Mr. John Tng of www.fivedoves.com has posted an article today named the Rapture Date. I have the pleasure to include this article here for the readers to study. Mr. Tng has an uncanny ability to be the Sherlock Holmes of the Bible. His reasoning to follow the clues that led him to this discovery are sound, methodical and precise. From his investigations he has presented a very strong case for the Date of the Rapture.
His assumption and article starts in the year 33 and the death and resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ. From there he takes you step by step in his path of discovery till you reach a conclusion. Before we start reading his article I have included a link and a table of the Jewish feasts in the year 33. Thanks to the internet and Goggle this information was easy to obtain and to include as part of the post.
Thank you John and may Jesus bless you and protect you.
John Tng (17 May 2011)
“The Rapture Date”
I think I may have found the rapture date hidden in the Bible! Yes, the rapture date is hidden in the Bible, and the LORD Jesus has full knowledge of it and even planted the clues in His Word for us to search them out.
How can we be sure of these clues? We cannot! We can only guess at the date until we get lucky one day. I think I am lucky enough to have hit jackpot, but you decide. People will always question the motives of date setters. But consider this: If we can find incontrovertible evidence that the rapture date is foretold and coded into the Bible, imagine the impact this evidence will have on the people left behind after the rapture. They will then learn that there is such an event as the rapture and that its date has been fixed by God long ago. The antichrist will attempt to explain the rapture away, but with the compelling evidence to be presented in this article, he has to convince you that one plus one is not two.
If the rapture does not take place as predicted, I apologize first. But my main audience is not you. For you, the rapture cannot come soon enough — any day in 2011 is fine. If I get the date wrong again this time, someone else will propose a new date and we remain watchful, for we are inveterate watchers.
With the caveat emptor out of the way, let me go straight to the rapture date. I believe the event will take place on May 24, 2011. I know this is not a wise thing to do since my proposed date is three days after the well-published rapture date on the internet. But I have to be true to what I have been shown, and I am not trying to ride on the coattail of a widely-publicised date.
I came across this date, May 24, through Randy Bullock, one of the original five doves. Randy believes firmly that in A.D. 33, Christ died on Apr 3, resurrected on Apr 5, and ascended to Heaven on May 14; ten days later the Holy Spirit came on Pentecost May 24.
In other words, if this is true, the bride will be raptured on the BIRTHDAY OF THE CHURCH.
But why May 24 this year?
The train of thought that led me to this date goes like this: I have been thinking, wouldn’t it be cool if the rapture date were hidden in plain sight in the only two scriptures that record past raptures? The scripture that records the first raptured saint, Enoch, is found in Genesis 5:24, “And Enoch walked with God: and he was not; for God took him.” Notice the date May 24, or 5-24, is written in plain sight as the chapter and verse numbers, 5:24.
Next, the rapture of Elijah is recorded in the Second Book of Kings 2:11, “And it came to pass, as they still went on, and talked, that, behold, there appeared a chariot of fire, and horses of fire, and parted them both asunder; and Elijah went up by a whirlwind into heaven.” Notice that the year 2011 is hidden in the chapter and verse numbers: replace the colon separator with the digit 0 and 2:11 becomes 2011.
Is it this simple?
If the rapture really happens on the date 5-24-2011, isn’t it a tad coincidental that the Bible records the only two raptured saints in two scriptures whose chapter and verse numbers, 5:24 and 2:11, point exactly to that date? Wouldn’t that prove God is in the know?
After I made the connection between the rapture verses and the rapture date, something gnawed at me. Is the date significant on the Hebrew calendar? What if the year of the Crucifixion was not A.D. 33, wouldn’t that invalidate May 24 as the birthday of the Church? In that case, why would God plan one of the most momentous events in His calendar on a date that has no significance whatsoever? Impossible!
For this reason, watchers the world over have been playing the guessing game on which is the true rapture feast. Will it fall on Pentecost, Trumpets or Tabernacles or even Tu B’Av or Chanukkah or some other significant feast days? Or will it fall on a relatively unknown Hebrew date which I have accidentally discovered?
