Pro and Con 211, Updated 11-14-98, PM

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CAPS, I used to enjoy reading your material. I don't know what has happened to you. From your last message to Marilyn I took the following words: "accused, audacity, guilty, stubborn, twisted, reject." You seem to be getting angrier and angrier. Interpretation is not a matter of life or death. Believing in Jesus IS a matter of life or death. Beyond that simple message all of us are trying to understand the complexity of the Word of God. I urge you to continue giving us the results of your study but to do so without accusations because Marilyn may have a different opinion.

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Dear Marilyn, I'd like to address Brother CAPS.

Dear Brother CAPS. I have enjoyed your studies of the word on this site and on the 5 Doves site. Your study seems to be very diligent and careful. I think your work is very commendable.

However I really wish you wouldn't scream at Marilyn. She has worked very hard with a difficult subject under adverse circumstances. I doubt she is correct on every point she's made. Who is? But she is thorough.

You have stated your opinion very clearly as also I think she has. A great part of maturity is allowing someone to be wrong if indeed they are. Please, no more red in the face screaming. Thanks.

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Dear Marilyn, This is to CAPS in P@C 210. No matter how many times you scream it, the answer WILL remain the same concerning the day Israel broke camp for the exodus. We understand your reasoning and you are really not wrong in the way you are looking it, however, you are just looking at part of it. Take the WHOLE into consideration. It makes a more clear picture.

And why get so huffy with Marilyn? I fear you protest too much. It is impossible to see anything clearly thru frustration. I wish I had the research talents that you seem so blessed to have. Chill out, hang in there, and keep up the good work.

With Agape to all

***From Marilyn: I copied some scriptures yesterday for my own use that have a bearing on the dates when Israel left Egypt. I will copy them here in case anyone would be interested in seeing them. This is the way I study a subject. Here, I meant to put the scriptures down as I saw them, then try to reread them from CAPs viewpoint. It didn't work. I can't get beyond this at the end of my second paragraph: If they ate the Passover on the 15th, as CAPS said, why would the 14th be the Passover?

So you won't have to look back, here is what CAPS said, "THERE WAS NO GAP TO THE EATING OF THE PASSOVER MEAL ON THE NIGHT OF THE 15TH(THE START OF THE NIGHT OF THE 15TH) AND ISRAEL DEPARTING THAT SAME--REPEAT SAME- DAY."

Updated 11-14-98: Exodus scriptures

Lev. 23:27: "on the tenth day of this seventh month there shall be a day of atonement." Lev. 23:32: "in the ninth day of the month at even (end of ninth), from even (beginning of Tishri 10 at 6:00 PM) unto even (6:00 PM ends 10th and begins Tishri 11), shall ye celebrate your sabbath (Day of Atonement)." The tenth starts with the night portion, then the day portion. Therefore, we are to look at the Jewish day as beginning with 12 hours of night, then the 12 hours of day follow. The Bible is consistent. Gen. 1:5 sets it when it says, "the evening and the morning were the first day." We have to account for first the night portion, then the daylight portion, of any one date. If this is true of Tishri 10, it is also true of Nisan 14.

"De. 16:1-6: "keep the PASSOVER (Nisan 14)...for in the month of Abib (Nisan) the LORD thy God brought thee forth out of Egypt BY NIGHT (night of the 14th, bec. it's the Passover and the only midnight of the 14th). Thou shalt therefore sacrifice the PASSOVER." If they ate the Passover on the 15th, as CAPS said, why would the 14th be the Passover?

Cont'd, "Thou shalt EAT NO LEAVENED BREAD WITH IT (the Passover lamb; beginning the first evening of Nisan 14); seven days shalt thou eat unleavened bread (14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20) therewith, even the bread of affliction; for thou camest forth out of the land of Egypt in haste: that thou mayest remember the DAY (Nisan 14) when thou camest forth out of the land of Egypt all the days of thy life. And there shall be no leavened bread seen with thee in all thy coast SEVEN DAYS (14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20); neither shall there any thing of the FLESH, which thou sacrificedst the FIRST DAY (Nisan 14) AT EVEN (beginning of Nisan 14), remain ALL NIGHT (incl. midnight of Nisan 14) UNTIL THE MORNING (daylight portion of Nisan 14). Thou mayest not sacrifice the PASSOVER (Nisan 14) within any of thy gates...sacrifice the PASSOVER AT EVEN (beginning of Nisan 14), at the GOING DOWN OF THE SUN (beginning of Nisan 14), at the season that thou camest forth out of Egypt."

