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Pentecost (Shavu’ot) for the Rapture, the two witnesses and the Tribulation? March 3, 2013


If you are a repeat reader of the posts in this blog you have read my opinion expressed before that I think that the beginning of the apocalypse was in Passover and that the Rapture would probably be in Pentecost to end the church age at the same point that it started.

The author of the article below Mr. Kevin H. has written a very compelling Biblical case for this date over all other possible dates. I was full of joy as my eyes were reading his words so skillfully presented to lock in place an event that must occur on the date of Pentecost. This year Pentecost (Shavu’ot) is May 15-16. On the Torah calendar is May 5-6. http://www.torahcalendar.com/Calendar.asp

This is an article to meditate and scrutinize thoroughly and to digest the meaning of what it implies. Thanks Kevin H.

Nando

http://www.fivedoves.com/letters/apr2013/kevinh43.htm

Kevin H (3 Apr 2013)
Pentecost, Pentecost, Pentecost!


John and Doves,
The following study is from Corey Fields concerning the rapture and Pentecost. I hope you are blessed by it.
Kevin H.
Pentecost, Pentecost, Pentecost!
By Corey Fields
The Lord gave me the following scripture to meditate on after feeling let down after Passover came and gone with no rapture: MUST READ, for the glory of God and inspiration to all fellow watchers!
Hebrews 12:6-9
 
For the Lord corrects and disciplines everyone whom He loves, and He punishes, even scourges, every son whom He accepts and welcomes to His heart and cherishes.

You must submit to and endure [correction] for discipline; God is dealing with you as with sons. For what son is there whom his father does not [thus] train and correct and discipline?

Now if you are exempt from correction and left without discipline in which all [of God’s children] share, then you are illegitimate offspring and not true sons [at all].

Moreover, we have had earthly fathers who disciplined us and we yielded [to them] and respected [them for training us]. Shall we not much more cheerfully submit to the Father of spirits and so [truly] live?

I saw this as a eye opener to always be submissive to revelation from the Lord. It just so happens, these passages of scripture are right before the scriptural revelation the Lord extrapolated to me at the very same time. I was led to re-read the following scripture and this is the revelation I missed that was hidden in plain sight.

Hebrews 12:18-21

18” For you have not come [as did the Israelites in the wilderness] to a [material] mountain that can be touched, [a mountain] that is ablaze with fire, and to gloom and darkness and a raging storm”

19 ”And to the blast of a trumpet and a voice whose words make the listeners beg that nothing more be said to them.”

20 ”For they could not bear the command that was given: If even a wild animal touches the mountain, it shall be stoned to death.”

21” In fact, so awful and terrifying was the [phenomenal] sight that Moses said, I am terrified (aghast and trembling with fear).”

http://www.jesusisthecomingking.com/2011/03/church-of-firstborn.html

The author of Hebrews is referencing back to the old testament experience of the children of Israel when they received the law at Mount Sinai, see

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18 ”For you have not come [as did the Israelites in the wilderness] to a [material] mountain that can be touched, [a mountain] that is ablaze with fire, and to gloom and darkness and a raging storm”

The material mountain that can be touched is “mount Sinai” and it was consumed with “fire”, and was covered with gloom, darkness, and strong winds.

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19 ”And to the blast of a trumpet and a voice whose words make the listeners beg that nothing more be said to them.”

The Lord’s voice shook the mountain when his voice spoke like a trumpet waxing louder and longer.

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20 ”For they could not bear the command that was given: If even a wild animal touches the mountain, it shall be stoned to death.”

No unclean person or animal was allowed to touch the mountain because they/it would be stoned to death which gave them great fear.

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21” In fact, so awful and terrifying was the [phenomenal] sight that Moses said, I am terrified (aghast and trembling with fear).”

The mention of Moses here confirms the author is giving an account of the Sinai event the book of Exodus.

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The author of Hebrews is mentioning the Sinai event to “compare” it with what the future of the church holds, see after describing the Sinai event, the holy spirit begins…

22 But rather, you have come to Mount Zion, even to the city of the living God, the heavenly Jerusalem, and to countless multitudes of angels in festal gathering,

23 And to the church (assembly) of the Firstborn who are registered [as citizens] in heaven, and to the God Who is Judge of all, and to the spirits of the righteous (the redeemed in heaven) who have been made perfect,

24 And to Jesus, the Mediator (Go-between, Agent) of a new covenant, and to the sprinkled blood which speaks [of mercy], a better and nobler and more gracious message than the blood of Abel [which cried out for vengeance].

It starts out with “but rather”, meaning that what happened with Israel and Moses at Sinai will be repeated, but in a more beautiful fashion!

Let’s compare these two accounts (one past with Sinai) &(one future with the church)…

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Sinai: Israel came to “physical mountain” that could be “touched”

Rapture: Church will come to city of “living God”, the “heavenly Jerusalem”

Sinai: Israel was led by mediator of “Old Covenant” in Moses

Rapture: Church will be led by mediator of “New Covenant” in Jesus

Sinai: They came to Mountain in “fear” and “trembling”

Rapture: Church comes to “festal gathering” in “joy”

We can see here the holy spirit is purposely comparing these two events because they are connected to one another because the “latter” will be a greater event involving Jesus and his church. One thing I never noticed before is that Hebrews 12:18-21 involved “natural Israel” coming to a physical mountain “on Pentecost”….

I see now that God is letting us know this “better assembly” of “spiritual Israel” will also occur on Pentecost as well!

Why else would God use an event involving natural Israel on Pentecost to reveal the greater ”future” event involving spiritual Israel (the church)?

