Another look at Palm Sunday - the day Jesus rode the donkey into Jerusalem to be crowned King.
Hello John and Doves!
Back in 1998, at a prophecy conference in Tampa, Florida, I came across a paper written by Reverend F.M. Riley. He had written an article about Palm Sunday - Nissan 10 when Jesus rode the donkey into Jerusalem and the possibility that the 'prophetic clock' stopped on that day. He suggested that on some future Palm Sunday this prophetic clock might start ticking again. (I don't know if Rev. Riley still has a copy of that very interesting study.)
Every time Palm Sunday comes around, I think about this possibility! I don't know when the prophetic clock will start ticking, I only know that some day it will. Palm Sunday does look like a good possible date for this.
On Palm Sunday, the 10th day of Nissan, Jesus, the Messiah, rode the donkey into Jerusalem which was 'suppose' to be the day he would be crowned king - fulfilling the purpose of the 70 weeks, accomplishing the 6 things - culminating in his being 'anointed as the most Holy'!.
24 Seventy weeks are determined upon thy people and upon thy holy city, to finish the transgression, and to make an end of sins, and to make reconciliation for iniquity, and to bring in everlasting righteousness, and to seal up the vision and prophecy, and to anoint the most Holy http://biblehub.com/daniel/9-24.htm
When Jesus was riding the donkey into Jerusalem (on our Palm Sunday) he stopped and wept - and said 'you missed Me!' They missed the day that G-d came to them to bring salvation! The prophetic clock had stopped! THIS DAY was a VERY important day to Israel; it was a specific, set day - Jesus notes this.
41When He approached Jerusalem, He saw the city and wept over it, 42saying, If you had known in this day, even you, the things which make for peace! But now they have been hidden from your eyes. (see various versions below, from the biblehub) 43For the days will come upon you when your enemies will throw up a barricade against you, and surround you and hem you in on every side, 44and they will level you to the ground and your children within you, and they will not leave in you one stone upon another, because you did not recognize the time of your visitation. (see various versions below, from the biblehub)http://biblehub.com/luke/19-41.htm
verses 41 various versions:
saying, Would that you, even you, had known on this day the things that make for peace! But now they are hidden from your eyes.
saying, If you knew this day what would bring peace --but now it is hidden from your eyes.
saying, "If you had only known on this day, even you, the things that make for peace! But now they are hidden from your eyes.
If thou also hadst known, and that in this thy day, the things that are to thy peace; but now they are hidden from thy eyes.
verse 44 various versions:because you did not recognize the time of God's coming to you."
because you did not accept your opportunity for salvation."
because you did not recognize the time of your visitation from God."
because you did not recognize the time when God visited you.
because you didn't recognize the time when God came to help you."
The Jews missed G-d coming to rule over them as their King - they missed the end of transgressions, the end of sins, and the atonement for wickedness; they missed the bringing in of everlasting righteousness; they missed the ending of the vision and the prophecy; and they missed the anointing of Jesus as King of Kings and Lord of Lords!
If the 'prophetic clock' stopped on Palm Sunday, then it would make sense that the clock would start on a Palm Sunday in the future.
Joshua lead Israel across the Jordan River into the Promise Land - this happened on the tenth day of the first month - Nissan 10. This is our Palm Sunday. Yeshua is the New Testament Joshua. In the future, Yeshua will lead His Bride into His Promised Land. Will this also happen on a Palm Sunday?
Some have compared Billy Graham to Moses. As Anne Graham Lotz said in her euology for her father, Billy Graham is like a Moses to our generation. Moses almost brought Israel to the Promised Land, Billy Graham almost brought us to the Promised Land/Heaven! Ms. Lotz also made another comparison of Joshua/crossing the Jordan/the Promised Land, and Yeshua/the Rapture/and Heaven.
Billy Graham and Moses died on the same day on the Jewish calendar. 33 days from their deaths on the Jewish calendar is Palm Sunday! On Purim, Billy Graham's body was laying in honor in the U.S. Capitol. (On some Jewish calendars, Billy Graham's body was buried on Purim.)
Billy Graham started his crusade ministry Sept 1947 (during the week of Feast of Trumpets) a few months before Israel was rebirthed as a nation May 14, 1948. He died a couple of months, finishing a 70 year ministry, before Israel's 70th anniversary as a nation. Billy Graham was THE evangelical preacher for this 70 year period!
Will the prophetic clock start ticking again on this Nissan 10? My calendar has Palm Sunday on Sunday 25; on the Hebrew calendar it is the eve of March 25/26, Nisan 10.
I would think that if the prophetic clock starts on that day, the Rapture would either occur on that day or some time before that.
Blessings to all!