Michael Colunga (4 Feb 2012)
"An examination of Psalm 23:5-6"

 
Hello, John and Doves,
 
From Psalm 23:
5    "Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over.
6    "Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the LORD for ever.
 
If we think of the Word of God giving us clues as to what HaShem is up to, concerning any little thing,
then we realize that Psalms 23 and 24 talk about the year 2012.
 
Psalm 23 refers to the first six months of 5772, Tishrei through Adar.  Psalm 24 refers to the last six months of 5772, Iyyar to Elul.
 
If my little theory is correct,  then it could be that the rapture will occur before Nisan 5772, as per Psalm 23:5-6.
 
To see why that might be so, let's look at Psalm 24.  The great tribulation lasts about 3 and 1/2 years.
Compare that thought with the following verses.
 
1    "[[A Psalm of David.]] The earth [is] the LORD'S, and the fulness thereof; the world, and they that dwell therein.
2    "For he hath founded it upon the seas, and established it upon the floods.
3    "Who shall ascend into the hill of the LORD? or who shall stand in his holy place?
4    "He that hath clean hands, and a pure heart; who hath not lifted up his soul unto vanity, nor sworn deceitfully.
5    "He shall receive the blessing from the LORD, and righteousness from the God of his salvation.
6    "This [is] the generation of them that seek him, that seek thy face, O Jacob. Selah.
7    "Lift up your heads, O ye gates; and be ye lift up, ye everlasting doors; and the King of glory shall come in.
8    "Who [is] this King of glory? The LORD strong and mighty, the LORD mighty in battle.
9    "Lift up your heads, O ye gates; even lift [them] up, ye everlasting doors; and the King of glory shall come in.
10    "Who is this King of glory? The LORD of hosts, he [is] the King of glory."
Psalm 24
 
Verse 3, "ascend into the hill of the LORD" could be talking about the Bride of Christ ascending into the pyramid-shaped New Jerusalem.
 
Verse 3 could also be talking of the Ark of the Covenant hidden "in the hill of the LORD."  The children of Israel would need this item in the newly built Holy of Holies--"his holy place."
 
Verses 4 through 6 speak about a priesthood prepared by God Himself, and speak of a people pleasing to Himself.
 
Verse 5 could be talking about the Bema Seat Judgment of believers--to determine rewards (blessings).
 
Verses 7-10 could be talking about the Bridegroom returning to New Jerusalem, both after picking up His Bride, and after creating the New Heavens and New Earth exactly 1000 years later.
 
Baruch HaShem Yeshua Ha Mashiach,
Mike C.