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# April, the month of the Rapture!

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April, the month of the Rapture!
April, the month of the Rapture!

Since I have been working with the Hebrew month Nisan, and its days, I decided to also do some work with the month of April and its days. This year April 10th is the "First day of Nisan" which opens up God´s new sacred calendar in the Jewish year 5765 / 2005, which we are in right now. I found something very interesting mathematically! April has the gematria value of 321.

April / Aleph = 1 Pe = 80 Resh 200 Yod = 10 Lamed = 30 / total = 321
Therefore the value of the month and the day of April first = 322 / 321 + 1 = 322 / April 2nd = 323 / 321+ 2 = 323.....etc. etc.

Calendar for April 2005 / Nisan 5765

3 +..............3rd = 324...........23rd Adar 2
4 +..............4th = 325...........24th Adar 2
5 +..............5th = 326...........25th Adar 2
6 +..............6th = 327...........26th Adar 2
7 +..............7th = 328...........27th Adar 2
8 +..............8th = 329...........28th Adar 2
9 +..............9th = 330...........29th Adar 2
10 +...........10th = 331..........Nisan 1...........1 +
11 +...........11th = 332...........Nisan 2...........2 +
12 +...........12th = 333...........Nisan 3...........3 +
13 +...........13th = 334...........Nisan 4...........4 +
14 +...........14th = 335...........Nisan 5...........5 +
15 +...........15th = 336...........Nisan 6...........6 +
16 +...........16th = 337...........Nisan 7...........7 +
17 +...........17th = 338...........Nisan 8...........8 +
18 +...........18th = 339...........Nisan 9...........9 +
19 +...........19th = 340...........Nisan 10.......10 + Israel crosses Jordan / Jesus rode into Jerusalem / His last Passover 30 AD.
20 +...........20th = 341...........Nisan 11........11 +
21 +...........21rst = 342..........Nisan 12........12 +
22 +...........22nd = 343..........Nisan 13........13 +
23 +...........23rd = 344...........Nisan 14........14 +
24 +...........24th = 345...........Nisan 15........15 +
25 +...........25th = 346...........Nisan 16........16 +
26 = 351.....26th = 347..........Nisan 17........17 = 153 / Jesus arose at the "End" of the 17th Nisan Firstfruits / 18th Nisan
Rapture.....27th = 348..........Nisan 18.................17th/18th Nisan The Resurrection/Rapture

Notice that by adding up the days of April from 1 to 26 gives you the number 351 for April 26th, which is the mirrored image of 153, which converges with the 17th of Nisan, which is 153 Firstfruits! When a "mirror image" of a number resurrects, and "intersects" itself in "conjuction" with its "own image", such as here with the important number of 153 / 351, it is expressing and showing a mathematical truth of GREAT IMPORTANCY!

Question: What "Great truth" of "Great importancy" could God be possibly emphasizing here? That´s right! God is showing and emphasizing THE RESURRECTION OF CHRIST on the 17/18th Nisan, as well as the RESURRECTION/ RAPTURE of the Church saints! On the "Same Day" Nisan 17/18

The Hebrew term for God, which is "Adonai " has a total value of 26 ( 26th of April )

Adonai / Yod = 10 Hay = 5 Vav = 6 Hay = 5 / total = 26
1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 5 + 6 + 7 + 8 + 9 + 10 + 11 + 12 + 13 + 14 + 15 + 16 + 17 + 18 + 19 + 20 + 21 + 22 + 23 + 24 + 25 + 26 = 351
153 / 1+ 2 + 3 + 4 + 5 + 6 + 7 + 8 + 9 + 10 + 11 + 12 + 13 + 14 + 15 + 16 + 17 = 153

This is the same as counting the days of "April" from 1 to 26, which this year lands on "Firstfruits."

Now I am going to "Blow your minds!" look at the value of "April 27th." It has the total gematria value of 348. This is "Nisan 18." This is "SO EXCITING" that I can hardly stand it! Below I will show you what we "ALL" have been waiting for, for ALL THESE YEARS!

April / Aleph = 1 Pe = 80 Resh 200 Yod = 10 Lamed = 30 / total = 321
27th / Kaph = 20 Zayn = 7 / total = 27
321 + 27 = 348

April 27th = 348 resurrection Nisan 17th / 18th

The Rapture / Hay = 5 / Shin = 300 Lamed = 30 Hay = 5 Vav = 6 Beth = 2 / total = 348

Holy Cow!!!!!!!!Look at that!!!!!

NOW WATCH THIS!

We will take the days starting with April 10th, since this is the "First of Nisan" this year in 2005 / 5765, which opens God´s sacred calendar (Ex. 12:1-6). We will add the month and the days up all the way down to April 26th starting with the value of the date April 10th. When we get to the date April 26th (Nisan 17), we will put the Hebrew letter "Beth" in front of the date April 26th, which is the Hebrew term ( in ), and which has a value = 2.

When we put the "Beth/ in = 2" in front of the date of April 26th, it will make it read " in April 26th." By doing this we will "Resurrect" an important Jewish year!

The Hebrew term "in" Beth = 2 will emphasize and point to "the year" as well as the date of "April 26th", which is the Jewish date (Nisan 17 Firstfruits). I will show this just below the chart of the month of April. scroll down below the chart to veiw.

..........................(April )
10 +...........10th = 331...........Nisan 1..........1 +
11 +...........11th = 332...........Nisan 2...........2 +
12 +...........12th = 333...........Nisan 3...........3 +
13 +...........13th = 334...........Nisan 4...........4 +
14 +...........14th = 335...........Nisan 5...........5 +
15 +...........15th = 336...........Nisan 6...........6 +
16 +...........16th = 337...........Nisan 7...........7 +
17 +...........17th = 338...........Nisan 8...........8 +
18 +...........18th = 339...........Nisan 9...........9 +
19 +...........19th = 340...........Nisan 10.......10 +
20 +...........20th = 341...........Nisan 11........11 +
21 +...........21rst = 342..........Nisan 12........12 +
22 +...........22nd = 343..........Nisan 13........13 +
23 +...........23rd = 344...........Nisan 14........14 +
24 +...........24th = 345...........Nisan 15........15 +
25 +...........25th = 346...........Nisan 16........16 +
26 = 351.....26th = 347..........Nisan 17........17 = 153 / Jesus arose at the END of the 17th / beginning of the 18th Nisan
..................27th = 348..........Nisan 18........17th/18 Nisan = The Resurrection/Rapture

We will be starting with April 10th = 331, which is "First Nisan"

331 + 332 + 333 + 334 + 335 + 336 + 337 + 338 + 339 + 340 + 341 + 342 + 343 + 344 + 345 + 346 + (Beth "in" = 2 ) + 347 = the grand total of 5765. This is Just too much for me too comprehend!!!!!!!!

What God is showing us folks is this! This means that our calendar is RIGHT ON , and lines up with the Jewish Calendar. We are right where we are suppose to be by the hand of God, who is "Sovereign" over ALL THINGS, including the Gregorian and Jewish calendars."

If the days would have been "one day more", or "one day less", it would have NEVER worked out. The "21rst of Adar 2" had to fall "Exactly" on April first this year in order for this "covergence" to happen between the Gregorian and Jewish calendar for the dates of April 26th, which is Nisan 17th firstfruits.

God is so "AWESOME!"
mopar28m
12/08/2005 10:15 AM
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You are right on track for the Rabbinical calculated calendar that is way off this year.

There was no 13th. month this year. The barley was sighted March 8th. Which means Abib or Nisan started on March 12th.

The Karaite Jews & some Churches of God go by the observed calendar that God teaches in the bible.
Anonymous Coward
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I was told once I am suposed to be Jesus (Incarnated) ...

If I am and resurected to my full power

You are screwd ! ....

I warrantee it !

Anonymous Coward
12/08/2005 10:15 AM
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and another thing

that 5765 year is counted from enos and not adam

you have to add the 235 years from adam to enos and guess what you get...

the passover was 3/24...the first full moon after the vernal equinox...

you want some more math?
Anonymous Coward
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There are some issues with when the true Passover occurs, whether it is in March or April as printed on the calendars:

Tom Gaston, Bible Code researcher, also has found Bible Codes showing April with First Fruits which is part of Passover, indicating the rapture.

