Thank you Robert Rose,
It's taken some time for me to realize that what this generation has been waiting for with such great expectation, is the glorious appearing. Making a much anticipated rendezvous with our Lord and King Jesus Christ is what we are talking
about when we speak about the Rapture.
What would you say if
God had already marked and placed the date of this amazing event upon
the Orthodox liturgical calender? Well, thanks to Robert Rose, we have
every reason to believe that God has set the Christian
Feast of the Epiphany for the Rapture.
Before you protest consider that a layman's term for a sudden crystal clear realization is an epiphany. When the same sort of realization refers to some aspect of man's relationship with God, the
appropriate term is called a theophany. Here is where both the Orthodox
litergy and Robert Rose's investiagional prowess come together.
The date set for the Feast of the Epipany
is January 6th 2011. Christmas is celebrated for much of the Earth's
Orthodax Christians upon this same date January 6th 2011. They both appear on 01/06/11 simultaneously. This is a unique and one time event, which has never occured before in Church history.
Should this feast
include the sudden appearance of Christ Jesus coming back in the clouds
to remove and redeem the lost on Orthodox Christmas, the Feast of
the Epiphany we would complete a divine trilogy of blessings on January 6th 2011.
The Feast of the Epipany would become something much more revealing than merely mankind's understanding of himself and his own insignificance. Another name for the Feast of the Epiphany is called the Feast of the Theophany, which will someday explain our proper prophetic relationship
with our creator God. The bishops of the early church included this
feast day long in advance a time when Jesus could possibly be expected
to return for His church.
The article posted below explains the connection
between the Orthodox Christmas date and the Feast of the Theophany, the
sudden "Great Appearing" or theophany and the Rapture of the Church. My
King Jesus appearing right on time to slap down those who would rule
over mankind in Jesus name! Amen & Amen
Maranatha, (Even so, Come Lord Jesus)
Those eight days would encircle the date of the Christian feast of
the Epiphany, which means
"Great Appearing" in the Greek. Epiphany (Epiphania) is Orthodox
Christmas, on January 6, and celebrates
the first coming of Jesus, when He was born in Bethlehem.
So thus the Jewish feast would wrap its arms around the Christian
feast of Epiphania, the Great
Appearing of Our Lord. I am not a crackerjack date-maven as most
here are, but I think that if
Hanukah occurred on Dec. 30 that the last day of Hanukah would be on
called Epiphania, or Great Appearing. Perhaps He would bless the
Orthodox and us by
Appearing for the second time on their Christmas.