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As the prophet Daniel stated, at the end time knowledge will be increased enormously. Today with the advent of the advances in science, technology and engineering we can understand and have easy access to vast sources of information and writings.
This has made the possible compilation of this wonderful presentation about the world described in Genesis so possibly true.
The same world is taking place now and during the coming Tribulation the supernatural world mingling with the natural will be the normal.
Rapture on May 15, 2016 today or June 12, 2016 Shavuot?
In January 30, 2016 I posted the article linked below with a date of June 30, 2016 and it was a comment to an excellent article written by Mr. Greg Wilson on the probability of the Rapture on Pentecost. May 15, 2016 today is the day set by the Christian churches for the celebration of Pentecost. The Jews celebrate this festival which they know as Shavuot on June 12 following the calendar used at present not the sacred calendar prescribed by Moses.
Today Mr. Greg Wilson posted another excellent article on the Rapture on Pentecost May 15, 2016 linked below.
Greg Wilson (15 May 2016)
“Six Blood Moons”
The link below is to the post of January 30, 2016.
On the link below I posted another excellent article by Judith that puts the Rapture on May 17/18, 2016 which is also a very strong possibility if today comes completely with no Rapture.
On the link below is an article I posted on the six blood moon eclipses.
Finally the signs and numbers all point to this year from today to mid June. Will the Rapture and the Tribulation both occur within this period of time?
If you do not know Jesus Christ or heard of Him He is the incarnate son of God that came to the world to die for our sins and redeem us from sin and death. He proved His power against death by His resurrection three days after His death.
All that believe in these truths will be saved and enter into His eternal kingdom of pure joy and happiness.
Please read the Bible to grow in your new faith and get closer to Him. In my blog I have a link to Bibles in different languages and a translator for many other languages, please use them to reach others!
Mr. Greg Wilson has given us several 70 years patterns used by God for the redemption of Israel and the world. Great article by Greg Wilson.
Greg Wilson (3 Apr 2016)
“The 70-Year Visitations Patterns of God”
A Prophetic Perspective: 1945
The 70-Year Visitations Patterns of God
A Biblical World View
As I look forward in time, with a prophetic world view, I wonder if my biblical bias obscures God’s reality, history written in advance ?
How reasonable is it that I should firmly consider that God will act on Israel in the 70-Year prophetic window: 2016-2018 ?
This weekend I watched a documentary on WWII. I wondered. If I were placed into 1945 with a biblical world view, how would I understand end times prophecy from the historical events of the day ? I read Bullinger (December 15, 1837-June 6, 1913). He was a man full of passion for God. He looked forward expectantly for the day Israel would be gathered into the land as a nation. Did he see the signs ?
The purpose of this letter is to step back and compare two periods of time with the view to evaluate the reasonableness of my prophetic world view. I want to look back from 1945 with a view toward the super sign of the times, the formation of national Israel, and evaluate the reasonableness of expecting the birth of that nation. Then, I want to look forward from 2016 into the future and evaluate the reasonableness of expecting Daniel’s 70th Week in the 70-Year pattern of God’s visitations upon Israel.
Looking Back in Time
If I were in America in 1945 what could I have seen as “signs or seasons” of the biblical times ? It is tempting for believers in Christ, the true Church, to view the future in the context of the “catching out” or rapture event. This is to be expected since we are assured that this is the “blessed hope. But we must resist this temptation. There is very little in the New Testament which speaks to the “time or seasons” of this future rapture event. We must approach this “blessed hope” by inference, through the back door, if you will, based on God’s redemptive plans for Israel. We may infer the season of the rapture by studying Daniel’s 70th week and Old Testament prophecies.
God Begins the Call to National Assembly
When did God begin his “end of days” work on Israel, nationally ? In 1945, could I look back into Bullinger’s century and see signs ? Could I declare the signs of the seasons and speculate that soon Israel would become a nation and fulfill biblical prophecies extending back some 2,600 years. It was 606 B.C. when Israel had last been a sovereign nation. What was the likelihood of such a declaration. What people had ever come back as an autonomous nation after so, so long ? It had never happened. Was it a crazy declaration ? The prophets declared it !
The Three Signs
There were some signs. In 1878, 1897 and 1917 events transpired which, looking back, all were signs of possibilities that the Diaspora Jews would come into their biblical homeland in the near future.