I thought it might be interesting to show the Bible verses that allow a second Passover to be celebrated a month later, for certain reasons. Jesus would fulfill the requirements of returning from a long journey:
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Numbers 9
The Passover
1 The LORD spoke to Moses in the Desert of Sinai in the first month of the second year after they came out of Egypt. He said, 2 "Have the Israelites celebrate the Passover at the appointed time. 3 Celebrate it at the appointed time, at twilight on the fourteenth day of this month, in accordance with all its rules and regulations."
. . . 6 But some of them could not celebrate the Passover on that day because they were ceremonially unclean on account of a dead body. So they came to Moses and Aaron that same day 7 and said to Moses, "We have become unclean because of a dead body, but why should we be kept from presenting the LORD´s offering with the other Israelites at the appointed time?"
8 Moses answered them, "Wait until I find out what the LORD commands concerning you."
9 Then the LORD said to Moses, 10 "Tell the Israelites: ´When any of you or your descendants are unclean because of a dead body or are away on a journey, they may still celebrate the LORD´s Passover. 11 They are to celebrate it on the fourteenth day of the second month at twilight. They are to eat the lamb, together with unleavened bread and bitter herbs.
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Here is also an example from the Old Testament scriptures when Hezekiah, the king, had the second Passover celebrated:
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2 Chronicles 30
Hezekiah Celebrates the Passover
1 Hezekiah sent word to all Israel and Judah and also wrote letters to Ephraim and Manasseh, inviting them to come to the temple of the LORD in Jerusalem and celebrate the Passover to the LORD , the God of Israel. 2 The king and his officials and the whole assembly in Jerusalem decided to celebrate the Passover in the second month. 3 They had not been able to celebrate it at the regular time because not enough priests had consecrated themselves and the people had not assembled in Jerusalem. 4 The plan seemed right both to the king and to the whole assembly. 5 They decided to send a proclamation throughout Israel, from Beersheba to Dan, calling the people to come to Jerusalem and celebrate the Passover to the LORD , the God of Israel. It had not been celebrated in large numbers according to what was written.
6 At the king´s command, couriers went throughout Israel and Judah with letters from the king and from his officials, which read:
10 The couriers went from town to town in Ephraim and Manasseh, as far as Zebulun, but the people scorned and ridiculed them. 11 Nevertheless, some men of Asher, Manasseh and Zebulun humbled themselves and went to Jerusalem. 12 Also in Judah the hand of God was on the people to give them unity of mind to carry out what the king and his officials had ordered, following the word of the LORD .
13 A very large crowd of people assembled in Jerusalem to celebrate the Feast of Unleavened Bread in the second month. 14 They removed the altars in Jerusalem and cleared away the incense altars and threw them into the Kidron Valley.
15 They slaughtered the Passover lamb on the fourteenth day of the second month. The priests and the Levites were ashamed and consecrated themselves and brought burnt offerings to the temple of the LORD . 16 Then they took up their regular positions as prescribed in the Law of Moses the man of God. The priests sprinkled the blood handed to them by the Levites. 17 Since many in the crowd had not consecrated themselves, the Levites had to kill the Passover lambs for all those who were not ceremonially clean and could not consecrate their lambs to the LORD . 18 Although most of the many people who came from Ephraim, Manasseh, Issachar and Zebulun had not purified themselves, yet they ate the Passover, contrary to what was written. But Hezekiah prayed for them, saying, "May the LORD , who is good, pardon everyone 19 who sets his heart on seeking God-the LORD , the God of his fathers-even if he is not clean according to the rules of the sanctuary." 20 And the LORD heard Hezekiah and healed the people.
21 The Israelites who were present in Jerusalem celebrated the Feast of Unleavened Bread for seven days with great rejoicing, while the Levites and priests sang to the LORD every day, accompanied by the LORD´s instruments of praise.
22 Hezekiah spoke encouragingly to all the Levites, who showed good understanding of the service of the LORD . For the seven days they ate their assigned portion and offered fellowship offerings and praised the LORD , the God of their fathers.
23 The whole assembly then agreed to celebrate the festival seven more days; so for another seven days they celebrated joyfully. 24 Hezekiah king of Judah provided a thousand bulls and seven thousand sheep and goats for the assembly, and the officials provided them with a thousand bulls and ten thousand sheep and goats. A great number of priests consecrated themselves. 25 The entire assembly of Judah rejoiced, along with the priests and Levites and all who had assembled from Israel, including the aliens who had come from Israel and those who lived in Judah. 26 There was great joy in Jerusalem, for since the days of Solomon son of David king of Israel there had been nothing like this in Jerusalem. 27 The priests and the Levites stood to bless the people, and God heard them, for their prayer reached heaven, his holy dwelling place.
Anonymous Coward
12/08/2005 10:15 AM
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and the 4/24 date IS the second passover
Anonymous Coward
12/08/2005 10:15 AM
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correction

the new moon is 4/8 making sundown on 4/22 the second passover
paranoid eyes
12/08/2005 10:15 AM
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and i used to think crosswords were a waste of time! you guys are so funny!
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Those ‘Certain’ Years And Days Of ‘Daniel’s People’

Part Four

“About The Times of the End, a body of men will be raised up who will turn their attention to the prophecies, and insist upon their literal interpretation, in the midst of much clamor and opposition.”

Sir Isaac Newton, 1643-1727

“The day the Lord created hope was probably the same day He created Spring.”
Bern Williams

“I smote you with blasting and with mildew and with hail in all the labours of your hands; yet ye turned not to me, saith the LORD. Consider now from this day and upward, from the four and twentieth day of the ninth month, even from the day that the foundation of the LORD´s temple was laid, consider it. Is the seed yet in the barn? yea, as yet the vine, and the fig tree, and the pomegranate, and the olive tree, hath not brought forth: from this day will I bless you.”

Haggai 2: 17-19 KJV

“In the fourth year all their fruit shall be holy for giving praise to the Lord.”

Leviticus 19:24 The Amplified Bible

“Jesus saith unto them, Bring of the fish which ye have now caught. Simon Peter went up, and drew the net to land full of great fishes, and hundred and fifty and three: and for all there were so many, yet was not the net broken. Jesus saith unto them, Come and dine. And none of the disciples durst ask him, Who art thou? knowing that it was the Lord.”

John 21:10-12 KJV

“My lover said to me, `Rise up, my beloved, my fair one, and come away. For the winter is past, and the rain is over and gone. The flowers are springing up, and the time of singing birds has come, even the cooing of turtledoves. 1The fig trees are budding, and the grapevines are in blossom. How delicious they smell! Yes, spring is here! Arise, my beloved, my fair one, and come away.´ "

Song of Solomon 2:10-13 NLT

The Bible student comes to realize how the Holy Spirit has progressively revealed God’s Word of Truth from Genesis through Revelation by laying precept upon precept, line upon line. Jesus instructed Daniel “to go thy way for the words are closed up and sealed till the time of the end.” Now in this day, we have come to the end and it is time for all to be revealed. Many great and Godly Bible scholars, Godly pastors and Bible teachers who truly have a heart for the Lord have each been prompted by the leading of the Holy Spirit to contribute their part to the full revelation of God’s final plan for the Church, for Israel and for the rest of the world. We as students of the Word, all have our special ones who have aided and helped us so much along the way. Also, we have a circle of great friends and acquaintances from which we have gleaned much insight and knowledge. What a day it will be when we gather each one around the Throne before the Lord for the fullest of joy and fellowship throughout the eternal ages to come.

It is a fact that the Sabbatical cycle of Israel is the key that unlocks the real understanding of Daniel’s prophecy of the ‘Seventy Weeks. ’ It was imperative for the ‘Anointed One’ to accomplish the 7 part remedy for sin inside the ‘70th week’ of the prophecy, and not outside the ‘70th week,’ and Messiah was to appear after the ‘69th Sabbatical cycle.’ Because God continued the ‘count of Daniel’s years’ up to the Cross, which occurred in the 486.5th year of the prophecy, in the middle of a Sabbatical cycle, in the middle of that 70th week, in the springtime, it then is a fact that God will pick up the count of years exactly where He cut it off…in the middle of another cycle, in the springtime! However, because the final year of the 70th week is not only a 7th year, but also must be a 49th year which then necessarily will be the final 490th year of the prophecy, we now see that a Jubilee cycle of 9 years is involved. Therefore, this middle will occur in the “middle” of nine!

