Joe Chappell (26
"Rachel ( the girl He always wanted )"
All this about the festival of Tu B' Av is fascinating. I see the
rapture connection with out a doubt. Especially the seeming obscurity
of the holiday. I did some research on Rachel, and how she died in
childbirth with Benjamin. Seems her tomb is in Israel, and marked with
11 stones commemorating the 11 sons who were alive when she died on the
11th of the Jewish month of Cheshvan. Lots of 11's it seems. click on
the link below to read more about Rachel. I have also thought that
Rachel represents the nation of Israel in the Tribulatiion period. I
see that more every day. Even Psalm 113 ( possible second year of the
Tribulation ) speaks of the Barren Woman who now is a happy homemaker.
This could be Israel under the 7 year Peace Pact.
Remember Jacob wanted
Rachel, but he got Leah ( who represents the gentile church )
Chapter 1, says " he came unto his own , but his own received him not
". " But as many as received Him " ( Us ) .Hallelujah !!
Now finally Jacob/ Jesus, will get the girl ( Rachel / Israel ) he always wanted.
Psalm 110 " thy people will be willing in the day of thy power "
blessings Doves, jc