We’ve seen so many dates come and go.Now Hannukkah seems to be the next trend (and I’ve seen some good work on it, admitted!) and I’m sure the Feast for the Trees and Purim will be next. Then the spring feasts again, and so on. But everytime I notice I get less certain about the Jewish feast days. Except one.
Yes, I know.. We’ve had a bit of a row with the hard core of pentecostal rapture believers (Gary Stearman of Prophecy watchers has written a lot about this and of course Chuck Missler has said that this could be a good candidate for the rapture. But I didn’t find their reasoning very conclusive. Because in my mind, the next feast to be fulfilled would be Yom Teruah. But then I stumbled upon a Bible study of Chuck about Acts 2. He wasn’t really talking about the rapture, but hinted at something about pentecost being a pregancy. And suddenly a spark ignited in my head. That’s it!
We think, since Scottie Clarke has done so much for the September 23 sign, that Pentecost was the conception and thus a one time event. And the birth would be the next event. Well, me might have to reconsider all of this, since September 23rd and 30th have passed and we’re still here. Because..
Who says Pentecost is _fully_ fullfilled yet?
A pregnancy is only a pregnancy if it has all these elements: 1. A conception, 2. Growth, and 3. Birth. But still, it is ONE pregancy
And so is Pentecost ONE feast. Any good Biblical learned christian knows that the church is actually an intermezzo. A whole new dispensation that is inbetween the rejection of Israel and their final recognition of the Messiah. It’s as if the pause-button has been pressed for 2000 years (40 jubilees, just like the first generation of Jews in the wilderness didn’t believe and had to wait 40 years, so their children would enter). But there’s another reason I think Pentecost can be the only explanation for the rapture.
It’s the only feast that is meant for the gentiles! 😀
All other feasts are for the Jews. They needed to get the leaven (a symbol that represents something gentile or sin – very strange for a Jew!) out of their house on these feasts. Except one feast.
They were actually _instructed_ to make _leavened_ bread! (Leviticus 23:17) This would be very suspicious for a Jew. Therefore it wasn’t so strange that after the conception of the church, finally gentiles could become fellow heirs! (Ephesians 3:6) That was a mystery to Paul before he got this from the Lord.
If you really want to get into this, I invite you to dive into the work Gary Stearman, Jack Langford or Chuck Missler concerning this subject. You can discover very interesting things like the fact that Enoch was a type of the rapture and he was a gentile, but lesser known is that he was raptured on his birthday, which was pentecost. And that’s only one of the many hints I have found to a pentecostal rapture.
But I’ve been digging too, because I wanted to know why next pentecost would be perhaps the best candidate. Well, for starters, it’s technically still the 5778th year for the Jews, the same year as September 23rd 2017. November 1947 was also the same year as May 14th 1948. And so everything in our timelines is still valid till September 11th 2018 (interesting day, not?) We’re still 70 years from Israel being a state (a generation away from the blossoming of the fig tree).
So, Pentecost (Shavuot!!!) 2018 is on the 19th of May that year (mind the difference of the Jewish Shavuot – the REAL Pentecost! – and your gentile agenda). If we count 1290 days from that date onward, we come to Hannukkah 2021! If we read in Daniel 12:11, we can also translate the original words ‘daily’ into ‘continual’ and leave the word ‘sacrifice’ out (because it’s in italics, it wasn’t there originally). A continual thing that is taken away in the end times.. What could that be? Hmm.. A rapture of the gentiles (continually filled with the Holy Spirit)!
So, in essence 1290 days from the rapture.. What’s next? An abomination (or idol, in an alternative translation) that makes desolate (or causes horror). Well, we know that there will be a horrific idol sitting in the temple claiming that he is god (2 Thess. 2).. This is a perfect copycat of Hannukkah, which was the original dedication of the temple. While this antichrist sitting in the temple is more like a defiling of the temple, and not a dedication. I’m still struggling with the 1335 days though, but I’m sure together we can find out. No scripture is for private interpretation.
Then what about the last trump? Well, we know that there is a trump at Pentecost and the trump that sounds in 1 Thess. 4/1 Cor. 15 is the trump of God. I think this could make good sense. I’ll be ready this entire month, with Hanukkah, Purim or you name it. But I have a very big suspicion that the 19th of May 2018 may be our best guess for the rapture to happen God bless!