This Jubilee pattern allows one to see the pattern of the beautiful Hanukkah menorah emerge with its Servant Candle in the middle of 9 branches, in the 5th position. This points us to the mathematical principle whereby the sum total of the first 9 years of any decade by their year numbers always adds up to the digits of the 4th year, always ending with the number 5 on the extreme right. I believe the Creator made this to be an eternal reminder, forever pointing to the year in which His final plan for His Church, Israel and the rest of mankind would begin to be implemented, near the end of the 6th day,’ just before the opening of millennial Kingdom Age, the ‘7th day’ of rest ! This sum total always points to the spring time of the 5th year of the nine years, the middle of nine! i.e. in the MIDDLE of a Jubilee cycle!

Hanukkah, which is also called “the Feast of Lights” and the “Feast of Dedication” always begins “in the ninth month, on the 24th day” which is Kislev 24.

Israel’s present Sabbatical cycle began on Tishri 1, 2000, Jewish year 5761. From Tishri 1, 2000, to Nisan 1, of 2005, 5765 is 54 months. 54 months is 4.5 years.

Israel’s next Sabbatical year begins on Tishri 1, 2007, Jewish year 5768, and will end on Elul 29, 2008.

From Nisan 1, 2005, Jewish year 5765, to Elul 29, 2008, Jewish year 5768, is 42 months or 3 ½ years !

If the Lord begins the last 3 ½ years of Daniel’s ‘70th week’ this next spring, then Elul 29, 2008, 5768 will be the end of the 7th year, the end of the 49th year and the end of the 490th year of Daniel’s ‘70th Weeks prophecy!

Then, on Tishri 1, 2008, Jewish year 5769 will open. That year will begin the nation of Israel’s Jubilee year, the 50th year, on Tishri 10, with the blowing of the 7th trumpet, the trumpet of Jubilee, because it directly follows after the 49th year and the 490th year of Daniel’s prophecy, which will be the MIDDLE of the 7 years of the Tribulation.

From Tishri 1, 2000, Jewish year 5761 to Elul 29, 2009, Jewish year 5769, is a total of 108 months, which is 9 years.

Some might remember a prior study entitled “Come and Dine” which was based on the text of John 21, where Jesus, “the Morning Star” appeared to the disciples in the dim light of the dawn, for the third time since His resurrection, after a night of attempted fishing in which the disciples had caught nothing. Jesus told them to cast their net over the right side of the ship which then produced a total of 153 fish in a net which never broke apart.

In that study the concept of the 7th prime number, ’17’ was extensively discussed. A prime number is one that cannot be divided by any number other than 1 or itself. The first 7 prime numbers are 1,3,5,7,11,13,17. Information about the number 17 was based on Dr. James Harrison’s book, “The Pattern and the Prophecy.” He showed us how 1+2+3+4+5+6+7+8+9+10+11+12+13+14+15+16+17 = 153. Dr. Harrison called the number 153, “The Resurrection Property.” He said, “No other number, be it 666 or whatever, can copy or counterfeit this outstanding property. So totally singular is this characteristic that out of the whole God’s created quantities, none can imitate it. This establishes the sacred uniqueness of 153, the most fabulous number in the Bible!”

Dr. Harrison went on to say…”With the sum of the integers from 1-17 equaling the number of 153, representing the large fish caught in John 21, the prayer of Jacob whose name is Israel, comes to fulfillment in Genesis 48:16, when he prayed… ‘and may they like fishes, increase into a multitude in the midst [middle] of the earth!’

Clearly, the ‘153 fish’ represent a factor of the total number of God’s ‘Elect’ from Adam and Eve until the last soul is to be saved! This odd number represents God’s foreknowledge of the exact number of His own! This represents a symbol of the total, appointed number of the saints!”

The Hebrew expression for ‘Sons of God’ has a numeric value of exactly 153, while the Greek equivalent adds up to 3,213 or 3x7x153.

As the number of ‘153’ is the ‘Resurrection Property,’ it shows the “physical” redemption of the fish.” In Greek, the name ‘Lazarus’ has the numeric value of 153.

In the Bible, the number ‘17’ represents “victory” and “fruit-bearing” according to Evangelist Ed Vallowe, in his book, “Biblical Mathematics-Keys to Scripture Numerics.”

The first verses describing the Creation total 33, 31 in Genesis 1, and the first 2 verses in Genesis 2. The middle of 33 is 17. Verse 1: 17 says this: “And God set them in the firmament of the heaven to give light upon the earth…” This is a description of the ‘Greater Light’…the Sun/Son, representing Y’shua, “The Light of the World,” and the Moon, the ‘lesser light’ which only reflects the light of “the Greater Light,” which represents Israel and the Church!

Of course, Jesus rose in bodily resurrection at the end of the 17th day of Nisan, at the beginning of the 18th day of Nisan. On Nisan 18, the righteous Y’shua, stood up in finality as the ‘Righteous Tzaddi’ which represents the number ‘18’ of the Hebrew alpha-bet u

The first 17 days of the opening of the Sacred calendar year in the springtime will eternally add up to ‘153’ which will represent all the redeemed from Adam through the ages to come!

In Isaiah 66:1, the Lord asks this question… “Thus saith the Lord, The heaven is my throne, and the earth is my footstool: where is the house that ye build unto me: and where is the place of my rest?”

In the Sabbatical year of 520 b.c., Jewish year 3241, on the last day of the Feast of Tabernacles, from the Amplified Bible, the second chapter of the book of Haggai opens with this verse: “1IN THE seventh month, on the twenty-first day of the month, in the second year of Darius king [of Persia], came the word of the Lord by the prophet Haggai, saying, 2Speak now to Zerubbabel son of Shealtiel, governor of Judah, and to Joshua son of Jehozadak, the high priest, and to the remainder of the people, saying, 6For thus says the Lord of hosts: Yet once more, in a little while, I will shake and make tremble the [starry] heavens, the earth, the sea, and the dry land; 7And I will shake all nations and the desire and the precious things of all nations shall come in, and I will fill this house with splendor, says the Lord of hosts.

This statement by the Lord is a futuristic statement in its full implementation, i.e. a telescoping prophecy. Though the Lord was impatient with the returning exiles from Babylon in that they had become paralyzed with fear from the ‘people in the land’ in their continuing effort to rebuild the Temple unto the Lord and stopped their labor on it, it is very clear the Second Temple never even attained the splendor and glory of ‘the first house’ of Solomon’s Temple. Verse 3 says: “Who is left among you that saw this house in her first glory? and how do ye see it now? Is it not in your eyes in comparison of it as nothing?” It is a historical fact from Josephus and others, that the Second Temple fell far short from the full grandeur of Solomon’s Temple. The statement, “yet once more, in a little while, I will shake the heavens…” as mentioned previously, is certainly a future reference to the Day of Wrath which yet waits to be fulfilled at the end of the ‘6th’ day.

In the KJV, verse 7, that says….”the desire of all nations shall come in….” is an extremely interesting phrase and is a reference to the coming of Messiah God, to His beloved nation of Israel, who came to them first during His 3 ½ year ministry. But again, this is finally looking forward to His ultimate return to Earth after “once more I will shake the heavens,” as Israel’s Redeemer-King who will plant His feet on top of Mount Zion, in His millennial Temple as described in Ezekiel 40-48, where He shall fill this house with splendor and find His rest forevermore!

Another very important point to note in Haggai 2, is a statement by the Lord that also reveals the insufficiency of both the present time in which it was spoken, as well as a failure to be fulfilled at the time of Messiah’s initial visit to Israel. This statement again, awaits a future fulfillment which will only round out to its fullest meaning at the end of Daniel’s ‘70th week !’ The Lord’s reference here ONLY pertains to ‘thy people, Daniel,’ the future humble, repentant, believing and restored remnant out of the nation of Israel!

This statement provides one of the most important answers to the question as to when the ‘70th week(s’) of Daniel will be ended !