In 1878, a Jewish settlement was established in Petah Tikva, about 7 miles east of Tel Aviv. Petah Tikva was the Hebrew word meaning “Opening of Hope”. This was predominantly an orthodox Jewish agricultural settlement. The name, “Opening of Hope” is found in Hosea 2:15:
“And I will give her her vineyards from thence, and the valley of Achor for a door of hope: and she shall sing there, as in the days of her youth, and as in the day when she came up out of the land of Egypt.”
In 1897, Theodor Herzl founded political Zionism. He published a pamphlet titled, “The Jewish State” in 1896. On August 29, 1897 he convened the First Zionist Congress in Basel, Switzerland. This was largely a symbolic Parliament for those who sympathized with the Zionist goals which included: (1) the promotion of the settlement in Eretz-Israel of Jewish farmers, artisans and manufacturers, (2) organizing and uniting all Jews where they lived, (3) strengthening and fostering a Jewish national sentiment and national consciousness; and (4) making preparations for seeking the consents of various world governments in order to reach the goals of Zionism.
The Balfour Declaration
On November 2, 1917, Arthur J. Balfour wrote a letter to Lord Walter Rothschild (1868-1937) which indicated that the British government had decided to endorse the establishment of a Jewish homeland in Palestine. This letter is known as the Balfour Declaration.
The Times of Jacob’s Troubles: Background
God is a God of patterns. Shadows of the past are the future’s realities. Jacob’s Troubles (Jeremiah 30:7) happened twice. Jacob worked seven years for Laban in exchange for Rachel’s hand in marriage. Laban tricked him. He married Leah who was veiled in marriage clothing. So, he worked for Laban another seven years for Rachel. These were troubling times for Jacob. Daniel’s 70th week is also known as the time of Jacob’s Trouble. It is the Tribulation disclosed in the Book of Revelation. Jeremiah prophesies that Israel will nationally experience a time of great trouble before God saves them. Jeremiah speaks to the “end of days” when Israel will be saved.
However, we may view another time of Jacob’s troubles immediately preceding their nationhood.
In the period of 1938-1945 Israel experienced a lesser Time of Jacob’s Trouble akin to the first seven years Jacob served Laban. The Time of Jacob’s Trouble, as prophesied in Jeremiah 30, will occur during Daniel’s 70th Week, the Tribulation. This horrific time, which is in Israel’s future, will parallel the story of the Isaiah 53 messianic passion. It will be Israel’s national time to struggle into Messianic awareness which will be brought on by their future national suffering under the Antichrist. The Book of Revelation teaches us that the surviving remnant of Israel will keep the commandments of God and have the testimony and faith of Jesus (Yeshua). (Revelation 12:17; 14:12)
Looking Back From 1947-48
In 1945, we would have had four events which could have been reasonably considered prophetic signs suggesting that the “seasons” of Israel’s nationhood were in the near future. When we consider Petah Tikva, the Zionist Congress and the Balfour Declaration, we can plainly see that the Jews and Great Britain were working toward this goal of a national Jewish homeland in Palestine.
These signs forecasted a national birth of a Jewish nation which had been prophesied by Israel’s prophets, particularly Ezekiel and Isaiah.
The holocaust was the seminal event which birthed the need for a Jewish homeland in Palestine. The genocide suffered by the Jews would result in the birth of the nation. (Ezekiel 37:7-14) It was a birth which happened in “a day”. (Isaiah 66:8). The Holocaust, as a type of Jacob’s first trouble, was judgment followed by blessing.
On November 29, 1947, the United Nations voted in favor of the Jewish homeland in Palestine. The British mandate governing Palestine ended in May 1948. On May 14, 1948, Israel declared nationhood. It had become a nation in a day fulfilling Isaiah’s 2,600 year old prophecy.
Looking Forward From 2016-2018
Our prophetic world view must be from the perspective of what God is doing in Israel. The foundation of the view must be seated in Daniel 9:24-27. Our view and analysis of the signs of the times must be principally based on Daniel’s 70 Weeks prophecy.
Can we know the time that God will declare Daniel’s week is come ? Can we look back and reasonably know that the Time of Jacob’s Trouble is near ? I think the answer is affirmative.
The context of the analysis is Daniel 9. Daniel was studying Jeremiah’s prophecy of the 70-year Babylonian exile. Jeremiah 29:10 says that God would visit Israel “after 70 years”. This suggests that 70 years is associated with God’s visitation.
