Bruce Baber (2 July 2012)
"Why I am on a high alert for the rapture"


This year I am on heightened alert for many reasons. Developments in Egypt point to a fulfillment of Isaiah 19. Developments in Syria point to the fulfillment of Isaiah 17.  I wouldn't be surprised by anything in the next 30 days. Weather related events, upheavals in the earth and political maneuvering in Europe point to something about to happen.


Why do I yearly watch for the rapture on Tu B'Av?  It is because of what the rabbis had to say about it.  Jesus could appear on any day, but I think it is worthwhile to watch certain dates most closely.


As Tu B'Av draws closer I expect more developments.   

Rabbinical teaching about Tu B'Av (the 15th of Av).  See below.


"The Hebrew month of Av (or Menachem-Av, the consoler of Av) is the fifth of the twelve months of the Jewish calendar.

The name Av literally means "father." It derives from the root which means "to will" or "to desire."

It is the month of the "low point" of the Jewish calendar (the 9th of Av, the day of the sin of the spies and the destruction of both the first and second Temples in Jerusalem) as well as the month of the "high point" of the Jewish calender (the 15th of Av--"there are no happier days for Israel than the 15th of Av and Yom HaKippurim" (Mishnah Ta'anit 26:)--the day of finding one's predestined soul-mate)."

...." Relative to all other souls of Israel, the soul of Mashiach, who comes to redeem Israel from her state of (spiritual as well as physical) exile, is like a groom to his bride. After his birth on the 9th of Av he reveals himself to his bride and betroths her on the 15th of Av."


(I didn't add anything to the above text except color, underline and italics for added emphasis).



Bruce Baber