This is the statement….Haggai, chapter 2, verses 17-19…from the KJV:

“I smote you with blasting and with mildew and with hail in all the labours of your hands; yet ye turned not to me, saith the LORD. Consider now from this day and upward, from the four and twentieth day of the ninth month, even from the day that the foundation of the LORD´s temple was laid, consider it. Is the seed yet in the barn? yea, as yet the vine, and the fig tree, and the pomegranate, and the olive tree, hath not brought forth: from this day will I bless you.”

What a profound statement ! What a multilayered prophecy as to its many meanings! What a blessed clue pointing to the end of one of the Bible’s most intriguing prophecies!

Let’s dissect this statement and see what we find:

1. From the very beginning that the Holy One of Israel chose out the nation of Israel and ‘separated her unto Himself’ from all the nations upon the Earth, over and over again she thwarted His plan for her best well-being, because of her disobedience and departure from His Law. In Numbers 14:22-23, speaking of Israel’s completed 40 years of wandering, the Lord said this….”Because all those men which have seen my glory, and my miracles, which I did in Egypt and in the wilderness, and have tempted me now these ten times, and have not hearkened to my voice; Surely they shall not see the land which I sware unto their fathers, neither shall any of them that provoked me see it:”

Ezekiel chapter 20 recounts five different times over the total history of the nation of Israel that the nation failed God in an attempt to please Him in all things, and those five times, He withheld His ultimate judgment against them. These five attempts fulfill the statement of …”I smote you with blasting and with mildew and with hail in all the labours of your hands; yet ye turned not to me, saith the LORD.” Beginning with verse 37, God foretells the final time of when ….”And I will cause you to pass under the rod, and I will bring you into the bond of the covenant: (during Jacob’s Trouble) And I will purge out from among you the rebels, and them that transgress against me: I will bring them forth out of the country where they sojourn, and they shall not enter into the land of Israel: and ye shall know that I am the LORD.” (the final judgment against the unbelieving of Israel during the last half of the Tribulation)

2. “Consider now from this day and upward, from the four and twentieth day of the ninth month, even from the day that the foundation of the LORD´s temple was laid, consider it”….

“The four and twentieth day of the ninth month” is always Kislev 24, the eve of the festival of Hanukkah / the Festival of Lights, the Feast of Dedication.

A cursory reading of this verse seems to imply that the foundation of the Second Temple was laid on “the four and twentieth day of the ninth month” but that is not case upon deeper study from Scripture. First, according to I Kings 6:37: regarding the foundation of Solomon’s Temple …”In the fourth year (of King Solomon’s reign) was the foundation of the house of the LORD laid, in the month Zif:” The month of “Zif” is the second month of the old Hebrew calendar, corresponding to Iyar, in the spring, in the later Jewish calendar.

Then, Ezra 3:8 and 10, reveal the time of beginning of the work of the Second Temple, the ‘house’ of which Haggai speaks…”Now in the second year of their coming unto the house of God at Jerusalem, in the second month, began Zerubbabel the son of Shealtiel, and Jeshua the son of Jozadak, and the remnant of their brethren the priests and the Levites, and all they that were come out of the captivity unto Jerusalem; and appointed the Levites, from twenty years old and upward, to set forward the work of the house of the LORD”….”And when the builders laid the foundation of the temple of the Lord…”

Therefore, neither foundation of Israel’s prior two Temples were laid in “the ninth month, the four and twentieth day, but indeed, both were laid in the second month of the year…in the month of Iyar!

Regarding the commencement of the temple building 15 years after the cessation of the work, The Jerusalem Bible, in Ezra 6:4 says this, quoting King Cyrus’ issued order: “The Temple is to be rebuilt as a place of offering sacrifice and its foundations retained…”

In other words, with the onset of work on the Second Temple in 519 b.c., as commanded by the Lord in Haggai 2, the building resumed on the same foundation which had been laid 15 years prior, in the second month of Zif/Iyar!

Therefore, it is obvious that the Lord had something different in mind when He said….”even from the day that the foundation of the LORD´s temple was laid, consider it….” According to Him, Israel was to consider from a ninth month, the four and twentieth day when a VERY important foundation was to be laid….

This wonderful prophecy is first directed to Zerubbabel, the governor of Judah. A footnote ‘p’ on page 1576 of The Jerusalem Bibles says, ”Zerubbabel, a successor of David is associated with traditional royal messianism, and the messianic expectation takes shape about his person, see Zech 6:12.” Plainly, Zerubbabel is a shadow and type of Y’shua, the soon coming Messiah, King, and Priest of Israel. Zerubbabel has been chosen “like a signet ring- to begin the work of the Second Temple but one greater than Zerubbabel, a type of Zerubbabel, namely, Messiah Y’shua, also called, “the Branch” shall finish the work of the future Temple of God, the millennial Temple of Ezekiel still to come!

About Solomon’s Temple, I Kings 7:10 says… “And the foundation was of costly stones, even great stones, stones of ten cubits, and stones of eight cubits.” In Strong’s, the word “costly” is #3368 and means: valuable, prized, weighty, prized (highly valued), rare, splendid. Isaiah 28:16 says…”Therefore thus saith the Lord GOD, Behold, I lay in Zion for a foundation a stone, a tried stone, a precious corner stone, a sure foundation: he that believeth shall not make haste.” 1 Corinthians 3:11 says…”For other foundation can no man lay than that is laid, which is Jesus Christ.”

Without question it is clear to see the Lord is revealing that His only, begotten Son, Y’shua Messiah, is that rare, precious and ‘costly’ FOUNDATION STONE OF THE TEMPLE OF THE LORD! This is the same “Stone” in Daniel that defeats the empires of the world as depicted in the statue, without any help, and “by His arm only” will He bring down all Gentile empires finally during the last 3 ½ years of the Tribulation upon the earth. This will be a time “which never has been nor will be again.” Y’shua, ‘The Stone,’ will ‘blow all the wicked nations, peoples and tongues away with the breath of His mouth’ leaving not a trace behind! It is with this Stone that the Lord God of heaven and earth will “shake all nations,”all kingdoms, the heavens, the earth and all of earth’s remaining armies. It is only upon this Foundation Stone, which the nation of Israel and all the redeemed of the world may trust. Y’shua, the Messiah is “the costly and precious stone” upon which not only the spiritual House of the Lord is built (the Church), as well as the redeemed and forgiven whole House of Israel, but also the physical millennial Temple and eternal Temple of the nation of Israel and the New Jerusalem. It is from this millennial/eternal Temple, which is based on the Messiahship of King Y’shua, the Lamb of God, who is the ultimate type of the chosen and elect, Zerubbabel, that the Lord shall extend eternal, everlasting peace like a river throughout all the heavens and earth for ever and forever! It is to this Temple, this millennial and eternal Temple, that “the desire of all nations shall come (Messiah) and I will fill this house with glory, saith the Lord of Hosts! The glory of this latter house shall be greater than the former, and in this place I will give peace, saith the Lord.”

3. “Consider now from this day and upward, from the four and twentieth day of the ninth month….from this day will I bless you….”

Going to the ending of verse 19, the Lord makes a promise to Israel, saying…”from this day will I bless you”….

Jewish history teaches that John the Baptist was born at Passover, 6 months before Y’shua’s birth in the fall of the year. We know that John’s father, Zacharias, was a priest of Israel who “served after the course of Abijah” which was the eighth course of twenty-four courses, which began “at the turn of the year,” of the Sacred Year, [I Chron 24:5-19], and the courses served 2 weeks each year. Abijah’s course was during the end of May/first of June. Under the law Jewish husbands and wives “could only come together” two weeks out of the month because of the laws of levitical cleanliness. Elizabeth “became with child” around the end of June/beginning of July. She was 6 months pregnant when she went to visit Mary, the mother of Y’shua. The “annunciation” by the angel Gabriel to Mary of the conception of Jesus, occurred in the “sixth month.” This was not referring to the sixth month of the year, but the Bible margin note says “the sixth month of Elizabeth’s pregnancy” which would be the Jewish month of Kislev and our month of December that year.