The amount of time which elapsed from 1878 Petah Tivah until 1948 was 70 years. God visited Israel in the formation of a nation. The amount of time which elapsed from the 1897 Zionist Congress until 1967, when Israel captured Jerusalem, was 70 years. God visited Israel reclaiming Jerusalem.
The numeric theme of Daniel 9 is 70 years. The prophecy covered seven (7) periods of seventy (70) years. In fact Jesus specifically teaches that God’s forgiveness of Israel is a function of 70 years. He said that a Jew should forgive his brother, not seven times, but seventy (70) times seven (7) times. (Matthew 18:21-22) Jesus suggests that “divine forgiveness” is a factor of no less than 70 times 7.
We know that God will forgive Israel’s sins at the end of the Time of Jacob’s Troubles. (Jeremiah 31:34) We know that Daniel’s 70 Weeks prophecy is ultimately about Israel’s forgiveness, albeit after significant suffering producing a saving faith, on God’s terms.
Therefore, it is a reasonable to associate the number 70 with Israel’s forgiveness and Daniel’s 70th Week. Can we extend this line of reasoning to the 70-year period which is now upon us ? Will God visit Israel under this pattern of visitation ?
Knowing the Time of Visitation
Jesus declares that Israel should have known the time of their visitation. Jeremiah confirms this because God visited Israel at the end of the Babylonian 70-year exile.
This begs the question. Could Israel be in a form of exile these last 70 years ? I believe Israel is in a spiritual exile these seventy years. The Babylonian exile represented a 70-year physical exile and the period following the re-gathering as a nation represents a 70-year spiritual exile. Paul teaches that the spiritual man follows the physical man. (1 Corinthians 15:46). God’s pattern is first the physical man (Adam) followed by the spiritual man (Jesus: second Adam) is God’s pattern of redemption.
They are surely exiled from the heart of the Messiah, Jesus. They deny Jesus is the Christ. Therefore, they have the spirit of Antichrist. (1 John 2:22; 4:3) It is this opposing spirit which will not live in the “remnant of true Israel” during the Time of Jacob’s Trouble. (Revelation 12:17; 14:12)
Jesus scolded the Pharisees for not knowing the season of the Messiah. (Matthew 16:3) The literal teaching is that Israel can and should know the times of their visitations ! (Luke 19:44)
Today, March 29, 2016, we are prophetically situated near the end of the 70-year period: November 29, 1947 and May 14, 1948. The Year 1947-48 period was in the Jewish year of 5707 based on the September 1947 Jewish new year reckoning. We approach Jewish the Year 5777, September 1, 2016 (Torah Calendar reckoning) 5777 – 5707 = 70 years.
God’s Visitations have taken the forms of blessing and judgment. We see the judgments of Babylon and Temple destruction. We see the blessings of national birth and Jerusalem recovered. Israel will see the judgment of Daniel’s 70th Week and the blessing of Jeremiah’s promised forgiveness.
The signs are bright and clear. In fact, they are exceedingly greater that my look back from 1945. Those four prophetic signs confirm God’s use of 70-Year patterns and Israel’s visitations.
In the context of Daniel, is it reasonable to expect God’s visitation upon Israel ? I believe that we are living in the most prophetically pregnant period of the last 2,000 years. God has implied a visitation and forgiveness pattern associated with Israel and 70-year periods.
The national birth of Israel is the most prophetically significant sign since the destruction of Israel’s Temple in 70 A.D. (Daniel 9:26). Notably, this was another 70-year sign of visitation.
It is my reasoned belief that we will experience the visitation of God….soon. The true Church must depart prior to God’s declaration of Daniel’s 70th Week. This mystery of the rapture is the “back door” approach to understanding the season of the rapture. It precedes Jacob’s Trouble and Daniel’s Week. Paul describes this time as the “fullness of the Gentiles”. (Romans 11:25)
We will have a personal visitation (rapture), then God will visit Israel. (the two witnesses ?)
Then, after the Time of Jacob’s Trouble, all Israel (the remnant) shall be saved. (Romans 11:27; Jeremiah 31:34)
All of this will be followed by the 1,000 year Sabbath rest. Our God reigns. World peace at last.
Come quickly Lord Jesus !
