Sunday, June 01, 2014

WHY PENTECOST IS TIED TO THE RAPTURE


In this article, I’m going to present several reasons why Pentecost or Shavuot, which falls in May or June depending on the calendar used and counting method applied, is better tied to the Rapture than the Feast of Trumpets or Rosh Hashanah. First of all, Pentecost or Shavuot was the day that Moses received the Ten Commandments on Mount Sinai just after the mass Israelite Exodus from Egypt. This is when Yahweh God came down upon the Mountain in a cloud of smoke, lightning, thunder, and fire, and spoke with a voice that sounded like a Trumpet. See Exodus, Chapter 19 in your Bible to read about that glorious past day.

On that first Pentecost of significance, God’s voice was tied to the Trumpet blasts. In addition, God’s Trumpet-like Voice was meant to be a sign that all of Israel should present themselves before God at the foot of the Mountain to be set apart as a nation of priests! Many thanks to Gina Lollar McCray for bringing the Trumpet of the first Pentecost to my attention again. Here is a link to the great article she wrote about it:

SCRIPTURALLY, THE RAPTURE’S “TRUMPET CALL
OF GOD” APPEARS TO BE ON SHAVUOT/PENTECOST!

Likewise, in the Catching Away described by Paul, we will hear the Trumpet call of God and be caught up by holy angels to meet Yahshua in the air:
“For the Lord himself will come down from heaven, with a loud command, with the voice of the archangel and with the trumpet call of God, and the dead in Christ will rise first. 17 After that, we who are still alive and are left will be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. And so we will be with the Lord forever.” ~ 1 Thessalonians 4:16-17
At the time of the Rapture, we will become a nation of priests and kings with Christ, and will serve with Him for a thousand years on Earth after the Great Tribulation. This shows that there is a direct correlation between the events of the Rapture and the events on the first biblically significant Pentecost in the lives of the Israelites.

In addition, God requires in His Law that all the men of Israel should present themselves before God three times a year. One of those times was on Shavuot or Pentecost, along with Pesach or Passover, and on the first day of the Feast of Sukkot or Tabernacles. Each of these Feasts celebrate the three main harvest cycles of Israel, with Passover tied to the spring barley harvest, Pentecost or Shavuot tied to the summer wheat harvest, and Sukkot or Tabernacles tied to the autumn grape harvest. As such, Pentecost is tied to the action of being presented before God as His righteous servant, which those who are taken in the Rapture will surely be as the choice wheat separated from the tares!

Another fascinating analogy tying the Rapture to Pentecost can be found in that, if Yom Teruah or the Feast of Trumpets is the beginning of the Jewish Civil Year, it is the not the last but the FIRST Trumpet of the year, while Pentecost or Shavuot is the last feast day before then. Therefore, the Trumpet blown on Pentecost is the REAL LAST TRUMPET of the year, which Paul mentioned in 1 Thessalonians 4 in relation to the Catching Away or Rapture!

Now, Jewish legends and the Book of the Secrets of Enoch state that the righteous man, prophet and patriarch/king named Enoch in the Pre-Flood line of Seth was caught up to Heaven in a whirlwind by Yahweh God on Shavuot or Pentecost. At the time that he experienced this Rapture-like event, Enoch did not experience death, but was brought into the presence of Yahweh - most likely meaning the Pre-incarnate Yahshua - to dwell in a heavenly Paradise and to serve God as His “Scribe of Righteousness”. Likewise, the repentant robber that was crucified with Christ was promised to be with Yahshua in Paradise on the very day of their deaths in another allusion to the Rapture.

One other important fact tying the Rapture to the season of Pentecost or Shavuot is the fact that Yahshua ascended to Heaven to sit at the right hand of His Father ten days before Shavuot. Yahshua's ascension is no less than another Rapture or Catching Away event after a resurrection, just as the Rapture or Catching Away of the Bride of Christ and Wise Virgins is to be preceded by the First Resurrection into everlasting life of the all the dead believers, followed by living believers. 

There are therefore many clear reasons why Ascension Day and Pentecost are better tied to the Rapture than the Feast of Trumpets, aka Rosh Hashanah. So keep looking up, especially during the 10 days between Ascension Day and Pentecost, for it could very well be the time of the fulfillment of Our Blessed Hope, which is to be together in the presence of Yahshua forever! (See Titus 2:12-14)

In the meantime, if you are not sure about the truth of the Rapture, or you think it may occur on the Feast of Trumpets, I recommend reading two blog articles I wrote. Here are the Titles and links to them:

WHY THE RAPTURE MAY NOT
BE ON THE FEAST OF TRUMPETS!

Scripture Supports A Rapture
Before The Great Tribulation!

MARANATHA! 
Yahshua our beloved Messiah is coming very soon!
Hallelu-Yah! :-D

With Much Love From
Your Sister in Yahshua,
Helena Lehman of the
Pillar of Enoch Ministry
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