It is because Jesus is going to lead his church to the heavenly assembly on the “same day”, Pentecost! I can not believe I missed this before. The Lord used a “Pentecost” event (Sinai) to describe the future assembly of the church because it will again occur on Pentecost!

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Hebrews 12:18-21 describes “Old Testament Natural Israel” coming to a physical mountain in Sinai on Pentecost!

While…

Hebrews 12:22-24 describes “New Testament Spiritual Israel” (the church) coming a spiritual mountain in the heavenly Jerusalem on Pentecost!

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It is an amazing revelation. The scripture in Hebrews 12 depicts the future rapture of the church (new covenant event) by comparing it to a old covenant event (Sinai) which happened on Pentecost. Why make the comparison if it will not fulfill itself on same day? Remember, the author says “but rather”, we will come to a greater mountain on Pentecost as well.

Hebrews is filled with many Old Testament references, and unless a person has a good understanding of the old covenant, Hebrews can be very difficult to understand. Without being knowledgeable of the old testament, one could never understand the true “depths” of Hebrews 12 because the book of Hebrews was written to a Jewish audience that have came to faith in Christ. When one understand the events of Sinai, you also understand that it happened on Pentecost so you have the rapture being compared to a “Pentecostal” event, not a Passover event (it happened 7 weeks earlier).

“But you are come unto Mount Zion, and unto the CITY OF THE LIVING GOD, the HEAVENLY JERUSALEM, and to an innumerable company of angels, to the GENERAL ASSEMBLY and CHURCH of THE FIRSTBORN, which are written in heaven, and to God the Judge of all, and to the SPIRITS of JUST MEN made perfect, and to Jesus the Mediator of the NEW COVENANT, and to the blood of sprinkling, that speaks of better things than that of Abel.”

There are so many delightful gems lay buried in this scripture and I would like to summarize the amazing connection of this scripture to the coming glory of the rapture which will underline and italicize.

We, Church, are DESTINED for THE CITY of the LIVING GOD.  Our ABODE is the HEAVENLY JERUSALEM (also called our MANSIONS–as promised by Jesus inJohn 14:1-3).  Here, we see another place in scripture which shows us that our true home is NOT on this earth, but that we’re CALLED to be CITIZENS of God’s HOUSE, in heaven, where there’s also an innumerable company of angels.

We, true Church, are CALLED the GENERAL ASSEMBLY (remember, that by our name, “Church,” we’re the CALLED-OUT ASSEMBLY who will be lifted from the earth to heaven in our Pre-Tribulation Rapture).  We’re also called the CHURCH OF THE FIRSTBORN.

The CHURCH OF THE FIRSTBORN is another way of saying that we’re the Church of Jesus Christ!  It’s Jesus Who is the FIRST-BEGOTTEN, the FIRSTBORN from the dead, Who received a glorified body.  We are HIS CHURCH, and we belong to THE FIRSTBORN from the dead, Jesus.

We also see, here in Hebrews, that we, Church, will be in heaven with OTHER personages…

God is being depicted of the “JUDGE OF ALL” so when we arrive in heaven, we’ll be at God’s throne at the “bema seat” BEFORE He sends His judgment on the earth in the Tribulation.  Therefore, God, the JUDGE OF ALL is mentioned, praise God.

We also see the “SPIRITS of JUST (righteous) MEN, made PERFECT.”

Who are they?

host of Old Testament saints who have NOT YET received their resurrection bodies, because they are in heaven in their “spirits”–“the SPIRITS of JUST MEN made PERFECT” in heaven.  When the Church arrives in heaven in our Pre-Tribulation Rapture, we will have GLORIFIED BODIES.  However, the Old Testament saints in heaven (those who didn’t receive glorified bodies in the FRISTFIRSTS sheaf of the wave offering when Jesus rose from the dead)….

MUST wait for the END of the Tribulation period, in which THEIR BODIES will be raised and glorified because Job confirms this…

Job 19:25–26

“I know that my redeemer lives and that he shall stand at the latter day (second coming) on the earth: And though after my skin worms destroy this “Body”, Yet in my ”FLESH” (Adam and Eve type flesh) shall I see God”

Of course, we’ll be in heaven with Jesus, Who’s the MEDIATOR of the NEW COVENANT, just like natural Israel was under Sinai WITH MOSES, MEDIATOR of the OLD COVENANT!!!

THIS ALL HAPPENED ON PENTECOST!!!

Jesus, as our GREAT HIGH PRIEST, fulfilled ALL requirements of the law, AND performed details of the Jewish Feasts.  I remind you, that at God’s throne, He also WAVED the SHEAF of FIRSTFRUITS, the small number of “resurrected Old Testament saints” AFTER His resurrection. This was “NOT” the New Testament saints like I thought before, rather we are pictured by the “COUNTING OF  BARLEY OMER” which happens for 50 days, which by the way “ENDS” on Pentecost!
EVEN MORE WONDERS TO SHOW YOU FROM HEBREWS 12:22-23…Check this out…

“But you are come unto Mount Zion, and unto the CITY OF THE LIVING GOD, the HEAVENLY JERUSALEM, and to an innumerable company of angels, to the GENERAL ASSEMBLY and CHURCH of THE FIRSTBORN, which are written in heaven, and to God the Judge of all, and to the SPIRITS of JUST MEN made perfect, and to Jesus the Mediator of the NEW COVENANT, and to the blood of sprinkling, that speaks of better things than that of Abel.”

I see MANY ELEMENTS described in Hebrews, which REMINDS me of the HEAVENLY scene that’s described in Revelation 4 and 5 which is the wedding of the messiah/bema seat!!!!
(1.)  GOD THE JUDGE.  Revelation 4:5–“And out of the throne proceeded lightning’s and thundering and voices (showing a fomenting God, awesome and fearful, ready to pour out His judgments).
(3.)  Pay attention to this one!