Ex. 12:6 (Green's Interlinear): "kill it between the evenings" (Josephus, between 3:00-5:00 PM; on Nisan 13)

Ex. 12:6 (LXX): "kill it TOWARD EVENING" (toward the beginning of Nisan 14, i.e., in the afternoon of Nisan 13).

Ex. 12:6-51: "keep it up UNTIL the 14th day...kill it in the evening (lit., between the evenings; Josephus, 3:00-5:00 PM; Nisan 13) (Green, "between the evenings") (Compare Ex. 16:12: Green: "between the two evenings") ...take of the blood, and strike it on the two side posts...And they shall eat the flesh IN THAT NIGHT (Nisan 14 only has one night portion, the beginning of the 14th)...let nothing of it remain until the morning (daylight portion of Nisan 14); and that which remaineth of it until the morning ye shall burn with fire (there would be none to eat by the morning of Nisan 14, and therefore none to eat at even on the 15th)....eat it; with your loins girded, your shoes on your feet, and your staff in your hand; and ye shall eat it in haste: it is the LORD'S PASSOVER (passed over at midnight, Nisan 14). For I will pass through the land of Egypt THIS NIGHT (of Nisan 14), and will smite all the firstborn...And THIS DAY (Nisan 14) shall be unto you for a memorial; and ye shall keep it a feast to the LORD (Feast of Passover)...for ever. Seven days (14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20) shall ye eat unleavened bread; even the FIRST DAY (Nisan 14) ye shall put away leaven out of your houses...And ye shall observe the FEAST OF UNLEAVENED BREAD ("the feast of" is italicized and not in the original; Green says, "observe the unleavened bread," Nisan 14); for in this SELFSAME DAY (Nisan 14) have I brought your armies out of the land of Egypt...In the first month, on the FOURTEENTH day of the month AT EVEN, ye shall eat unleavened bread, UNTIL (ad, as far as) the one and twentieth day of the month at even (14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20)...take you a lamb...and kill the passover (Nisan 14)...none of you shall go out at the door of his house until the morning (of Nisan 14). For the LORD will pass through to smite the Egyptians...the LORD will pass over the door...AT MIDNIGHT (of Nisan 14) the LORD smote all the firstborn in...Egypt...And Pharaoh rose up IN THE NIGHT (after midnight, Nisan 14)...he called for Moses and Aaron BY NIGHT, and said, RISE UP, AND GET YOU FORTH (after midnight, Nisan 14).the Egyptians were urgent upon the people, that they might send them out of the land in haste; for they said, We be all dead men. And the people took their dough before it was leavened, their kneadingtroughs being bound up in their clothes upon their shoulders...and they borrowed of the Egyptians...And the children of Israel JOURNEYED (naca, to pull up, esp. the tent pins, go away) from RAMESES TO SUCCOTH...they baked unleavened cakes of the dough which they brought forth out of Egypt, for it was not leavened; because they were thrust out of Egypt, and COULD NOT TARRY, neither had they prepared for themselves any victual (no breakfast)...It is a NIGHT (Nisan 14) to be much observed unto the LORD for bringing them out from the land of Egypt: this is that night of the LORD to be observed...This is the ordinance of the PASSOVER (Nisan 14)...In one house shall it be eaten...Thus did all the children of Israel...And it came to pass the SELFSAME DAY (Nisan 14), that the LORD did bring the children of Israel out of the land of Egypt by their armies."

Ex. 12:13-18 (Green's Interlinear): "I will PASS OVER you; and the plague shall not be on you to destroy, as I smite the land of Egypt. And THIS DAY (Passover, Nisan 14) shall be a memorial for you, and you shall celebrate it (as) A FEAST unto Jehovah, for your generation; you shall celebrate it (as) a law forever. You shall eat unleavened bread seven days; indeed ON THE FIRST DAY (Nisan 14) you shall cause leaven to cease from your houses...And you shall observe the unleavened bread, for in this day (Nisan 14) I brought out your armies from the land of Egypt; and you shall observe this day for your generations, a law forever. In the first (month), on the FOURTEENTH DAY of the month, at evening, you shall eat unleavened bread; UNTIL the twenty-first day of the month, at evening (i.e., 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, until the evening that starts the 21st begins)."

