Rapture on Oct 7/8 The Transfiguration a Type on this last day of Sukkot?
The article below explains the relationship between the Tansfiguration , the Rapture and the coming of the two witnesses.
Thanks to Renee M
Renee M (5 Oct 2012)
“Pattern from the Transfiguration“
October 7/8, 2012, last day of Tabernacles – FIRSTFRUITS RAPTURE OF THE CHURCH!!! (part 5)
Pattern from the Transfiguration
The Transfiguration is discussed in three out of the four Gospels: Matthew 17:1-13; Mark 9:2-3; Luke 9:28-36. The accounts are all similar: Jesus, Peter, James and John go up a high mountain where Jesus is transfigured before them. Suddenly, Moses and Elijah appear in “glorious splendor.” (Luke 9:31.) A cloud envelopes all of them and they hear the voice of God. Peter says something that may connect the Transfiguration to the Feast of Tabernacles; he asks if they should build 3 tabernacles. Peter said to Jesus, “Lord, it is good for us to be here; if You wish, I will make three tabernacles here, one for You, and one for Moses, and one for Elijah.”
Matthew 17:4. This statement may also give us insight into the timing of the Rapture, because there seems to be a parallel between the Transfiguration and the Rapture passage in 1 Thessalonians 4:16-17: “For the Lord himself will come down from heaven with a loud command, with the voice of the archangel and with the trumpet call of God, and the dead in Christ will rise first. After that, we who are still alive and are left will be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. And so we will be with the Lord forever.”
At the Transfiguration, Moses represents the dead in Christ because he experienced death. Elijah represents those who are alive at the time of the Rapture because he never experienced death. They, the dead and the alive, join Jesus and are transformed. Also, Old Testament saints and New Testament saints are together during this event as represented by Moses, Elijah, and the three disciples.
Although they are not in the air, they are on a “high mountain.” (Matthew 17:1.) A cloud envelopes them and they are with the Lord in the clouds. Lastly, the voice of God is heard, and we know from other scripture that the voice of God is like the sound of a trumpet. (See Revelation 1:10 and 4:1.)
The Transfiguration appears to be a rehearsal for the Rapture. It is also an indicator for its timing. “And AFTER SIX DAYS Jesus took Peter, James, and John his brother, and brought them up into a high mountain apart.” Why POINT OUT in all three Gospels that this happened “AFTER SIX DAYS”? What comes during the Feast of Tabernacles AFTER 6 DAYS? (ON THE 7TH DAY)??? Hoshanah Rabbah (meaning THE GREAT SALVATION).
The Transfiguration is also showing the timing of the start of the two witnesses. Revelation 11:6: “They have power to shut up the heavens so that it will not rain during the time they are prophesying; and they have power to turn the waters into blood and to strike the earth with every kind of plague as often as they want.” Who was the one person in the Old Testament that shut up the heavens so that it did not rain? Who was the one who turned water into blood? This is a reference to Elijah and Moses, the 2 that came down on the mountain to meet with Jesus and then Peter says that He will make 3 tabernacles for them. The Tribulation Saints (Messianic Jews and Gentile Christians) will have the anointing of Elijah and Moses during the Great Tribulation and go forth to do many great signs and wonders. Once again, the Scripture is pointing us to the Feast of Tabernacles as the Rapture and also the starting of the ministry of the 2 witnesses of Revelation. It is the beginning of the 1260 days of the ministry of the 2 witnesses (left behind Christians – both Messianic Jews and Gentile believers) and also the beginning of the 1260 days that the woman is given wings of an eagle to fly to a place prepared for her.