Hello John -
Just want to share another possibility for the rapture and that is
This date is given in Ezekiel 8:1; and corresponds to Ezekiel 9:3 and 11:23. It is during the time of the Babylonian seige of Jerusalem and a few years prior to the third deportation when the actual 70 year Babylonian Captivity began - (586 b.c.).
In the 6th month (August on the jewish calendar) Ezekiel witnessed the
actual departure of the Shekinah Glory Cloud. Remarkably, God chose
to record the exact date of one of the most significant times in the history
The Shekinah Glory Cloud appeared at the completion of
Sololman's Temple during a time of celebration and remained there
from some time in October to August 5/6 which was a few years prior
to the final deportation which occured on December 10 - 586 bce.
Can the departure of the SHEKINAH GLORY be compared to the
GLORY OF THE CHURCH with it's departure at the Rapture and the
departure of the HOLY SPIRIT - THE RESTRAINER as seen in
2 Thes. 1:7?
Interesting and might be worth watching that date.