the high praises of God be in their mouth, and a twoedged sword in their hand; 7 To execute vengeance upon the heathen, and punishments upon the people; 8 To bind their kings with chains, and their nobles with fetters of iron; 9 To execute upon them the judgment written: this honour have all his saints. Praise ye the LORD.
Joh 10:16 says, "And OTHER SHEEP I have, which are not of this fold: them also I must bring, and they shall hear my voice (at the Last-Trump Rapture, probably ON THE FEAST OF TRUMPETS, Sept. 14, 2015; Rev 6:17; 7:9,14); and there shall be one fold, and one shepherd."
DURING HANUKKAH, WHEN IS THE TRUMPET BLOWN?
"The shofar... was blown also when the ordained bet din announced the appearance of the new moon (Niddah 38a; see Rashi ad loc.)" . (http://www.jewishencyclopedia.com/articles/13602-shofar)
The new moon is the first day of each month. In Hebrew, chodesh means both new moon and month.
Hanukkah isn't one of the 7 feasts when Scripture says that the trumpet has to be blown as they begin. Think about this, when will the trumpet be blown during Hanukkah? on Teveth 1, Fri. Dec. 14, 2012, because it is the first day of the month.
Wow! my husband, Ed Agee, flew to Heaven last year on Teveth 1, 5772, Tue., Dec. 27, 2011.
The name Agee appears in the Bible. 2Sa 23:8,11 says, "These be the names of the mighty men whom David had...
And after him was Shammah the son of Agee the Hararite (harar, to loom up, a mountain).
(Ed is Irish plus a bit of Cherokee Indian from his grandma Agee.)
Strange things are happening in my life. My dad flew to Heaven when he was 87. So did Ed. My mother flew to Heaven when she was 84. On the morning after her funeral, she said to me in her unmistakable voice, "Marilyn, there's no way I'm 84 years old." This way, I remembered how old she was at the time.
My 84th birthday is Dec. 13. Dec. 14 is Teveth 1, when Ed flew to Heaven last year. These two days converge from 6 PM to midnight. Since our daughter was born on Pentecost, our son born on Crucifixion Day, and Ed's birthday fell on the day Jericho fell, I wondered if my birthday would fall on the day of the First-Trump Rapture. Then I had to find out when the morning star would rise.
In Rev_2:26-28, Jesus said, "And he that overcometh, and keepeth my works unto the end, to him will I give power over the nations: 27 And he shall rule them with a rod of iron; as the vessels of a potter shall they be broken to shivers: even as I received of my Father. 28 And I will give him the morning star. 29 He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches."
Rev 22:16 says, "I Jesus have sent mine angel to testify unto you these things in the churches. I am the root and the offspring of David, and the bright and morning star.
I went to Your Sky. Saturn, the morning star with brightness all around like a rainbow, where Jesus' throne is located (Eze 1:1,26-28), will not rise until 1:10 AM on the night of Dec. 13/14. The only other planet in the sky at that time is Jupiter.
Therefore, I am expecting the trump of God to sound on Dec. 14, 2012, Teveth 1, 5773, the sixth day of the Feast of Dedication, Hanukkah. I will be 84 on the previous day.
Will I fly to heaven in the First-Trump Rapture on Teveth 1, 5773, Dec 14, 2012 when I am 84? It sure looks like I have a good chance. If so, Ed will get his resurrection body first. Then we will rise up into the clouds to meet Jesus in the air. I hope we get together right away. He is buried about 5 miles from our house.
The wise virgin's lamps will still be burning. That ties in with the miracle of the oil on Hanukkah. The jug of oil refilled itself every day for 8 days.
"The eternal flame in the Temple's great menorah had to be lit. But the sacred olive oil needed to burn in the lamp stand took 8 days to press and purify. The Jews had only a one-day supply of oil. They decided, in faith, to light the flame anyway. And, a great miracle occurred. The jug of oil refilled itself every day with enough oil to relight the Temple's great menorah, and this continued for 7 days, the exact time it took to prepare new oil! It is a common misconception that the oil burned continuously for 8 days. This story is even mentioned by Josephus, the first century Jewish historian. Since that time, Hanukkah has been celebrated for 8 days to recall the miracle when the menorah burned for 8 days at the Temple."