Postscript: 70 Year Visitation Summary
- Israel went into Babylonian exile in 606 B.C and returned to Jerusalem in 537B.C. (70 years)
- Jerusalem was destroy in 587 B.C. It was rebuilt in 518 B.C. (70 years)
- Petah Tikva 1878 until Israel nationhood 1948 (70 years)
- Zionist Congress 1897 until Jerusalem captured 1967 (70 years)
- Jerusalem Temple destroyed 70 A.D.
- Israel national birth until 2016-2017 ? (the 70 year season)
Gary Stearman interviews Israeli author and middle east expert Avi Lipkin about the roll of Turkey, Russia and Syria.
The majority of the public in America and the world are uninformed about what is happening in the wars raging in the middle east and shrug it off as ISISL fighting and cutting heads when the conflict is much more complex than that and the consequences far greater in scope than something local over there.
Major world powers are pushing one faction of the other against each other and it is surprising that the conflict has been contained to the area. How long will that last?
March 29, 2016 A serious timeline study to the Rapture (April 9/10 of 2016) and the Tribulation (April 14/15 of 2016) Thanks, excellent work Judith
LETTER 194 March 29, 2016 A serious timeline study to the Rapture (April 9/10 of 2016) and the Tribulation (April 14/15 of 2016)
This post is about the timing of the start of the Tribulation and the date of the Rapture. The author Judith has done as excellent a job as can be humanly possible and even if not accurately exact by 100 % she has presented enough Biblical data that can be corroborated to be believable considering it involves a span of thousands of years and the correlation of several prophetic books in the Bible.
Judith’s study is based on the fact that the Bible is 100 % correct in the writings of the prophets as they are revealed by God, Jesus Christ, the King and Lord of Time and Creation.
The seven Feasts of the Lord are related to the crops that grew in Israel and therefore to the stations of Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter and therefore on our present solar calendar adjusted by leap years they fall more or less in line year after year. The axial tilt of the earth provides the seasons and the average year has 365.2425 days. The present orbital length and speed of the earth takes that amount of time to complete one revolution around the sun. At some point in the History of mankind the Lord changed the orbital dynamics of the earth and maybe of our solar system to change from 360 days per year and no axial tilt (speculation) to 365.3435 days at present.
In the book of Revelation we see again a 360 days per year count and I see it troublesome to equate the Feasts of the Lord to that time period and relate them to our calendar months and days. Will the change be abrupt on April 14/15 or gradual leading to that date in a few days duration? It will only be important to the Left Behind people as the Antichrist will try to change the dates and times.
Again thank you for sharing this in depth study into such an important issue.
Another coinciding timeline by Jan Herscu posted on comments:
There’s not much to go on at this point; but the following are a few thoughts concerning a possible RAPTURE on SATURDAY, NISAN 1, Apr 9…………1st day of the JEWISH YR (& MILLEN NEW YEAR’S DAY).
Note that on the Millen calendar below, NISAN 17 will be MARCH 17 & ARIES 17 and if you minus the future tilt loss 23 days back from Apr 9, 2016 (Nisan 1) you arrive back to MARCH 17. So the RAPTURE is on the future FIRSTFRUITS after all!….?
BIG QUESTION: HOW can NISAN 17 (commanded “beginning of days”/flood end) and NISAN 1 (Millen 1st Day of the Jewish year) be the SAME DAY????……because this APRIL 9 (NISAN 1) is ARIES 17, the Millennial NISAN 17 (see Millen calendar below). Also the SABBATH will be RE-instituted and NISAN 1 this year is SATURDAY…………very thought-provoking, indeed.
In addition, on Nisan 1, the “Temple is to be CLEANSED” (Ezek 45:18) and WE are the TEMPLE of the Holy Spirit & at the Rapture our sinful bodies will be fully redeemed/’cleansed’ (changed into eternal bodies). It’s a ‘stretch,’ but it may be applicable.
NISAN 1, 2016 (Sat, Apr 9) is 376 days past NISAN 10, the day the Messianic Kingdom was ‘supposed’ to begin (Palm Sunday) and we as believers have (& ‘would have’) responded positively to that great Palm Sunday HOSANNA day of decision & division; so the 280-day Church spiritual ‘gestation’ could start at NISAN 10, 2015……….still the decision day during the Age of Grace of which we are a part.