JESUS, MEDIATOR (middle) OF THE NEW COVENANT–Revelation 5:6–“And I beheld, and lo, in the midst of the throne and of the four living creatures (cherubim), and in THE MIDST of the ELDERS, stood a Lamb as it had been slain…”  (InRevelation 1:12-13 and Revelation 1:20(3.)  Pay attention to this one!  JESUS, MEDIATOR OF THE NEW COVENANT–Revelation 5:6–“And I beheld, and lo, in the midst of the throne and of the four living creatures (cherubim), and in THE MIDST of the ELDERS, stood a Lamb as it had been slain…”

In Revelation 1:12-13 and Revelation 1:20, we INDEED SEE Jesus is IN THE MIDST of His Church (the Lampstands), and NOW, in Revelation 5, Jesus is in THE MIDST of the 24 ELDERS, further proof that they represent THE CHURCH in heaven, AFTER a Pre-Tribulation Rapture

(4.)  THE BLOOD OF SPRINKLING. Hebrews 9:11-12–“But Christ being COME an HIGH PRIEST of good things to come, by a greater and more perfect tabernacle, NOT MADE WITH HANDS, that is to say, nor of this building; neither by the blood of goats and calves, but BY HIS OWN BLOOD He entered in ONCE into the Holy Place (at God’s heavenly tabernacle), having obtained ETERNAL REDEMPTION for us.”

I cross-reference THIS SCRIPTURE with REVELATION 5:6 (quoted above)–showing Jesus at the throne, the Lamb as He had been slain!!!

Revelation 5:6 is a DEPICTION of another passage in the book of Hebrews!!!

Check this out…This is so clear and amazing!

(5.)  INUMERABLE COMPANY OF ANGELS–(INCLUDING FOUR LIVING CREATURES).  Revelation 5:11–“And I beheld, and I heard the voice of “MANY ANGELS” round about the throne, and the living creatures (cherubim), and the ELDERS (the Church):  and the NUMBER of them was ten thousand times ten thousand, and thousands of thousands.”

This is absolutely amazing…!!!

We can clearly see in Hebrews 12…

“God the judge”, “Jesus the Mediator”,  “Blood of Sprinkling”, and the “innumerable company of angels”….

These four characteristics of the heavenly scene at the rapture are incredibly all present in Revelation 4 & 5!

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“God the Judge” in Hebrews 12 compares to “God’s throne” (symbol of God judging) of Revelation 4…

“Jesus the mediator (middle)” in Hebrews 12 compares to “Jesus being is MIDST of church” in Revelation 1 & 5…

“Blood of Sprinkling” in Hebrews 12 compares to “Jesus as the LAMB that was SLAIN” in Revelation 5:6…

“Innumerable company of angels” in Hebrews 12 compares to “Many Angels” of Revelation 5:11

What an amazingly orchestrated confirmation of scenes by the holy spirit between Hebrews 12 & Revelation 4 & 5 (the rapture scene)…

Because when we arrive at our DESTINATION, true Church, in the HEAVENLY NEW JERUSALEM, we shall see ALL the INDESCRIBABLE WONDERS and THE GLORIES of heaven, which are described for us in Hebrews 12, which is a LOOK BACK at the Sinai revelation of God ON PENTECOST!!!

This means that Revelation 4 & 5 then our a rapture scene on PENTECOST!!!

The Jews traditionally hold that Pentecost corresponded to the time of the giving of the Law at Sinai, when Israel became a distinguished people. It was early in the third month (Sivan) that the Israelites gathered at Sinai and received the Law. (Ex 19:1) Just as Moses as mediator was used to introduce Israel into the Law covenant, so Jesus Christ as Mediator of spiritual Israel now brought that new nation into the new covenant. The apostle Paul draws a comparison from these two events, saying that Christians are gathered to a far greater assemblage at “a Mount Zion and a city of the living God, heavenly Jerusalem,” under new covenant arrangements…BUT ON THE SAME DAY, PENTECOST!!!!

Now what I am about tell you is I would say probably one (if not the most amazing) revelation I have EVER received from the Lord…

It’s VERY simple but truly astonishingly confirming.  According to the SOS, the rapture happens in the Spring, when the “winter is over and gone”. When Solomon came to fetch his bride, in the Song of Solomon, chapter 2, verses 10-13 he said:

“Rise up my love and come away with me for the voice of the turtledove is heard in the land and the fig tree hath put forth its green figs.”  The turtledove is only heard in Israel in the “Spring” time but this is the MOST AMAZING gem I maybe have ever received…

“and the fig tree hath put forth its green figs.”

We know that God’s word is very specific and does not generalize prophetic implications! God is very precise. Why would God reveal the rapture is in the Spring by saying the “turtledove is heard in Israel” (which confirms Spring in and by itself), but then says when the fig tree puts forth green figs, which is also a confirmation of Spring. To me, that seems redundant. The Lord revealed this to me about this verse…

The first part reveals it’s Spring and the last part reveals “exactly when” during Spring…

How so?

Well, where have we heard “and the fig tree put forth green figs”?

From our Lord Jesus Christ…!!!

Matthew 24:32-34

“Now learn a parable of the fig tree; When his branch is yet tender, and put forth green leaves, ye know that summer [is] nigh, Verily I say unto you, This generation shall not pass, till all these things be fulfilled.”

