The letter that will be included in this post is in reply to a post by Ola Ilori about Moses being one of the two witnesses.
This comment went much further than replying to that article and as he has done before in some comments on other articles Michael has brought a multitude of different observations that are very good and pertinent to the time and customs of the nation of Israel from a historical and time perspective.
First I want to thank you Michael for your timely reply.
I noticed in your paper that you make a statement about the blowing of trumpets by the priests and I want you to read the following scripture and notice the similarity.
I always thought that the passage in Joshua was very similar to the 7 seals, 7 trumpets and 7 cups of Revelation and that the people will go up was the Rapture type. The blowing of trumpets by the priests with three set of seven trumpets on the last day of the Feast of Tabernacles could be for the Rapture and the beginning of the Apocalypse.
Joshua 6 (New International Version)
1 Now Jericho was tightly shut up because of the Israelites. No one went out and no one came in.
2 Then the LORD said to Joshua, “See, I have delivered Jericho into your hands, along with its king and its fighting men. 3 March around the city once with all the armed men. Do this for six days. 4 Have seven priests carry trumpets of rams’ horns in front of the ark. On the seventh day, march around the city seven times, with the priests blowing the trumpets. 5 When you hear them sound a long blast on the trumpets, have all the people give a loud shout; then the wall of the city will collapse and the people will go up, every man straight in.”
I cant say I agree or disagree about Moses, I can say something about the Feast of Tabernacles and October 30th.
Consider these four points.
- A possible error in the calculation of the current Jewish calendar.
- A possibility of Hoshana Rabbah, The last day of the Feast of Tabernacles as being a candidate for “The Last Trump” http://www.hebrew4christians.com/Holidays/Fall_Holidays/Hoshana_Rabbah/hoshana_rabbah.html
- A consideration of the end of the 1948 Arab-Israeli War. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Operation_Hiram
- A consideration of Reformation dates within the Church dispensational period. http://spindleworks.com/library/jongeling/reformation.htm
Considering these points’ leads to an unusual watch date of 30/31 October 2010. Of course I understand there is a pagan holiday coincident with that date, but consider the following…
If the traditional Jewish calendar is off by a Month in 2010 as illustrated here… http://www.coyhwh.com/papers/biblestudies/Should%20we%20follow%20the%20Jewish%20Calendar.doc
Due to Nissan 1 being placed prior to the Vernal Equinox, Then it follows that considering the observation of the moon from Jerusalem, 21 Tishrei, (Hoshana Rabbah), would fall on 30 October 2010, just Prior to “All Saints Day” also known as “Reformation Day”.
A possibility of Hoshana Rabbah, The last day of the Feast of Tabernacles as being a candidate for “The Last Trump”
On the seventh and final day of the Feast of Tabernacles, the Temple services reached a climax… On the other six days of the feast, the silver trumpets gave three blasts. On this day, the trumpets gave three sets of seven blasts. On the other six days of the feast, the priests made but one circuit around the alter. On this day, the priests made seven circuits. As they marched around the alter, they sang the Hosanna verse (Ps.118:25) “The Feast’s of the Lord” Howard & Rosenthal, pg 141
On the last day, that great day of the feast, Jesus stood and cried out, saying, “If anyone thirsts, let him come to Me and drink. He who believes in Me, as the Scripture has said, out of his heart will flow rivers of living water.” John 7:37
Operation Hiram was a military operation conducted by the Israel Defense Force (IDF) during the 1948 Arab-Israeli War. It was led by General Moshe Carmel, and aimed at capturing the upper Galilee region from the Arab Liberation Army. The operation, which lasted just 60 hours (October 29-October 31, 1948) ended just before the ceasefire with the neighboring Arab countries went into effect. The result ensured that the Upper Galilee, originally slated by the United Nations partition plan to be part of the Arab state, would be controlled by the newly-formed state of Israel, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Operation_Hiram
30/31 October correlations…
- Seven Prophetic years 2520 Days from Oct-30-2010 is (Feast of Trumpets) Sept 23, 2017
- The 62nd anniversary of Operation Hiram (Israel redeeming the Land) is October 31th
- Oct-30-2010 is 40 days from 10 December 2010
- 10 December 2010 is the 490th (70*7) anniversary of the Reformation 10 December 1520.
- 111 Days after the (July-11-2010) 1st of Av eclipse sequence, 111 is the numerical value of the Hebrew word “Aleph” (1+30+80=111) is Oct-30-2010 Hoshana Rabbah on the corrected calendar.
A consideration of Reformation dates within the dispensational period. http://spindleworks.com/library/jongeling/reformation.htm
- Reformation Day October 31st ,1517
- December 10, 1520, the beginning of a dispensation.
October 31 is generally celebrated as Reformation Day by most Protestant Christians because on that day in the year 1517 Martin Luther posted his Ninety-five Theses on the door of the castle church at Wittenberg, The posting of these theses may have caused great uproar all over Europe, but it did not bring about the decisive act of secession (yet). As a matter of fact, Luther had no plans in that direction at all; the thought did not even enter his mind. He believed, in good faith, that he was an obedient son of the mother church and that each and every well-meaning Roman Catholic believer would agree with him in the issue he raised.
The bull of condemnation
Finally Pope Leo X took it upon himself to act. He ordered a commission to draft a “bull of condemnation” which was published in Rome on June 15, 1520. In it forty-one “heresies” of Luther were identified and denounced. His publications were to be burned. Luther was given sixty days to renounce. That was the last straw. Luther could only conclude that reconciliation with the pope and the Roman Church was impossible if he desired to hold on to the gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ.
On December 10, 1520, at Wittenberg Luther publicly consigned the bull and a copy of the Roman canon law to the flames, with the words:
“Because you have grieved the Holy One of God may eternal fire consume you.”
By “the Holy One of God” Luther meant: Jesus Christ, the King of the Church.
While Luther performed this official act, his students who were present at the occasion sang Psalm 130 in Latin (De Profundis):
Out of the depths of sadness, O LORD I cried to thee;
Thou who canst fill with gladness, Lend now thy ear to me.
O Fount of consolation, Attend unto my cry,
Hear thou my supplication, And to my help draw nigh.
If thou should’st mark transgression, O LORD, who then could stand?
For evil and oppression Are found on every hand.
But thou does pardon fully, All our iniquity,
That we may serve thee truly, And fear thy majesty. Psalm 130:1
That is how it all began – not in a mood of recklessness, but in humble awareness of one’s own guilt.
The act of December 10, 1520, when Luther broke with the ecclesiastical hierarchy, was the actual moment of the Reformation. But the event of October 31, 1517, was an indispensible and richly blessed part of the deeds and actions that the Lord used to lead up to the final, critical moment.
Therefore we will gratefully commemorate the greatness of God’s works on October 31, and on December 10, and on any other day.