Look up the Hebrew calendar and you will find that May 24 is Iyar 20 or the 20th day of the 2nd month of the ecclesiastical year. The Bible records this date in Numbers 10:11, “And it came to pass on the twentieth day of the second month, in the second year, that the cloud was taken up from off the tabernacle of the testimony.” It doesn’t take a lot of spiritual discernment to see that the rapture is concealed in the latter half of the verse.
Nonetheless, you must be having a lot of question marks right now on your head. Why Iyar 20? Why isn’t it one of the seven major feasts? What is its significance for the Church? Friends, leave all these questions aside and first consider the testimony of Jesus. Out of curiosity, I wanted to know what other scriptures also contain the words ‘cloud’ and ‘taken up’ — words pregnant with the notion of the rapture. I searched Biblewheel.com and found 7 verses:
All the Verses containing cloud AND taken AND up Exo 40:36 And when the cloud was taken up from over the tabernacle, the children of Israel went onward in all their journeys: Exo 40:37 But if the cloud were not taken up, then they journeyed not till the day that it was taken up. Num 9:17 And when the cloud was taken up from the tabernacle, then after that the children of Israel journeyed: and in the place where the cloud abode, there the children of Israel pitched their tents. Num 9:21 And so it was, when the cloud abode from even unto the morning, and that the cloud was taken up in the morning, then they journeyed: whether it was by day or by night that the cloud was taken up, they journeyed. Num 9:22 Or whether it were two days, or a month, or a year, that the cloud tarried upon the tabernacle, remaining thereon, the children of Israel abode in their tents, and journeyed not: but when it was taken up, they journeyed. Num 10:11 And it came to pass on the twentieth day of the second month, in the second year, that the cloud was taken up from off the tabernacle of the testimony. Act 1:9 And when he had spoken these things, while they beheld, he was taken up; and a cloud received him out of their sight. Verse Count: 7
The ‘Iyar 20′ scripture, Numbers 10:11, turns out to be the last Old Testament verse that contains the words ‘cloud’ and ‘taken up’; the next scripture the search returned is the ASCENSION OF JESUS ON THE DAY OF ASCENSION, Iyar 26, also in the month of Iyar!
By linking Iyar 20 and the Ascension of Jesus (the rapture of Jesus if you will), is the Holy Spirit hinting that the rapture will take place on a future Iyar 20? If you add the verse and chapter numbers of Numbers 10:11 and Acts 1:9, the clue points to Iyar 20 this year!
verse total : 11 + 9 = 20
chapter total : 10 + 1 = 11
The year 2011 is the amalgam of the verse and chapter totals. Furthermore, the chapter total number 11 has a digital root of 2 (1+1), thus, when combined with the verse total 20, Iyar 20 is also in view, being the twentieth day of the second month on the ecclesiastical calendar.
The intrigue deepens.
But what is the spiritual significance when the CLOUD, the Shekinah glory of God, is described as being TAKEN UP on IYAR 20 from off the TABERNACLE? The Bible tells us, after about one year, on Iyar 20 in the second year, Israel left Mount SINAI and headed for the Promised Land. Note this: The pillar of cloud rose for the FIRST TIME from off the Tabernacle on Iyar 20!
Journey From Mount Sinai (1312 BCE)
On the 20th of Iyar 2449 (1312 BCE)–nearly a year after the Giving of the Torah on Mount Sinai–the Children of Israel departed their encampment near the Mountain. They resumed their journey when the pillar of cloud rose for the first time from over the “Tabernacle–the divine sign that would signal the resumption of their travels throughout their encampments and journeys over the next 38 years, until they reached the eastern bank of the Jordan River on the eve of their entry into the Holy Land.
Israel met God at Mount Sinai on Pentecost, the 50th day from Passover, and received the letter that killeth (2 Cor 3:6). The Church received the life-giving Holy Spirit (2 Cor 3:6) in the Upper Room on Pentecost, the 50th day from Passover.
Israel left Mount Sinai on Iyar 20, the 50th day from Nisan 1, the start of a new year! Will the Church leave Mount SINAI for Mount ZION (Gal 4:25, 26) on Iyar 20 this year, the second 50th day?