This strongest of evidence indicates that the “overshadowing of Mary” by the Holy Spirit which resulted in the conception and incarnation of God’s Son, Y’shua, occurred in the month of our December, the Jewish month of Kislev, and very well could have occurred on the day of Kislev 24! This would necessarily have been very close to the date of winter solstice, December 22, which is the darkest, shortest day of the whole year! Close to or on this very darkest of all days, “The Light of the World,” the “Servant Candle” of Israel’s Hanukkah Menorah, “the Light to lighten the Gentiles” and “the Word that was God and was with God” of John 1:1, came to Earth in the form of “incorruptible flesh” through the miracle of the Incarnation. After a gestation period of 280 days and a bit more, the God/Man child was born to a virgin, wrapped in the High Priestly linen of “swaddling cloth” and was placed in a manger at the time of the fall Feasts- most likely the Feast of Tabernacles, as the future King and Messiah of Israel and the world, Who came down to “tabernacle with men” at “the end of the year” [Ex 34:22]. If this miraculous event did take place on Kislev 24, what a glorious way for the Lord to fulfill the promise “from that day upward I will bless you!”

4. But wait, we now see a further layer of understanding to Haggai 2:19….note this very telling line that says: “Is the seed yet in the barn? yea, as yet the vine, and the fig tree, and the pomegranate, and the olive tree, hath not brought forth:…..”

The Lord asks a question at the time of Haggai 2, in a Sabbatical year of 520 b.c. He asks whether or not the seed is yet in the barn and whether the fruit has yet brought forth ! Of course, He already knows the answer to His own question! In the Kingdom Age parable of the ‘wheat and the tares’ from the KJV, Matthew 13, verse 31 says…” Let both grow together until the harvest: and in the time of harvest I will say to the reapers, Gather ye together first the tares, and bind them in bundles to burn them: but gather the wheat into my barn.” It is clear here that the Holy Spirit is making a connection between “my barn” and the millennial Kingdom, into which the ‘righteous wheat’ of Israel and the Gentile believers will be gathered.

In Haggai, the Lord is merely pointing out that the ‘spiritual fruit-bearing’ of the nation of Israel HAD NOT YET OCCURRED at the building of the Second Temple nor even at the time of its rebuilding in 519 b.c. In fact, Daniel’s “thy people” of the redeemed remnant of Israel will not bring forth their ‘spiritual and holy fruit’ until the 3.5th, beginning of the 4th year of her ‘circumcision’ during the time of her judgment and repentance throughout the time of Jacob’s Trouble! At the beginning of the 4th year, which will also be the beginning of the 9th year of her Jubilee cycle, the resurrected Old Testament redeemed of Israel, along with the resurrected Gentile remnant will be gathered into ‘my barn’ of the Kingdom of David, which will be opened in the middle of the 7 years of the Tribulation, at THE END OF DANIEL’S 70TH WEEK! In that fourth year, this remnant will satisfy the principle revealed in Leviticus 19:24…

“But in the fourth year all the fruit thereof shall be holy to praise the LORD withal.” At the end of the 7 years of Tribulation, in another ‘middle,’ in the 3.5/4th year, the hidden, living remnant of Israel all over the world and the resurrected Tribulation martyrs will be physically brought into the Kingdom as Israel’s “spiritual fruit” and will be another ‘holy praise offering’ to the Lord ! “And the remnant that is escaped of the house of Judah shall yet again take root downward, and bear fruit upward. For out of Jerusalem shall go forth a remnant, and they that escape out of mount Zion: the zeal of the LORD of hosts shall do this.” 11 Kings 19: 30-31

Unlike in John 7:6, at a time when Jesus said, “My time has not yet come,” in the middle of the Tribulation, when Jesus takes His great power and begins to reign as “King of Kings and Lord of Lords” at the beginning of the Kingdom in Heaven, He will finally be able to say, “MY TIME HAS NOW COME!”

Just as the nation of Israel’s Messiah’s time will have finally come, again “in the middle,” so the time for “all Israel” to come into her long promised Kingdom of David will also be “in the middle.”

Now, we will see how the blessed “Bride of Christ” will enter Heaven, also “in the middle.”

In the spring of 2005, the end of Nisan ’17,’ [which will come to a total of ‘153’, as the ‘Resurrection Property’] will close at sundown in Israel on Tuesday, April 26. Nisan ‘18’, [when the ‘righteous, final Tzaddi’ stands up] will begin on Tuesday evening, April 26 until sundown Wednesday, April 27, in Israel.

Of course Resurrection Day takes place in the midst of the Barley harvest. But, if the Lord ‘gathers the Bride to Himself’ on Tuesday night, the end of the “third day of the week, which was also on the LAST day of the marriage of Cana when Jesus appeared in John 2, at a time when back then, He said, “my hour is not yet come,” we then would not represent the ‘first sheaf of the barley harvest’ because Jesus already fulfilled that at His resurrection “on the morrow after the Sabbath.” But this time, if He came for us at the end of another third day “His hour will have come!”

In “Come and Dine” we learned how barley is the most humble of all grains. Many of the poor throughout history could not afford wheat flour, as the finer and more expensive flour, as well as now in this time. Barley now days is rather looked upon in a contemptible way and it is mostly used for animal feed. Barley not only represents Jesus at His most humblest, but also represents all the humble saints of the New Testament Church.

Remember this wonderful writing by Dr. Mary Ruth Swope in her book, “The Spiritual Roots of Barley,” 1988, where she said….

“God has a small group of barley people, I believe, who truly are the committed ones. Exodus 21:5 describes these bond slaves as those who love their master so much that they want to become a volunteer permanent slave. They are the ones who only require winnowing - being fanned, as opposed to beaten, by a current of air to separate the chaff from the grain. These barley people just need to be exposed to the wind of the Holy Spirit to have the waste material fall off and be blown away. No heavy bruising, repeated striking or grinding as in the case of the other grains.

The barley people have always shown superior character qualities. They too, thrive in cold climates, unfriendly circumstances, without lots of rain, and they resist the conditions of disease and filth in their environment. They want to be pure, holy, righteous - yes, even perfect as is their heavenly Father.”

If the resurrection/rapture of the New Testament church, which closes the Age of Grace, occurs next spring, at the beginning of Nisan 18, 2005, April 27, in the middle of the 9 year Jubilee cycle at the 4.5th year, immediately the Day of the Lord and the time of Jacob’s Trouble will open and Day One of the Tribulation will begin, with the arrival of the Two Witnesses to earth.

If Day 1 of the Tribulation begins on Tuesday/Wednesday, April 27, Nisan 18, this is how the next 2,520 days of the Tribulation would unfold:

Tuesday/Wednesday, Nisan 17/18, 5765 April 27, 2005

[ The MIDDLE of the Nine year Jubilee Cycle ]

The resurrection/rapture of the N.T. Church…”Come up, hither”

The Day of Christ Jesus/The Day of Grace closes

The ‘Day of the Lord’ opens

The Two Witnesses arrive on earth for Israel

The ‘time of Jacob’s Trouble’ begins

The 7 years of Tribulation begin

+ 1260 days =

Tuesday/Wednesday, Tishri 8/9, 5769 October 8, 2008 The Eve of Day Of Atonement

The ‘7th Trumpet’ blows, on the Day of Atonement, opening the Jubilee Year

The “mystery of God is finished”

The year of ‘Jubilee’ opens, granting ‘liberty’ to the redeemed of Israel

The close of Daniel’s “70 weeks”

The ‘time of Jacob’s Trouble’ will end

The ‘Woman’ flees to the Wilderness

The ‘Two Witnesses’ are killed

The end of the 6,000 years of Adamic time

The 7,000th year opens

Jesus “takes His great power and begins to reign” as King of Kings

The Millennial Kingdom begins in Heaven

Satan is thrown to Earth

The rule of the beast and the false prophet begins for the last 42 months

The “times of the Gentiles” begins

[+ 3 ½ days = ]

The Two Witnesses are resurrected and raptured, along with the ?resurrection/rapture and rewarding of the Old Testament Saints and the Gentile remnant

+ 30 days =

the 1290th day, Thursday/Friday, Heshvan 8/9, 5769 November 7

The day the antichrist breaks the covenant, stops the sacrifice, and sets up

“the abomination that desolates”

The second group of remnant flee to the Judean mountains, neither in the winter nor on a Sabbath!

