The palms in the hands of the saints in heaven is a clue to the timing of the rapture, around Sukkot Oct 13 or before.
From Rosh Hashanah to the first day of the feast of Tabernacles, I believe the rapture could happen. The homes in heaven and the Great Multitude of saints in heaven may be linked to the feast of Booths or Tabernacles.
Oct 13, 2011 is Sukkoth Tishri 15 Booths, the reason this feast could be linked I believe to the Great Multitude in heaven found in Rev 7, is because they had palms in there hands which was to celebrate Sukkoth, palms was one of the things needed which had to be picked or gathered on the first day of this feast according to Leviticus 23:39-40, That’s why I feel the saints need to be there in heaven on Tishri 15 Oct 13 or before this day to celebrate this coming feast of Booths, if my theory is correct, from September 30 to October 13 is very provable for rapture.
John 14:2-3 (King James Version)
2 In my Father's house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you.
3 And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also.
Revelation 7:9-14 (King James Version)
9After this I beheld, and, lo, a great multitude, which no man could number, of all nations, and kindreds, and people, and tongues, stood before the throne, and before the Lamb, clothed with white robes, and palms in their hands;
Leviticus 23:39-40 (King James Version)
39Also in the fifteenth day of the seventh month, when ye have gathered in the fruit of the land, ye shall keep a feast unto the LORD seven days: on the first day shall be a sabbath, and on the eighth day shall be a sabbath.
40And shall take you ye on the first day the boughs of goodly trees, branches of palm trees, and the boughs of hick trees, and willows of the brook; and ye shall rejoice before the LORD your God seven days.
The Second Book of the Maccabeese 10:6-8
6 And they kept the eight days with gladness, as in the feast of the tabernacles, remembering that not long afore they had held the feast of the tabernacles, when as they wandered in the mountains and dens like beasts. 7 Therefore they bare branches, and fair boughs, and palms also, and sang psalms unto him that had given them good success in cleansing his place.
8 They ordained also by a common statute and decree, That every year those days should be kept of the whole nation of the Jews.
So October 13, 2011 or before for Rapture hopefully
Blessings Raul D