Ex. 12:18 (LXX): "BEGINNING THE FOURTEENTH day of the first month, ye shall EAT UNLEAVENED BREAD FROM EVENING (evening that begins the 14th), TILL the twenty-first day of the month, till evening" (14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, until the evening that starts the 21st begins).

Ex. 12:39 (LXX): "the children of Israel departed (note: "Gr. HAVING DEPARTED) from Ramesses to Socchoth, to the full number of six hundred thousand footmen...the Egyptians cast them out, and THEY COULD NOT REMAIN."

Nu. 28:4: "The one lamb shalt thou offer in the morning, and the other lamb shalt thou offer at evening (lit., "between the two evenings," 3:00-5:00 PM, according to Josephus, a priest). Death of Jesus at 9th hour = 3:00 PM.

Nu. 28:16,17: "in the FOURTEENTH DAY of the first month is the PASSOVER...And in the FIFTEENTH day of this month is the (LXX and Green: "a") feast (Unleavened Bread); SEVEN DAYS (14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20) SHALL UNLEAVENED BREAD BE EATEN. In the FIRST DAY (Nisan 14) shall be an holy convocation."

Nu. 33:2-5: "Moses wrote their GOINGS OUT (mowtsa, a going out, a going forth, removal, the place from which one goes out, i.e., when they cleared completely out of a camp) according to their journeys (macca, a departure, from striking the tents, a station, or point of departure)...and these are their journeys (macca, a departure, from striking the tents, a station, or point of departure) according to their goings out (mowtsa, a going forth). And they DEPARTED (macca, a departure, from striking the tents, a station, or point of departure) FROM RAMESES in the first month, on the FIFTEENTH DAY of the first month; ON THE MORROW AFTER THE PASSOVER the children of Israel went out with an high hand in the SIGHT of all the Egyptians. For the Egyptians buried all their firstborn...And the children of Israel removed (naca, to pull up, esp. the tent pins, go away, i.e., they completely removed) from Rameses, and pitched in Succoth."

Nu. 33:3-5 (LXX): "Moses wrote their REMOVALS (mowtsa, a going forth) and their STAGES, by the word of the Lord: and THESE ARE THE STAGES of their journeying (mowtsa, a going forth). they DEPARTED (macca, a departure, from striking the tents, a station, or point of departure) from Ramesses in the first month, on the FIFTEENTH day of the first month; on THE DAY AFTER THE PASSOVER the children of Israel went forth with a high hand before all the Egyptians."
Nu. 33:2-5 Green's Interlinear: "And Moses wrote their GOINGS OUT (lit., departures, i.e., when they cleared completely out of a camp) according to their journeys by the commandment of Jehovah; and these are their journeys, ACCORDING TO THEIR GOINGS OUT (lit. their departures). And they journeyed from Rameses (i.e., cleared out of Rameses) in the first month on the FIFTEENTH day of the first month; on THE NEXT DAY AFTER THE PASSOVER the sons of Israel went out with a high hand, before the eyes of all the Egyptions; and the Egyptians were burying...every firstborn (they died at midnight the 14th)...And the sons of Israel journeyed from Rameses and encamped in Succoth."

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I believe the rapture will happen and very possibly in this generation, but I don't think we are to know the time the rapture will happen. I would like to know more about why you think it will happen on the pentocost. The bible talks about the day and the hour unknown so that we will continue to work for God's glory. I need to see some more evidence about why you think this. Thank you

My reply

Jesus said, "But take ye heed: behold, I have foretold you ALL THINGS" (MK. 13:23. What would you exclude from ALL THINGS?

The First Advent? It was on Tishri 1, first day of the Jewish Civil Year. He came as the former rain. See Hos. 6:1-3.

The Second Advent? It is Nisan 1, first day of the Jewish Regnal Year and Sacred Year. See Ezek. 29:17,21. He comes as the latter rain. See Hos. 6:1-3.

The Rapture? What is the only feast that belongs especially to the Church? Don't you think the birth of the Church on Earth was a type of the birth of the Church into another new world?

Actually, we can't exclude anything from "ALL THINGS."

"For NOTHING is secret, that shall not be made manifest; neither ANY THING hid, that shall not be known and come abroad" (Lu. 8:17).