376 is 1 Jewish year (355 days….shana) plus the 21-day tilt that will minus and of course 355 is 280 days gestation +75 days (that will cancel out/balance the post-Return 75 days).
Very interesting as well is that APRIL 9, 2016 is ARIES 17 which will be NISAN 17 (& Mar 17) in the Millennium (see the Millen calendar below). The Isaiah 63 Temple Entrance 30 days past the Return (+the 2-3 days for earth to straighten) is also ARIES 17 (& the ACTUAL NISAN 17….Apr 8, 2023), the “beginning of days.”
Below is the probable Millennial calendar of 360 days/straight earth & 4 seasons (“seedtime & harvest” continue):
Nisan 1…….March 1…….Aries 1
Iyyar 1,,,,,,,,,April 1………Taurus 1
Sivan 1……..May 1……….Gemini 1
Tammuz 1…June 1……….Cancer 1
Av 1………….July 1………..Leo 1
Elul 1…………Aug 1………..Virgo 1
Tishrei 1…….Sept 1………..Libra 1
Chesvan 1….Oct 1…………Scorpio 1
Kislev 1………Nov 1………..Sagittarius 1
Tevet 1……….Dec 1………..Capricorn 1
Shevat 1……..Jan 1………..Aquarius 1
Adar 1…………Feb 1……….Pisces 1
Note that NISAN 1 is ARIES 1 (LAMB/8th sign)…so 1 an 8 (Jesus’ #’s). Also note that NISAN 17 will be MARCH 17 and ARIES 17.
When one subtracts 21 and 75 days back from the Rapture, the date of JAN 4, 2016 is evident……which is actually 11 days earlier, DEC 24, 2015, the original date of KISLEV 24…..relating to the KISLEV 24 promise of Haggai 2:7, “Desire of Nations shall come.” So when the 75 and the 21 days are canceled (which they WILL be), the Rapture will be ‘as having occurred’ on DEC 24, the original KISLEV 24…….Hag 2:7. In other words, NISAN 10, 2015 plus 280 days Church ‘gestation’ is JAN 4, 2016 which is really DEC 24, eleven days earlier due to the calendar change of the 1500’s.
The RETURN is PURIM……TUESDAY, ADAR 14, 2023….Mar 7….. (Pisces 17….then +30 days is ARIES 17), the same great historical rescue day of the past (Esther).
The RETURN minus the tilt loss is SHEVAT 24 (11,888….’judgment via Jesus’) and 30 days later when the 45-day judgment of the nations/Jesus + Remnant enter Temple begins is ADAR 24 (12,12,12….triple perfect gov’t). When Jesus and the Remnant ENTER Jerusalem on ADAR 24 (12,12,12), that Jewish calendar date certainly pertains to the start of the world’s PERFECT GOV’T since MESSIAH Himself enters the Capital of the World initiating the new/perfect Millennial gov’t.
The RETURN at Purim, March 7, 2023 is PISCES 17, thirty days later is ARIES 17 and trib end 45 days later is GEMINI 1…..the 10th sign (‘completion’) possibly signifying Israel & God (twins) walking together hand in hand in harmony. Gemini could also signify the human race ‘walking’ with God….spec…..Dan 12:12 Blessed is He who waits to the end of the 1335 days (from mid trib); so HAPPINESS & RELIEF define the END of the trib.
There are 2 possibilities for the 2300 days Temple Desecration (Dan 8:13-14):
a. TEVET 1, 2017 (Jan 1, 8th day Hanukkah/Temple Dedication) plus exactly 2300 days is trib end,
May 1, 2023 (trib end w/ the tilt loss). The 7 mths burying preceding TEVET 1, 2017 3rd Temple Worship is 7 perfect/Millen mths of 30 days each…….210 days….. beginning at JUNE 5, 2016, the 6-Day War anniv (Ezek 38 Victory?)……..approx 1.5 mths of world chaos/N. Invasion of Israel past the Rapture.
b. Oct 24, 2016 (Tishrei 22/Shemini Atzeret/Simha Torah) plus 2300 days (+3 mid-trib uncounted) is May 1, 2023, trib end (w/ the tilt minus). 7 mths burying preceding Oct 24, 2016 could be APRIL 11, 2016, the Ezek 38 Divine Victory in Israel (?), just 2 days world chaos/N. Invasion of Israel past the Rapture.