The miracle of the olive oil suggests that we are the OLIVE HARVEST. None can be gathered after Kislev 24. The wise virgins have enough oil of the Holy Spirit. The foolish virgins cannot buy more oil for the 8 days it takes to clarify new oil. By that time, the Lord has come, and the wise virgins have been caught up to Heaven in the First-Trump Rapture.
In Joh 4:35, Jesus said, "Say not ye, There are yet four months (Teveth, Shevat, Adar and Nisan), and then cometh harvest? behold, I say unto you, Lift up your eyes, and look on the fields; for they are white already to harvest."
Note: White already, i.e., on Teveth 1, the day the trumpet will be sounded.
Rev 1:20 SAYS, "THE SEVEN STARS ARE THE ANGELS OF THE SEVEN CHURCHES".
Rev 1:9-16 says, " I John, who also am your brother, and companion in tribulation, and in the kingdom and patience of Jesus Christ, was in the isle that is called Patmos, for the word of God, and for the testimony of Jesus Christ. 10 I was in the Spirit on the Lord's day, and heard behind me a great voice, as of a trumpet, 11 Saying, I am Alpha and Omega, the first and the last: and, What thou seest, write in a book, and send it unto the seven churches which are in Asia; unto Ephesus, and unto Smyrna, and unto Pergamos, and unto Thyatira, and unto Sardis, and unto Philadelphia, and unto Laodicea. 12 And I turned to see the voice that spake with me. And being turned, I saw seven golden candlesticks; 13 And in the midst of the seven candlesticks one like unto the Son of man, clothed with a garment down to the foot, and girt about the paps with a golden girdle. 14 His head and his hairs were white like wool, as white as snow; and his eyes were as a flame of fire; 15 And his feet like unto fine brass, as if they burned in a furnace; and his voice as the sound of many waters. 16 And he had in his right hand seven stars: and out of his mouth went a sharp twoedged sword: and his countenance was as the sun shineth in his strength."
A MAJOR CLUE TO THE DATE OF THE RAPTURE: ESTHER (MEANING STAR) BECAME QUEEN ON TEVETH 1.
Est 2:16-18 says, "So Esther (also known as Hadassah, a sweet smelling myrtle tree) was taken unto king Ahasuerus into his house royal in the tenth month, which is the month (chodesh, the new moon, i.e., the first day of the month) TEBETH, in the seventh year of his reign. 17 And the king loved Esther above all the women, and she obtained grace and favour in his sight more than all the virgins; so that he set the royal crown upon her head, and made her queen instead of Vashti. 18 Then the king made a great feast unto all his princes and his servants, even Esther's feast; and he made a release to the provinces, and gave gifts, according to the state of the king."
Who was Vashti? and why wouldn't she come when king Ahasuerus called her?
"Vashti was the great-granddaughter of King Nebuchadnezzar II of Babylon, the granddaughter of King Amel-Marduk and the daughter of King Belshazzar. During Vashti's father's rule, mobs of Medes and Persians attacked. They murdered Belshazzar that night. Vashti, unknowing of her father's death, ran to her father's quarters. There she was kidnapped by King Darius of Persia. But Darius took pity on her and gave her to his son, Ahasuerus, to marry."
Note: Ahasuerus means Lion King, prince, head, chief in Israel. He represents Christ, the Lion of the Tribe of Judah. Esther, star, was taken unto him on Teveth 1 in the 3rd year of his reign. The 3rd year may represent the 3rd year of the Tribulation, counting from 2009, i.e., 2010, 2011, 2012. Vashti would not come at the king's commandment. She had made a feast for the women. Her name means lovely, beautiful, brave, or when drinking. She probably represents the foolish virgins.
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