Rapture During The Feast Of Trumpets?

Posted: August 15, 2011 in Christianity

Here is a list of four major feasts that have already been fulfilled by Jesus.

1. Passover (Pesach): Foreshadowed Yeshua, YHWH’s “Passover Lamb” who fulfilled Passover when he was crucified and willingly allowed His own blood to be shed on our behalf in order to become our redemption.
2. Unleavened Bread (Hag HaMatzot): Messiah Yeshua fulfilled this Feast when he was buried and became our righteousness (Rom. 6:4, II Cor. 5:21).  Jesus knew no sin.
3. Firstfruits (Yom HaBikkurim): Fulfilled when Yeshua, the Firstruits of Creation, rose from the dead (I Corinthians 15:-20-23).
4. Feast of Weeks (Shavuot) – Known by Christians as “Pentecost”: Fulfilled by the coming of the promised Ruach HaKodesh (Holy Spirit) on the disciples of Yeshua in the Temple.  (Acts 2, John 14:15-18, Ephesians 2:11-22).

So of the seven major feasts, the first four have been fulfilled.  There are three remaining.

We see a pattern emerging in the Feasts that shadows the steps of the Messiah. There is really no denying the accuracy of the life of Jesus Christ to that of the first three feasts. The gift of the Holy Spirit was the fulfillment of Pentecost the 4th feast. If we kept with the pattern of the Feasts with the eyes of a bride prepared for her wedding we will keep the order of the feast.

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There are several reasons to believe that the rapture will happen on the Feast of Trumpets. First, if we examine the Feast of Pentecost we see that this feast runs parallel with the order of the bridegroom making a covenant with his bride called a ketubah. This happened at Mount Sinai when God made a covenant with Israel in the month of Sivan which is the month of Pentecost. In Jeremiah 31:31-32, God said, Behold, days are coming,” declares the LORD, “when I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel and with the house of Judah, not like the covenant which I made with their fathers in the day I took them by the hand to bring them out of the land of Egypt, My covenant which they broke, although I was a husband to them,” declares the LORD. This covenant was a marriage contract written upon tablets and sealed with the sprinkling of blood ( Ex 24:1-8 ). A contract that could not be fulfilled by Israel therefore God sought for a new covenant not like the one at Sinai. On Pentecost 32 AD, God sent His Holy Spirit to write this new covenant on our hearts by the Spirit as Paul says, “our adequacy is from God, who also made us adequate as servants of a new covenant , not of the letter but of the Spirit; for the letter kills, but the Spirit gives life” (2 Cor 3:5-6). This is the covenant I will make with the house of Israel after that time, declares the Lord. I will put my laws in their minds and write them on their hearts. I will be their God, and they will be my people (Heb 8:10).

After a bridegroom gave his bride a contract and made a covenant with her he would give her gifts called a mattan and the father would give her gifts as well called the shiluhhim. These gifts sustained his bride for the duration of their separation till their wedding day. The gift given by Jesus Christ and the Father was the gift of the Holy Spirit to sustain us till Jesus returns for His bride.  This was fulfilled at Pentecost fifty days after the resurrection of the Messiah. The requirement to bring a first fruit of the wheat harvest was symbolic of those who receive the Spirit of God. “We ourselves, having the first fruits of the Spirit, even we ourselves groan within ourselves, waiting eagerly for our adoption as sons” (Rom 8:23).

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The Feast of Trumpets is the best fit for the rapture of the bride and is consistent with Jewish marriage customs. We need to look at the Feast with Jewish eyes. The Jews had several idioms for the Feast of Trumpets that are significant in identifying the nature of this feast. The feast was referred as “No one knows the day or hour”. It was referred to this because it was celebrated by the first appearing of the moon. This could be difficult if there was any overcast, therefore, the feast could be delayed. No one literally knew the day or hour it would be celebrated. If after two days the new moon could not be detected then it was celebrated. The two days were considered one.

This feast was also referred to as the “Last Trumpet”. It got this name because tradition has it that the trump or rams horn was blown for thirty days up till the feast and then the last trump was blown signaling the celebration of the feast. These two idioms for the Feast of Trumpets give us insight into the Jewish mind. This is reflected in Paul’s letter to the Corinthians, “Behold, I tell you a mystery; we shall not all sleep, but we shall 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 shall be changed” (1 Cor. 15:51-52). The last trumpet is referring to the Feast of Trumpets and reveals the day of the resurrection of the Saints and catching away or rapture. The idiom “No one knows the day or hour” spoken by Jesus was also the Jewish idiom for the “Feast of Trumpets”, “But of that day and hour no one knows (Matt 24:36). Just before Jesus said this He said, “So, you too, when you see all these things, recognize that He is near, right at the door” (Matt 24:33-34). How close “The Feast of Trumpet”!!!!!

Here are the signs to look for. Just when the bride of Christ is recognized she will be gone. The Feast was celebrated at the first appearing of the moon, which is not its own reflection but that of the sun’s. When we see the bride emerge from all the others she will be reflecting the glory of the Lord. As of now the true meaning of Jesus’ bride has not been understood even by those who are called by His name. The Shulammite in the Song of Songs is the epitome of the bride of Christ she says, “Before I realized it, my desire set me over the royal chariots of my people” (Song 6:12). She was caught up above her people and her desire was that of intimacy. Desire here in this verse is the Hebrew word “yada”. Her people, i.e. Church says, “Come back, come back, O Shulammite; come back, come back, that we may gaze on you” (Song 6:12)! Once the bride is taken out from among her people there will be a cry to know more about her and to be with her as well. But Jesus reply’s, “Why would you gaze on the Shulammite as on the dance of Mahanaim” (Song 6:13). The dance of the Mahanaim was a dance where the young virgins would go out and dance. As they danced, men would come and steal them to be their bride’s. His reply to them is why do you look for the bride she has been stolen by me!

2011???

Look for the rapture on the Feast of Trumpets in the month of September and October of each year where there is 86 moon duration, like the year 2011, and you will be closer to what Scripture has revealed about the 7 year covenant and rapture lengths.

Some of my source material was copied from:  http://www.unveilingthebride.com/rapture-pentecost-or-feast-of-trumpets

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  1. kevin graham says:

    if you research when this dance takes place you will be looking on the right day the Messiah comes for his bride.

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