FROM: MARILYN AGEE RE: CLUES TO BOTH RAPTURES IN HAGGAI 2
CLUES TO BOTH RAPTURES IN HAGGAI 2
By Marilyn Agee, posted Wed. Nov. 10, 2010I reread Haggai 2 and discovered that there are actually clues to both Raptures there. Wow! I love to learn something new.
Haggai emphasized that we are to consider (sum labab, take to heart) this day, Kislev 24, and from this day I will bless you. The following day, Kislev 25, is the first day of Hanukkah, the Festival of Lights when the Temple was rededicated, and we are the Temple of the Holy Spirit. Kislev 26 was the 40th and last day of rain in the time of Noah. That will be Kislev 27, Fri. Dec. 3, 2010 (figured by Inclusive Reckoning because it is a block of time).
RAPTURE ONE IN HAGGAI 2
Hag 2:15,18,19 says, "And now, I pray you, consider from this day and upward, from before a stone was laid upon a stone in the temple of the LORD...Consider now from this day and upward, from the four and twentieth day of the ninth month (Kislev), even from the day that the foundation (Jesus, 1Co 3:11) of the LORD'S temple was laid, consider it. Is the seed (Jesus) yet in the barn? (a saying that represented pregnancy) yea (then Kislev 24 [3, God's number, x 8 = 24, and Jesus' number is 888] was Jesus' Conception Day), as yet the vine (Jesus), and the fig tree (Israel, Joel 1:6,7), and the pomegranate (a fruit bearing tree, Joel 1:12), and the olive tree (Gentiles, Rom 11:17), hath not brought forth (NASA, LIFT UP, MARRY, i.e., wise virgins that hath not been raptured or married): from (min, after) this day (i.e., after Kislev 24) will I bless you."
The next day, Kislev 25, is Hanukkah, when the Temple was rededicated, and Kislev 26 was the last day of rain in the time of Noah. The Ark would have been lifted up to its highest point on the 40th day and night of rain.
Gen 7:4 says, "For yet seven days, and I will cause it to rain upon the earth forty days and forty nights". It started to rain on Cheshvan 17. That was day one. The 40th day would be Kislev 26, our Dec. 3 in 2010.
Jesus will come as the rain. Hosea 6:1-3 says, "Come, and let us return unto the LORD: for he hath torn, and he will heal us; he hath smitten, and he will bind us up. After two days will he revive us: in the third day (i.e., the third 1000-year day) he will raise us up, and we shall live in his sight. Then shall we know, if we follow on to know the LORD: his going forth is prepared as the morning; and HE SHALL COME UNTO US AS THE RAIN, as the latter and former rain unto the earth." I understand that the former and latter rain refer to the First and Second Advents. However, maybe the former rain also refers to the rain in Noah's day. We know that the LORD has told us "the end from the beginning".
Isa 46:10 says, "Declaring the end from the beginning, and from ancient times the things that are not yet done, saying, My counsel shall stand, and I will do all my pleasure".
Maybe Jesus will come at the Rapture as the 40th day of rain came in Noah's day, i.e., on Friday, Kislev 26, Dec. 3, 2010, the 2nd day of Hanukkah. That festival is also called the Feast of Lights and is kept for 8 days. Eight means new beginning. That fits the Rapture. Hanukkah was the re-dedication of the Temple, and we are the Temple of the Holy Spirit.
There was the miracle of the oil that was enough for one day lasting 8 days, and the Rapture will be a miracle. The wise virgins having enough oil even ties in.
Hanukkah is the Festival of Lights. President Obama just celebrated another Festival of Lights in India. Is that to remind us of Hanukkah?
When in Heaven, the Bride saints will sing a new song. Rev. 5:9,10 says, "And they sung a NEW SONG, saying, Thou art worthy to take the book, and to open the seals thereof: for thou wast slain, and hast redeemed us to God by thy blood out of every kindred, and tongue, and people, and nation; And hast made us unto our God kings and priests: and we shall reign on (epi, on or over) the earth."
RAPTURE TWO IN HAGGAI 2
Hag 2:20-23 says, "And again the word of the LORD came unto Haggai in the four and twentieth day of the month (Kislev 24), saying, Speak to Zerubbabel (meaning descended of Babylon, that is, an Israelite born there), governor of Judah, saying, I will shake the heavens and the earth (i.e., when the asteroids of Rev. 8:8-11 impact Earth); And I will overthrow the throne of kingdoms, and I will destroy the strength of the kingdoms of the heathen; and I will overthrow the chariots, and those that ride in them; and the horses and their riders shall come down, every one by the sword of his brother. In that day (probably the Feast of Trumpets, Tishri 1, 5776, Sept. 14, 2015), saith the LORD of hosts, will I take thee, O Zerubbabel (i.e., one of the 144,000 Israelites of Rev 7 and 14), my servant, the son of Shealtiel (meaning I have asked God), saith the LORD, and will make thee as a signet (a signature ring): for I have chosen thee, saith the LORD of hosts."
It looks like the 144,000 Israelites of Rev. 7 caught up in the Last-Trump Rapture will be added to the Bride group caught up in the First-Trump Rapture.
Rev. 14:1-5 says, "I looked, and, lo, a Lamb stood on the mount Sion, and with him an hundred forty and four thousand, having his Father's name written in their foreheads. And I heard a voice from heaven, as the voice of many waters, and as the voice of a great thunder: and I heard the voice of harpers harping with their harps: And they sung as it were a NEW SONG before the throne, and before the four beasts, and the elders: and no man could learn that song but the hundred and forty and four thousand, which were redeemed from the earth. These are they which were not defiled with women; for they are VIRGINS. These are they which follow the Lamb whithersoever he goeth. These were redeemed from among men, being the firstfruits unto God and to the Lamb. And in their mouth was found no guile: for they are WITHOUT FAULT before the throne of God."