From: Marilyn AgeeRe: Gerry Almond (11 Aug 2011) "RAPTURE IS A SUMMER EVENT, IS IT NOT?"Hi:> > In Matthew 24, Jesus indicated that the rapture event is when the fig tree is bloomed. He said this in verses 32 and 33, "Now learn a parable of the fig tree: When its branch is yet tender, and putteth forth leaves, ye know that SUMMER (caps mine) is near; So likewise when ye see all these things, know that it is near, even at the doors." (KJV) No mention of the Fall season here.
> > This seems to militate against a Rosh Hashana rapture inasmuch as this day is in the FALL.We have to read the Fig Tree Parable carefully. Mt 24:32-34 says, "Now learn a parable of the fig tree (I.e., Israel, Joel 1:6,7); When his branch (klados, scion broken off for grafting, i.e., modern Israel grafted into her old roots) is yet tender (apalos, young, i.e., no more than 19, which she was in 1967), and putteth forth leaves (Gaza Strip, Golan Heights, West Bank and Sinai in the Six-Day War), ye know that summer is nigh (i.e., the Six-Day War was June 5-10; summer started June 21): 33 So likewise ye, when ye shall see all these things, know that it (i.e., the Rapture) is near, even at the DOORS. 34 Verily I say unto you, This GENERATION (i.e., born in 1967) shall not pass, till all these things be fulfilled."The "doors" stand for the 2 Raptures, the First-Trump Rapture and the Last-Trump Rapture. Re the first one, see Rev 3:8.
Of the first Rapture group, Rev 3:8 says, "I know thy works: behold, I have set before thee an OPEN DOOR, and no man can shut it: for thou hast a little strength, and hast kept my word, and hast not denied my name." If Heaven's door is opened at the First-Trump Rapture, it will be opened at the Last-Trump Rapture.According to Mt 1:17, a generation is 48.33 years. 48.33 years from the Six-Day War brings us to Tishri 1, 5776, Sept 14, 2015. That is probably the Day of God's Wrath, the day of the Last-Trump Rapture, the first day of Christ's millenial kingdom, and the Judgment Seat of Christ, maybe even the Marriage of the Lamb.There are 7 months between the Day of God's Wrath and the Second Advent (Eze 39:12,13). That would put the Second Advent on Nisan 1, 5776, April 9, 2016, the first day of the Sacred, Regnal and Jubilee Year. The year before the Jubilee must be a Sabbatic Year. 5775 is a Sabbatic Year, it divides by 7 evenly. The next Sabbatic Year would be 5782. That is too far into the future. One generation limits it. How could it go beyond 5775?There is a diagram of ancient harvests at this web site(http://www.gci.org/law/festivals/harvest). It says that grapes, pomegranates, FIGS and olives are harvested in SEPTEMBER. It doesn't even list spring for figs.Jer 5:24 says, "Neither say they in their heart, Let us now fear the LORD our God, that giveth rain, both the former and the latter, in his season (First Advent, Tishri 1 and Second Advent, Nisan 1): he reserveth unto US the appointed weeks of the HARVEST." How about Tishri 1 for both Raptures? We know the Last-Trump Rapture of I Cor 15:51-54 is on Tishri 1, the Day of God's Wrath. Maybe the First-Trump Rapture of I Thess 4:16,17 will also be on Tishri 1.The three comets, Elenin, Honda and Levy, that will be seen in our sky seem like signs. When have we ever seen three at the same time? Jesus said that earthquakes would increase. Now, we find out that when three heavenly bodies line up, we have large earthquakes. Sept 25, we will have Saturn, Mercury, Sun, Elenin, Earth and Uranus line up. What will happen that day? Only 3 lined up the day of Japan's 9.0 earthquake and 133' tsunami. There will be 6 on Sept 25. Elenin will be between us and the Sun, and its coma is huge. Surely that's a sign.