Berk Hammond (17 Oct 2011)
"Error Correction"


 

Greetings to all:

 

On October 3rd of this year I sent you a copy of my article entitled “The Coming Feast of Tabernacles,” but unfortunately that document contained an erroneous conclusion.  Please allow me to correct this false conclusion. 

 

In the last paragraph of this article I made the following statement:

 

“It seems reasonable to conclude that the partial rapture will occur at some time shortly before the start of the next Feast of Tabernacles, in a day or a night that can not be known by anyone, and that those Christians who are to be taken in this rapture will be baptized with divine fire when the Feast of Tabernacles begins.”

 

Obviously this conclusion was incorrect, since the partial rapture did not occur before the Feast of Tabernacles began on October 13th.  However, since that time the Holy Spirit has brought to my attention some scriptures and facts that lead me to a different conclusion.  I will now try to present these items just as I received them from the Holy Spirit. 

 

First of all, God advised me that when the partial rapture does occur it will have a disrupting effect on everyone who is left on the earth at that time, so that almost everything will come to a complete standstill.  Since the Feast of Tabernacles is a holy feast in which all devout Jews are required to participate, the partial rapture could not occur near the beginning of this feast without completely disrupting the procedures prescribed for the feast.  This is the primary reason that the partial rapture could not be allowed to precede the Feast of Tabernacles. 

 

In this regard I was advised to reconsider the timing of the Pentecost event around 2,000 years ago.  According to Acts 2:5-12 the arrival of the Holy Spirit to administer the Holy Spirit baptism was also a disrupting event for those who did not receive this baptism; therefore this event was delayed until after the Jewish Sabbath had passed by.  Therefore it seems reasonable to conclude that the partial rapture will also be delayed until all of the events of the Feast of Tabernacles have been completed. 

 

The Feast of Tabernacles is described in Lev. 23:33-44, and Verse 39 of this passage reads as follows: Also on the fifteenth day of the seventh month, when you have gathered in the fruit of the land, you shall keep the feast of the Lord for seven days; on the first day there shall be a Sabbath-rest, and on the eighth day a Sabbath-rest.”  From this verse it is apparent that both the first and the last days of this feast have been designated as Sabbath days, therefore the partial rapture should not occur until after the last Sabbath day has occurred on October 20th.  

 

Considering all of these facts, It seems quite apparent that the partial rapture is very likely to occur at some time during Friday, October 21st.   Of course it is possible that it could take place a few days after that date, but since the Pentecost event came on the day immediately following the Sabbath, it is quite probable that October 21st will be the partial rapture date.  In any case, let’s be ready to recognize this event when it happens.

 

I pray that God will richly bless each of you in the days ahead,

 

E. “Berk” Hammond