From: Marilyn AgeeRe: Ted Porter, Rapture window of opportunityHi:> > Now Hanukkah is an 8 day event, celebrating 8 days that oil for the temple that was only enough to last for one day, lasted. The 9 fingered Menorah is used to count off each day with the center candle, the servant candle, used to light each day. The first day is Kislev 25. The fourth day is Kislev 28. With Jesus born the fourth day, the Jews would have come to the position of the servant candle on the fourth day, the date of His birth. Jesus IS the servant candle. Jesus was BORN in the midst of Hanukkah. Hallelujah!
Ted, please give the following some thought and let me know what you think.
I think Haggai 2:18,19 tells us that Jesus was CONCEIVED on Kislev 24. Keep in mind that Christ is the foundation. 1Co 3:11 says, "For other foundation can no man lay than that is laid, which is Jesus Christ."
Hag 2:18,19 says, "Consider (sum lebab, take it to heart) now (na,
I pray) thee from (min, AFTER) THIS DAY AND UPWARD, from the four and twentieth day of the ninth month, even from (min, after) the day that the foundation of the LORD'S temple (i.e., Jesus) was laid (i.e., conceived), consider (sum, rehearse) it. 19 Is the seed (i.e., Jesus, Gen 3:15) yet in the barn? (i.e., a saying meaning is she pregnant) yea (YES, i.e., Jesus was conceived on Kislev 24), as yet the vine (Christ), and the fig tree (Israel), and the pomegranate (meaning upright), and the olive tree, hath not brought forth: from (i.e., after) this day will I bless you."
The olive harvest ends when Hanukkah begins, and it takes 8 days to make new consecrated olive oil. The foolish virgins couldn't get new oil for 8 days. Therefore, it seems like the Rapture should take place between the winter solstice (5:30 AM, Dec 22) and the 8th day of Hanukkah (Wed Dec 28, 2011).
> > It is mathematically interesting though that there are exactly 280 days between Kislev 25 in 6 BC and Tishri 10 in 5 BC.
Then it seems to me that Jesus was born in early Tishri. I pick Tishri 1. It would be so like God to give him his Millennial Kingdom on his birthday.