9-3-16, Bill Perkins - In this life, one of the more interesting Bible discussions is about the timing of the Rapture. Hey, this world will go from normal to experiencing God's wrath in a split second. And there are many reasons to believe we're getting close to the end of this age. [..snip]
The next Jewish feast in the Biblical order falls on October 3/4, 2016; it's called Rosh HaShanah [aka Feast of Trumpets], it's a day of gathering and celebration and the Jews are specifically charged to "blow trumpets." The blowing of a Ram's horn from the southwestern corner of the Temple Mount was the signal that it was time to gather in Jerusalem. The shofar [ram's horn] is blown for 29 days; then on the last day's blowing -- three distinct series of 30 blasts each followed by ten final blasts leading up to "The Great Blowing." This was one last, long blast of the trumpet, proclaiming the beginning of the feast.
"Now in the seventh month, on the first day of the
month, you shall also have a holy convocation;
you shall do no laborious work. It will be to you a
day for blowing trumpets" Num. 29:1
As all who have studied the Rapture know, it's a day of gathering in the air and certainly should be quite the celebration! The two most famous spine-tingling Rapture verses read:
"Behold, I tell you a mystery; we will not all sleep, but we will all be changed, in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet; for the trumpet will sound, and the dead will be raised imperishable, and we will be changed." 1 Cor 15:51-52
"For the Lord Himself will descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel and with the trumpet of God, and the dead in Christ will rise first. 1Thes. 4:16
There's a trumpet blown at the feast of Rosh Hashanah and a trumpet blown for the next Christian event, the Rapture. The Jews celebrate at Rosh Hashanah and Christians will celebrate at the Rapture in the sky.
Coincidence? Hardly! The Jewish Feasts continue to mirror the major Christian events!
Therefore, following God's pattern of having the first four major events of the Church Age land on the first four Jewish feasts, I believe undoubtedly that the next big event of the Church Age is likely to occur on Rosh Hashanah, regardless of the year! Even so, come Lord Jesus.
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