Rapture on Hanukkah of 2012? (Dec 11, 2012)
A lot of readers of this blog plus Mr. Ron Reese whose article follows, as myself included, think there is a good possibility that the Rapture of the church will happen during this festival of Hanukkah. Janet Herscu on comments has also written very good analysis of why this could be so.
By Ron Reese (sent by e-mail today)
This is a continuation of yesterday’s post. This is Part 2 of a 4–Part series, that MAY be pointing to the Rapture and Sudden Destruction this coming weekend (Friday–Saturday). Joshua (a type of Jesus), marched around the city of Jericho for six days. THE SEVENTH DAY THE TRUMPET SOUNDED AND THIS WAS THE DAY OF VICTORY FOR JOSHUA (JESUS) AND GOD’S CHOSEN PEOPLE!!! THE 7TH DAY IS THE ONLY DAY THE TRUMPET WAS BLOWN.
IS DEC. 14–15TH, HANUKKAH, DAY 6–7, THE TIME OF THE RAPTURE/SD?–PART 2
ESTHER MADE QUEEN ONTHE 7TH DAY OF HANUKKAH
Chanukah Day 7
Rosh Chodesh Tevet
Esther made Queen (362 BCE)
“And Esther was taken to King Achashverosh, to his palace, in the tenth month, which is the month of Tevet, in the seventh year of his reign. And the king loved Esther more than all the women, and she won his favor and kindness more than all the virgins; he placed the royal crown on her head and made her queen in Vashti’s stead”
Esther 1: This is what happened during the time of Xerxes…for a full 180 days he displayed the vast wealth of his kingdom and the splendor and glory of his majesty. When these days were over, the king gave a banquet, lasting seven days, in the enclosed garden of the king’s palace, for all the people from the least to the greatest who were in the citadel of Susa. The garden had hangings of white and blue linen, fastened with cords of white linen and purple material to silver rings on marble pillars. There were couches of gold and silver on a mosaic pavement of porphyry, marble, mother-of-pearl and other costly stones. Wine was served in goblets of gold, each one different from the other, and the royal wine was abundant, in keeping with the king’s liberality. By the king’s command each guest was allowed to drink with no restrictions, for the king instructed all the wine stewards to serve each man what he wished.
Queen Vashti also gave a banquet for the women in the royal palace of King Xerxes.
On the seventh day, when King Xerxes was in high spirits from wine, he commanded the seven eunuchs who served him to bring before him Queen Vashti, wearing her royal crown, in order to display her beauty to the people and nobles, for she was lovely to look at. But when the attendants delivered the king’s command, Queen Vashti refused to come. Then the king became furious and burned with anger.
Since it was customary for the king to consult experts in matters of law and justice, he spoke with the wise men who understood the times and were closest to the king—Karshena, Shethar, Admatha, Tarshish, Meres, Marsena and Memukan, the seven nobles of Persia and Media who had special access to the king and were highest in the kingdom.
“According to law, what must be done to Queen Vashti?” he asked. “She has not obeyed the command of King Xerxes that the eunuchs have taken to her.”
Then Memukan replied in the presence of the king and the nobles, “Queen Vashti has done wrong, not only against the king but also against all the nobles and the peoples of all the provinces of King Xerxes. For the queen’s conduct will become known to all the women, and so they will despise their husbands and say, ‘King Xerxes commanded Queen Vashti to be brought before him, but she would not come.’ This very day the Persian and Median women of the nobility who have heard about the queen’s conduct will respond to all the king’s nobles in the same way. There will be no end of disrespect and discord.
“Therefore, if it pleases the king, let him issue a royal decree and let it be written in the laws of Persia and Media, which cannot be repealed, that Vashti is never again to enter the presence of King Xerxes. Also let the king give her royal position to someone else who is better than she. Then when the king’s edict is proclaimed throughout all his vast realm, all the women will respect their husbands, from the least to the greatest.”
Luke 14: Jesus replied: “A certain man was preparing a great banquet and invited many guests. At the time of the banquet he sent his servant to tell those who had been invited, ‘Come, for everything is now ready.’
“But they all alike began to make excuses. The first said, ‘I have just bought a field, and I must go and see it. Please excuse me.’
“Another said, ‘I have just bought five yoke of oxen, and I’m on my way to try them out. Please excuse me.’
“Still another said, ‘I just got married, so I can’t come.’
“The servant came back and reported this to his master. Then the owner of the house became angry and ordered his servant, ‘Go out quickly into the streets and alleys of the town and bring in the poor, the crippled, the blind and the lame.’
“‘Sir,’ the servant said, ‘what you ordered has been done, but there is still room.’
“Then the master told his servant, ‘Go out to the roads and country lanes and compel them to come in, so that my house will be full. I tell you, not one of those who were invited will get a taste of my banquet.’”
Through these stories, we can clearly see that Jesus invited His Bride (Israel) to come to His Wedding Feast of the 7th day of Tabernacles. She refused to come. And not just the nation of Israel, but many “Christians” who are just too busy for the Lord. They are defiled. They were invited, but did not want to come and obey the orders of their Master.
So, Esther was chosen to replace Queen Vashti. And what day was she crowned? According to Jewish custom, it was on the 7th day of Hannukah, the first day of the tenth month of Tevet. I believe the Bride of Christ will be crowned on the first day of Tevet (December 14-15, 2012).
Psalm 81:3-4: “Sound the ram’s horn at the New Moon, and when the moon is full, on the day of our Feast; this is a decree for Israel, an ordinance of the God of Jacob.” The ram’s horn (trumpet) is to sound at the New Moon. I believe the New Moon will most likely be sighted in Israel on December 14, 2012, making the 7th day of Hanukkah, the first day of Tevet, the day we are crowned as Jesus’ Bride. The Scriptures teach that the Rapture takes place at the sound of the last trumpet.
Hanukkah Rapture (December 14-15, 2012) – Hanukkah: the second Feast of Tabernacles
Hanukkah Rapture (December 14-15, 2012) – DID JESUS TELL US THE TIMING OF THE RAPTURE?
Hanukkah Rapture (December 14-15, 2012) – 7th day of Hanukkah, December 15, 2012
Hanukkah Rapture (December 14-15, 2012) – Floodgates of Heaven
Hanukkah Rapture (December 14-15, 2012) – the Lampstand and the Oil
Hanukkah Rapture (December 14-15, 2012) – Summary of the 7th day of Hanukkah
7th day of Hanukkah = 7th day of Tabernacles (December 14/15, 2012 Rapture – Part 1)
7th day of Hanukkah = 7th day of Tabernacles (December 14/15, 2012 Rapture – Part 2)
7th day of Hanukkah = 7th day of Tabernacles (December 14/15, 2012 Rapture – Part 3)
7th day of Hanukkah = 7th day of Tabernacles (December 14/15, 2012 Rapture – Part 4)
7th day of Hanukkah = 7th day of Tabernacles (December 14/15, 2012 Rapture – Part 5)
The 7000 year plan of God
The Final 7 years before the Second Coming of Christ and start of the New Millennium (2008-2015)
Abomination that causes Desolation – SET UP on August 2, 2012
The Days are Shortened