Lisa Taylor (10 Dec 2011)
"To Spoely re: Will the Fall Feasts be fulfilled in the same year?"


 

Hi Spoely,

 

          Regarding the fulfillment of the Fall Feasts in one calendar year, I posted on the subject previously to another Dove.  Please check out my post from October 6, 2011:  http://www.fivedoves.com/letters/oct2011/lisat106.htm   I believe that your conclusion is consistent with the precedent set by the Spring Feasts.

 

          However, I think that there can be more than one prophetic application to the feasts and holy days of the Lord.  But I do not believe that He is haphazard with regard to how He fulfills things.  So make sure that even speculation about a date for the Rapture is consistent with Scripture, and its patterns and models. 

 

          I am always interested to see how people look at the non-Levitical feasts as possible candidates for the Rapture – especially Hanukkah and Purim.  I consider them Rapture wild cards. 

 

          There have been some interesting posts about Hanukkah lately.  I would add that when we first see Jesus in the book of Revelation, He is standing among 7 Lampstands.  We are told in Revelation 1:20 that “the seven lampstands are the seven churches.”  And what is the symbol for Hanukkah?  A lampstand or menorah.  So, perhaps there is a connection between the Church and Hanukkah.

 

          For years, I have been trying to figure out if human conception, gestation and birth points to a prophetic pattern.  It is quite possible that Jesus was conceived during Hanukkah, because He was probably born in the Fall.  Since we are considered to be part of His Body, something significant could happen to the Church on another Hanukkah.

 

          For example, Jesus received a mortal body at conception, but he remained hidden in Mary’s womb during the gestation period.  We will receive an immortal body at the Rapture, but we will remain hidden (in a heavenly womb?) for a period of time.  Assuming that Jesus was born or revealed during the Fall Feasts, we too will be revealed during the Fall Feasts when we return to earth with Him at the Second Coming. 

 

          As you will see from my other post, Tabernacles is at the top of my list for possible Rapture candidates.  But there may be a direct link between Hanukkah and Tabernacles.  Technically, Jesus began to tabernacle with men at His conception – not at His birth.

 

          Perhaps we too will dwell or tabernacle with Christ at the celebration of His conception.

 

          "But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name: Which were born not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God.  And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth."  John 1:12-14.

 

          Maranatha.

 

                               – Lisa Taylor