SOS 2:10-13 (in terms of the coming of the bridegroom for the bride)…

When the “FIG TREE PUTS FOURTH GREEN FIGS”…

Jesus says “WHEN FIG TREE PUTS FORTH GREEN FIGS”, this generation shall NOT PASS. We know the fig tree is Israel and the fig tree putting forth figs is when Israel finally “bloomed” as a nation once more. Jesus clarifies the specificity of the prophetic meaning of the fig tree putting forth green figs, thank you Jesus!

Why is this important?

Israel became a nation again on May 14th, 1948, hence the day the “fig tree put forth figs”!!!

Well, I will be glad to blow your mind…

May 14th, 1948 on the Jewish calendar was “in fact”…PENTECOST!!!

The “fig tree put forth green figs” prophetically speaking on the feast of Pentecost! With this fact in mind, let’s go back and look at SOS 2:10:13, when the Lord is telling us when the bride will go away with him (in the rapture)….

“Rise up my love and come away with me (rapture) for the voice of the turtledove is heard in the land (Spring after Winter is gone) and the fig tree hath put forth its green figs.”, which according to the Lord himself, prophetically came to be on PENTECOST (May 14th, 1948)!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

So, when the holy spirit inspires “the fig tree putting forth figs” as the time of the rapture in SOS, what he is prophetically saying (which is CONFIRMED BY CHRIST HIMSELF), is that ”at the time Israel becomes a nation” which was in fact PENTECOST, which IS at the time the turtledove is heard in the land!!!

The SOS confirms that the rapture will happen in the Spring, when the Winter is over and gone, and at the time the fig tree puts forth figs, which Jesus prophesied to be at the time Israel was REBORN, which was May 14, 1948, which was “PENTECOST”!!!!

WoW

The feast of Pentecost is the time of the Spring rapture!!!

Praise the Lord!

We know the rapture is the “generally assembly” of the church of the firstborn which in the Greek is a specific description of a “festival gathering” or as the Amplified version says, the angels were at a “festal gathering”, confirming this amazing assembly during a feast day, in the Spring (according to SOS), at the time the “fig tree puts forth figs”…

So…the rapture happens according to the scripture…

In the Spring, On a Festival, at time of fig tree puts forth figs….

ISOLATING PENTECOST as “the time” because that is EXACTLY and PRECISELY when the “fig tree was putting forth figs” according to scripture!

There are “3” REQUIRED ASSEMBLIES of the Lord:

Passover, Pentecost, & Tabernacles & ONLY two of these fall in the Spring time-frame and only one falls at the “time of the fig tree putting forth figs”….PENTECOST….which is the same feast mentioned in Hebrews 12:18-23!!!God’s People were to congregate or assemble in Jerusalem 3 times a year. These 3 assemblies were Passover, Pentecost & Tabernacles. These LORD’s Assemblies, or Moedims were associated with a type of Harvest. Each type overlaps the subsequent one as the end of one type of Grain/Fruit harvest is the beginning of the next type of Harvest. “some” of the information below was from:

http://www.raptureintheairnow.com/the-jewish-feasts-of-the-lord/the-pentecost-call-to-assembly-the-rapture-clue-of-the-missing-feast-within-the-tetrad-of-2014-2015

Now this is something I TOTALLY MISSED and am so happy I was wrong…!!!

Keep in mind the church is BARLEY…This is something I can not believe I missed!

Passover — Beginning of barley harvest that was “GATHERED” and “COMPLETE” at Pentecost!

Pentecost – Beginning of wheat harvest that was “GATHERED” and “COMPLETE” at Tabernacles!

Tabernacles – Beginning of grape harvest!

Do you see?

Passover “began” the barley harvest and Pentecost “completes” it!!!

On the same “day” and “moment” God finishes dealing with his church, he will begin dealing with Israel…

In like-manner, the same “day” and “moment” the barley (church) is done harvesting, the wheat begins being dealt with!!!!

God will begin harvesting ”Israel” the same day he REMOVES his “Church”….Just like God commands the wheat harvest to begin the same day the BARLEY harvest is REMOVED from the field…!!!!!!

God is not going to wait “50” days to begin his harvest of Israel, because the wheat harvest begins IMMEDIATELY after the barley harvest is complete. The 50 day barley harvest is a prophetic picture of the Lord “winnowing” the barley (harvesting his church)…this Omer count is a type of DISPENSATION OF GRACE!!!

The harvesting of Israel begins right away when the church is brought into God’s heavenly barn, just like the wheat harvest begins right away as the barley is brought into the barn!!!

-Passover = Barley-Beginning of Spring, Harvest gathered at Pentecost
-Pentecost = Barley Harvest gathered, Beginning of Wheat Harvest at beginning of Summer
-Tabernacles = Wheat Harvest gathered, Beginning of Fall Grape Harvest

See, the TWO WHEAT LOAVES (144,00) are pictured by the TWO LOAVES at Pentecost, meaning they will be sealed on that day…THE SAME day we leave and the two witnesses come back down to begin their ministry. The two loaves are presented at the SAME TIME the barley harvest ENDS, picturing the church being removed at same time the 144,000 are sealed!!! PERFECT!

WoW — I am shocked I missed this concept before! Christ was the “first” of the “first fruits”, spiritually fulfilling the feast of First Fruits during Passover. This is VERY IMPORTANT…

Christ’s resurrection “sanctified” the REST of the barley in the field, meaning his resurrection ENABLED for the rest of the barley to be “harvested”, which in pictured/revealed in the 50 days of the counting of the Omer (BARLEY BEING WINNOWED)…the church age….which comes to conclusion at the feast of PENTECOST…!!!!