Now you can see that Iyar 20 is not an ordinary day on the Hebrew calendar, even though it is relatively unknown, eclipsed by the prominent Pentecost — the day the Holy Spirit DESCENDED. But it is now clear, the Holy Spirit may ASCEND on a future Iyar 20 just as the CLOUD (the Holy Spirit) ROSE on Iyar 20 in time past.
For a long time, I have known that the Enoch rapture verse, Genesis 5:24, is the 130th verse of the Bible. The significance of this number is that it is the sum of the Hebrew gematria of ENOCH (84; link) and ELIJAH (46; link) — the two raptured saints! But more astounding is the fact that the Hebrew gematria of SINAI is also 130 (see link)!
Are Enoch and Elijah showing us that the date of our disappearance is foreshadowed by the CLOUD being TAKEN UP from SINAI on Iyar 20?
The Hebrew gematria of IYAR (aleph 1, yod 10, resh 200) is 211 — the chapter and verse numbers of the Elijah rapture verse, Second Book of Kings 2:11 !!!
The combined witness of Enoch, Elijah and Jesus points to the rapture on Iyar 20 in year 2011 when the bride shall leave Sinai of this world for Zion above.
As a bonus, Tuesday turns out to be an especially auspicious day for a wedding!
Time & Place for a Jewish Wedding
For much of Jewish history, the third day of the week (Tuesday) was considered an especially auspicious day for a wedding. This was so because, concerning the account of the third day of creation, the phrase “… and God saw that it was good” (Genesis 1:10,12) appears twice. Therefore, Tuesday is a doubly good day for a wedding.
I have other incontrovertible evidence from the Genesis 1:1 Pyramid which I will share in my next post. You will be SHOCKED by the clues buried there amongst the stones of the Pyramid IN PLAIN SIGHT!
Doves, our flight may be a few days from now. Take heart. If not, remain prayerful and watchful.
The Book of Revelation is a letter more or less dictated to John by Jesus and a record of visions John saw, to those with ears to hear, that is the bride. We read of the heart cry of the Spirit and the bride, COME LORD JESUS, at the closing chapter, moments before the departure. Since everything is coming to a climatic end for the Age of Grace, the Church ignores the last warnings of Jesus at her peril. Intriguingly, the last scripture, verse 31102 (Re 22:21), points to our current year if you read the last four digits in reverse order: 1102 becomes 2011 !
Fast of 10th of Tebet Tebet 10, 3793 January 1, 33 Fast of Esther Adar 13, 3793 March 4, 33 Purim Adar 14-15, 3793 March 5-6, 33 Passover Sacrifice (Pesach) Nisan 14, 3793 April 3, 33 Feast of Unleavened Bread (Passover) (Pesach) Nisan 15-21, 3793 April 4-10, 33 Feast of Weeks (Shevuot) Sivan 6, 3793 May 24, 33 Fast of the 17th Day of Tammuz Tammuz 18, 3793 July 5, 33 Fast of the 9th Day of Av Av 10, 3793 July 26, 33 Feast of Trumpets (Rosh Hashanah) Tishri 1, 3794 September 14, 33 Fast of Gedaliah Tishri 3, 3794 September 16, 33 Day of Atonement (Yom Kippur) Tishri 10, 3794 September 23, 33 Feast of Tabernacles (Sukkot) Tishri 15-21, 3794 September 28-October 4, 33 The Eighth Day (Shmini Atzeret) Tishri 22, 3794 October 5, 33 Feast of Dedication (Chanukah) Kislev 25-Tebet 3, 3794 December 6-13, 33 Fast of 10th of Tebet Tebet 10, 3794 December 20, 33
Molad of Tishri, 3794 Elul 28, 3793, 23 hours, 533 parts September 12, 33, 5:29:36.67 p.m. Molad of Tishri, 3795 Elul 29, 3794, 21 hours, 42 parts October 1, 34, 3:02:20 p.m.
Vernal Equinox Nisan 3, 3793, 2 hours, 685 parts March 22, 33, 8:38 p.m. Summer Solstice Tammuz 8, 3793, 1 hour, 447 parts June 24, 33, 7:24 p.m. Autumnal Equinox Tishri 12, 3794, 12 hours, 857 parts September 25, 33, 6:47 a.m. Winter Solstice Tebet 13, 3794, 5 hours, 811 parts December 22, 33, 11:45 p.m.