Mike (30 Mar 2014)
"Possible dual-fulfillment of Firstfruits and Pentecost?"

Jesus' resurrection was a fulfillment of Firstfruits, and Pentecost was fulfilled when God's Holy Spirit was poured out on the disciples in the upper room.

Since Jesus calls us his "firstfruits" as well, isn't it possible that the rapture could occur on Firstfruits, and the anointing of the 144,000 could occur on Pentecost?

It just seems that enough parallelism exists between the two to justify a possible dual-fulfillment of these feasts in our time.  The trumpet blast that is to occur at the rapture doesn't necessarily have to be associated with the Feast of Trumpets.  The Feast of Trumpets fulfillment could be at the second coming, wherein the whole world sees him come in the sky with power and great glory, as opposed to him coming back in like manner to the way the disciples saw him ascend into the clouds, which wasn't in "power and great glory."  He simply ascended and disappeared into the clouds without a lot of fanfare.

Of course, knowing David Daughtrey's vision of 1996, and the possibility of the "21" in his vision equating to 21 years passing from 1996 to 2017, I also wonder about counting back 3.5 years to 2014.  Incidentally, April 21, 2014 is another "21," and coincides with Firstfruits.  If this year goes by without the rapture, I'm really leaning toward 2017 as the year, with great change coming to the United States between now and then.

In any case, with the blood moon tetrad starting in April, the likelihood of major events happening with Israel, the Church, and the world is stronger than ever.

Come, Lord Jesus!

In Him,