The Barley Harvest is in-gathered by Pentecost. Because Christ was the ‘First-Fruit’ from among the ‘Dead’, in Romans, it declares that we too likewise will follow in this same ‘type’ of Grain. This can not be said of Rosh HaShana or ANY OTHER FEAST DAY. The in-gathering or assembly of the Barley Harvest is taken into the barns around Pentecost.

Praise God!

There is even more…

What happened with natural Israel was a “prophetic pre-picture” of what God has/will do with spiritual Israel, the church!!!

God “redeemed” Israel from Egypt during the feast of Unleavened Bread in Exodus…which was picture of Jesus “redeeming” the church “spiritually” from the bondage of spiritual Egypt which is ‘SIN’…!!!!

The children of Israel was “rescued from Egypt” during the feast of FIRST FRUITS with the Red Sea crossing, and THAT was a picture of the church “going down in baptism into Christ” and ”being raised” in “new life”…Just like natural Israel PHYSICALLY went DOWN in the read sea, and CAME UP in new life!!

Passover was a picture of TOTALLY the spiritual redemption of the church from sin, not the RAPTURE! I know that now! The red sea crossing does in no way picture the rapture! Israel “wandered in the desert” for 50 days AFTER. If the red sea parting on First Fruits was a picture of the rapture, then the patter would be that the church being raptured into heaven begins our “somehow” wandering in the wilderness for 50 days??? It does not make any sense. Just like Israel’s journey ”continued” after the red sea, our journey ”post salvation” continues for 50 days, prophetically speaking, ending on Pentecost!!

The 50 days in the wilderness was natural Israel’s “post physical salvation” and those 50 days are the church’s “post spiritual salvation”, that was made possible by the death, burial, and resurrection of Christ DURING PASSOVER!

Dispensational information found here:

http://sharonsrose.blogspot.com/2009/05/twenty-little-known-facts-about.html

Pentecost is known as the TIME OF DISPENSATIONAL CHANGE….

(1) Innocence (Creation).
(2) Conscience (The Fall).
(3) Human government (The Flood).
(4) Promise (Tower of Babel).
(5) Law (Exodus).
(6) Church age (When the Holy Spirit was given to the Church in Acts chapter 2).
(7) Kingdom age (The rapture of the Church and the following events).

Biblical history attests to the fact that dispensation number 3 (human government) changed on Shavuot which is found in Genesis chapter 8. It seems as if dispensation number 5 changed on Pentecost (Law) which is found in Exodus chapter 19. Dispensation number 6 (age of grace) changed on Pentecost which is found in Acts chapter 2. Although the dispensation of Promise (Towel of Babel) does not give a date, Genesis 11:7 says, “Go to, let us go down, and there confound their language, that they may not understand one another’s speech.” We know the age of grace started with Pentecost. “And they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance.” Acts 2:4. Here we see that the dispensation of Promise had one thing in common with the dispensation of Grace. That would be unknown tongues speaking at the same time. I think it is pretty clear that Promise ( Tower of Babel ) also changed on Pentecost. We see a pattern of dispensational changes taking place on Pentecost. It is possible that the first two dispensations (Innocence and Conscience) changed in a 24 hour time frame on Shavuot (Pentecost) but proving this is another thing. I tend to believe that all 6 dispensations in the past changed on Shavuot (Pentecost).The dispensation that we are living in now ends with the rapture of the Church. This age of grace will change on Pentecost. Biblical history tends to repeat itself!!

This is something else that I absolutely LOVE…

Many Jewish scholars believe that when Israel was the bride of Jehovah, Passover was the courtship of Israel but Shavuot (Pentecost) was the actual marriage. Truths or patterns start from a Jewish origin…!!!

This is the way it is with Jesus Christ and His bride from Passover to Pentecost. Passover is when Jesus “COURTED” his BRIDE by sanctifying her spiritually from sin JUST LIKE GOD “COURTED” Israel for his bride by physically SANCTIFYING her from Egypt!!

WoW times a thousand!

Passover IS NOT THE CONSUMMATION of the wedding of Christ and his church, but the “COURTSHIP” of the church, PREPARING her for the EVENTUAL WEDDING under the Huppah…Just like Passover was NOT THE CONSUMATION of the wedding between God and Israel, but the “COURTSHIP” of Israel, PREPRARING her for the EVENTUAL WEDDING under the HUPPAH, which was BEING symbolized by Mount Sinai on PENTECOST…Meaning our EVENTUAL wedding under the heavenly Huppah with Christ will follow the BIBLICAL PATTERN PERFECTLY, meaning it will be on Pentecost, PRAISE GOD!!!

Passover is the beginning of the barley harvest but First fruits is a type of the resurrection of Jesus Christ. Pentecost is the end of the barley harvest ( a type of resurrection and rapture of the New Testament Believers)!!! Thank you Lord!!!

We have been “courted” by Christ by preparing us for that beautiful marriage by redeeming us from sin during Passover, our marriage consummation will BE PENTECOST, after our journey to the HEAVENLY JERUSALEM, MOUNT SION, the CITY OF THE LIVING GOD…Just like Israel’s wedding to God was after their journey to the mountain that could be TOUCHED, mount Sinai, on Pentecost!

Two Rams horns were given to Abraham when God provided this animal after his obedience with Isaac. There is only one heavenly trumpet mentioned in the Old Testament and that was sounded during the law probably with the left horn of the Ram on Shavuot (Pentecost). When the Apostle Paul spoke of the “Last Trump” in 1st Cor. 15:51-52 he may have been referring to the second Ram’s horn (the right horn) to call His children home at the rapture. Remember if this is true, the left horn was blown on Shavuot (Pentecost). Will the right horn be blown on the rapture? I think so!! “There is NOTHING NEW under the sun”…

What I am trying to say is, if the left horn was blown on Pentecost then it would stand to reason that the right horn will also be blown on Pentecost!!!

