John, you wrote:
...wouldn't it be cool if the rapture date were hidden in plain
sight in the only two
scriptures that record past raptures?
And I immediately thought to myself, wait a minute, there is yet
one other scripture that records a rapture (caught away Philip) howbeit
a sideways rapture from one location to another one, not to heaven. And
I wondered if there might be a significance in this one too since it is
a very unique thing in all of scripture. I wonder if it might symbolize
that a certain number of us might be changed at the rapture but not go
immediately to heaven but remain on earth to minister to those who
remain behind. Could this verse be factored in at all?
39. And when they were come up out of the water, the
the Lord caught away Philip, that the eunuch saw him no more: and he
went on his way rejoicing.
40. But Philip was found at Azotus: and passing through he
preached in all the cities, till he came to Caesarea.
Here is what is weird, just as with your other scripture
of where the cloud was taken up and in five of the seven examples it
says they went on their journey; so also here it says that when Philip
was caught away the eunuch went on with his journey (went on his way).
Let me get even weirder for a second, as I continued reading
post I accidentally said "eunuch" when I read "Enoch" and had to do a
double take and shake my head out to read it again and realize my
mistake but then I suddenly saw the close resemblance between those two
words. Maybe I'm just getting ridiculous...
Just thinking out loud,
Thanks, Barry! I am sure there is something there.