If a Passover lands on a Wednesday, then the SUNDAY (when the COUNT can begin) would be NISAN 18. Well, that is possibly the case at the ISA 63 Temple Entrance on SUNDAY, Apr 9, 2023, even though SATURDAY, Apr 8 is the actual NISAN 17…..the “beginning of days” according to flood end/Gen 8:4.
That would be the Temple Entrance date IF earth’s straightening takes 3 days instead of 2 days. The same goes for the date of Sat, APR 9, 2016 (possible Rapture) which is closer to Aries 18 (which will be the Millen Nisan 18….SUNDAY, when the count begins; but for intents & purposes, the Rapture is ARIES 17 because the earth’s 23.5-degree will be a ‘loss’ of 23.5 days back from Apr 9, 2016 (i.e. March 17, the future, Millen NISAN 17).
The RETURN in ADAR 2023 is BEFORE NISAN 2023; so the COUNT STAYS at NISAN 2022 which is 6 mths past ROSH/YOM/SUCCOTH 2021, still the LEGAL END of the 6,000 full yrs (120 Jub’s….Gen 6:3) when the 20 yrs are not counted. 2021 is the Hebrew yr 5782……5782″ orig Pyram ht w/ cap, 5782 degrees Kelvin (avg) of the SUN. Also 34 A.D. (Jesus on the cross, age 33.5) plus 1967 yrs is 2001 and 519 B.C. (Haggai) plus 2520 yrs is also 2001. 2001 is actually 6001………..start of 121st Jub/7th Millen.
W/ all considered, the 7-yr COUNT begins at YOM KIP 2014 (6 mths prior to NISAN 10, 2015) and ENDS at YOM KIP 2021….Lev 25:9….(which is 6 mths prior to NISAN 2022 where the count will STAY since the RETURN doesn’t reach NISAN 2023).
Also, the mid trib in Sept 2019 (Rosh is Oct 3) is STILL in the ROSH 2018 yr….the end of all the great FIG TREE PATTERNS beginning in 1898: 120, 100, 80, 70, 50……..from 1898, 1918, 1938, 1948, 1968 respectively.
SATURDAYS (Sabbath): Rapture & Abom of Desol at mid trib………..TUESDAYS (3rd Day): a.c. satanically ‘rises’ and the RETURN (3rd Day, Hos 6:2-3).
Even though the above is seemingly more ‘folly/spec/brainstorming,’ it just might happen as reviewed!
The fallowing article explains very well the reason why the year started in March 9 at night so Nissan 1 fell on March 9-10 and Passover on March 23-24 today.
Last night there was a blood moon eclipse making it another consecutive year where the eclipses have fallen on Passover and Sukkot which makes a sextet of blood moons falling in sacred Holidays of our Lord.
This makes this year also a year of Perfect Order which means that the feasts of the Lord fall on the exact days that they were instructed to Moses and the same dates occurring at Jesus crucifixion.
I see also the possibility of the Rapture to be on Pentecost as well as next Sunday on Easter. Thanks Greg for your wise words.
Greg Wilson (20 Mar 2016)
“Did God Intend a Sextet of Blood Moons ?“
Did God Intend a Sextet of Blood Moons ?
The 2016 Jewish Calendar is Wrong
How does God reckon the seasons ?
Genesis 1:14 says “Let there be lights in the firmament of the heaven to divide the day from the night; and let them be for signs, and for seasons, and for days and years:” Therefore, the sun and the moon are used to measure time for seasons, days and years.
When God prepared Israel to move out of Egypt, he began His teaching in preparation of the first Passover. This was to be Israel’s first month for calendar reckoning. (Exodus 12:2) In the tenth day of this month each family was to choose a lamb. On the fourteenth day, the Lamb would be killed and the blood applied to the door lintels of each family’s home. This was the preparation for the Lord’s Passover, the night the first born of Egypt would be killed as a judgment against all gods of Egypt. All those covered by the blood of the Lamb would be “passed over” and saved from the angel of death.
Following Passover, God established the Feast of Unleavened Bread, a seven day feast, where all leaven would be purged from each home. Leaven represented sin. The first day and last day of this feast was to be an holy convocation. This is an everlasting ordinance for Israel. The month Israel came out of Egypt was Abib, or Nisan. (Exodus 13:4)
The Feast of Unleavened Bread was for a sign upon Israel’s hand and a memorial between their eyes, that the Lord’s law may be in their mouths because it was with God’s mighty hand that He brought Israel out of Egypt. (Exodus 13:9)
Israel was commanded to keep this ordinance (the Feast of Unleavened Bread) in his season from year to year. This ordinance was emphasized again in Numbers 9:2 where the “children of Israel were commanded to keep the Passover at the appointed season.
