Jesus said, "...I am the Resurrection..." (John 11:25)
The Word also says,
"...Christ is risen from the dead, and has become the first-fruits of those who have fallen asleep." (1Cor.15:20)
This plainly tells us that WHEN ever the resurrection/rapture is to occur, it will be on the Day of first-fruits!
Now consider the following:
The Lord said,
"Whoever eats My flesh [the bread] and drinks my
blood [the wine] has eternal life, and I will raise him up at the Last
Day." (John 6:54)
I believe the Lord is giving us a clue regarding when He will Come again!
It will be 3 Days after we are meant to observe the Holy Supper!
The "Last Day" in the above verse, is the Day of first-fruits! [16th of Nisan]
Now we can understand why Paul wrote,
"...and when He [the Lord] had given thanks He broke it [the bread] and said,
"Take eat, this is My body which is broken for you; do this [on the 14th of Nisan] in remembrance of Me."
In the same manner He also took the cup after Supper, saying,
"This cup is the new covenant in my My blood. This
do, as often as you drink it, [on the 14th of Nisan] in
remembrance of Me
For as often as you eat this bread and drink this cup, you proclaim the Lord's death till He comes.
I believe "till He comes" in the above verse is referring to the Resurrection/translation occurring on the Day of first-fruits!
The Day of first-fruits is the Last Day.
The Day of first-fruits is the Third Day.
The Day of first-fruits is the Day of the Resurrection/Translation.
The Day of first-fruits is the Day of Christ.
On the 16th of Nisan 33 AD,
"...the graves were opened, and many bodies of the
saints who had fallen asleep were raised; and coming out of the graves
after His resurrection..."
I now believe that the resurrection of these
saints, on the Day of first-fruits, is a foretaste, a preview, if you
will, of the rapture to occur, on the Day of first-fruits, in our Day!
Israel declared independence on the 14th of May 1948.
On the 14th of May 2011, Israel will be celebrating their 63rd Year!
I've written many time that I believe the Jewish Calendar is out by two Months.
This means the correct Day of first-fruits falls on the 20th of May 2011 [16th of Nisan]
Now check this!
The 14th of May 2011, Israel's 63rd birthday, is 7 Days before first-fruits, and also falls on the 10th of Nisan!
The 10th of Nisan 33 AD, was when the Lord rode into Jerusalem on a donkey and a multitude cried out,
Blessed is He who comes in the name of the Lord!
The King of Israel! (John 12:13)
I'm convinced more than ever - the 7 Year Great Tribulation is going to kick off in May 2011!!!