Let us not forget, the VOICE OF THE LORD acted as TRUMPET speaking to Israel on PENTECOST, their wedding day under mount Sinai (HUPPAH), just like voice of Christ will act as TRUMPET speaking to the church, on our wedding day under the heavenly Huppah!!!!

See you all on our wedding day!!!

Thank you Lord for his wonderful revelation and spirit of correction that I am so humbled to receive!!!

PENTECOST, PENTECOST, PENTECOST!!!

Nando end

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  1. The truth is for over twenty five years I have prayed about the soft teaching in the church about the rapture. In my spirit I am convinced that our
    Heavenly Father has told me that the Church has their version of the calling away of the Saints, and it is not the way it will happen. Shavoat is the second feast of the three and is a celebration of God’s abundance provisions and a faith offering for the coming harvest. I felt
    No Holy Ghost conviction on your revelation. Very respectfully yours, Joe Mackiewicz. Nowpassiton2@yahoo.com

    Joe Mackiewicz

    April 25, 2013 at 11:02 pm

  2. [Hi Twelve Books, here’s something I discovered on the informative net. Any reaction to it? Lord bless.]

    FAMOUS RAPTURE WATCHERS !

    [See if you can determine the rapture views held by these famous Christians of the past. Also note how the greatest Greek experts of all time interpreted Rev. 3:10.]