I don't know if you have read the files I have posted on Pentecost or not.

http://www.kiwi.net/~mjagee/pentecost1998.html
http://www.kiwi.net/~mjagee/pentecost1999.html

If you still have questions about Pentecost after reading those, please let me know. We are a kind of firstfruits, and wheat. Pentecost is the beginning of the wheat harvest. On Pentecost, "The first of the firstfruits of thy land thou shalt bring into the house of the LORD thy God" (Ex. 23:19). It fits very well.

Song of Solomon 2:10,11 says, "Rise up, my love, my fair on, and come away. For, lo, the winter is past, the rain is over and gone." Pentecost comes after the latter rains are over.

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FWD: JUDGMENT BEGINS AT GOD'S HOUSE, by Derek Prince.

As American Christians, we are confronted by a grim, undeniable fact: our nation has come under the judgment of God. For this there are many reasons, but they can be summed up in one simple statement: We have committed the sin for which Esau was rejected-we have despised our birthright (Heb. 12:15_17).

God judges us according to the measure of light we have received. Jesus told the Jews of His day that their judgment would be much more severe than that of Sodom and Gomorrah, because they had received a much greater revelation of the truth (Matt. 11:20_24).

The same applies to America in this century. No other nation has had the same access to the Word of God that has been granted to the American people. Through culture and tradition, through churches and evangelists, through radio and television, and through the printed word, America has been blessed above all other nations with the knowledge of God's truth. Our judgment for rejecting it will be correspondingly severe.

Many Christians do not realize that God's judgment does not begin with the people of the world, but with the people of God. Peter told the Christians of his day, "For the time has come for judgment to begin at the house of God' and if it begins with us first, what will be the end of those who do not obey the gospel of God?" (1 Peter 4:17). These words apply equally to the church in America today.

Of all the sins that could be charged against the contemporary church, it is sufficient to focus on two: materialism and compromise.

In Luke 17:26-30 Jesus predicted that the period before His return would be like the days of Noah and Lot. He mentioned specifically eight activities characteristic of those days: eating, drinking, marrying, giving in marriage, buying, selling, building, planting. Yet there is nothing specifically sinful in any of these activities. What, then, was the problem?

The problem was materialism. The people of those days had become so engrossed in these materialistic activities that they were unaware of the impending judgment of God on their carnal lifestyle. When judgment came, they were totally unprepared.

The same is true today of most professing Christians in America. If the final judgments of God should suddenly usher in the return of Christ, they would be totally unprepared.

Like materialism, the sin of compromise often goes unrecognized. About two years ago, while praying, I had a mental picture of the interior of a typical church building with rows of pews, a platform, a pulpit, a piano and so on. But the whole building was permeated with some kind of fog. The outlines of objects could be discerned, but nothing was sharply defined. While I was wondering what the fog represented, God gave me one clear word: compromise.

In the contemporary church, most of the main moral and doctrinal truths, so clearly enunciated in the New Testament, have become blurred and ineffective. In 1 Corinthians 6:9-10 Paul wrote: "Do not be deceived. Neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor homosexuals, nor sodomites, nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners will inherit the kingdom of God." Yet the church today is full of people who commit these sins, but remain totally unconcerned. In fact, they often boast of such sins....

Yet within the church there is still a remnant of sincere, devoted followers of Jesus. If we are among that number, how does God require us to respond to the present crises?

One clear answer is given in 2 Chronicles 7:14: "If My people who are called by My name will humble themselves, and pray and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin and heal their land." The phrase, "My people who are called by My name," applies to all Christians who take the name of Christ upon themselves.

For at least 30 years I have been teaching on this Scripture, but recently I was confronted by a shocking realization! God's people in our day have never fulfilled the first condition. We have never truly humbled ourselves. Our pride-both religious and racial-remains as a barrier that holds back the answer to our prayers for ourselves and for our nation.

Through the severe dealings of God in my own life, I have learned the most effective way for us to humble ourselves. Very simply, it is by confessing our sins. If we regularly and sincerely confess our sins to God, it is impossible to approach Him with an attitude of pride.

Furthermore, I have seen that God has only committed Himself to forgive the sins we confess. "If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness" (1 John 1:9). Unconfessed sins are unforgiven sins. Thus the barrier of pride builds up a second barrier of unforgiven sin.

The Bible exhorts us to confess our sins not merely to God, but also to one another. "Confess your sins to one another, and pray for one another, that you may be healed" (James 5:16). Confessing our sins to God deals with vertical pride; confessing to one another deals with horizontal pride. We can hardly maintain an attitude of pride towards someone to whom we have just confessed our personal sins.