+ 45 days =

the 1,335th day, Sabbath/Sunday, Kislev 23/24, 5769 The Eve of Hanukkah, Dec 20,21

“Blessed is he (“thy people, Daniel”) who attains to the 1,335th day”

“From that day I will bless you”

?The resurrection/rapture and rewarding of the Old Testament saints

All the Old Testament saints have come to liberty and rest in their Jubilee Year

All the redeemed of Israel are now protected from the full, unrestrained outpouring of the Great Wrath of God

+ 1185 days =

the 2,520th day, Monday/Tuesday, March 19/20, 2012, Adar 25/26, 5772

The end of the Tribulation, The Vernal Equinox,

Jesus Christ returns to earth in the Second Coming, with all His saints

The Battle of Armageddon is fought

Y’shua, the Messiah meets ‘the woman’ in the wilderness

Satan is confined to the ‘bottomless pit’ for 1,000 years

The beast and the false prophet are thrown into the Lake of Fire

The angels gather the redeemed remnant from the four corners of earth

The resurrection and rewarding of the Tribulation martyrs

The Judgment of the sheep (righteous) nations/the goat nations (the wicked)

The Kingdom of David is set up on earth, as promised to the Patriarchs

The earthly reign of Messiah-Redeemer, King and Priest begins

The foundation of the Millennial Temple is laid, perhaps again, in the “second month of Iyar”

If, the Lord chooses to fulfill the above unfolding from next Resurrection Day, then as Judah was ‘released’ in the middle, the Church will also be ‘released’ in the middle! Also, as King Solomon began to build the Temple in the 4th year of his reign, “the Branch out of Jesse,” will also begin to build His Temple in the 4th year of His reign !

If the Lord does not choose to fulfill the above unfolding, then the next middle of 9, from Tishri 1, 2007, the beginning of the next Sabbatical, will not be until Nisan 1, of 2012. Because of the present state of the world, I do not believe the world can last until then without Almighty God “interfering in the plans of men!”

If the Lord does choose to begin the last half of Daniel’s 70th week next Resurrection Day, by first “gathering the Church unto Him,” then with me, you will be able to joyfully sing this old gospel song, written in 1900, by Charles Gabriel….

That Will Be Glory!

Charles Gabriel (1900)

"When all my labors and trials are o’er,

And I am safe on that beautiful shore,

Just to be near the dear Lord I adore,

Will through the ages be glory for me.

"O that will be glory for me,

Glory for me, glory for me,

When by His grace I shall look on His face,

That will be glory, be glory for me."

"When, by the gift of His infinite grace,

I am accorded in heaven a place,

Just to be there and to look on His face,

Will through the ages be glory for me.

"O that will be glory for me,

Glory for me, glory for me,

When by His grace I shall look on His face,

That will be glory, be glory for me."

"Friends will be there I have loved long ago;

Joy like a river around me will flow;

Yet just a smile from my Savior, I know,

Will through the ages be glory for me.

"O that will be glory for me,

Glory for me, glory for me,

When by His grace I shall look on His face,

That will be glory, be glory for me."
GOAT
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So when do we use the duct tape and prayer candles?

should we start counting the days?

G eneralis
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Re: April, the month of the Rapture!

So when do we use the duct tape and prayer candles?

should we start counting the days?

G eneralis
O f
A ll

*******

better hop in the car now if you don´t have them...
GOAT
12/08/2005 10:15 AM
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oh not to worry

I was trained as a boy scout and St George is my saint.

I got candles
I got duct tape
I got what I need

I also have a "space ship"

so no worries as the team I am on makes sure all is right

It´s good to be on the winning team

G eneralist
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GraftedPromise
12/08/2005 10:15 AM
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An April rapture just BEFORE the (delayed) Pesach fits perfectly!

Anonymous Coward
12/08/2005 10:15 AM
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its spelled Nissan. with 2 s´s
Anonymous Coward
12/08/2005 10:15 AM
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Will it be on CNN?
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religion =
star gazer
12/08/2005 10:15 AM
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Boy! You guys have way too much free time!

First - the rapture his a manmade idea and is not in the Bible.

Second - as far as the ´end times´ go - the Bible even says that no one will know the day or the hour

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12/08/2005 10:15 AM
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Little star already mentioned that day as a day for paying attention. Just a few days ago. Knowone paid attention. Now this comes out. Your close about your information, but your wrong about the end result of what will happen on that day. But nice try and thanks for sharing... Pay attention to that day..
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As instability increases in the Middle East and the region rushes towards the horrible, prophesied war of Psalm 83, believers in the Lord Jesus Christ should be looking upward with ever greater expectancy for "the Blessed Hope" promised in Scripture.

Quoting from Titus 2:13 in the New Testament we read that we are to be, "Looking for the blessed hope and glorious appearing of our great God and Savior Jesus Christ."

A companion verse found in I Pet. 1:13 reveals that the "blessed hope" spoken of in Titus is in fact a holy promise of a particular act of grace that is to be brought to the Church on the day of Christ´s appearing.

Quoting we read, "Therefore gird up the loins of your mind, be sober, and rest your "hope" fully upon the grace that is to be brought to you at the revelation of Jesus Christ."

The word "grace" in this passage refers to an act of favor or a gift. It is something which is given without having been earned by the recipient. This is in contrast to the earned rewards promised in the Scriptures to believers who have faithfully labored in the work of the Lord.

The pertinent question which needs to be answered in this study is "What exactly is the blessed hope of grace which is to be bestowed when Jesus Christ appears to His Church?"

To those who have already come to Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of their sins and have been born again by the Holy Spirit, the answer to this question should be of profound interest. According to such Scriptures as the ones found in Rom. 3:21-25, the initial act of God´s saving grace takes place at the precise moment a person trusts in His Son, Jesus. Immediately a new believer becomes justified and righteous before God.

Quoting from Romans we read, "But now the righteousness of God apart from the law is revealed, being witnessed by the Law and the Prophets, even the righteousness of God which is through faith in Jesus Christ to all and on all who believe. For there is no difference; for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, being justified freely by His grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus, whom God set forth to be a propitiation by His blood, through faith, to demonstrate His righteousness, because in His forbearance God had passed over the sins that were previously committed."

What has been disclosed thus far in the Scriptures is that there is to be a first and second instance when God will demonstrate His saving grace (unmerited favor) towards His Church. The genesis of eternal life commences the moment a believer is born again by an act of grace, while the completion, though indivisibly connected to the initial moment of salvation, will be experienced by a second act of grace when Christ appears to them. It is this latter portion of God´s saving grace for the Church that the Lord has designated with the stirring term, "the blessed hope."

As we reflect upon the divine words of Scripture that reveal the glorious truths about the Rapture, we must keep in mind the question of foremost importance which is, "What act of grace takes place at the appearing of Christ to His Church - what is the blessed hope?"

As the Scriptures have revealed, the initial portion of God´s saving grace through Jesus Christ is demonstrated by the forgiveness of sins and the rebirth of the spirit of a believer (see John 3:1-8). A believer in Christ literally becomes a new creation at that moment.

Quoting from II Cor. 5:17 we read, "Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new." At this point a Christian is a diamond in the rough.

As we will show from Scripture, "the blessed hope" of every believer will be realized during the concluding portion of God´s saving grace when at Christ´s appearing He will miraculously transform their corruptible, mortal bodies into immortal, celestial beings like unto Himself. This blessed hope will be the fruition of His initial act of grace.

This fact wholly refutes erroneous teachings that Christians must purify themselves in order to be counted worthy of the Rapture.

There are those who maintain that the Church must go through a part of, or even all of the 7 year Tribulation Period which immediately precedes the physical return of Jesus Christ to the earth "when every eye shall see Him" (Dan. 9:27 & Rev. 1:7).

The reason most often presented to defend this heretical teaching is that Jesus´ forgiveness for His born again believers is limited and that the Church will need to be purified of its sins. This they insist must be accomplished by the horrors of the tribulation under the Anti-Christ. Only then, they believe, will the Church truly be worthy to be taken to Heaven by Christ.

The Rapture is part and parcel of the Lord´s grace. It is an act of unmerited favor. No conditions are presented for any believer to merit physical redemption.

The Scriptures are the only authority on this matter of worthiness.

