Oliver Thomas (5 March 2011)
"Marilyn Agee (4 March 2011) This Spring"
Marilyn Agee (4 March 2011) This Spring
Dear Marilyn, thank you so much for your exciting post. I actually felt
the Holy Spirit as I read. The spirit the Lord was telling me to trim
my lamp, rub the sleep out of my eyes, and rejoice for he is coming
Ever since about
1998 I have thought the rapture would have to be on Rosh Hashanah; but
after 2008 I began to recognize that the three fall feasts are
interdependent and must happen with the same day sequence when they
occur in fulfillment of Christ’s second coming; in other words over a
15 day period from Tishrei 1 to Tishrei 15. This will be the start of
Jesus earthly kingdom; therefore the rapture must happen before the
fulfillment of these three feasts. To get around this problem I came up
with a theory that the Church would have their own three fall feasts at
the time of the rapture, and then the Jews would have their own three
fall feasts at the second coming. This interpretation sounded good at
first but it didn’t hold up under the light of scripture. I realized
these feasts weren’t the churches or the Jews but they were Gods
appointed feasts that hopefully will come to pass in 2015. Now, of
course, God can do anything he wants whenever he wants, but I think he
has provided all the clues we need and expects us to know the season of
I agree with your statement,
“But it might be in early spring, April instead of June. If it is the
time of the Olynthos figs, it will be in early spring instead of late
All the signs
and scriptures pointing to the time of first ripe figs could indeed
happen as early as April and the anniversary of the crucifixion; as you
said wouldn’t that be like our Jesus to commemorate our redemption.
But, the timing of the early figs would still be relevant all the way
up to the first week of June. Something to consider is the timing of
the lilies blooming. Song 6:2 says, "My beloved (i.e., Jesus) is gone
down into his garden, to the beds of spices, to feed in the gardens,
and TO GATHER LILIES." The native lily of Israel blooms in May and June.
This time span from Nisan 1 to the end of Iyyar takes up most of the
spring season that runs from March 21st to June 21st. This appears to
be the season God wants us to be watching. Spring in Hebrew is “Aviv”
meaning rebirth, how appropriate.
For many of us this has been the darkest, coldest, longest winter of
our lives. This winter started out with a dark lunar eclipse on the
longest night of the year; in fact this was the darkest day in 400
years. This was to me a sign telling me to persevere because it’s
always darkest before the dawn. Then came the sign of the earthquakes
in Christchurch, telling us of the coming judgment, and now we are
learning that all the people of Christchurch must leave because the
ground has become like shifting sand to unstable to rebuild.
The scriptures you cite build a good foundation for your conclusion of
April 6 rapture, but couldn’t they be cited for many dates during this
spring season? As a side note, isn’t Passover on April 19 this year? I
intend to have a good supply of oil on hand from Nisan 1 thru Pentecost.
Marilyn I want to tell you how much I have learned from your many
studies and what a blessing they have been over the years, to me and
many others I’m sure. We make too much of the little things we disagree
on, and over look the abundance of truth we hold in common.
ybic … Oliver Thomas