This applies especially to the relationship between husbands and wives. Those who regularly confess their sins to one another are not kept apart by a barrier of pride.

Furthermore, confession of sin is an essential prerequisite to effective intercession. Daniel was one of the most righteous characters in the Bible, but when he set out to intercede for his people Israel, he began by acknowledging his own share in their sin (Dan. 9:3-13).

I believe that God is waiting for us as American Christians to humble ourselves before Him and one another by confessing our sins. Only after we have done that, can we move on to claim the healing of our land.

But I must add a word of warning. Do not begin to indulge in morbid introspection! The Holy Spirit is "the finger of God" (Matt. 12:28; Luke 11:20). Ask God to place His finger on the sins you need to confess. He will do it with unerring accuracy, probably bringing to light sins which you never recognized!...

My reply

Thanks.

Jesus has a twoedged sword coming out of his mouth in the Preview of the Rapture (Rev. 1:16). He is also seen by the church in Pergamos as "he which hath the sharp sword with two edges" (Rev. 2:12). It looks like the lukewarm Laodiceans are cut off with this sword. Truly, judgement begins at the house of God.

"The lord of that servant (who smites his fellowservants and eats and drinks with the drunken) will come in a day when he looketh not for him, and at an hour when he is not aware, and will cut him in sunder (cut him off), and will appoint him his portion with the unbelievers" (Lu. 12:46). Mt. 24:51 has, "And shall cut him asunder (cut him off), and appoint him his portion (the Tribulation) with the hypocrites: there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth."

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Jim Bramlett wrote:
Dear friends:

November 24 keeps popping up. Strange.

As you know, in his October, 1998 newsletter, Ron Reese of Maranatha Ministries said he believed the Lord may have showed him that November 24, 1998 was a very significant day prophetically. It is exactly 3 1/2 Jewish years til a rare planetary alignment that also occurred at the fall of the first Adam, and also the crucifixion of the second Adam (Christ), plus it is exactly seven Jewish years til the Day of Atonement, 2005, perhaps the end of Daniel's 70th week and the return of Christ in power.

Then on November 6th I shared author and gematria expert Bonnie Gaunt's letter to Ron revealing some possible, amazing numerical confirmations of the November 24 date.

Then last night I was shockingly reminded of a July 22, 1998 Web post by Eddie Tan, a fellow in Malaysia. He wrote, in part (remember, this was three months before Ron's newsletter and the first I ever heard of November 24):

"Last friday morning before dawn, 10th July 1998, I had a dream. It was about an inevitable flood that was about to hit Kuala Lumpur. A big one, flooding even high ground but I shan't get into it now. However I remember hearing in my sleep, the date 'November 24'. When I heard it, I did not see any vision. It was just dark. I began asking, something like, 'November 24? What about November 24?.' Then in the darkness I saw what appeared like electronic interference on a TV screen. I could even hear the crackling, sizzling sounds, like the kind on our TV/Radio when interference occurs. It would stop afterwards. Otherwise it was just dark. Then I would ask the same question again, and the interference would start again and end shortly afterwards. This was repeated about 3 times each time I asked, What about November 24?. This whole incident lasted to my estimate about 7 seconds or more. What crossed my mind at that time was, 'nuclear war'. What could cause that kind of interference on your TV screen? Radiation? Just a thought! Personally I am not sure what all this means or if means anything at all.

"Two days later, I remembered of a prophecy by a local pastor, I was told about sometime earlier. The pastor had prophecied on May 24th, 1998, that a war would breakout within 6 months. It startled me that 6 months later was actually November 24."

Eddie also shared yesterday that almost seven years ago he heard in his sleep that he would marry someone named "Nina" at age 36. (Could he have heard "Nino," the Spanish word for Jesus as a child?) Anyhow, Eddie says he will be 37 on November 25, 1998, which according to the dream means his wedding must be by November 24!

Hmmmm.

My reply

I hope they are right. The Rapture can't come too soon for me. I'm ready and watching. However, I can see no good reason for it to happen Nov. 24.

I don't see 2005 as being a meaningful time for an end-time event, either. I think the 40 years from the Sign of the End of the Age in 1967, the seven months (Ezek. 39:12) between Tishri 1 in 2007 and Nisan 1 in 2008, and the 2300 days (Dan. 8:14) from the Feast of Weeks that begins the Tribulation in 2001 to the Feast of Weeks that begins the Millennium in 2007 drop the end-time events into their proper time slot. As far as I can see, they can't be moved.

