Bruce Warner (29 Feb 2012)

Dear Doves,
Notice the similarity in comparing these two Scriptures in the use of the words "great multitude" and "palm branches". These are the ONLY TWO Scriptures, in all of the Bible, which contain BOTH the words "great multitude" and "palm branches". I DO NOT THINK THE LINK IS ACCIDENTAL!
The first Scripture is describing the day Jesus rode into Jerusalem on the colt of a donkey on the fourth day before the Passover to fulfill the prophecy. The Day of Palms is now commonly called Palm Sunday. The Biblical date of Passover is always Nisan 14, and the fourth day preceeding Passover is Nisan 11 which is the Day of Palms.
John 12:12-13
"The next day a GREAT MULTITUDE that had come to the feast, when they heard that Jesus was coming to Jerusalem, took BRANCHES OF PALM TREES and went out to meet Him, and cried out: "Hosanna! Blessed is He who comes in the name of the Lord ! The King of Israel !"
The next Scripture is ALSO written by John:
Revelation 7:9-10
"After these things I looked, and behold, a GREAT MULTITUDE which no one could count, of all nations, tribes, peoples and tongues, standing before the throne and before the Lamb, clothed in white robes, with PALM BRANCHES in their hands, and crying out with a loud voice, saying, "Salvation belongs to our God who sits on the throne, and to the Lamb !"
The "great multitude" in heaven holding "palm branches"  is the raptured Church including the Christians who made-up the "great multitude"  with "palm branches" who went out to meet Jesus as he rode into Jerusalem on a colt of a donkey that day. The reason for the "palm branches" on that day Jesus rode into Jerusalem was to put down on the dusty road ahead of Jesus as a sort of pavement for Him to ride on as an honor to Him.
Ask yourself, why are the "great multitude" in heaven holding "palm branches" ?  This is to show us, the Christian readers of the Scriptures, the connection between the raptured Church in heaven and that day Jesus rode into Jerusalem on Nisan 11. Scripture indicates, in many places, that the rapture will take place in the First-month which is Nisan. I believe that these Scriptures tell us that day of our rapture will be Nisan 11th which is the Day of Palms.
According to Your Word, come Lord Jesus!
Bruce Warner