    Barnabas (40-100): “The final stumbling-block (or source of danger) approaches…for the whole [past] time of your faith will profit you nothing, unless now in this wicked time we also withstand coming sources of danger….That the Black One [Antichrist] may find no means of entrance…” (Epistle of Barnabas, 4).
    Clement of Rome (40-100): “…the Scripture also bears witness, saying, ‘Speedily will He come, and will not tarry’; and, ‘The Lord shall suddenly come [Matthew 24:30 coming] to His temple, even the Holy One, for whom ye look'” (I Clement, 23).
    Hermas (40-140): “Those, therefore, who continue steadfast, and are put through the fire [of the Great Tribulation that is yet to come], will be purified by means of it….Wherefore cease not speaking these things into the ears of the saints…” (The Pastor of Hermas, Vision 4).
    Polycarp (70-167): “He comes as the Judge of the living and the dead” (Epistle to the Philippians, II).
    Justin Martyr (100-168): “The man of apostasy [Antichrist], who speaks strange things against the Most High, shall venture to do unlawful deeds on the earth against us the Christians…” (Dialogue With Trypho, 110).
    Melito (100-170): “For with all his strength did the adversary assail us, even then giving a foretaste of his activity among us [during the Great Tribulation] which is to be without restraint…” (Discourse on the Resurrection, i, 8).
    Irenaeus (140-202): “And they [the ten kings who shall arise] shall lay Babylon waste, and burn her with fire, and shall give their kingdom to the beast, and put the church to flight” (Against Heresies, V, 26).
    Tertullian (150-220): “The souls of the martyrs are taught to wait [Rev. 6]…that the beast Antichrist with his false prophet may wage war on the Church of God…” (On the Resurrection of the Flesh, 25).
    Hippolytus (160-240): “…the one thousand two hundred and three score days (the half of the week) during which the tyrant is to reign and persecute the Church, which flees from city to city, and seeks concealment in the wilderness among the mountains” (Treatise on Christ and Antichrist, 61).
    Cyprian (200-258): “The day of affliction has begun to hang over our heads, and the end of the world and the time of the Antichrist to draw near, so that we must all stand prepared for the battle…” (Epistle, 55, 1).
    Victorinus (240-303): “…the times of Antichrist, when all shall be injured” (Commentary on the Apocalypse of the Blessed John, VI, 5).
    Lactantius (240-330): “And power will be given him [Antichrist] to desolate the whole earth for forty-two months….When these things shall so happen, then the righteous and the followers of truth shall separate themselves from the wicked, and flee into solitudes” (Divine Institutes, VII, 17).
    Athanasius (293-373): “…they have not spared Thy servants, but are preparing the way for Antichrist” (History of the Arians, VIII, 79).
    Ephraim the Syrian (306-373): “Nothing remains then, except that the coming of our enemy, Antichrist, appear…” (Sermo Asceticus, I).
    Pseudo-Ephraem (4th century?): “…there is not other which remains, except the advent of the wicked one [Antichrist]…” (On the Last Times, the Antichrist etc., 2).
    Cyril of Jerusalem (315-386): “The Church declares to thee the things concerning Antichrist before they arrive…it is well that, knowing these things, thou shouldest make thyself ready beforehand” (Catechetical Lectures, 15, 9).
    Jerome (340-420): “I told you that Christ would not come unless Antichrist had come before” (Epistle 21).
    Chrysostom (345-407): “…the time of Antichrist…will be a sign of the coming of Christ…” (Homilies on First Thessalonians, 9).
    Augustine (354-430): “But he who reads this passage [Daniel 12], even half asleep, cannot fail to see that the kingdom of Antichrist shall fiercely, though for a short time, assail the Church…” (The City of God, XX, 23).
    Venerable Bede (673-735): “[The Church’s triumph will] follow the reign of Antichrist” (The Explanation of the Apocalypse, II, 8).
    Bernard of Clairvaux (1090-1153): “There remains only one thing—-that the demon of noonday [Antichrist] should appear, to seduce those who remain still in Christ…” (Sermons on the Song of Songs, 33, 16).
    Roger Bacon (1214-1274): “…because of future perils [for the Church] in the times of Antichrist…” (Opus Majus, II, p. 634).
    John Wycliffe (1320-1384): “Wherefore let us pray to God that he keep us in the hour of temptation, which is coming upon all the world, Rev. iii” (Writings of the Reverend and Learned John Wickliff, D.D., p. 155).
    Martin Luther (1483-1546): “[The book of Revelation] is intended as a revelation of things that are to happen in the future, and especially of tribulations and disasters for the Church…” (Works of Martin Luther, VI, p. 481).
    William Tyndale (1492-1536): “…antichrist preacheth not Peter’s doctrine (which is Christ’s gospel)…he compelleth all men with violence of sword” (Greenslade’s The Work of William Tindale, p. 127).
    Menno Simons (1496-1561): “…He will appear as a triumphant prince and a victorious king to bring judgment. Then will those who persecute us look upon Him…” (Complete Writings…, p. 622).
    John Calvin (1509-1564): “…we ought to follow in our inquiries after Antichrist, especially where such pride proceeds to a public desolation of the church” (Institutes, Vol. 2, p. 411).
    John Knox (1515-1572): “…the great love of God towards his Church, whom he pleased to forewarn of dangers to come, so many years before they come to pass…to wit, The man of sin, The Antichrist, The Whore of Babylon” (The History of the Reformation…, I, p. 76).
    John Fox (1516-1587): “…that second beast prophesied to come in the later time of the Church…to disturb the whole Church of Christ…” (Acts and Monuments, I).
    Roger Williams (1603-1683): “Antichrist…hath his prisons, to keep Christ Jesus and his members fast…” (The Bloody Tenent, of Persecution, p. 153).
    John Bunyan (1628-1688): “He comes in flaming fire [as Judge] and…the trump of God sounds in the air, the dead to hear his voice…” (The Last Four Things: Of Judgment).
    Daniel Whitby (1638-1726): “…after the Fall of Antichrist, there shall be such a glorious State of the Church…so shall this be the Church of Martyrs, and of those who had not received the Mark of the Beast…” (A Paraphrase and Commentary, p. 696).
    Increase Mather (1639-1723): “That part of the world [Europe] was to be principally the Seat of the Church of Christ during the Reign of Antichrist” (Ichabod, p. 64).
    Matthew Henry (1662-1714): “Those who keep the gospel in a time of peace shall be kept by Christ in an hour of temptation [Revelation 3:10]” (Commentary, VI, p. 1134).
    Cotton Mather (1663-1728): “…that New Jerusalem, whereto the Church is to be advanced, when the Mystical Babylon shall be fallen” (The Wonders of the Invisible World, p. 3).
    Jonathan Edwards (1703-1758): “…continuance of Antichrist’s reign [when the Church is persecuted] did not commence before the year of Christ 479…” (A History of the Work of Redemption, p. 217).
    John Wesley (1703-1791): “‘The stars shall…fall from heaven,’ (Revelation, vi. 13)….And then shall be heard the universal shout…followed by the ‘voice of the archangel,’…’and the trumpet of God’…(I Thessalonians iv. 16).” (The Works of the Rev. John Wesley, A.M., Vol. V, p. 173).
    George Whitefield (1714-1770): “…’while the bridegroom tarried,’ in the space of time which passeth between our Lord’s ascension and his coming again to judgment…” (Gillies’ Memoirs of Rev. George Whitefield, p. 471).