In Rom. 7:15-25 the Apostle Paul expounded on his dilemma of having a duel nature since his new birth in Christ. In verses 24-25 he sums up his (and our) situation and gives praise to the Lord for the deliverance from his wrestling mind (which is intertwined with the spirit according to Eph. 4:23) and his unredeemed flesh, "O wretched man that I am! Who will deliver me from this body of death? I thank God - through Jesus Christ our Lord! So then, with the mind I myself serve the law of God, but with the flesh the law of sin."

Paul looked only to Christ for the deliverance of his body from death. Paul was looking forward to the day of Christ´s appearing to His Church when whether alive or dead the Apostle´s body would be redeemed from the corruption of sin.

Speaking of this blessed hope, Paul wrote in I Cor. 15:49-53, "And as we have borne the image of the man of dust, we shall also bear the image of the heavenly Man. Now this I say, brethren, that flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God; nor does corruption inherit incorruption. Behold, I tell you a mystery: We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed - In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet. For the trumpet will sound, and the dead will be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed. For this corruptible must put on incorruption, and this mortal must put on immortality."

Paul would have been appalled by those who now tech that corruptible flesh must somehow earn merit in order to qualify for the Rapture of Grace.

In Paul´s first letter to the Thessalonians he addressed a number of points concerning the greatly anticipated moment of God´s concluding act of grace for the Church. Central to the revelations he shared about the Rapture is the placement in time for the resurrection of dead believers. Paul assured them that the dead in Christ would not be resurrected later than when living believers received their glorified bodies. No limitations are given concerning the resurrection and glorification of the saints as far as God requiring some further purification or atonement for sins. If this were so then every believer´s body waiting in death is at risk of remaining in the grave forever. Thank God for His grace.

Quoting verses 13-17 of I Thess. 4 we read, "but I do not want you to be ignorant, brethren, concerning those who have fallen asleep, lest you sorrow as others who have no hope. For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so God will bring with Him those who sleep in Jesus. For this we say to you by the word of the Lord, that we who are alive and remain until the coming of the Lord will by no means precede those who are asleep. For the Lord Himself will descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of an archangel, and with the trumpet of God. And the dead in Christ will rise first. Then we who are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. And thus we shall always be with the Lord." Paul then concluded in verse 18 by saying of this blessed hope, "Therefore comfort one another with these words."

We pray that you truly have found comfort this day in the promise of Christ´s soon appearing for His Church to glorify every believer whether struggling or victorious, living or dead and to take them home to Heaven with Him where they belong.

Quoting verses 18-30 of Romans 8 the Apostle Paul sums up that which we have attempted to share in this message. "but if we hope for what we do not see, then we eagerly wait for it with perseverance. Likewise the Spirit also helps in our weaknesses. For we do not know what we should pray for as we ought, but the Spirit Himself makes intercession for us with groanings which cannot be uttered. Now He who searches the hearts knows what the mind of the Spirit is, because He makes intercession for the saints according to the will of God. And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose. For whom He foreknew, He also predestined to be conformed to the image of His Son, that He might be the firstborn among many brethren. Moreover whom he predestined, these He also called; whom He called, these He also justified; and whom He justified, these He also glorified. For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us. For the earnest expectation of the creation eagerly waits for the revealing of the sons of God. For the creation was subjected to futility not willingly, but because of Him who subjected it in hope; because the creation itself also will be delivered from the bondage of corruption into the glorious liberty of the children of God. For we know that the whole creation groans and labors with birth pangs together until now. And not only they, but we also who have the firstfruits of the Sprit, even we ourselves groan within ourselves, eagerly waiting for the adoption, the redemption of our body. For we were saved in this hope, but hope that is seen is not hope; for why does one still hope for what he sees?"

If you have received the Living Lord Jesus Christ as your Savior and have believed that your sins have been forgiven by His blood that He shed on the cross almost 2,000 years ago, then you are eternally saved and your body will be redeemed by His grace in the very near future. Eagerly wait with perseverance for this adoption. This is the "Blessed Hope."
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OP, I commend your efforts; however, here is what you are seeking im truth.

Calendar Chaos and Confusion!

This coming year is going to be a year of great concern forthose who are serious about obeying God. This is due tothe fact that very likely the Jewish Calendar will be a whole month OFF in its determination of the Biblical months!

This means that Passover, Pentecost, and all the annualFestivals will probably be observe a whole month LATE,according to the current Jewish Calendar! How did thiscome about? What should God’s people do about it?

William F. Dankenbring
In the Calendar shown on the previous page we present the projected observable New Moon dates and Holy Day dates for God’s Calendar for the year 2005. We also note the dates of the “New Moons” as given in the authorized fixed Jewish Calendar, and the dates for the annual Festivals as given in the Jewish calendar.

If you study that Calendar carefully, you will notice some very odd singularities.

First, notice that some of the Jewish New Moon dates are marked with a single, double, or triple asterisk.

The single asterisk (*) indicates borderline New Moon observation conditions for that month. The double asterisk (**) indicates a month where the Jewish first day of the month falls on the very day of the actual “conjunction” of the New Moon. Since in ancient times the New Moon was based on visual observation of the crescent, this would be impossible on the very day of the conjunction! Thus the fixed Jewish Calendar has these months generally beginning a day too soon.

The triple asterisk (***) indicates a month where the Jewish month actually begins A DAY BEFORE THE ACTUAL CONJUNCTION OF THE MOON! These months generally begin about TWO DAYS before the actual physical observation of the New Moon crescent would be possible!

Notice carefully. The “fixed” Jewish Calendar has been “fixed,” all right – it sometimes declares a New Moon day beginning, EVEN BEFORE the time of conjunction. This is obviously a completely nonsensical notion, and another simple “proof” of the errors and inaccuracies of the “fixed” mathematical Jewish Calendar.

In actual fact the “fixed” Jewish Calendar cannot be used in its present form indefinitely. The further into the future the “fixed” Calendar is projected, the Passover moves slowly but inexorably further away from the Spring Equinox and towards the Summer Solstice. Given a few thousand more years, Passover would move through the Summer and towards the Autumn Equinox, while Tabernacles would move through the Winter towards the Spring Equinox. This is not supposition, but an irrefutable fact of the “fixed” Mathematical Jewish Calendar. Obviously, it is inaccurate and must be changed!

Isn’t it time to get back to the ORIGINAL Calendar given by God to His people?

These facts clearly show that something is very wrong with the fixed, “perpetual” Jewish calendar, that was created by Rabbi Hillel II in 357-58 A.D. – the Calendar presently used by all the orthodox and conservative Jewish community.

But that is “small potatoes” compared to what very likely will be an egregious mistake caused by following the traditional Jewish calendar this upcoming year! Did you notice? The calendar also shows that the Jewish year itself will most likely begin one whole month too late!

A Whole Month Out of Order

In order to obey God, we all need to get back to the original Biblical Calendar! One wonders if God is going to begin to “make a division” this coming year between those who obey Him, and those who do not, in so basic a matter as the New Moons and Annual Holy Days – to determine those who are serving Him and those who are really not all that concerned about His truth and His law. As the apostle Jude wrote, “Beloved, my whole concern was to write to you in regard to our common salvation. [But[ I found I necessary to write you and urgently appeal to and exhort [you] to contend for the faith which was once for all handed down to the saints” ( Jude 3, Amplified Parallel Bible).

Notice that for the year 2005, the fixed Jewish Calendar dates for the New Moons and Holy Days are all about one month LATE!

According to Scripture, one of the basic underlying keys to the beginning of a Biblical year is for the barley harvest in Israel to be in the “Abib” stage of growth. That is why the first month of the year, in Hebrew, is called “Abib.” God says, “Observe the month of Abib, and keep the Passover unto the LORD thy God” (Deut.16:1). The word “Abib” means “green ears,” referring to the barley, which must begin to be harvested prior to Passover to provide barley for the “wave sheaf offering” commanded to be waved on the second day of Passover (Leviticus 23:10-15).

The month of NISAN or ABIB is declared according to the state of the barley crop in the fields around Jerusalem. If the barley is not in an ABIB condition then the month should be ADAR II. There can be little doubt that this is the primary determining factor regarding the declaration of the “New Moon of Abib”. If the barley is not ready then obviously no “Wave Sheaf Offering” would be possible, and a thirteenth month would need to be inserted in the Calendar.

