In 3 days, on Sept 29 at sundown, Rosh Hashanah begins. Will the rapture of the bride of christ happen? I don't know. What I do know is that The feast of trumpets is the next of the Jewish feasts to be literally fulfilled by the Son of God. Our master did not give the jewish feasts to the jews as some kind of party schedule, or something to do to keep them busy. He gave them the feasts as part of the revelation of his plan for humanity. With that in mind, lets do a quick Jewish feast review:
The feast days of ancient Israel are comprised of the spring feasts of:
Passover-The lamb for the Passover celebration is selected on the 10th day of 1st month, and Jesus was hailed as Messiah on His triumphant entry into Jerusalem on the exact day of the 10th of Nisan
Feast of Unleavened Bread-On the day after the weekly Sabbath during the Feast of Unleavened Bread, the Firstfruits offering is made before God as a wave offering of a sheaf of the spring harvest. Jesus was raised from the dead and ascended to heaven on the exact day of Firstfruits, 3 days after being crucified.
Firstfruits, and Pentecost or the Feast of Weeks (Shauvot)-On Pentecost (Shauvot), the two loaves of bread made from the spring harvest are waved before God at the altar. Exactly on Pentecost, the Holy Spirit was poured out on born-again believers, the result of the shed blood of the Lamb and the accepted offering on Firstfruits
ALL THESE SPRING FEASTS^^^^HAVE BEEN FULFILLED TO THE EXACT DAY.
The fall feasts include:
the Feast of Trumpets (Rosh Hashanah)
the Day of Atonement (Yom Kippur)
and the Feast of Booths or Tabernacles (Sukkot or the Feast of Ingathering).
All of these feast days are laid out in Leviticus 23.
All of the spring feasts have been fulfilled to the exact day. The next feast to be fulfilled is the Feast of Trumpets, which is the ONLY FEAST WE CANNOT KNOW THE EXACT DAY OR HOUR.
Many people have predicted when the rapture will occur over the years and they have all been wrong. My position on this is: THERE IS NO NEED TO PREDICT THE DAY THE RAPTURE WILL OCCUR. The Lord gave us a clear command, telling us what he expects us to do. He expects us to be watching, and he expects us to be ready when he shows up. Why is it important to be watching and ready TODAY? Because regardless of when the rapture happens, you might not live to see tomorrow. Look around you, the world is coming apart before your eyes. Why am I counting down to Rosh Hashanah 2008? Because I think a VERY plausible argument can be made for a pre-trib rapture on Rosh Hashanah, based on the words used to describe the rapture, the feast of trumpets and the marriage of the lamb. The pieces fit, and I see absolutely no conflict, there are no "inconvenient" truths that need to be overlooked for the rapture to occur on Rosh Hashanah. I am 100% convinced that the rapture will be pre-trib. Luke 21:36 says that there IS an escape from ALL thats about to happen. ALL is a VERY EXPANSIVE BIG WORD. It covers ALOT of ground. Jesus described for us what ESCAPE ALL means. Escape ALL for Noah (Matt 24) meant that he was PHYSICALLY SEPARATED FROM THE FLOOD BEFORE A SINGLE DROP OF RAIN EVER FELL. Noah was 100% untouched by the flood judgement, he was physically removed from wrath, taken into the ark. That's what ESCAPE ALL MEANS. Jesus explained what ESCAPE ALL means by giving us the story of LOT in Luke 17. Lot was PHYSICALLY REMOVED from Sodom BEFORE ANY HINT OF JUDGEMENT showed up on Sodom. That's what ESCAPE ALL MEANS.
Now, WE ARE PROMISED AN ESCAPE. Open your eyes and look around you. Is this world about to get hit with the Lord's wrath? Look at it REAL HARD. You tell me, is this world transforming into the tribulation world prophesied to come? Can you see the one world government forming? Can you see the one world currency forming? Can you see the SICKENING CHRISTIAN APOSTASY? The Philidelphia church is promised to be kept PHYSICALLY AWAY FROM (GREEK "EK") "THE" HOUR OF TRIAL. What does the Lord tell us about the church that gets to escape the hour of trial? ITS WEAK. Why is it weak? Because there are FEW and its SCATTERED.
The mission the Lord has given me is to put a floodlight on the wickedness and apostasy of so called christianity, and to warn people of the coming wrath. The next feast day is an opportunity for you and I to practice watchfulness and readiness. We are soldiers. Soldiers train, soldiers persevere, soldiers march on, whether they feel like it or not. Soldiers endure hardship. Rosh Hashanah 2008 is a "watch, pray and be ready" training event. I am not sure that the Lord will come back for us on Rosh Hashanah 2008, HOWEVER, I am sure that I want to be watching, and ready on the day he shows up . Don't you? One of these days HE WILL SHOW UP. On that day, on that hour, will you be watching? Will you be ready? That's what this is all about.
If you are watching and ready over Rosh Hashanah 2008 and the Lord comes for us, will you be glad you were doing what the Lord told you to do like a good and faithful servant? If the Lord does not come during Rosh Hashanah 2008 will you be glad you were doing what the Lord told you to do like a good and faithful servant? We are told to be watching and ready at all times. There are some who call themselves servants of the Lord who ARE saying in their heart that the Lord will delay his coming until some event or other is fulfilled. Specifically these people are the mid-trib, pre-wrath, post-trib crowd. What does the bible say about those who say to themselves "the Lord is tarrying?" Look it up. Many so called christians these days are so in bed with the world that they have NO IDEA that the Lord is about to show up, NONE. Will they be found worthy to escape all thats about to happen? What does the bible say about getting caught up in "the anxieties of life?"
34 'And take heed to yourselves, lest your hearts may be weighed down with surfeiting, and drunkenness, and anxieties of life, and suddenly that day may come on you, 35 for as a snare it shall come on all those dwelling on the face of all the land, 36 watch ye, then, in every season, praying that ye may be accounted worthy to escape all these things that are about to come to pass, and to stand before the Son of Man.'
Are people these days caught up in "ANXIETIES OF LIFE?" Are you kidding me? Read the news. Jesus said to TAKE HEED TO YOURSELVES or "that day" is going to come on you LIKE A SNARE. "That day" refers to a day when the rapture occurs AND the day of the Lord starts. BOTH ON THE SAME DAY. Now realize this...the "day" of the Lord LASTS MORE THAN ONE DAY. So, we're talking about the same "time frame."
Some items to think about: As things continue to get worse in this world, I believe the probability that the rapture occurs goes up. Why? As things get worse, people tend to look to God for relief, which means they tend to "tune in" to him more than when things are going well. Most people won't be watching or ready when Jesus comes. Read Matt 7:14 and look up everywhere in the bible that "remnant" is used. Most people don't "get it" only a few do...a remnant, over and over and over again. Not a popular message, which is why you never hear it.
Also, Luke 17 and Matt 24 both tell us that the Lord is coming back during days characterized by "eating, drinking, marrying, planting, building" Those are indicitive of NORMAL DAYS. If the Lord was going to come back for his bride during the tribulation, why would'nt he give us "plague, famine, death, disease, the anti-christ, war" etc etc to characterize the days?
You need to figure out where you stand on things in a hurry. There's no time left. Do not trust me, do not trust other men, pick up your bible and read it. Ask Jesus to give you his spirit that you may understand what he is saying to this world TODAY. In a world full of deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act. Grace and peace