The Lord made his plan of the ages before the world began. He has been working his plan ever since. He has demonstrated to us that he set the feasts on the dates of important milestone events leading up to his Second Advent. His birth was, I think, on the Feast of Trumpets. His Crucifixion was as the Passover lambs were being killed. His sinlessness, perfection and Godhood were portrayed by the seven-day Feast of Unleavened Bread. His Resurrection was on the Feast of Firstfruits. His Holy Spirit descended on the Church on Pentecost. Does it seem likely that when he made the plan, he put the date he would come for his Bride on anything but a feast day? That is human reasoning, but God works logically.

Christ did ascend on the 40th day, which was not a feast day, but that was so he could come back in a different capacity on Pentecost. This way, "the Spirit of Christ" (Rom. 8:9) can be understood as the comforter in all believers around the world. He came on Pentecost. When he has gathered His Bride together into one Body, will he do anything as significant as taking her to Heaven on a day that would be without significance to those that come into the fold later? I think that since he doesn't miss a trick, he will do it on a date that will be readily recognized as being pre-planned before the world began. It will be remembered, and in hindsight be seen to fit the plan beautifully. My guess is that the Rapture will be on Pentecost. He did come to the Church that day in 30 AD, didn't he?

Of what significance is the Feast of Tablernacles in 2005 if the 40 years since 1967 run until 2007? Someone could say that the Israelites were in the wilderness 38 years (1967 + 38 = 2005). De. 2:14 says, "And the space in which we came from Kadesh-barnea, until we were come over the brook Zered, was thirty and eight years; until all the generation of the men of war were wasted out from among the host, as the LORD sware unto them."

It does not say that from when they were in Egypt to this time was 38 years, only that from when they were at Kadesh-barnea. De. 1:3 says, "And it came to pass in the fortieth year...that Moses spake...according unto all that the LORD had given him in commandment unto them." They were in the wilderness 40 years. Where were they when they spied out the land? At "Kadesh" (Nu, 13:26). When did the Lord say, "Surely they shall not see the land" (Nu. 14:23)? Was it about 38 years before the children (that had come out of Egypt 2 years before that) saw the land?

How long before the Tabernacle was set up at Sinai? Ex. 40:17 says, "it came to pass in the first month in the SECOND YEAR, on the first day of the month (Nisan 1), that the tabernacle was reared up."

Did the 38 years start to be counted from the census, which was ordered on Iyar 1, in the second year after they were come out of the land of Egypt, one month after the Tabernacle was reared up?

Nu. 1:1-3 says, "AND the LORD spake unto Moses in the wilderness of Sinai, in the TABERNACLE of the congregation, on the first day of the second month, in the SECOND YEAR after they were come out of the land of Egypt, saying, Take ye the sum of all the congregation...From twenty years old and upward."

Did the 40 years date from when they entered the wilderness? Nu. 14:33,34 says, "And your children shall wander in the wilderness forty years, and bear your whoredoms, until your carcases be wasted in the wilderness." However, the men that Moses sent to search the land "died by the plague" (Nu. 14:37) right away. Of that generation, only Joshua and Caleb lived to go into the promised land 40 years after they left Egypt.

When speaking to the Pharisees, the things that Christ said would come upon "this generation" (Mt. 23:36) did come upon that generation in 70 AD, just 40 years after the sign of the prophet Jonah was fulfilled.

Another thing, the Feast of Tabernacles in 2005 is in the Jewish 5766. That year is not a leap year and therefore does not have the necessary seven months between Tishri 1 and the following Nisan 1 (Ezek. 39:12). It also does not have the necessary 2300 days (Dan. 8:14) preceding it. From Sivan 6, in 1999 to Tishri 1, in 2005 is 2329 days, not 2300.

Ron says that Nov. 24, 1998, is 2520 days before Oct. 18, 2005. What makes that Feast of Tabernacles so significant? I think that Ezek. 29:17,21 and Hosea 6:3 show that the Second Advent will be on Nisan 1. I think that the seven trumpet judgments will be poured out on Earth on the Feast of Trumpets (Joel 2:2,3). I think that dominion will be taken from Satan at the end of the 2520 days. That could be the Judgment of the Nations. Does that sound like a joyous Feast of Tabernacles. To me, nothing of this fits, no matter how I look at it.

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