The Scriptures do not provide for a “leap year” alteration of the seasons. When Israel came into the land which God gave them, these feasts to the Lord were aligned with the agricultural seasons. We see this in the Feast of First Fruits. This feast celebrated the barley harvest which generally occurred after the Spring Equinox in the first month. This is our month of March.
Following the feast of First Fruits was the Feast of Weeks or Shauvot which was celebrated 50 days later. This was in accordance with the wheat harvest. Any change in the seasons, particularly by a month, would necessarily interfere with the stages of growth of the barley and wheat harvests. Both of these are highly significant for the First Fruits “wave sheaf offering” (Leviticus 23:10-11) and the Shauvot “two loaf wave offering” (Leviticus 23:16-17). The grains which were used ceremonially in Temple practices would be past harvest if delayed an additional month.
The Jewish tradition of adding a thirteenth month of Adar II to account for a leap year, as they have done in 2016, is without biblical support. Adding a leap year to the Jewish lunar calendar is an attempt to align their lunar calendar with the solar calendar. The application of the traditions of men over the literal teaching of Scripture produces error.
Therefore, the Scriptures teach that the first month is associated with the Spring Equinox in spite of the Jewish leap year tradition. In Year 2016, the new moon signaling the first month of Abib or Nisan appeared on March 9.
The Spring Equinox falls on March 20 or Nisan 10. Passover falls on Nisan 14 which is March 23/24, 2016.
Jewish reckoning of the Leviticus 23 feasts in 2016 will result in each holy day being celebrated one month late. Relying on Israel for any prophetic insight is unwarranted. God says they have a spirit of slumber such that they should not see and should not hear. (Romans 11:8)
Why is this important ? It is important because the seven feasts are prophetic. God’s plan follows the prophetic pattern and teaching of these seven feasts. If we know the correct feast day, we can be wise watchers.
Did God intend a sextet of Blood Moons rather than the tetrad of 2014/15 ? Are we missing some materially important prophetic message ? Torah Calendar has Nisan in March, unlike the Jews who place it in April this year.
There are two lunar eclipses in 2016 occurring again on Passover and Tabernacles when we follow the Scriptures command to keep the feasts in their respective seasons. These 2016 blood moons, together with the tetrad of blood moons for 2014 and 2015 are unique. Now the six feast day blood moons of 2014, 2015 and 2016 become a Sextet of Blood Moons. This may have profoundly significant prophetic implications.
Additionally, the 2016 Feast of Pentecost commences on the evening celebration of Israel’s day of national independence, May 14, 2016.
As for me, I am watching Pentecost 2016 as a potential “rapture” window for the Church. The weekend of May 14/15, 2016 is a watch date.
As I have written in the past, a Jewish Independence Day/Jewish Holy Day removal of “Christ’s Own” (1 Corinthians 15:20-28) could be the event which, in part, fulfills Romans 11:11. Could it be the Day of Provocation to Jewish jealousy ?
March 11, 2016 Ben Carson and Donald Trump answers questions to the major news a must see video news
The endorsement of Dr. Ben Carson of Donald Trump was an unexpected news that has caught many by surprise including me!
What was said by these two men will change the course of these primaries in a big way. Trump is by far the most unexpected good news to hit the political scene in my hole life. Mr. Ben Carson is in the same league as he is without the charisma and public figure personality of Mr. Trump. That these two very good people came together to join forces may be inevitable and I would venture to say providential.
Going back to prophecy and how we could tie these events with the prophetic panorama unfolding in the world today?
Satan knows scripture better than any man on earth and he would do anything to avoid following the prophecies of the Bible as they are written. God is in control and he has shaken the cart very strongly from the path layout of transitioning the power to the chosen Hillary Clinton through the election process.
Obama will now be forced to make a covenant with many through the UN as soon as possible to fulfill Daniel 9 and the opening of the first seal of the book of Revelation to obtain the crown of conqueror.
Ben was asked by a reporter if God told him to endorse Trump. His answer was enlightening to hear.