    David Brainerd (1718-1747): “…and I could not but hope, that the time was at hand, when Babylon the great would fall and rise no more” (Memoirs…, p. 326).
    Morgan Edwards (1722-1795): “[Antichrist] has hitherto assumed no higher title than ‘the vicar general of Christ on earth’…” (Two Academical Exercises etc., p. 20).
    John Newton (1725-1807): “‘Fear not temptation’s fiery day, for I will be thy strength and stay. Thou hast my promise, hold it fast, the trying hour [Revelation 3:10] will soon be past'” (The Works of the Rev. John Newton, Vol. II, p. 152).
    Adam Clarke (1762-1832): “We which are alive, and remain…he [Paul] is speaking of the genuine Christians which shall be found on earth when Christ comes to judgment” (Commentary, Vol. VI, p. 550).
    Charles G. Finney (1792-1875): “Christ represents it as impossible to deceive the elect. Matt. 24:24. We have seen that the elect unto salvation includes all true christians.” (Lectures on Systematic Theology, p. 606).
    Charles Hodge (1797-1878): “…the fate of his Church here on earth…is the burden of the Apocalypse” (Systematic Theology, Vol. III, p. 827).
    Albert Barnes (1798-1870): “…he will keep them in the future trials that shall come upon the world [Revelation 3:10]” (Notes on the New Testament, p. 94).
    George Mueller (1805-1898): “The Scripture declares plainly that the Lord Jesus will not come until the Apostacy shall have taken place, and the man of sin…shall have been revealed…” (Mrs. Mueller’s Missionary Tours and Labours, p. 148).
    Benjamin W. Newton (1805-1898): “The Secret Rapture was bad enough, but this [John Darby’s equally novel idea that the book of Matthew is on ‘Jewish’ ground instead of ‘Church’ ground] was worse” (unpublished Fry MS. and F. Roy Coad’s Prophetic Developments, p. 29).
    R. C. Trench (1807-1886): “…the Philadelphian church…to be kept in temptation, not to be exempted from temptation…” (Seven Churches of Asia, pp. 183-184).
    Carl F. Keil (1807-1888): “…the persecution of the last enemy Antichrist against the church of the Lord…” (Biblical Commentary, Vol. XXXIV, p. 503).
    Henry Alford (1810-1871): “Christ is on His way to this earth [I Thessalonians 4:17]…” (The New Testament for English Readers, Vol. II, p. 491).
    John Lillie (1812-1867): “In his [Antichrist’s] days was to be the great—-the last—-tribulation of the Church” (Second Thessalonians, pp. 537-538).
    F. L. Godet (1812-1900): “The gathering of the elect [Matthew24:31]…is mentioned by St. Paul, 1 Thess. 4:16, 17, 2 Thess. 2:1…” (Commentary on Luke, p. 452).
    Robert Murray McCheyne (1813-1842): “Christians must have ‘great tribulation’; but they come out of it” (Bonar’s Memoirs of McCheyne, p. 26).
    S. P. Tregelles (1813-1875): “The Scripture teaches the Church to wait for the manifestation of Christ. The secret theory bids us to expect a coming before any such manifestation” (The Hope of Christ’s Second Coming, p. 71).
    Franz Delitzsch (1813-1890): “…the approaching day is the day of Christ, who comes…for final judgment” (Commentary on Hebrews, Vol. II, p. 183).
    C. J. Ellicott (1819-1905): “[I Thessalonians 4:17] ‘to meet the Lord,’ as He is coming down to earth…” (Commentary on the Thessalonian Epistles, p. 66).
    Nathaniel West (1826-1906): “[The Pre-Trib Rapture] is built on a postulate, vicious in logic, violent in exegesis, contrary to experience, repudiated by the early Church, contradicted by the testimony of eighteen hundred years…and condemned by all the standard scholars of every age” (The Apostle Paul and the “Any Moment” Theory, p. 30).
    Alexander Maclaren (1826-1910): “He will keep us in the midst of, and also from, the hour of temptation [Revelation 3:10]” (The Epistles of John, Jude and the Book of Revelation, p. 266).
    J. H. Thayer (1828-1901): “To keep [Revelation 3:10]:…by guarding, to cause one to escape in safety out of” (A Greek-English Lexicon of the New Testament, p. 622).
    Adolph Saphir (1831-1891): “…the advent of the Messiah…to which both the believing synagogue and the church of the Lord Jesus Christ are looking…” (The Epistle to the Hebrews, Vol. I, p. 96).
    M. R. Vincent (1834-1922): “The preposition [‘from’] implies, not a keeping from temptation, but a keeping in temptation [Revelation 3:10]…” (Word Studies…, p. 466).
    William J. Erdman (1834-1923): “…by the ‘saints’ seen as future by Daniel and by John are meant ‘the Church’…” (Notes on the Book of Revelation, p. 47).
    H. Grattan Guinness (1835-1910): “…the Church is on earth during the action of the Apocalypse…” (The Approaching End of the Age, p. 136).
    H. B. Swete (1835-1917): “The promise [of Revelation 3:10], as Bede says, is ‘not indeed of your being immune from adversity, but of not being overcome by it'” (The Apocalypse of St. John, p. 56).
    William G. Moorehead (1836-1914): “…the last days of the Church’s deepest humiliation when Antichrist is practicing and prospering (Dan. viii:12)…” (Outline Studies in the New Testament, p. 123).
    A. H. Strong (1836-1921): “The final coming of Christ is referred to in: Mat. 24:30…[and] I Thess. 4:16…” (Systematic Theology, p. 567).
    Theodor Zahn (1838-1933): “…He will preserve…at the time of the great temptation [Revelation 3:10]…” (Zahn-Kommentar, I, p. 305).
    I. T. Beckwith (1843-1936): “The Philadelphians…are promised that they shall be carried in safety through the great trial [Revelation 3:10], they shall not fall” (The Apocalypse of John, p. 484).
    Robert Cameron (1845-1922): “The Coming for, and the Coming with, the saints, still persists, although it involves a manifest contradiction, viz., two Second Comings which is an absurdity” (Scriptural Truth About the Lord’s Return, p. 16).
    B. B. Warfield (1851-1921): “…He shall come again to judgment…to close the dispensation of grace…” (Biblical Doctrines, p. 639).
    David Baron (1855-1926): “(Tit. ii. 13), for then the hope as regards the church, and Israel, and the world, will be fully realised” (Visions of Zechariah, p. 323).
    Philip Mauro (1859-1952): “…’dispensational teaching’ is modernistic in the strictest sense…it first came into existence within the memory of persons now living…” (The Gospel of the Kingdom, p. 8).
    A. T. Robertson (1863-1934): “In Rev. 3:10…we seem to have the picture of general temptation with the preservation of the saints” (A Grammar of the Greek New Testament in the Light of Historical Research, p. 596).
    R. C. H. Lenski (1864-1936): “…it [Philadelphia] shall be kept untouched and unharmed by the impending dangers [Revelation 3:10]” (The Interpretation of St. John’s Revelation, pp. 146-146).
    William E. Biederwolf (1867-1939): “Godet, like most pre-millennial expositors, makes no provision for any period between the Lord’s coming for His saints and His coming with them…” (The Second Coming Bible, p. 385).
    Alexander Reese (1881-1969): “…we quite deliberately reject the dispensational theories, propounded first about 1830…” (The Approaching Advent of Christ, p. 293).
    Norman S. MacPherson (1899-1980): “…the view that the Church will not pass into or through the Great Tribulation is based largely upon arbitrary interpretations of obscure passages” (Triumph Through Tribulation, p. 5).

    Irv

    June 6, 2013 at 12:31 am

    • Irv
      well researched comment. John Newton’s words especially profound. The writer of “Amazing grace”.

      dru

      June 7, 2013 at 8:38 am


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