If the barley is in the “Abib” state near Jerusalem in early March, this coming year, as it is expected to be, then the Jewish fixed calendar – which inserts an extra month this year, delaying the onset of Nisan by one month – will have every month and therefore every Holy Day observance about ONE MONTH LATE compared to the correct Biblical date! The month of Nisan is determined based upon the readiness of the barley crop to be harvested beginning at Passover, so that the “first-fruits” of the barley – the offering of the “omer” for the wave sheaf offering on Nisan 16 – can be offered at the appropriate time, thus beginning the fifty day count to the Feast of Pentecost.

The required sighting of the “abib” or green ears of barley for the beginning of the month of “Abib”, and the Biblical law which necessitates the first-fruits of the barley harvest being offered on the day after Passover – means that the month of Nisan MUST fall during this period of time – and not a whole month later. The “omer” of barley – the special offering taken from the barley harvest and waved before the LORD – must be offered from the FIRST-FRUITS of the barley harvest, not a month after the harvest begins! In fact, no one is to even eat of the new harvest until AFTER the “wave sheaf offering” is presented before the LORD!

Notice! God declares, “You shall bring the sheaf of the first-fruits of your harvest to the priest. He shall raise the sheaf before the LORD, that you may find acceptance; on the day after the Sabbath [first holy day of Unleavened Bread] the priest shall raise it” (Lev.23:10-11, NRSV). Verse 14 continues, “You shall eat no bread or parched grain or fresh ears until that very day, until you have brought the offering of your God: it is a STATUTE FOREVER throughout your generations in all your settlements.”

How clear! The wave sheaf offering must be made from the first-fruits of the barley harvest, which is to begin from this point forward. The harvesting of the crop in Israel is to BEGIN with this special offering! To celebrate the month of Nisan one whole month into the barley harvest would be TOO LATE to fulfil these Biblical requirements! Therefore, very likely this year the Jewish months will be a whole month late!

That is astounding! For those who wish to obey God, this is a matter of great importance.
Why is this the situation? How did it come about? How could the Jews themselves have Passover and Nisan and all the Holy Days and months a whole month late in the year 2005?

The answer is simple enough: The Jewish fixed Calendar has the year 2004-2005 as a Leap Year, necessitating an extra month (Adar II) in early 2005. If the barley is seen in the “Abib” stage in early March – as it should be – then that month should not be Adar II, as the Jewish Calendar has it, but Nisan, the first month of the new year!

This would be a very serious conundrum if the Temple were in place and Passover lambs were being killed, today. Can you imagine the Jews celebrating the Passover a whole month late?

However, all those Christians who follow the Jewish fixed Calendar will have the very same problem. How are they going to deal with it? Will they repent of getting God’s entire Holy Day Calendar for 2005 one month out of step – every Holy Day an entire month late? Being “late” with God a whole month might be seen as to be INEXCUSABLE negligence!

Solomon wrote: “There is a way that seems right to a person, but its end is the way to death” (Proverbs 14:12, NRSV).

Notice, too, that by placing an extra “leap month” in the current year, the Jewish fixed Calendar forces their “Nisan” to be from April 10 through May 9. This places their Passover on the night of April 23. Josephus in Antiquities of the Jews says the Passover was sacrificed “in the sign of Aries,” the “Lamb,” at the season when Israel came out of Egypt. He wrote, “. . . On the fourteenth day of the lunar month, when the sun is in ARIES, (for in this month it was that we were delivered from bondage under the Egyptians), the law ordained that we should every year slay that sacrifice which . . . was called the PASSOVER” (Ant., bk.3, 10, 5).

The sign of Aries begins March 21-22 and ends April 21-22. This coming year the Jewish Passover will fall on April 23 – one day outside of the sign of Aries! It will fall during the sign of Taurus, the “Bull” instead of Aries, the “Lamb” sign.

What confusion! But the Word of God says: “For God is not the author of confusion, but of peace, as in all the churches of the saints” (I Cor.14:33, KJV). Isn’t it about time we look at these matters seriously, seeking to do what is right and pleasing in the eyes of our Great God? Will He accept vain and ignorant worship which is contrary to His express commandments? What does He think when His people go astray on His Calendar and observe His Holy Days a whole month in error, for an entire year?

If the barley is seen in early March, then the Jewish fixed New Moons and all the Holy Days will be ONE MONTH LATE! That would surely not be pleasing in His sight.

Perhaps this is one very powerful reason that God says in His Word, “Bring no more offerings of vanity (emptiness, falsity, vainglory, and futility); [your hollow offerings of] incense is an abomination to Me; the New Moons and Sabbaths, the calling of assemblies, I cannot endure – [it is] iniquity and profanation, even the solemn meeting.

“Your New Moon festivals and your [hypocritical] appointed feasts My soul hates. They are an oppressive burden to Me; I am weary of bearing them” (Isaiah 1:13-14, Amplified Parallel Bible). God says, “Sabbath and calling of convocation – I cannot endure solemn assemblies with iniquity. Your new moons and your appointed festivals my soul hates; they have become a burden to me” (Isaiah 1:13-14, NRSV).

God thunders to His people, “I hate, I despise your feasts, and I will not smell a savor or take delight in your solemn assemblies. Though you offer Me your burnt offerings and your cereal offerings, I will not accept them, neither will I look upon the peace or thank offerings of your fatted beasts. Take away from Me the noise of your songs, for I will not listen to the melody of your harps. But let justice run down like waters and righteousness as a mighty and ever-flowing stream” (Amos 5:21-212, Amplified Parallel Bible).

Notice that God says He hates and despises “your” new moons and festivals – those that His people are observing! Why? Because they are not doing it right – in “righteousness” – at the right time, or with the right heart. The Biblical definition of “righteousness” is keeping God’s commandments. As David wrote, “All your commandments are righteousness” (Psalm 119:172).

This coming year, the Jewish Calendar will not even be close, if the barley is seen – as it should be – in early March! The Jewish “fixed” This means that all those who follow Jewish “fixed” Calendar will even be observing the Feast of the Passover Lamb a day beyond the heavenly sign of the Lamb! They will be observing it during the sign of Taurus, the “Bull,” instead! The Fall Festivals, too, will be a whole month late in the year. The Jewish Feast of Tabernacles this coming year will be October 18-October 24, with Shemini Atzeret (the Eighth Day) on October 25 – very late in the year.

There is really no excuse for the errors of the Jewish fixed Calendar. It served a purpose during the past almost 2,000 years, when the Jews were widely scattered and had no central authority to determine the dates of the Biblical Calendar. But that excuse is no longer valid. The Jews now have a presence in the Holy City, they have an official State, and government, and leading rabbis in Israel have once again formed a Jewish “Sanhedrin,” or official Jewish Supreme Court for religious decisions.

Therefore, it is high time to repent, and seek God’s forgiveness for straying from the correct path, and from the correct Calendar, and to return to Him in heartfelt remorse and sincere dedication, seeking to do all things according to His Word and His truth. “While God has overlooked the times of human ignorance, now He commands all people everywhere to repent, because He has fixed a day on which He will have the world judged in righteousness by a man whom He has appointed” (Acts 17:30-31, NRSV).

Will God accept our offerings, our worship, if we continue to worship Him contrary to His commandments and laws? Or is such worship in “VAIN”? Yeshua declared, “In vain (fruitlessly and without profit) do they worship Me, ordering and teaching [to be obeyed] as doctrines the commandments and precepts of men. You disregard and give up and ask to depart from you the commandment of God and cling to the tradition of men [keeping it carefully and faithfully]” (Mark 7:7-8, Amplified Parallel Bible).

Which do we value more? The opinions of our neighbor, other men, and manmade “traditions”? Or the pure truth and Word of God Almighty?

Anonymous Coward
12/08/2005 10:15 AM
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What rapture? you idiot.
REM
12/08/2005 10:15 AM
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No, seriously, explain this "rapture" thing to me. My bible tells me there are only two resurrections. Which on is your rapture on? Also, is your rapture before or after the tribulation?
mopar28m
12/08/2005 10:15 AM
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Actually, there are 3 resurrections. The 3rd ressurection is the lake of fire.
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There are only two. The first, of which the second death has no hold. The second, which it the lake of fire.
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dream on!
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Just make sure it is not a Talmud Jew. That stuff is rejected.
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